Cafe Curtain

Cafe Curtain

We’ve made some quick updates to our bathroom – all that were able to be accomplished on week nights after work. If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve been struggling with our bathroom – do we gut the whole thing, or make small changes to get it livable? For now, I’ve chosen the latter.

In this round of updates, we’ve removed the Shower Door (and installed a Shower Curtain) and installed a Cafe Curtain for privacy.

I couldn’t find a curtain that gave me the look I wanted, so I opted to make one.


What I’m Giving Up for Lent.

Being raised Catholic, the Lenten season was always a big part of my life. As an adult, I’ve moved away from the Catholic Church but have kept the idea of giving something up for Lent.

For the past few years, I’ve given up alcohol in some capacity –
– All Alcohol Sunday – Thursday
– Beer and Wine

This year, we’re going big – I’m giving up two big items.


Traveling Light

I just came home from a two week work trip in Europe where I packed in a carry-on. Yeah..I’m just as shocked- two weeks IN A CARRY-ON.

The trip spanned 5 countries – with varying temperatures from 40-65 degrees Fahrenheit. My luggage was made up of neutrals with a few prints/colors thrown in. When traveling, my goal is to always wear everything I packed. It can be difficult, but I think its a great goal to be more intentional in our daily wear and while traveling.

Here’s what I packed:

– Faux Suede Vest (Old: Anthropologie) // Similar
– Black Bodycon Midi Dress – Forever 21
– Grey Whisper Cotton Turtleneck – Madewell
– Black Parke Blazer in Wool Flannel – J Crew
– Juliette Collarless Sweater – Blazer – J. Crew
– Grey Muscle Tank Top – Madewell
– Olive Ruffle- Neck Sweater (Old: J. Crew) // Similar
– Black Long Sleeve Modal Blend Tee – Halogen – Nordstrom
– Everyday Chambray Shirt – J.Crew
– Black Long Sleeve Sweater (Old: T.J. Maxx) // Similar
– Curvy Slim Stretch Perfect Shirt in Banker Blue Strip – J. Crew


Master Bathroom Inspiration

Master Bathroom Inspiration

We’re just getting back from New Orleans and I’m full of inspiration for our Master Bathroom renovation. The city is filled with a mixture of vintage, modern and traditional and I love every second of it. I’ve pulled together my inspiration and a few achievable looks for our Master Bathroom. But first, you’ve gotta see the current state.

Functionally, I’d like to turn the half wall by the toilet into a pocket door with a transom (to allow more natural light into the room). Inspiration: Stained Glass Window or Transoms Direct TR-1.

For the window textiles, I think it would look like to install a cafe curtain rod. Will allow us privacy, but provide the most amount of light.


Look 1.
Vanity – Design Element London 84″ White Double Sink
Lowe’s – $2,199
Wayfair – $2,800
Toilet – Kohler Memoirs Stately Toilet – Home Depot – $349
Wood Beam – Maple Faux Wood Beam – 3 in – Lowe’s $134
Faucet – Antique Brass Faucet – Amazon – $58
Floor: White Matte Hexagon Porcelain – Floor & Decor – $4.97/sq ft
Shower: Ceramic 3″ x 12″ Subway Tile – Lowe’s – $1.29/each
Accent Wall: Old Mill Thin Brick Systems Colonial Castle – Lowe’s – $61.26/Box of 50
Bradbury 3 3/4″ Bar Pull in Stain Brass- Wayfair – $9.46
Successi Round Knob in Stain Brass – Wayfair – $5.00
Shower Hardware – Kohler Shower Head- Vibrant Polished Nickel – Wayfair – $534.04

Look 2.
Vanity – Lexora Dukes – Lowe’s – $2,479
Mirror – Vintage Fixed Mirror [Chrome – 23″ x 35″] – Pottery Barn – $349/each
Toilet – Kohler Memoirs Stately Toilet – Home Depot – $349
Tile –
Floor: White Herringbone Porcelain – Floor & Decor – $2.49/sq ft
Shower Walls: Marble Subway Tile in White 4 x 12″ – Wayfair – $10.59/sq ft.
Shower Floor: Hampton Carrara Cobble 12 x 12″ – The Tile Shop – $19.99/sq ft.
Shower Hardware:
Kohler Shower Head – Polished Nickel – Wayfair – $109.28
Kohler Cross Handle for Thermostatic Valve – Polished Nickel – Wayfair – $319.35

Look 3.
Vanity – Whatman Barn Furniture – Etsy – $2,195
Toilet – Kohler Memoirs Stately Toilet – Home Depot – $349
Tile –
Floor: Bella Picasso Blanco – The Tile Bar – $7.99/sq ft
Shower Walls: Villa Artisan Oyster Ceramic Subway Tile – Floor & Decor – $1.29/each
Shower Floor: Eden Antiguan Sky Penny Tile – The Tile Bar – $10.50/sq ft
Shower Hardware – Kohler Cross Shower Head – Vibrant Brushed Nickel – Wayfair – $534.03
Faucet – Kohler Widespread Faucet – Vibrant Brushed Nickel – Wayfair – $576.64

Look 4.
Vanity – Mason Double Sink Vanity – Pottery Barn – $3699
Mirror – Vanity Pivot Mirror [Antique Bronze – 27″ x 35″] – Pottery Barn – $349/each
Toilet – Kohler Memoirs Stately Toilet – Home Depot – $349
Tile –
Floor: Star and Cross Tile – Fireclay Tile – $35/sq ft
Shower Walls: Terra Cotta Subway Tile in White – Wayfair – $11.59/sq ft
Shower Hardware – Kohler Shower Head- Vibrant Polished Nickel – Wayfair – $534.04
Faucet – Kohler Purist Widespread Faucet – Vibrant Polished Nickel Wayfair – $723.11

Do you have a favorite look?!?!

2020 Home Goals

2020 Home Goals

Kitchen – Part 2. In 2019 we started the Kitchen Updates and there are sill some things left to do.

– Paint the Cabinets
– New Hardware
– Update Hinges to Soft Close
– Update Electrical Outlet for Stove (Covert from 220 to 110)
– Update Lighting over Sink
– Kitchen Table Face Lift. Make a New Top for the Table, Paint & Stain
– Make Drawer Pulls for Cabinets.
– Install the Plate Wall.

Kitchen After Phase 1