Hey Yew Guys! (We Need Your Help!)

I think the only time we’ve shared the exterior of our Tree House was on the same day we announced the fun news that we closed on the sweetest, tiniest, littlest lake house in Michigan. Fun fact: Tree House almost didn’t even come to be, because Scott and I could not get over the main exterior […]

Our 2018 Goals

sectional | rug | pouf | art | desk | chairs | plant pocket The first half of the year has escaped us for obvious reason, but we’ve also been full steam ahead at Tree House, too! Life lately has been fun, challenging and really, really exhausting, and somehow, it’s already (the end of) March. March! Initially, […]

Shop Our Michigan Tree House

Master Bedroom Valspar Heirloom Pink | walls //  Valspar Ultra White | trim // Sherwin Williams Black Magic | door [show_boutique_widget id=”716157″] Guest Bedroom Sherwin Williams Jasper | walls //  Valspar Ultra White | trim // Sherwin Williams Black Magic | door [show_boutique_widget id=”716158″] Living Room Benjamin Moore Cloud White //  Valspar Ultra White | […]

How We’re Preparing Our Pups for Baby

See the update to this post right here, our experience after the stork arrived. A while ago, we shared on Instagram that we’ve been working hard to prepare Jack and CC for the upcoming arrival of the newest little. So many of you left comments and messages with your own helpful tips, and we’ve been taking notes ever since! We […]

Demolition Kicks Off at Tree House! (+ A Mini Vlog)

I was starting to get worried that our Tree House to do list was absolutely nuts. But what’s even crazier is that we’ve since added to it – if only because our first demolition weekend was such a huge success! Not only did we crush everything on our list of ‘hope to do,’ but we accidentally […]

Tree House Gets a Furnace (But Not Without a Lot of Problem Solving)

Talking about Tree House’s new HVAC system might not scream exciting!, but it is (very, very) exciting to rip off that expensive bandaid and allow this home to be warm and cozy year round! As a refresher, Tree House was considered a three season home when we purchased it, with very hot-to-the-touch baseboard heaters to get us through fall and chilly spring […]

On Hiring and Working with Contractors

When we moved into this century-old house more than 4(!) years ago, we had a lot to learn – and quick. Never having lived in a home more than a few decades old, naturally, we’d never seen lathe before. We were amazed when old toys and trinkets fell out of the walls we demoed. We tested every newly […]

Taking the Mystery Out of DIY Landscape Lighting

lounge chair | floor cushion |outdoor rug | fireplace | planter beds This post is in partnership with Homes.com. A few weekends ago, we spent a handful of hours adding landscape lighting to our back patio – the finishing touch we’d been planning for since the day we first mapped out the yard! I was absolutely shocked at […]

Welcome to Our Tree House!

We couldn’t be more excited to share with you our newest addition, which we lovingly call our Tree House! If you follow us on Instagram, many of you know (and saw the tiniest of sneak peeks!) that we recently became the giddy, proud owners of an adorable home in Lakeside, Michigan. It’s been 11 years […]

How Our (Late Summer) Garden Grows

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2807285″] As a part of our whole backyard overhaul last year, we built in DIY raised planter beds. Although we were sure to insulate them (before filling them with a literal ton of soil and compost), we were a bit nervous that all our effort would be wasted on our cold Chicago winters. We’re still […]