Category Archives: confessions

things not to do when your house won’t sell

things not to do when your house won’t sell

Have you guys noticed the trend? There’a million and one articles out there on things not to say to people: …read more

the cheater’s guide to easy window treatments

the cheater’s guide to easy window treatments

A sweet reader, Misty, wrote us a little note recently, and asked this: …thank you so much for all your …read more

long live the tooth fairy

long live the tooth fairy

I woke in the middle of the night with a start. It was one of those scenes from a movie …read more

where to invest in your home with no regrets

where to invest in your home with no regrets

A sweet reader named Kim wrote in recently and said: …I love what you’ve done with your home, and the …read more

halfway there

halfway there

On Sunday, you turned 10. Every year I say I can’t believe it, but the double digits… those are hard. It …read more

worth the risk

worth the risk

So circa 2003 Jamin and I moved to the city of Montgomery, Alabama. It was a job opportunity for him, …read more

unexpected treasures

unexpected treasures

A few years ago, I decided to sort and pile and make sense of the endless memories we keep in our …read more

heartgard

heartgard

This post is brought to you in partnership with Merial, the maker of HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel), and all opinions are …read more

how disney preps us for the zombie apocalypse

how disney preps us for the zombie apocalypse

There was a time in my life, where I was a little anxious about the news. I think it comes …read more

when you realize you’re getting old{er}

when you realize you’re getting old{er}

Eye roll me all ya want, but I turned 35 last year. I vowed to embrace it, and stuff. It’s only …read more

simple changes for your home

simple changes for your home

Chelsea wrote in and said this: …I feel like I am always on Pinterest, looking at all the pretty spaces, …read more

periscope + the beach cottage tour

periscope + the beach cottage tour

We’re pretty sure the sun is hovering closer to the earth. Or at least the south. And it’s a big …read more

satan’s garden stool

satan’s garden stool

The following is a story I can finally tell, because enough time has passed for us to recover. It’s long, …read more

what’s in a name

what’s in a name

It’s no secret here that we’re dog people. They have this way of growing in your heart and into your …read more

buy the ugly crocs

buy the ugly crocs

He stood under the shoe rack in that overcrowded store, literally salivating at his find. He jumped up and down …read more

rainbow brite shoes and butter beans

rainbow brite shoes and butter beans

So lately, I’ve been wearing workout clothes a lot. I know. But a gal can only resist the workout-clothes-in-public-trend for so …read more

a little history + strawberry waffles

a little history + strawberry waffles

Kendra sent us a sweet little email the other day, and said this: …I love your site. I love what …read more

refrigerator autographs

refrigerator autographs

It was a Friday afternoon, in the 4th grade. That dreaded Math test was over, along with those awful multiplication …read more

5 fave tips for working with color

5 fave tips for working with color

A sweet reader named Lucy wrote in and said: I am done with the neutrals in our home. I love …read more

life truths according to rigby & fitz

life truths according to rigby & fitz

Hello. And welcome to the fuwst edition of life truths according to Rigby & Fitz. We know that the humans like …read more