the heart of this home.

when we built our house, we put SO much time, effort, design and MONEY into our kitchen. i spend A LOT of time in the kitchen, and i knew if there was a place to splurge – it would be there. i’d had my ‘black and white’ kitchen dreamed up for YEARS, and i was so excited to bring it to life. and although this kitchen is small, it has everything we need – farmhouse sink and all. ❤ IMG_8135IMG_8139IMG_8151
it’s another room that’s constantly changing, but i’m pretty in love with my happy place.

xo, marley.

oh what a little paint can do…

i was itching for a change. kyle and i are both wishing for a dreamy solid wood front door with windows, but it’s just not in the budget right now. i’ve been staring at that space at our entry way trying to figure out what i can do to make it pop. so i decided to go bold…and paint the front door black!

1. Before
taped up and ready to rock…
2. Taped
one coat on…
4. First Coat
kyle helpin with the trim details…
5. Kyle Trimmin
and here she is, all done…
7. Final

TOTALLY LOVING IT!!!! it’s crazy what a little paint can do!!


xo, marley.

a few changes…

so i know you guys have seen the family room and kitchen tour, but i’ve since made a few changes…

after we did the gorgeous walls and i decorated our loft and our master bedroom…i was completely drawn to the warm and cozy feeling the ‘farmhouse’ look brought. so i knew the teal in the family room had to go. i was dreaming of cotton stems, magnolia wreaths, tons of white and small wood details everywhere.

it feels much more ‘us’ now…. 🙂


the kitchen is still rockin that teal…i’ll take some photos of that soon.

xo marley.

barefoot in her kitchen…

i can hardly believe emersyn is already two. i swear i just sat in my bathroom crying when i finally saw two pink lines on that test!!!  she was so wanted. so dreamed about. so thought through. and came out so perfectly perfect for us.

she is so silly. she is the cuddliest little girl there is. she lights up when her daddy comes home each night. she screams at the top of her lungs when she sees her ‘bubba’ and ‘sissy’. she loves to make us laugh. she loves to hold hands. she’s ocd like her mama and is already the 2nd best cleaner in the house. she is my little buddy and i can’t imagine life without her.

every day emy pulls my hand until we go play in her room while she makes me some delicious concoction. sometimes ‘mama cofff’ (coffee), sometimes ‘soooop’, and sometimes ‘cucakes!'(which includes pancakes, cupcakes, and cookies)

so i decided what better place to do our little birthday session?!

barefoot. in her kitchen. ❤



XO. marley

it’s a very chambers christmas.

merry christmas guys! ❤

it’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. gosh, time flies!!!

the kids had an amazing day. filled with happiness, sillies, surprises and soooo many presents.

there is nothing that compares to that christmas morning magic. here are some photos of our christmas eve and christmas morning fun…
christmas jammies!!!IMG_1939
our attempt at family photos…IMG_1952IMG_1961we tried. IMG_1987
yep. that about sums it up.IMG_2123
cookie time!IMG_2124
hard at work…IMG_2127serious concentration. IMG_2163oh so beautiful. 🙂IMG_2174ready to put out our magic key for santa and sprinkle our reindeer food…IMG_2180IMG_2207notes to santa.IMG_2226IMG_2237IMG_2248all ready to go…IMG_2259
santa came!!!!!!
IMG_2306IMG_2286IMG_2303IMG_2290IMG_2314IMG_2324IMG_2337IMG_2351IMG_2353IMG_2356IMG_2358IMG_2361IMG_2367IMG_2379IMG_2388IMG_2408IMG_2418IMG_2433IMG_2443IMG_2445IMG_2456IMG_2459IMG_2464IMG_2466IMG_2478IMG_2483IMG_2486IMG_2504IMG_2509IMG_2522IMG_2528IMG_2539IMG_2543IMG_2551IMG_2564IMG_2574IMG_2577IMG_2584IMG_2610IMG_2613IMG_2630IMG_2645IMG_2659IMG_2671IMG_2679IMG_2682IMG_2685IMG_2693as you can see…it was a pretty awesome day. the rest of the afternoon we played outside on the kids new scooters, opened a million complicated boxes, tried out new toys, hatched a hatchimal, helped weston learn how to work his very first iphone, picked up wrapping paper and tape stuck to the floor for hours and soaked in every second that was our perfect christmas day. ❤

woo. that was a doozy. thanks for looking.

happy new year everyone.

xo, marley.