Author Archives: Accidental Suburbanites

About Accidental Suburbanites

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

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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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide: Home Edition

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale kicks off tomorrow. Prepare yourself for the big day with this Cheat Sheet counting down the best deals in home decor.

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Shopping for Kitchenware on a Budget

Signing up for Amazon Prime was a major game changer when it came to stocking our newly renovated kitchen. In honor of Prime Day, I’m sharing our favorite picks!

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How to Build DIY Dog Beds

…if you’re into that sort of thing…

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Adding Floating Shelves by the Fireplace

We loved the look of built-in shelves, but we knew they weren’t an option in our living room. Instead, we took a DIY approach with floating shelves on either side of our fireplace.

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