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Quick Decorah Iowa Weekend Getaway

Last weekend Keegan and I took our first “vacation” alone in a whole year and drove up to Decorah, Iowa, for a quick weekend getaway. Keegan’s mom grew up in Decorah, and we visited there together a few times while his grandparents were alive. But, we hadn’t been back since

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Interior Design

Why the Not So Big House Is More Important Than Ever Before

The Not So Big House, A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live, by Sarah Susanka, was originally published in 1998. Twenty-two years later, as Americans struggle with a global pandemic, we are spending more time together in our homes than we have in decades. For the last few months, families have been experiencing the nuances of our personal dwellings, for good or bad, all day every day with little relief.

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2020 House Plant Trends and Tips
Interior Design

House Plant Trends & Tips for Getting the Best Results

Bringing the natural world inside (biophilic design) is one of the biggest movements in architecture and design today. And, house plants are one of the easiest, least expensive, and accessible ways to incorporate natural elements into your home. Today I’m partnering with my friend and sister-in-law Melissa Peterson to bring

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Jillian Lare is a Des Moines based interior designer. She blogs about her current projects, interior design tips and tricks, and her life in Iowa with her young son, husband, and lovable Labrador.

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