Free Renovation Budget Checklist Download

Do you ever have one of those projects where you work sooooooooo hard planning and then nothing seems to go right? I’m smack dab in the middle of planning a renovation, and instead of tackling each issue one by one, I’ve been sticking my head in the sand, hoping it’ll just work itself out. Worst plan ever. After watching me slowly crack, The Boy finally said, “okay let’s fix this together”. We jotted down pretty much everything we could think of, and srsly, I felt much better. If you’re in the middle of a renovation, you know first hand, it can be exciting yet super stressful. I don’t want you to feel crazed like I did, so I turned our notes into a free downloadable renovation budget checklist. 

Free renovation budget checklistMORE AFTER THE JUMP…

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Defriending Can Be Cleansing – Etiquette Guide To Defriending On Social Media

Have you ever defriended someone on social media? I’ve done it many times on Instagram. That platform for me is work, and I need to stay focused. So if you’re a friend reading this, you now know why I don’t follow that portion of your digital life. Momma don’t have time for rabbit holes.

Unfollowing, for me, on Instagram isn’t that big of a deal. It’s mostly brands I’ve outgrown or a former Instagrammer who now posts dogs, food, and babies versus tables and chairs.

I also have this strange rule about not following over 1000 accounts on Instagram, and when I hit that milestone, I go through my list and purge. Strange and weird, without any reasoning I know. Yes, that has resulted with a few nastygrams in my DM box, but srsly??? You’ve probably never met me. BTDubs, I’m presently sitting at 999…the great purge is a comin’. I’m not being mean. Think of it as hitting refresh.

A couple of months ago, I made the decision to cleanse my Facebook friends list, which was a first. My feed was just depressing every time I scrolled…it too needed a bit of a refresh. If you weren’t active…gone. If you whined and were depressing…gone. Posted political garbage…gone. Friends, family members, classmates, former co-workers — no one was off limits. BEST. DECISION. EVER.

Defriending Is Cleansing – Etiquette Guide To Defriending On Social Media

Now that being said, I do believe there’s etiquette to defriending someone on social media. Let’s take a closer look at how and when to silently close the Facebook door.


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House Of Hipsters Shop Playlist Part I

One thing that was a high priority when opening the shop was the playlist. Music completely sets the tone. Not too stuffy. Slightly playful. Vintage yet trending. Basically everything I want the shop to be. Every time music is heard in the background when I share Stories on Instagram, I get soooooo many DMs. What song is that? Well, I gotcha cuz today I made you a mixtape of goodness. This comes in a 4 part series, so check back for more.

House Of Hipsters Shop Playlist
Ready, click, play.

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Beautiful Distractions No. 12

Last week I was a #TRADspotter and toured The MART with Luxe Home Chicago and Traditional Home magazine. What a complete treat for the eyes! If you missed my Instagram Stories, I saved them as a highlight in my profile. There was “one new to me” company that I was completely wowed by. Maya Romanoff’s wallcoverings are out of this world. Beautiful wood veneers, bedazzled glass beads, woven material, mother of pearl, woven wool fabric…it’s texture heaven. Mind. Blown. They’re out of Skokie, IL, not too far from my home, and I’m working on a factory tour to give you a closer look.

Mya Romanoff wall covering bathroomDesign by Kendall Wilkenson Design


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