Friday Faves: Dumb Jokes, Paint Trends and House Tours

It’s Friday, it’s Friday, let’s all do the Friday dance! And I’m back with Friday Faves, starting off with one of my favorite things…

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How to Add Color at Home

Ever since starting The 256 Project, one thing that people comment on the most is how we use color in our house. Some people have said that they are impressed by it and wish they had gone bold in their own homes, or wish that they weren’t afraid of color so much so that they …

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Friday Faves: Maximalism, NOLA and Vintage

Happy Friday from The 256 Project! I’m back with another week of Friday faves, covering a bit of maximalism, some shopping tips and one of my favorite cities.

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Bitch Session: Drilling into Concrete Sucks

This story ends with the problem being fixed but only after one marital dispute, a temper tantrum (mine) and a broken new drill. In short, drilling into concrete sucks. In long, sometimes having an old house sucks* because of all the little things that come with it that are just a pain in the ass. Fair …

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New Column: Friday Faves

The 256 Project has been focused on how we’ve been making our first house a home through plenty of projects and through translating my grandmother’s recipes, with the occasional client project thrown in. I’ve never shared with you much beyond my project world, but that changes today. I thought I’d start a new weekly column …

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Grandmother’s Recipe: Savory Shrimp Flan with Cardinal Sauce

I am back with another of my grandmother’s recipes, flan de comte aux crevettes, which kind of translates to a savory shrimp flan that she recommends be served with a side of Cardinal sauce. I say “kind of” because, well, you’ll see. It was a super easy recipe to make, once I got past the …

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New Story on Domino: Adding Color to Your Home

I contributed another story to Domino magazine. No big deal, folks. I’m just really important. (I kid.) This story is on how to combat fear of color and incorporate it into your home. You can see the full story here. I will talk more about this soon on The 256 Project, expanding on what I …

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How We’re Keeping Our Outdoor Couch Clean

What was that, you say? Something about how dumb it was to get a white couch for the outdoors? Where it rains and where there’s dirt? And, most especially when you have a dog who immediately claimed it as hers even though it was meant for you to fall asleep on next to a raging-yet-calm …

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Garden Project: We Chose a Paint Color!

We chose a paint color! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you might want to refer to this post from two weeks ago in which I detailed the three main garden projects of the summer and asked for people to vote on a paint color for this ugly cement wall that is …

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Tarte a l’Oignon, aka Onion Tart

Just too late for your 4th of July BBQ, but perhaps just in time for the rest of your life of eating deliciousness, I have something for you that made me practically sob in making it but really happy in eating it: tarte a l’oignon, or onion tart. If you host a BBQ or dinner …

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