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Not home an hour and my girl wants to fill a jar with the souvenirs from my getaway. We don’t usually buy trinkets from our trips, instead we collect things that might remind us of it like the shells, sand, soil, and rocks we find. Then we put them in jars and label them. The extra special ones go in a tray. Charlotte made her own jar to keep in her room. . . I love decorating this way, warming our home with things that mean something to us instead of just completing a look. It takes more time and patience, but I hope that our house is full of those memories someday. . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #ruralcoasthomes #decor #homedecor #home #howwedwell #decorcrushing #decorcrush #coastalliving #coastal #coastaldecor #seashells #memories #souvenir #decorating


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Coastal cocktail vibes and friends make happy hour best. Cheers! . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #ruralcoasthome #coastalliving #coastal #cocktails #happyhour #florida #naples #continental #friends #friendship


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My other favorite coast, from cornfields to oceans💙 . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #ruralcoasthomes #coast #coastalliving #coastal #ocean #atlanticocean #happyplace #beaches #florida #floridaliving


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Swipe <———— just one small $30 change to take the Rural Coast vibes up a little. What do you think?? . . I love my kitchen. I had the chance to design it on my own when we built this house. But I’m jonesing the beach in my rural home and this may be it. Hoping it inspires summer energy a little faster! This quick switch up (literally took me 7 minutes to swap) might help. I had no intention of switching the lights I already loved, but saw these wicker shades at @ikeausa yesterday and the price was worth the attempt. I think it compliments my stools nicely. . . . For now🤣 I’m sure I’ll switch back and forth a few times. . . . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #coastalliving #beachvibes #rural #ruralliving #light #pendantlights #pendants #wicker #bohostyle #bohodecor #bohobeach #kitchendesign #kitchen #homedecor #home #howwedwell #ikea #ikeahack #whitekitchen #restorationhardware


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...And the boy side. Of the 3 rooms, this was the trickiest and therefore my favorite one to do. Making it both toddler girl and young adult boy created an extra cool space. . . My 3rd born loves his sports and picked some great prints to show it including something he’ll remember forever, the Philly Special from @shaferprintshop (but really, won’t we all remember that forever?). . . What was he most excited about? The old desk that was handed down to us. He wanted a space that was his own to work and build LEGO’s. Perfect start to a Saturday💙 . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #ruralcoasthomes #home #homedecor #howwedwell #boyroom #sharedroom #boyswillbeboys #bedroomdecor #phillyspecial #eagles #legos #carsonwentz


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Brainstorming the next project and looking back for ideas. This is still one of my favorite transformations from The King. Old kitchen and summer pantry turned dining room, powder room and storage space. . . . Our contractors at MT Builders are meticulous in detail. They replicated the 200 YO missing wainscoting flawlessly! I want to sit in that corner with a cocktail now. . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #homerenovations #renovations #victorian #victorianarchitecture #howwedwell #diningroom #powderroom #homedesign #fixerupper #jamesbond


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She was looking at donuts, I was looking at her mittens. I wish she could stay this size forever walking through @centralmarketlancaster with me. . . . . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancasterpa #lancaster #centralmarket #lancastercentralmarket #discoverlancaster #lancaster #willowvalley #donuts #mittens #nevergrowup


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I know everyone takes pictures of the food, but that doesn’t really show how delicious it is. You know what does? An empty plate...3 empty plates!! And there were 7 more before this! We ate all the food tonight between laughter and conversation. @luca_lancaster never disappoints. . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancasterpa #discoverlancaster #lancaster #food #italian #italianfood #dessert #spritz #luca #dinnerwithfriends #eat #bestrestaurant


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One room done ✅ and it was the easiest of them all. Girl’s rooms are so much fun to do! . . I have a hard time just hanging things in our home for decor, I feel like it has to have a little more purpose. So I framed the only Christening gown all 6 of my kids have worn for their baptism as well as a little dress Charlotte wore on her first birthday. The sign from @smallwoodhome , well, it just speaks of Charlotte and completes the wall. . . . The @westelm daybed was actually one I used to stage The King. I was looking for an excuse to use it! I’m glad I did. Charlotte sits in there and plays with her dolls as much as she sleeps. . I love the way this corner of the room turned out, it almost makes me like the wall color (which I don’t love, but I’m sure I’ll change thatbsoon🤪). What’s really cool about this is that she shares this with her brother and the other side is all big! I’ll share that soon. . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #homesweethome #girlsbedroomdecor #art #lifeisart #unicorn #smallwoodhome #sweetdreams


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I could actually go for one (ONE) good snowstorm that keeps the world still for one day....then everything melts and goes back to spring-like weather. I’ll take the mini-disruption we had this last weekend, especially when the snow looks so pretty coming down. . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #ruralcoast #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #discoverlancaster #lancasterartshotel #hotel #historic #historicbuildings #brick #snow #snowfall #winter #winterwonderland


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We left our Rural Coast for another tonight and found ourselves on one of my favorite streets in America off Rittenhouse Square. The juxtaposition of old and new is just so stunning! I do love Philly. . . . . . . . : #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #ruralcoasthomes #lifestyle #homes #history #historicalhomes #rittenhousesquare #rittenhouse #philly #philadelphia #america


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One room is almost complete. Just waiting on some prints the Tribe picked out to show up to make the spaces theirs. This particular one from @tinysoulposter speaks volumes of my one boy’s personality, his love of science and subtle-ish messages he is constantly sending🤣 . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #ruralcoast #home #homesweethome #bedroomdecor #bedroom #needmorespace #tidy #tidyhome #organized #organizedlife #organizedhome #boysroom #boysbedroomdecor #boysbedroom #homedecor #coastalliving


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My favorite covered bridge on the Conestoga❤️ Doesn’t everyone have a favorite or is my Lancaster showing again? . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #discoverlancaster #coveredbridge #conestoga #countryliving #coastalliving


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I’m starting to think about our laundry room and what to do with it, so of course I’m reminiscing on the one we just finished at the King. . . We turned what was once a bedroom into a spacious 2nd floor laundry. I bet they never imagined that 300 yeas ago!! I wanted to put wallpaper up, but the budget didn’t want me to. Instead I stenciled the walls to mimic the look. The awesome pivot sconces and some barn wood shelving helped finish it off. It actually@makes me want to do laundry. . . Our laundry room is about half the size, but I don’t need much. I like folding laundry on my bed. It’s the storage side I am focusing on. . . Maybe I should finish those bedrooms & office first🤣Always thinking though. . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #lancaster #lancasterpa #remodel #renovation #renovationproject #renovations #house #home #laundryroom #laundry #laundryroommakeover #victorian #wallpaper #wallstencil #stencil #barnwood


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I had an extra long day at work, lucky for me there is a restaurant inside the building🙌 After finishing up a full day of training, coaching and styling, @forkliftandpalate was the perfect ending. I am slightly obsessed with two of their salads and it makes it hard to pick. In the end, the BBG salad won out over the power salad. It is full of greens, blackberries and beets and has this delicious lemon vinaigrette. Just what I needed at 7PM. Even better, my whole crew showed up to play on the ninja course, so the 9 of us had dinner together! That never happens on a weeknight. It’s the little things❤️ . . . , . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthones #ruralcoast #lancasterpa #lancaster #discoverlancaster #alwayslancaster #fauxfoodie #foodie #food #foodporn #salad #eatlocal #eat


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Bow-ho style. Finishing up the little details of each kids’ room and finding creative ways for functional decor. I used a macrame wall hanging to hold all my girl’s bows and fulfill my boho dreams. What do you think? . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #ruralcoast #bohostyle #bohodecor #boho #unicorns #bows #homedecor #homestyle #homestorage #storagesolutions #homesweethome


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My dream driveway (leading to my dream house) looks extra beautiful on this snowy afternoon. I stare down this drive every day when I pass it to go home and daydream. . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #ruralcoast #dreamhome #home #daydreaming #snow #snowday #countryliving #coastalliving #lancaster #lancasterpa


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Still working on updating, refreshing, cleaning up (now) 5 rooms. Is t that how projects go? You start one thing and it trickles? The kids’ bedrooms turned into making an office which meant working on our room and maybe our bathroom. It already all feels better, but not quite complete. . . We have actually never decorated or made the bedrooms more than just beds and places for clothes since moving in almost 3 years ago. It’s time. . . The kids each picked out pictures and posters, so I swung into @michaelsstores for their awesome sale on frames. Projects are almost complete! . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoasthomes #ruralcoast #homedecor #homesweethome #home #house #decor #refresh #minimalism #minimalist #cleaning #organization #organized #organizedhome #michaels


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Have you ever seen the Friends episode where Chandler is determined to break into the locked closet and it turns out to be Monica’s hoarders paradise? Well, I have one too. It’s not so much the hoarding as an I-don’t-have-time-to-deal-with-this-right-now space. . . It accidentally became my next project. I’m just about done with the kids’ bedrooms and closets and as I was working, I dumped things in here pretending I didn’t see them....until I did. Plus, I really need a space to work where things don’t disappear and files don’t become craft projects. The fun part....I can’t buy anything new for it. Time to get creative with the things we’ve got! . . I’ll share all the updates soon. Time to clean and organize...you think that bothers me, but I’m about to have some fun🤣 . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #homedecor #homesweethome #officedecor #hoarders #cleaning #organizing #homeorganizing #closet


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This year was beyond exciting for us. Nick and I finally leaped and did the thing we’ve talked about for a looooong time! Now we have Rural Coast Homes and a fresh year ahead to build on this hobby together. Next project, the cottage!! I see a cafe, what do you see? . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #homesweethome #house #lancaster #lancasterpa


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Welcome to the jungle! That’s what it felt like walking through there to get to the back door of The King. There was so much overgrowth, hills, rocks, a tree right in the middle that went 3-stories tall, and possibly a kitchen sink that it was hard to imagine what we could do with it. But we filtered through it and saw something worth gold in the city, parking. . . I wish I had a video of the guy that scaled the tree and cut it down piece by piece (because there is no room for a crane) or the tree trunk our friend that was excavating pulled out of the jungle that was the size of my minivan. Even the neighbors thanked us for clearing it out! . . And while we don’t love the stone that is there now, we love the function. Eventually we’ll pretty it up! . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #renovations #house #fixerupper #cityhome #lancaster #lancasterpa #parking #backyard #backyarddesign #homerenovation #homerenovations


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Not ready to let this season end (even if it means we’re one day closer to beach season). You have to ride the train at Dutch Wonderland to see all the lights just to hear your 4 year old oooh and ahhhh while your 7 year old does his best Scrooge. Just trying to make this circus look like a parade everyday❤️🎄 . . . . . . . , #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancasterpa #lancaster #discoverlancaster #alwayslancaster #dutchwonderland #dutchwinterwonderland


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The food was almost as good as my company and conversation tonight @josephinesdowntown. It was so nice to get out after such a busy week with the girls. Both my soul and belly are full! . . This lamb over forbidden rice (real name!) was delicious. I could have eaten two, but we just got dessert instead. This is definitely a great addition to Lancaster’s growing food scene. . . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #discoverlancaster #josephines #food #fauxfoodie #eatlocal


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Took a field trip to the KoP and met Emmanuel & Nestor, contestants for @legomastersfox . Can’t wait to see this new show!! . . . . , . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #kingofprussiamall #lego #legomasters #masterbuilder


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Good morning, Rural Coast. It’s a cold one, burns good one for another road trip! See you soon. . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #sunrise #cornfields #coastslliving #countryliving


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Because what’s the point if you’re not having fun! . . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #tile #homeremodel #house #homerenovation #homerenovations #tiledesign #patterns #remodel #hgtv #fixerupper #homesweethome


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“I’m just looking for Elsa, Mama.”. She loves looking at our crooked tree the boys picked out that I love so much for it’s crookedness. . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #christmasdecor #christmastree #christmaslights #elsa #anthropologiehome #anthropologie


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When my cousin’s sweet daughter passed away on Christmas Eve, they found a way to celebrate her life, share her joy, and remember her by #payitforward. Thank you @taylorchip for helping our family to do that this season and pass along the kindness. . . . Go pick up@some cookies today for yourself or your holiday gatherings, and maybe one for the person behind you to continue paying it forward and #rememberingoliviawithkindness . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #lancastermakersmarket #makersmarket #taylorchip #theperfectdough #discoverlancaster #kindness #kindnessmatters


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Took a road trip yesterday with a friend to a place that enchants and inspires me every time. Just walking through the @shopterrain entrance feels like walking into a magical, secret garden. . . . . . . . : . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lifestyle #home #homedecor #garden #terrain #lights #christmaslights #enchantedchristmas #enchantedforestoflight #inspiration #roadtrip


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“Mama, pretend there is a mermaid in your bathtub.”. . . Now that we are done with renovations for 2019, I’ve been redirecting my attention to our house that was very neglected while we worked away on The King. Our bathroom is one of the spots I plan on giving a little life to, particularly around the tub. . . Charlotte has been splashing around in the tub I installed only for this reason, otherwise I don’t think I would have wanted one. I don’t take baths, my boys haven’t in years, so this is the purpose it serves (and maybe my husband’s reminder about resale value🙃). . . . . . . . . . : #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #housedecor #house #homesweethome #homedecor #bathroomdesign #bathroom #bathtub #bathtubgoals #coastalliving #countryliving #mermaid #mermaids #motherhood #momlife #founditonamazon #amazon


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Blues everywhere💙 Sunrise in the Rural Coast, but the ocean on my mind! . . . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #homesweethome #decor #homedecor #homedecoration #christmas #christmasdecor #christmastree #nativity #sunrise #coastalliving #countryliving #rurallife


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What else do you do when you just get your hair @rapunzeledbyrachel and are walking down King Street with time to kill? Stop for a milkshake @maxseatery, of course. They really are the best!! . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #momlife #milkshake #maxseatery #lancaster #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #envysalon


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Good Morning, Lancaster❄️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #lancastercountypa #snow #winterwonderland


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Oh, The King and this bathroom. I think we spent the most physical time in here. @younghouselove shared their story of tiling their shower and memory of working in this beast came flooding back, and our tile pattern was simple compared to theirs!! You should see the stunning work they are doing!! Just thinking on this room makes me tired and my hands hurt. I love it!! . . Some nights, Nick and I would get done with our actual jobs, get the kids to bed and head back to this bathroom to continue tiling until midnight. And we are lucky enough to have great friends that support our crazy ideas and help out too @peterjon24 💙 I think it was worth it! I’m obsessed with that dark gray tile pattern! . . The best part of this room was that it wasn’t a bathroom ever before in its 200+ years. It was actually one of the bedrooms before we got our hands on it. In fact, as I recently discovered as I dig deeper into this place’s history, it was the nursery for the first family in the 1800s. I like to think the mother would appreciate the retreat we’ve turned it in to. . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #renovation #renovationproject #homerenovation #bathroomdesign #bathroomrenovation #bathroom #bathroomremodel #masterbathroom #hexagontiles #tile #tiledesign #fixerupper #lancaster #lancasterpa


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When you have 90 minutes to stage a room, you make sure simple isn’t boring. This bed from #thenovogratz collection sure did help make it stand out! . . You know what is extra special about this room? It’s where wedding dresses were stored and hemmed is there are little beads and stones stuck between the 200+ year old floors I refused to dig out. . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #homedecor #homesweethome #homeremodel #victorian #smallroom #smallbedroom #bedroomdecor #bedroom #bedroomideas #bedroominspo #cozy #fixerupper #coastalliving #countryliving #rural #rurallife #lancaster #lancasterpa


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Books, seashells & Christmas decorations....these are a few of my favorite things! Actually, there are a dozen things I love just in this picture, but those jars of shells, sand and stones are my favorite. Everywhere we go, we collect some to bring home. This way, whenever we look at the jars, we have the reminder of the place we’ve visited which just happens to be a lot of coastlines for us. These jars show, Santorino, Mykonos, Plymouth, UK, Coronado, Miami, and of course the Jersey Shore🌊❤️ . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #coastalliving #countryliving #rural #rurallife #homedecor #homedecoration #decor #decorations #bookshelf #books #youngadultbooks #seashells #sand #stocking #stockings #christmasdecor #christmas


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Cold winter days means warm, comforting meals. I love making galettes, trying different ingredients, and of course the way they taste. But really, I just find them so pretty and I get to decorate them when they are done:) . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #coastalliving #countryliving #foodporn #food #fauxfoodie #galette #galettes #tomatoes #comfortfood #foodnetwork #


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Bought them both on our journey to @centralmarketlancaster . Both got great with lemon and honey and my goal to achieve Hygge this winter. . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #lancastercentralmarket #centralmarket #market #tea #detox #teabar #hygge #coastalliving #countryliving #rurallife #rural


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That wreath stays on my door year round, but never looks the same. Each season, I pluck some leaves out and add some new ones, occasionally a little charm like the bells added this year. Check out the stories to see how it went from summer to winter (because I totally missed fall!) with just a few swaps. I love decorating for the holiday!! . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #homedecor #huggedecor #wreath #christmaswreath #christmasdecor #frontdoor #frontdoordecor #christmastree #home #farmhousechristmas #farmhousedecor


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Remember my mention of my peel-and-stick wallpaper obsession. It was very obvious in this cute, cozy, used-to-be-where-the-fridge-was powder room. I wanted something big for this little room!! Did I get it right? . . It was hard to choose. We wanted something that brought the feel of the ocean in and this reminded me of ripples in the water all while mirroring the mid century feel that is happening in the room next to it. I finally settled on this one from Anni Studio Shop off Etsy and am already planning my next wall to paper up!! She had so many beautiful ones to choose from. . . I kind of love this little WC. . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancaster #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #homedecor #homerenovations #renovations #homerehab #fixerupper #hgtv #powderroom #victorian #bathroomdesign #bathroom #bathroomremodel #wallpaper #pattern #home


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“Where all the magic began!”. That’s what my husband said when I sent him this picture. This was our first project, our first home together. Where we brought 2 of our babies home to before moving back to Lancaster. . . I drove an hour north to pickup some donated items for #offthestreets , an incredible non-profit in #lancasterpa helping homeless have homes. I’m never up this way, so I had to take a quick detour to see where it all started, and started it did. We painted, stripped carpet, laid floors, landscaped. See those trees, they were as tall as my knees when we left. . . The projects never stopped, clearly. Add in 5 more kids and as many houses, here we are, ready for the next project❤️ . . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #home #goinghome #firsthome #project #firstproject


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You know what makes people look at you like you’re crazy? Telling them you’re going to paint 4 floors of stairs and railings. . . I am kicking myself for not getting a picture of the stairs before we changed them. This is the best shot I could find. They still had their Victorian flair, but were in rough shape when we got our hands on them. Plus, they had that orangey finish that was not bringing me joy. . . Enter @benjaminmoore Coventry Gray and my joy every time I walked up and down them....which was a lot!! My favorite part, now you can see the light dancing on them from the original diamond-cut glass transom. . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #homedesign #home #homerenovation #renovation #homerenovations #renovations #stairs #painting #benjaminmoorepaint #coventrygray #victorian #victorianhomes #fixerupper #project #hgtv #lancaster #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster


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I don’t wanna grow up! But I do want to see Peter Pan with my littlest crew @fultontheatre again. . . My grandmother used to take me when I was a little girl. I thought she was a millionaire for being able to take me to such an elegant place. It’s even more beautiful now and growing! Another reason to love Lancaster❤️ . . . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #lancasterpa #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #fulton #theatre #peterpan #motherhood #momlife #memories


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It’s slowly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We’ve been spending so much time on The King, it felt good to put a little attention toward our own home this AM. There is still a lot to be done, but I like the direction it’s taking. And I still love the fireplace we built last year(again, my idea, my husband’s work)❤️🌲 Seashells and sleigh bells are the perfect combo for Christmas. (Do you see the seashells?) . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #homedecoration #home #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations #coastalliving #coastaldecor #rurallife #ruralliving #countrydecor #christmasdecor #stockings #fireplace #fireside #anthropologiehome #cocalicocreek #landsend


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I am at home prepping for our big feast. I cannot wait for all the food and family! That is what we were thinking of when we worked on this kitchen and is why we made sure it had a huge, welcoming island in the middle of it. Not only that, we wanted some of the rural in our coastal feel. So the table is made from 200-year-old barn wood. Can't get more #lancaster than that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The only problem is that I love it so much I want it in our home, too. I think we may need to build another one. Again, by we I mean my husband who takes all my ideas and makes them happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #lancaster #lancasterpa #lancastercity #alwayslancaster #home #homerenovation #renovation #remodel #fixerupper #love #kitchen #kitchenremodel #kitchenisland #dreamhome #revive #hgtv #coastal #rural #farmhouse #beachhouse


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Starry, starry night.... . . This 12’ foyer needed a little something. Enter my slight obsession with peel-and-stick wallpaper. The constellation scene Is a nice surprise when you walk in and makes the space feel cozier. Bonus , it’s easy to add, easy to take away (because I also love to change things up)! . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #home #homedecor #homerenovation #renovation #renovationproject #fixerupper #hgtv #targethome #target #wallpaper #wallpaperdecor #lancaster #lancasterpa


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21 doors. That’s how many doors were hanging in this house. Almost every wall had a door. Houses like this are awesome, but don’t always make it easy to lay spaces out, especially a bathroom. So we got rid of it. . . The wife of the original owner used this room as her nursery and tea room. We made it a master bathroom. But the door was in the way of where the tub needed to go. We (again, by we I mean our amazing contractors MT Builders and Joe who got caught in one of my pics 😁). . . The tub itself fits the Victorian vibe of the house and also suits the modern updates. This tub was not my friend for awhile no matter how pretty it is. Definitely the most difficult thing we had to deal with in the whole project. But it does finish everything off nicely and I’m sure someone will enjoy it. . . We were super careful not to morph the home too much, just where we absolutely needed to. God bless all our contractors who dealt with my constant brainstorming! . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #home #homerenovation #renovation #hgtv #fixerupper #bathroomdesign #remodel #bathroomremodel #bathtub #masterbathroom


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This project was definitely a family affair. The kids were there just as much as were and helped with many of the jobs. Our oldest, Noah, built one of the garden boxes that now lines the patio (shoutout to my girlfriends who built the other!!). It was fun teaching all 6 kiddos how tools work, how to drill, sand, paint....cleanup🤣 I’m pretty sure the demo was their favorite. . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #home #homeremodel #homerenovation #renovation #renovationproject #hgtv #fixerupper #gardenbox #motherhood #momlife #boymom #lancaster #lancasterpa


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Remember that 289 year old wall? I gave it a little 2019 updo. Now, what was once the shop where a doctor worked and made medical devices on the 1700s & 1800s (still makes me think of a horror movie) is a cozy retreat. . We (meaning my favorite contractors) hung some lights, I cleaned the brick, added some planters to block the original cottage that isn’t fixed up yet (Can you say ‘next project’?!?) and some comfy chairs. Ta-da! My coffee would taste good sitting out there! . There is still so much I want to do with it, but with people moving in this coming week, I’ll have to wait. Want to hear cool facts I learned from one of the original owners just the other day? The corner of this wall was where the furnace stood to make the tools. What were the tools exactly? The doctor that worked here and made tools specialized in removing bullets! I keep expecting to find an old tool in the parts of the basement that are still dirt. So cool!! . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #lancasterpa #lancaster #victorian #brick #brickhouse #patio #patiodecor #homeremodel #homedecor #homerenovation #renovation #renovations #outdoor #outdoorlivingspace #outdoorlighting #hgtv #fixerupper


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This wall. It’s my project today, one of the last I have at The King. I LOVE this wall! It’s a part of the backyard now, but it was once a part of the original house. That means it’s 289 years old!! . . Brick is a signature element in Lancaster City. But because of the age of these, I had engineers and masons come to make sure it was safe so I can make it the backdrop of the patio. The stories the mason told me about the bricks alone was amazing. The names of the men who made them centuries ago and the streets now named for them. Brick is that significant in Lancaster. . . Now that it’s passed its inspections and the mason fixed up loose spots, I am ready to give it another life. Check back later to see. . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #lancaterpa #historicalhomes #history #victorian #brick #brickwall #patio #homerenovation #rehab #renovation


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The previous owner painted or polyed most of the original floors so they were basically black or orange. The Halloween vibe was not one we were going for, so we put on our masks and got to work. . . 3 floors and 2800 sqft. later, the floors were all sanded and sealed. Everyone in the family helped! We wanted to keep the natural look in the house and so we left the floors that way by using @bonafloorcare wood sealer and Traffic HD. Easy peasy to use and looks beautiful! . . Refinishing the floors was not hard, just took forever. I’m not saying it’s professional work, but it sure is an improvement. I love the way they turned out. . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #lancasterpa #victorian #homeremodel #remodel #refinishing #hardwoodfloors #bona #hgtv #fixerupper #homerehab


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A whoopie pie from @centralmarketlancaster is the perfect way to celebrate Saturday on the Rural Coast. . . . . . . #Ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #lancasterpa #centralmarket #lancastercentralmarket #whoopiepie #whoopiepies #alwayslancaster


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Old houses hold stories and secrets. I often found myself imagining while working in The King what happened over the 200 years it lived. Honestly, it looked like something out of Pollyanna in my imagination. I just loved it. We made sure this rejuvenated version had a secret of its own. . . When we were figuring out where to put The King’s kitchen, we kept coming back to the ‘dining room’. The size and accessibility were much better than where the original kitchen was and it suited modern needs. But there was this one little closet that was amazing and in the way all at the same time. . . We tried to figure out a way to keep it, but needed the wall space. So, we kept just the door and used it for the powder room (don’t worry, the window is covered🤣) then walled up the closet with shelves. I threw a little ode to 2019 in there beforehand. So if the future this house finds itself being reinvented again, maybe someone will find it. And now The King has another secret and story. . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #homerenovation #homerenovations #renovations #renovation #victorian #lancasterpa #secrets #hgtv #fixerupper #secretcloset #kitchen #kitchenremodel #potterybarn #targethome


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When you go out to eat with friends at one of your favorite spots and no one eats from their own plate, that’s a good night! @horseinn is one of my favorite places to go in Lancaster to eat and drink too much. Every time we go there, the atmosphere and energy keep you talking and laughing and eating and laughing, it never fails. Now it’s also my favorite place to go for carrot pie (carrot pie, who knew?!?). . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #horseinn #carrotpie #food #foodporn #dinnerwithfriends #foodstagram #lancasterpa


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Looks like fall, feels like the artic. I am still shivering from my walk to my car to take the kids to school. Is it this cold where you are? . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #autumncolors #autumnleaves #artic #coldweather #lancasterpa


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This has become one of my favorite rooms. It was the kitchen, that small back room an extended part of the kitchen. It was crammed tight and needed a lot of love! I remember standing in it waiting for inspiration to hit, walking between this and the room that was the dining room, now the kitchen. Then one day I was looking at a picture with a buffet along the wall and I imagined it in this room. That was it!! So we made this the dining room and I made sure that same @westelm buffet I saw in the picture was on that wall. . . I know I’m biased, but I really do love the way this room turned out. . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #rehabbing #fixerupper #diningroom #victorianhomes #restoring #hgtv #mywestelm #whitewalls #jamesbond #lancasterpa


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Lancaster’s coastlines are edged with cornfields and filled with waves of fields where the livestock wonder. This was my grandmother’s backyard where I used to play. It’s beautiful here. . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #alwayslancaster #lancasterpa #cornfields #coastlines #farms


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Figuring out what to do with The King took some time. It’s huge! 18 rooms huge! But you know what there was only one of? A bathroom. A very, small bathroom. That I would not walk in because there was carpet on the floor and I felt dirty just looking in it. . . That was also the first thing we demoed. We decided to eliminate one of the 6 bedrooms to expand the shared bathroom and also add a 2nd floor laundry room. I’m super grateful for our strong contractors that carried the giganormous, heavy, 200 year-old cast iron tub down the stairs without destroying it so we could bust out the wall. . . Once it was framed and plumbed, Nick and I went to work on the tile. It was fun to add the intricate pattern to the floor. There is always so much detail and character in these old buildings, it felt fitting to add it. . . I no longer mind walking in this bathroom now and having the laundry room out of the basement (another 300 year old space I didn’t like to go in) is another huge, modern win! We do really have it so much easier today. Now if we could only find a /way to have laundry do itself🤣 . . . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #rehabbing #rehabbinghouses #victorian #victorianhome #fixerupper #bathroomremodel #laundryroom #tile #renovations #homerenovations #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster


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Before this was The King it was a wedding dress shop! Every time I would walk through this building, that would cross my mind, probably because I was also constantly finding beads, lace pieces, little pins for hemming them. I love the stories these old homes tell. . . The prior owners painted the doors and windows purple to mirror a shop in NYC and while it was beautiful, we new we wanted this to have a different feel. . . I knew I wanted to use @benjaminmoore Hale Navy before I even looked at any other options. I am a little in love with how it transformed. What do you think? . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #fixerupper #home #homerehab #lancasterpa #lancaster #halenavybenjaminmoore #halenavy #benjaminmoorepaint


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Took a walk downtown this afternoon with Nick and Charlotte around this beauty @centralmarketlancaster. I still remember coming here when I was a little girl with my grandmother and mom. I love sharing it with my kids. . . . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancasterpa #alwayslancaster #lancastercentralmarket


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For years, every time we would announce we were having another baby people would comment that we should find another hobby....so we did. Today we share our next labor of love, Rural Coast. Nick and I found that we love doing projects together, especially rehabbing, revitalizing, and renewing old homes, as well as staging homes. We also have a deep love for the coastlines of the oceans and the cornfields stemming from the two places we love the most, the shore and Lancaster County, our home. So we decided to combine the two loves and make this more than just a hobby starting with our biggest project to date, The King (we also name our projects ❤️) . . The King is a 200-300-year-old duel house, half rowhome, half house. The original structure was built in 1730 and used as a business making medical devices (I just imagine horror movie kind of tools!). The man who owned it and worked there no longer wanted to take the long journey from the country every day to Lancaster to work. So he did what anyone would do, he cut the house in half. on the empty side, he built an intricate 3-story rowhome with incredible details all throughout. Check out the transformation of this piece of Lancaster history over the last few months and join us on our journey. . . . . . #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #alwayslancaster #lancasterpa #coastalhomes #coastalliving #countryliving #cityliving #homerehab #hgtv #fixerupper #restorationproject #restoration


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The view from my coffee today. This place restores my balance, any coastline will to be honest. It is where I feel most grounded, resets my frame of mind, helps me focus and so much more. . . Where do you go to restore your balance? . . . . . #alifeinbalance #lifebalance #balance #coastline #beachlife🌴 #ruralcoastlife


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Scarecrow season at Portmulgrave & Hinderwell Well worth a visit. Mid July time. #Portmulgrave #Hinderwell #ruralcoast #ruralcoastlife #hinderwellscarecrowfestival


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I tell people to come play with me all the time. What that really means is come workout with me. But for me, it is like being a kid again, I have so much fun with the teams I get to work with, I get to feel like I’m flying when I spring off the floor or test out what my body can do and even better, I get to watch amazing people like the group I worked with today surprise themselves with their strength, inside and out. I ❤️ training. I ❤️seeing people find their limits and surpassing them. I ❤️ seeing them get stronger. I ❤️ the comradeship. Now to put on another ‘uniform’ and stage a room....I also ❤️ changing it up:) . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lesmills #lesmillsgrit #gritcardio #onetribe #spookynookfitness #dowhatyoulove


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#fbf to a sunnier Friday (a week ago) when her aunt was still in town from Orlando and we were eating treats from @centralmarketlancaster. Today was all about training classes in rowing and #bodyflow clearing our gardens, planting bulbs and roasting alllllll the tomatoes we had left. . . . . . #ruralcoastlife #ruralcoast #lancasterpa #ilovelancaster #lancastercentralmarket #auntie #mygirl


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