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Patti  wife. mom. renovator. designer | see designs in link🌻 mixing old and new for present day living {minnesota} ✉️: patticakewagner@gmail.com

Last Sunday, we headed out to our neighborhood ice cream shop to close out summer and walked pass this cute boutique. It must have been the barn red, string lights on the porch and my desire to want to set pumpkins on the steps that made me snap a photo 😉. Doesn’t this give you all the fall & holiday feels??
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I haven’t shared a #followfriday in awhile so thought I’d introduce you all to my friend Liz @purejoyhome on my stories. I don’t follow very many fashion accounts but the select few that I follow are so down to earth and make motherhood look good. Liz is too cute for words and her family is renovating their kitchen so I’m excited to follow along. Stop by her account if you’re looking for new inspiration.
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Last weekend, Ava saw the #dupontminneapolis rental completed for the first time. She’s been following mom and dad on this journey and we had a good chuckle at her reaction. She said she loved it and asked if her and Livy can live here when they get older 😝. This unit hadn’t been updated in a long time and just like any home, it needed love and maintenance. The cabinets were falling apart, grout had seen better days, laminate countertop was chipped and we needed to reconfigure it for maximum usability for our renters - swipe to see the before. Would you like a video tour of this space?
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• Tiles = @bedrosianstile • Cabinets = Kemper cabinets in Maritime (lowers)
• Island = custom built by @jalbrechtdesign .
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Today, marks the third trimester! I’m not good at taking solo photos and Brian asked me if I felt awkward standing there. In which I replied “heck yea!” I’ve let worrying, stress and empathy overpower my feeling of joy in this pregnancy. Worried at first if this would last. Then when I felt a moment of joy, empathy for others in unfortunate circumstances would sink in. It was always moments of joy exchanged for grief. But I have to be conscious that joy is a choice for us to make. So here I am stepping out of my comfort zone to celebrate this milestone, happily.
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Looks like the temps will be dropping to the 60’s this week. This charming new build with the sun setting, is my send off to summer. I’ve photographed it in the winter, fall and figured why not summer. #myhousecrushmonday
• Design @peterssenkellerarchitecture ; Builder @reuterwaltonresidential
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On stories: Posted the shelf + towel bar installation in the #dupontminneapolis bathroom. In the polling photo, got some messages that you thought it was upside down and I can see why you’d think that because the towel bar wasn’t attached yet 🙈. Also, a not so fun thing happened in the basement of one of our rentals. Owning these properties is a lot of work and we don’t want to sugar coat it. Take a look at my stories to see what Brian had to deal with 😖.
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The girls had set their boots in the front door for anticipation of fall. Then Livy brought baby boy’s booties from my friend @nomieskids to line up next to hers 💛. But it felt more like mid summer this weekend so we’ll have to wait a little longer. Also, Ava felt baby bother dancing inside my stomach for the first time this morning and her eyes lit up in disbelief! Wished I captured it on video because it was pretty amazing.
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Finally sharing the #dupontminneapolis bathroom renovation! With water damage and to avoid wood rotting underneath, we had no choice but to tear it up - swipe for the before. It was exciting to start over knowing that this beautiful clawfoot tub would be restored and put back. The reno was inspired by the stunning Kasbah Trellis handpainted tile from our partner @fireclaytile. It’s such a great bold statement that we kept everything else simple.
• For practicality in a rental property, we opted for the floor to ceiling subway tile to minimize possible mold + moisture issue in the shower area. Practicality aside, I love how the 3x6 tile which has a nice subtle crackle finish (also from @fireclaytile) brightens up the space. Feels so fresh and so clean!
• Also, I put the survey out for shower curtains and this was the winner which I was already leaning towards but sometimes, it’s nice to have that extra confirmation. Absolutely loved how it all turned out and happy for our tenants to call it home.
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My little best friends 💛. It’s been over a month since Livy and Ava shared a room and I can confidently say that it was a great decision. Livy has always admired big sister but Ava had a tough time accepting that she was no longer the only child. Putting them in the same room has brought them closer together. Now, when they get in an argument and we separate them, it’s like the worst punishment we could give them 😅. Hope they know how lucky them are to have each other. •
Grainy outtake from one of our photo shoots. When I say photo shoot, I mean my iPhone set on a tripod with Brian pushing the remote button 😊. And on this important day, I just wanted to post a photo with these three 💛.
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The crisp air this early morning got me thinking of fall. Last time I waited until the official fall date, all the nurseries were out of mums 😭. Got to embrace fall a little early than I used to. This is an old photo but wanted to share a cool discovery from the city archives. Swipe to see our home taken in the 1930’s. It was built in 1927 but we are only the third owners. After the first owners moved out, a lady moved in with her family in the 40’s and lived there until 2011 when we purchased it. Do you have any interesting stories about your home? Would love to hear it. •
Note: since this photo, we installed a retaining wall so we now have a usable yard. And our roof was replaced! Thank you to Josh @northface.construction for the great service. After calling multiple roofing companies with no call backs, a friend referred us to them and when companies do a great job, we like to share the experience. #1927WagnerTudor .
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Got to co-host a baby shower for my sister in law yesterday and today, we did our usual walk, went swinging, rode bikes and grilled out. Ava says she’s ready to ride her bike without her training wheels but we’re not so sure 😬. Anyhow, didn’t have anytime to edit new photos so thought I’d share this gorgeous restaurant interior from Restoration Hardware in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. It came highly recommended and glad we got to visit. Love the brick + black. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
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These dahlias are finally starting to fade but still lovely.
• I also want to touch on a topic. The other day, I saw a lot of posts/stories expressed negativity they’ve received on their feeds. My friends and family have asked me before if I ever have to deal with “trolling” on here. Although I really haven’t, it got me thinking that I’m not immune to it.
• The extent of interesting comments I’ve received, I can remember about three:
1) someone questioned our appliance choice for our Lyndale rentals saying they weren’t high end
2) couldn’t believe we enameled our wood trim white instead of leaving it natural...such a heated topic 😅
3) expressing they liked the before of our Dupont rental renovation vs. the after.
• Our stance is that we just take them with a grain of salt. Sharing our projects publicly may open us up to criticism but at the end of the day...it’s our money we saved up for each project, our time committed, our sweat equity and our own opinion is what really matters. With that said, I’ve also received two other strange comments that were followed up by an apology without me saying a word so that was refreshing to know that they thought twice about what they wrote and how it can be hurtful. The internet is full of good and bad but I hope that we never let the bad take over. Dust them off and enjoy your weekend 😎. It’s going to be a beautiful one in Minneapolis ☀️.

When dad is your current favorite and you have to be by his side at all times = falling asleep next to dad while he cooks 😴. Although I’m slightly jealous that Brian has held the favorite title for several weeks now, I love their bond and this entire scene. Her thumb sucking, hair in the face (her way to soothe herself to sleep) and bum in the air. Definitely going to show this at her wedding 😜.
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