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In preparation for painting and working on the guest bathroom this week, I put together a moodboard.

Guest Bathroom Moodboard

I have a whole brand new gallon of paint that I used in our master bathroom, so I’m going to use it in the guest as well since it’s a nice calming color. I’ll be painting the cabinets white and adding some new hardware. We’ll be getting a new toilet as well since our current one desparately needs to be replaced.

Got a lot to get done this weekend!

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November
2014
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After many trips back and forth to both Home Depot and Lowe’s, Monday was the day we made our decision. We headed to Lowe’s and picked out the first set of closet doors.

My New Closet Door

I snapped this shot while waiting for Joshua to come back with a cart. It was only appropriate I take a selfie picture of the doors. Oh yeah, I’m also holding a new light for our entryway – I accidentally broke the old one.

Tuesday night Joshua put the doors in! I’m loving the way they look, especially the beveled glass since it matches the cabinets above the vanity.

My New Closet Door My New Closet Door My New Closet Door

There’s a bit of a gap at the bottom because the doorway is a bit tall. This weekend we’re gonna play around with some solutions and get the doors for Joshua’s closet next.

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November
2014
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I’ve had a few friends/family members/coworkers join the Mac side, so I’m often asked, “What apps do you recommend?” Most everything I use is related to my job as a web designer and developer, so here are some of my favorites.

Top 10 Favorite Tech Apps for Mac

Slack

Slack
This is the new office favorite! Before we used Google Hangouts/Flamingo, but after hearing about Slack via the State of the Word the team was hooked! It’s definitely streamlined communication for our team, and it has a very nice interface. Available for iOS, Android, Mac Desktop, and in browser.

Sunrise

Sunrise
Not only does it have a beatufiul interface for desktop and mobile, but what got me hooked on Sunrise in the first place was that it sends you a daily digest so you know what you have going on that day. I like it a lot better than Apple’s built-in calendar, and it’s a great way to keep track of everything going on in our office. Available for iOS, Android, Chrome, Mac Desktop, and in browser.

Coda

Coda
I’ve tried a lot of text editors, but this one is by far my favorite. It’s beautiful, has a lot of syntax options, and even has FTP access built right in. Available for Mac Only and Diet Code for iPad.

Transmit

Transmit
My favorite FTP client, and because it’s made by Panic it works very nicely with Coda. Available for Mac only and app for iOS.

CodeKit

CodeKit
A great compiler if you code in Less/Sass, and I love that it will refresh the browser when you’ve made an edit. Definitely a staple for developing. Available for Mac only.

Frank DeLoupe Color Picker

Franke DeLoupe Color Picker
This color pickers lets you pick a color from anywhere on your screen, and once you select your color it will copy the hexcode to your clipboard and set it as your foreground color in Photoshop. Available for Mac only.

Integrity

Integrity
An awesome link checker! It’s basically the Mac equivalent of Xenu but with a much nicer interface and it works on Mac (Xenu is Windows only). A second runner-up that is Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool. Available for Mac only.

Paparazzi!

Paparazzi!
Great for taking screenshots this lets you view screenshots in different sizes and lets you set presets. Available for Mac only.

Icon Slate

Icon Slate
Icon Slate makes it super easy to create favicons and iOS icons. All you have to is create one larger version of your icon and then drag and drop into the different sizes. Super easy especially since the different sizes, formats, etc. keep growing. Available for Mac only.

CodeBox

CodeBox
CodeBox is a great little app that allows me to organize all my coding snippets in one spot. Great place to store certain lines of code instead of having to remember what website you used it on. Available for Mac only.