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Welcome to our online home.

Thank you for joining us on our mission to update our 1980s colonial. We are working on creating a simple, thoughtful home — mindful of style, budget, and function. We are thrilled to have you and hope that while you’re here you will find inspiration to love the home you’re in.

Scroll down for a fun ‘Get to Know the Blogger’ tag and learn more about us!

XO,
SIMONE & BRIAN

20 QUESTIONS TO GET TO KNOW
SIMONE

Are you named after anyone?

My first name is after Nina Simone and my middle name (Ashley) is after the character in Young and the Restless.

When was the last time you cried?

The scene in Moana where her mother helps her pack her things to go. Or maybe it was watching Master Chef. Honestly, I’m quick to cry — ask Brian!

Do you have kids?

We have a 1 year old daughter, referred to on the blog as M.

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

I’d like to think so. I don’t make friends easily because I’m very socially awkward but I really believe in treating others the way that I want to be treated so I think I’m a pretty decent friend.

Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Never.

What is your eye color?

Brown.

Scary movie or happy endings?

Happy endings — or what else would I cry about?

Favorite smells?

Lemony scents — and most recently the Brown Sugar & Fig Candles from Cozy Home Candle! If I could have a signature home scent that would probably be it.

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

Technically I’m far from HOME now (I was born in the caribbean) but I guess I would have to say the U.K.

Where were you born?

Oh ha! This should have come a few questions sooner. I was born on the caribbean island of Grenada.

What are your hobbies?

I love to read! But I enjoy anything I can do with my hands.

Do you have any pets?

Not currently but we did have an English Bulldog. I love dogs. I’m still scared of cats but I think they’re cute and would be open to getting one. We have a neighborhood cat that likes to stroll in our backyard.

Do you have any siblings?

2 brothers (half — on my dads side).

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Already there! I’ve always wanted to be a mom. Getting to SAH is icing on the cake!

Who was your first best friend?

Pretty sure she was imaginary — I’ve been told stories about her but I don’t remember her name now that I’m typing this.

How tall are you?

5′ 7″

What was your favorite/worst subject in High School?

I was really focused on the sciences but my favorite subject was always history. Worst subject was definitely French!

What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?

Coke. Elephant. I don’t wear perfume.

What would you (or have you) name your children?

M. Drawn out of a hat. Ask me about it.

How would you describe your fashion sense?

Whatever’s clean — usually jeans/leggings and a t-shirt.

 

20 QUESTIONS TO GET TO KNOW
BRIAN

Are you named after anyone?

I was supposed to be named Brandon (Bruce Lee’s son) – But we know how that turned out.

Do you have kids?

One kiddo.

Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Nah.

What is your eye color?

Brown.

Scary movie or happy endings?

Depends on the mood. Sometimes I like to get hit in the feels.

Favorite smells?

Pine, Fire, Wood, Fire…Wood… Manly smells.

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

South East Asia – Cambodia.

Do you have any special talents?

Not really. I play some guitar though.

Where were you born?

Utica, NY.

What are your hobbies?

Soccer, guitar, video games, chasing the kid around…everywhere.

Do you have any pets?

No. Used to have a pet praying mantis named Artimis. He gone.

Do you have any siblings?

An older brother, a younger brother and a younger sister.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Astronaut – but I think that ship has sailed.

Who was your first best friend?

William. I’ve known him since I was 6 and we still hang out. Moved city to city together.

How tall are you?

6′ 2″

What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?

Blue Powerade. Dragons. No.

What would you (or have you) name your children?

M. Simone’s idea. I have naming rights on the next 12.

Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?

Dr. Disrespect. Aculite. JoeRobinetBushcraft.

How would you describe your fashion sense?

Manly with a hint of chic.

Tell us one of your bad habits!

I. Leave. Socks. Everywhere. (Sorry, Simone.)