breaking in Texas

Since we embarked on this journey of home ownership last July, we’ve put a lot of time and energy into renovating our 1890s fixer upper. When spring recently arrived, we were so ready to let our contractors do their thing and take off to explore Austin, Texas. We needed to get away from all things renovation for a bit!

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finding Islay

In honor of National Puppy Day, I decided to document our early journey with our spoken-for puppy, Islay (pronounced “EYE-luh”). She’s named after the Isle of Islay in Scotland–home to breathtaking nature and our favorite scotch. (It’s also at the top of our dream vacation list.)

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