How we’re all feeling after this week 😴😴😴 I’m shooting a really neat project today but cannot wait for a low key evening at home with my people, and (hopefully) a good night’s sleep. #nomoresickkids #pleaseblesseveryonewillsleepthroughthenight
70% new + 30% old. That’s my formula, give or take, for striking that perfect balance in a space. If everything is new, a home can feel cold and impersonal. If everything is old, well, it will feel like grandma’s house that needs a good refresh. In our front room, that vintage daybed=old. The leather chairs=new. Recovered vintage sofa=old yet new again. Bookshelves=filled with old and new treasures. Don’t be scared of old. Old is awesome if done right. So where do you find old if you didn’t inherit it? One great resource is thrifting. I’ve got a bunch of thrifting tips right now in my stories! #staggdesigntips #staggreno
I just tipped over my glass of fresh squeezed celery juice and given how scarce celery is these days, I might as well have just washed a winning lottery ticket down the drain (🤣 @ashleysfreshfix ). But I got a full night’s sleep for the first time in literally months, my hair is freshly washed, and I’m wearing leopard print shoes. It’s a good day! 🌞🌞🌞 What’s making your Tuesday sunny and bright (and shining through this yucky inversion in Utah?)
It’s a blizzard outside so naturally, chocolate chip cookies seemed like a sensible decision 🍪🍪🍪. I get asked about this recipe every time I deliver some. I posted it on my blog while back! I’ll link it up in my stories. Trust me, it’s the best cookie recipe around! #staggdesignrecipes
SWIPE➡️ Same room, same angle, very different space! Renovation done right requires imagination. The answer isn’t always as simple as fresh paint and light fixtures. Sometimes you have to rethink the current layout and imagine how the home could better function. * In the #staggreno, the old kitchen was dark, the ceiling was low, the space was cramped, and the design left a whole lot to be desired. We decided to relocate the kitchen by taking out a bedroom, and create this small family room area where the kitchen once was. More bedrooms isn’t always the right answer. * Before you decide that project isn’t possible, try thinking about it in a whole new way. You may just end up with something way better than the original.
POSSIBLE * 2019. That’s my word. * What if I didn’t limit myself because of past beliefs, others’ opinions, circumstances beyond my control, or all the other garbage floating around my brain from time to time? What if I just really went for it, believing anything was possible? * I’m not going to sugar coat it, 2018 wasn’t my favorite. Looking back we accomplished so much, and I have much to be grateful for: we rebranded @staggdesign , launched our beautiful Aspen Collection, launched the #heartofthehomepodcast , really honed in on our mission and goals. Our family is healthy, happy, safe, and growing. But I found myself frustrated a lot. Frustrated by circumstances mostly out of my control and for this control freak, it was hard. Healing from my major back surgery has been a trial in patience. Realizing i can’t just jump right back into all the activities i love has been very humbling. Allowing myself to focus fully on my growing girls while balancing work and home responsibilities has been, well, a lot. * There are many things I cannot control or change, but there is something I have complete control over: my mindset. * So this year I’m choosing to throw any limiting beliefs in the wind and believe. It is all possible— all the big huge hopes and dreams and goals I have. * And I’ve already got a huge head start: these people make up the best dream team. Especially our main man. With @jonathanstagg , everything is POSSIBLE. * What’s your 2019 word?
Our Christmas morning was filled with wonder and giggles and awe. These girls bring so much magic into our home. I know the years of them believing are numbered so I’ll soak up every second and make it as whimsical as I can. And if you’ve got a hankering for some ice cream, the girls have you covered (more in stories:)
These three girls! I’m so blessed I get to raise them, love them, snuggle them, laugh with them, comfort them, and dress them all the same which is basically my dream come true ❤️❤️❤️
Happiest of holidays from our family to you! This season is full of magic with our girls. (Here’s hoping the middle sister can pull out some sweetness just in time for Santa’s visit. Ruby has suggested we call the North Pole).
You either rule the day or your 3-year-old rules you. And boy, did I just get ruled at Target. That moment (let’s be real, it was more than once) when Anna was screaming “stupid poopy mama, you ruined Christmas!” is one of many reasons this goes down in history as one of my worst shopping trips in motherhood. Frankly I was pushing my luck skipping nap time to run to the store. She sure showed me. Thank you to the sweet woman behind me in line who got it. Let’s see how many of you were there, heard the brain piercing screams, and recognized me 🤷🏻♀️🤪 #whatcanyoudobutlaugh #butfirstillcry