When my husband and I bought our first home, we had nothing. Actually, I take that back. We had a bright green lounge chair and a coffee table from a thrift shop. Back then it was hard to find anything stylish that was budget friendly. We only had access to large chain furniture stores that were over priced and cheaply made. Now days you can find stylish items all day long that are both budget friendly and well crafted! [more]

Modern Mid-century wicker chairs; modern dining room
 

Just ask and I’ll be the first to admit, working from home ain’t no joke. Of course there are perks…flexible hours, wearing pjs to the “office”, that kind of thing. But when it comes to staying focused and being productive, well, that’s another story. It’s just so easy to get distracted. And, all too often, one distraction leads to another. [more]

Corner Office via Simply Grove
 
August 22, 2016

We are smack in the middle of our renovation, and can I just say that keeping this house clean is as impossible as keeping a dog from eating a bowl of peanut butter. Seriously! I feel like all I do is walk around picking up garbage, wiping down surfaces and sweeping floors. I am by nature a very clean human. I love a clean home and a clean home loves me! So being surrounded by this renovation is hard for me. [more]

Oreck via Simply Grove
 

When I think about subway tile the word “classic” instantly comes to mind. Specifically, white subway tile. I know, we’ve definitely been seeing a lot of it in both kitchens and bathrooms in recent years but, honestly, I think there’s good reason for that. The look is clean and minimal, it works well with practically any style, and, c’mon….it’s cheap! [more]

Fresh Subway Tile ideas via simply grove