Master Bedroom Update // Preparing for Baby (and a home birth)

The Grit and Polish - Master Bedroom hanging crib

THE FARMHOUSE We made a few changes to our master bedroom recently in preparation of the arrival of it's new tenant, our baby girl.  With her due date just a few days away, I eagerly got this space finished up last week. all sources are listed at the bottom of this post I've always liked having my babies sleep near me when they're … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday + Links 7/7/17

Hacker as a Puppy

Happy Friday to you!  We've had a bit of an up and down week around here.  There's so much joy and excitement in our home as we prepare to welcome baby girl (I'm 39 weeks pregnant), but we had a sad event happen last week that left us all teary-eyed and reeling.  Our beloved dog, Hacker Pschorr, passed away after 9 years as part of our family.  In … [Continue reading...]


Farmhouse Nursery // 9 Finds for our Baby Girl (So Far)

The Grit and Polish - Nursery Design Ideas Dresser

THE FARMHOUSE Considering that our baby girl is due in just ELEVEN days, this introduction to her nursery is a little overdue.  But before I dive in, I want to wish you and your's a very happy Forth of July!  This has always been one of my favorite holidays, and even though we haven't stayed up late enough to watch fireworks in a few years (four … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday + Links 6/30/17

The Grit and Polish - Dexter Me Making Bed

Happy Friday! Garrett and I spent a couple of days in Seattle this week making beds, cleaning toilets, trimming hedges, and rearranging furniture at our Dexter and Ravenna Houses.  We left the boys in Ellensburg with Nana and that made this work trip feel kind of like a baby moon.  (I know, my vacation standards are loooow!)  Besides all the … [Continue reading...]


Farmhouse Office // Progress Update

The Grit and Polish - Office Update flowers

THE FARMHOUSE It's been awhile since we've looked at the Farmhouse office (besides the beautiful story behind our pantry cabinet) so I wanted to give you a look today.  Even though the office isn't quite finished, we're already using it to get some much needed business done.  We manage our rentals and renovation projects from our home, so having … [Continue reading...]

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Happy Friday + Links 6/23/17 (I need your input!)


Happy Friday!  It's officially summer (!!!), which means all my produce and lazy day dreams are about to come true.  The boys and I will be sampling raspberries off the vine and arugula fresh from the garden and we won't be sorry about it.  Not one bit.  Someday the Farmhouse will have a well-placed hammock tucked back in the trees and an oversized … [Continue reading...]


Vintage Find // Farmhouse Office Cabinet

The Grit and Polish - Office Update Cabinet 3

THE FARMHOUSE The largest piece of furniture at the Farmhouse is the cabinet that sits just inside the office.  It's 5.5-feet wide and 8-feet tall and built so solidly that it took 3 men to move it from the antique store where I found it. But before I delve into the cabinet, I wanted to tell you the story behind it.  It's a tale of … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday + Links 6/16/17

Devol window bench

Happy Friday!  You guys...Father's Day is THIS weekend!  It kinda snuck up on me this year, but I can't wait to celebrate the dads in our lives, especially Garrett.  He is such a dedicated and downright awesome father to our boys.  We're all so lucky to have him in our lives.  I know everyone says that, but really guys, this one is a keeper. … [Continue reading...]


Almond Cake with Rhubarb Strawberry Preserves

The Grit and Polish - Wilder's 4th Birthday Mini Cake

THE FARMHOUSE Our oldest kiddo, Wilder, turned 4 this week, which has me feeling all the feelings.  On the one hand, I can barely remember a life without our wild child in it, but on the other hand, wasn't he just born like last year?  Ugh, these years are short.  One thing that's for sure though, I really love the person that Wilder has grown … [Continue reading...]