Author Archives: Accidental Suburbanites

About Accidental Suburbanites

Just a couple of kids turning a house into a home, one Pinterest fail at a time.

Removing a Pocket Door & Partition Wall

Alternative title: How NOT to Remove a Pocket Door & Partition Wall Advertisements

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Review: Unboxing Craft Beer Club

Craft Beer Club delivers a monthly crate of craft brews from indie labels across the country. To help us kick off our Oktoberfest festivities (AKA: our two-month-long beer binge), the kind folks behind this subscription service let us sample a … Continue reading

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Small Business Spotlight + Giveaway: Salt Wood Co.

Photography by Patrick Brickman (@pjbrick7) for Charleston Home + Design Magazine (@chdmag) Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, Salt Wood Co. specializes in giving reclaimed barn wood a second life with beautifully handcrafted furniture and sliding doors. Keep reading to … Continue reading

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Staying Organized with Day Designer

Working from home is a dream come true… but staying organized can feel more like a nightmare at times. Here’s how Day Designer is helping me stay on top of work, life, and everything in between.

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Recipe: Tomato-Free Pizza & Pasta Sauce

Whether you’ve got a nasty nightshade intolerance, or you’re just trying to stick to an AIP / Paleo / Whole 30 / Super-Complicated-and-Difficult-to-Follow meal plan, there are a lot of reasons why you might ditch the tomatoes in your diet. … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Save on a Kitchen Renovation

We towed the fine line between building the kitchen of our dreams and avoiding the price tag of our nightmares. Now I’m sharing seven ways we saved, and how we managed to stay right on budget.

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Cozy Candle Fireplace

Forget expensive gas inserts.. instead, we opted for a cozy (and budget-friendly) approach to lighting up our fireplace: white rocks and candles!

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Review: Unboxing Bean Box

Bean Box is a subscription service that specializes in doling out monthly doses of freshly-roasted coffee, straight from Seattle’s finest small batch roasters. This month, I gave the box a try. Here’s how it went…

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Pup Proofing our Home

I often joke that you can have nice things, or you can have dogs… but you can’t have both. I’m not entirely changing my stance on that matter… but we have found a happy medium. Here’s how we keep our pups happy, … Continue reading

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DIY Hack: 6 Ways to Transform Your Decor with Marble Contact Paper

Alternate title: six ways that marble contact paper is about to change your life (and your home decor game) forever.

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