If there is one thing in this entire home building and design process that has been an absolute shocker to me, it’s that we choose dark countertops in our kitchen. Well, that and how quickly your budget can disappear. But the dark countertops stick out so much because I’ve always dreamed of having light bright spaces.

Dark Countertop Kitchens that Convinced Us to Put Them in Our Home

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It’s been well over a year since our small green velvet sofa found it’s way into our home. And I have to say… I’ve never loved a second-hand item so much. Couch shopping proved especially difficult for our small apartment seeing how we couldn’t really fit a couch much over 80″ wide. But this velvety green sectional proved itself to be that elusive balance of style and function.

Green Velvet Sofas for Small Spaces


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Throughout all the up’s and down’s that have been going on for the past year, I’ve realized just how important the little things are. I’ve discovered it’s the little things that keep your feet on the ground and your heart strong. The big moments in life seem to be just that – BIG. But it’s the little acts of kindness or small tugs at your heart strings that makes your day brighter.

So here are a few things that will make any heart lighter.

5 Things for The Heart


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