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What We’re Loving This Week!


I shared on Instagram last week that I tried a new hair pomade off the shelf at Target and LOVED it. It’s the Kristin Ess pomade, and I use it to texturize and piece out my hair after curling it. For those of us who swear by dry shampoo, I’ve found that Dove works great for blondes. Sometimes there’s a little leftover on the scalp after I’ve massaged it in, but since my hair is…

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What We’re Loving This Week!


I’m a sucker for a good drugstore beauty product. I read ALL the blogs and articles about them and found a great new sunscreen. It’s called La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk. It’s SPF 60 and there’s no chalky white residue left on your face. This week, I shared that my parents got their first dose of the COVID vaccine. Lots of followers shared their tips for getting appointments. Here’s a Pittsburgh Facebook page that’s…

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Our Go-To Places For Countertops!


I get so many DMs and messages about where we go for countertops, so I figured a quick list would be appreciated! The following places are where Mark and I have found countertops for our homes or sourced them for client projects. We’re always looking to check out new places, so if you’re favorite spot isn’t on here…leave a comment or send me a message on Instagram or Facebook! Y&Q Granite – We go to…

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The Best Things About Your Late 30s & Early 40s


Courtney’s favorite things (at 38 years old!) I now understand the true pleasure of a hot bubble bath with lavender epsom salt (I use Dr. Teal’s), plus a book (currently reading We Were Liars) and a small glass of red wine. This is my favorite way to relax, and I probably do this 4 times a week! Finally found some solid business podcasts and blogs about finance and investing. My favorites are here, here and…

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What We’re Loving This Week!


Mark’s favorite slim cut jeans are on sale at JCrew Factory. The feta-tomato dip/pasta bake that’s all over TikTok and Instagram is worth the hype! I actually made my second batch this weekend just because it’s so good. I don’t do fake lashes, but I do use L’Oreal voluminous mascara in all black. It’s been a staple of mine for years, and it’s only seven dollars. 2 Netflix recommendations…Dead To Me and Call My Agent….

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Why I Stopped Watching The Real Housewives


I must start by saying that I was (and still kinda am) a HUGE Housewives fan. I loved the New York City crew and I love me some Erika Jane and Lisa Rinna on the Beverly Hills side. About a month ago, I saw there was a new crew…the ladies from Salt Lake City. I hadn’t watched in awhile so I thought I’d try it. Instead of it being a fun escape or a guilty…

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Our Kitchen Renovation


Our kitchen was one of the first rooms we renovated almost completely before we moved in! We still need baseboards and a few decorative touches, but we’re almost there. 🙂 Lots of people have asked how we did our kitchen and where we got the materials. The cabinets are Malibu White shaker style from Cabinets To Go with black knobs and handles from IKEA. Our countertop is maple butcher block also from Cabinets To Go…

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Our Favorites On Sale This Holiday (That We Love All Year Round!)


Today, we’re doing a roundup of our favorite products and items that are on sale during the holidays but that you’ll use all year long! Distressed vintage rug – get the rug pad for underneath.Coffee table with pop up storage – we’ve had ours for 6 years and it still looks terrific!Slip on house shoes – you’ll be able to wear them outside once Spring is here.Faux fig leaf tree – looks real and fills…

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!


When Mark and I first bought this house, the overwhelming feeling we had was that this was a home to celebrate Christmas in! This is what the house look like the first Christmas we had it. We were living in our rowhouse while we had the entire front brick facade redone. Now that we’re in the house and making it our home…we are decking it out for Christmas! Click this link for my video tutorial…

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Yinz Give Back!


Friends, it’s time to give back! I think a lot of us feel weird about this holiday season. It’s not the same as years past, and it doesn’t feel right to just buy more stuff that we probably don’t need. COVID-19 has decimated communities and households who will be forever changed. Lots of you reached out and shared some amazing organizations in Western PA that are helping families get through this. Below are lists of…

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