Pink Sweater & 12 Things

It’s been a minute since I have done a 12 things so here we go! 1. This morning I was getting ready and gave Rosie some make up to play with and I wasn’t paying attention we were just gabbin and all the sudden I look down and she has dug her little nails into…

An Odd Bathroom Finds a New Pedestal

Old plumbing called for a creative solution to elevate a bath space Project: Modernize a bath in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn Before: Older apartments often come with quirks, especially with plumbing. In Lori’s 1930 co-op apartment in Brooklyn, one of those quirks materialized as a two-foot square platform that elevated the toilet by three inches. “It was protruding into…

How Long Does a Bathroom Renovation Take?

A step-by-step guide and timeline for a bathroom renovation Alicia and Ed’s Brooklyn renovation How long does a bathroom renovation take? In general, our Sweeten contractors say that the construction period for a bathroom project will average about a week. Overall, expect the renovation to take between two weeks to three months for the planning, execution, and wrapping…

Fall in Japan

We are back from our trip and the high was 72 degrees in AZ today! The good weather has arrived and I am so happy!! Our trip was so fun, it was really awesome to spend it with family. The kids lovvved having their cousins. Our trip started off kinda rough – we got to…

LIMITED EDITION: COCONUT KISS KIT

Ever since I discovered Kopari I knew it was going to be a staple brand in my daily routine. The simplicity of the line and the quality of each product is exactly what I look for when it comes to products I reach for regularly. I’m trying to figure out which product I use the…

Japan Pigtails

Back in Japan!! Remember when we were here back in April for their cherry blossom season?! We are back for their fall leaves now! You might have heard me mention how we found cheap tickets – I am going to do a big insta live about how I find cheap airline tickets and basically our…

5 Small Kitchen Peninsulas

To increase surface and storage space, a two-seater counter and peninsula is all you need If you live in a studio or a small apartment, there’s a good chance that your kitchen is tiny. When planning the floorplan of a smaller space, much of the square footage goes to the main living area, perhaps a…

How to Maintain a Consistent Skincare Routine

It’s easy to forget the last time you may have exfoliated, or applied a mask… or even used toner! Which brings me to an easy skincare application conundrum… solved. There are certain skincare steps you should do daily, weekly or even bi-weekly. But sometimes that gets confusing, especially if you’re not always keeping track. I…

Boo-tiful Transformations

What may seem like spine-chilling spaces often make way for impressive results Happy Halloween! In the renovation world, nothing is more satisfying than witnessing the transformation of a dark “before” into a bright happily-ever-“after.” Here are four that haunt us, in a good way… An Upper West Side kitchen The harsh fluorescent lighting, stained laminate cabinets and countertops, and…

8 Favorite Fall Lipsticks, Ranked

I recently started organizing my lip colors by season, and for good reason. Whether it’s odd or obvious, having a capsule collection of lip products by season makes it so much easier to pair with an outfit. I’ve ranked my favorite fall lipsticks, 8 tried and true shades that combine beautiful color and long-lasting hydration….

An Art Deco Co-op Reaches Its Potential

A renovation overcame some bumps to dramatically update a co-op Lindsay, Nicholas, and Sibyl the cat returned to New York City after two years in Baltimore. Rather than renting this time, the couple was bent on owning and creating a home. They landed on a 1,000-square-foot, two-bedroom co-op in upper Manhattan. “Nicholas fell in love with…

Celebrating 10 Years of Jett Eyelash Extensions

Not a week goes by that someone doesn’t ask me about my lash extensions, or my “minkies.” They’ve not only transformed my eyes (yes, I woke up like this) but my entire morning routine (no more curling and mascara—can you you imagine?!). I’ve had them since Jett Beauty opened its doors in Minneapolis 10 years…