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The ABode(n) – Our Home Buying Story – Our Humble aBODEN

Real Estate, Renovation The ABode(n) – Our Home Buying Story TweetSince our first date, Daniel had talked about being ready to buy a house or a condo but never actually acted on it. About a year and a half after that fateful day, he had officially occupied two different Wauwatosa duplexes only 4 blocks apart, […]

Our Humble aBODEN – Page 3 of 4 – A Home Decor and Lifestyle Blog

Home Decor, Real Estate Girl Behind the Blog – 25 Fast Facts! Who knew that my January would lead to a boom in buyers hitting the real estate market?! For the most part this winter has been fairly mild and this has contributed to me being much busier than I have been in years past. This […]

Our Humble aBODEN – Page 2 of 4 – A Home Decor and Lifestyle Blog

Lifestyle Our Engagement Story For those of you who know Daniel and I personally, you know that us getting married, was never a question of if…it was always a question of when. Although there were plenty of opportunities Daniel could have taken advantage of to propose, anywhere in Paris for one, the way he finally […]

Under Sink Organization – Our Humble ABode(n)

Organization, Real Estate Under Sink Organization Tweet For those of you who have been to The Container Store before, you probably agree with me when I say it is jam packed full of things you think you don’t really need…that is until you actually get it. And then you aren’t really sure how you ever […]

Realizations on Privilege in Paris. – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle Realizations on Privilege in Paris. Tweet It’s been a while since I posted on here, but it has been a while since I felt like I had anything worth sharing that required more space and thought than a Facebook post or Instagram story. Frankly, I’ve been content in the mundane of my day to […]

Gift Ideas – Jord Wood Watches – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle Gift Ideas – Jord Wood Watches Tweet I’ll be honest, I always struggle with finding the perfect gift for Daniel. Regardless of the holiday he always tends to be one of the most difficult people on my list. I usually have him send me a list (read: links, so I can easily order them), and go […]

Friday Five – Vol. 01 Galentine's Day Must Haves – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle Friday Five – Vol. 01 Galentine’s Day Must Haves TweetHappy Friday! Fridays are going to look a little different than they have in the past around here! I decided to implement something called “Friday Five” in which I will share 5 things, or places or a combination of the two that rank my top […]

Don't Marry Your Best Friend – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle Don’t Marry Your Best Friend Tweet I’m not going to lie, it makes me sad every time I see another social media announcement of an engagement that includes the words “I can’t wait to marry my best friend.” Actually, there’s nothing worse than these. Why? I think it is LAZY. Don’t get me wrong, […]

Don't Marry Your Best Friend – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle Don’t Marry Your Best Friend TweetI’m not going to lie, it makes me sad every time I see another social media announcement of an engagement that includes the words “I can’t wait to marry my best friend.” Actually, there’s nothing worse than these. Why? I think it is LAZY. Don’t get me wrong, I’m […]

The No Good Very Bad Day – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle The No Good Very Bad Day Tweet Yesterday was a no good, very bad day. I woke up with a hoarse voice, a dry cough, and the monthly reminder that I am a woman. And after returning home from an afternoon away, I discovered water in the basement and a cable and internet outage. On […]

2017 Resolutions – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle 2017 Resolutions Tweet   Ironically, as most people express their gratitude for 2016 coming to a close, I’m sad to see it go. By far, 2016 was my best year yet, not only personally, but professionally. In my personal life I secured life long friendships, got engaged and traveled. Professionally, not only did I […]

What's new in 2017 – Our Humble aBODEN

Home Decor, Lifestyle, Real Estate What’s new in 2017 Tweet I am a slow start to my morning type of person. I wake up, check my email and social media, get out of bed, eat a light breakfast, work out, then make my coffee or tea and sit down in front of my computer for […]

The Great Debate – A White Couch – Our Humble ABode(n)

Home Decor, Renovation The Great Debate – A White Couch TweetI consider myself to be a fairly practical person, that is why when thinking about our current upstairs renovations I suggested we get a pull out couch in the room slated to be my home office. Not only would this solve our occasional need for […]

Our Living Room Christmas Decor – Our Humble aBODEN

Home Decor Our Living Room Christmas Decor Tweet Christmas is my favorite time of year so it probably is no surprise that I go overboard when decorating for the holidays. If it were up to me we would decorate on November 1st but Daniel is not a fan. This year I waited as long as […]

Instagram Roundup – Our Humble aBODEN

Home Decor, Real Estate, Renovation Instagram Roundup Tweet Because not everyone is on Instagram (or following me yet, which you should @ourhumbleaboden) I decided to grab a few of my favorite posts recently and share them on the blog. Back in October I had the opportunity to attend a branding workshop hosted by the Bloguettes […]

Trying Something New – A Home Decor Blog – Our Humble aBODEN

Home Decor, Real Estate, Renovation Trying Something New – A Home Decor Blog TweetAs I recently entered into yet another year of life, its hard not to reflect on how busy I have been in just 12 months. From notable trips to New York, Denver, Europe, Mexico and many places in between, as well as […]

Holiday Home Tour part 2 – Our Humble aBODEN

Home Decor Holiday Home Tour part 2 Tweet Today is Christmas Eve! We still have a few days with our decorations before I am forced to take them down by a certain Grinch. If you missed my first post about our holiday decor in our living room Friday,  you can check it out here. Its no surprise […]

Girl Behind the Blog – 25 Fast Facts! – Our Humble aBODEN

Home Decor, Real Estate Girl Behind the Blog – 25 Fast Facts! TweetWho knew that my January would lead to a boom in buyers hitting the real estate market?! For the most part this winter has been fairly mild and this has contributed to me being much busier than I have been in years past. This […]

Fall Decor Round Up – Our Humble ABode(n)

Entertaining, Home Decor Fall Decor Round Up TweetWell friends, I’ve been slacking on the whole blogging thing lately. Not off to quite a good start, but it happens. Life sometimes gets in the way. It wasn’t until I was taking down my fall decor and putting up my Christmas decorations that I realized I never […]

Out with the Accent Walls, in with the Accent Colors – Our Humble ABode(n)

Home Decor, Real Estate Out with the Accent Walls, in with the Accent Colors TweetFor me, finding the perfect paint color is the ultimate task. It took me 5 different paint stores to find the right color for our living room and dining room because nothing was just quite right. Now that we are tackling […]

Contact – Our Humble aBODEN

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About – Our Humble aBODEN

About Tweet   Hi, I’m CoCo, a twenty-something self proclaimed real estate mogul living in Milwaukee, WI with my boyfriend, Daniel, and our mini-labradoodle, Riesling. As a real estate agent, I was looking for a way to connect with buyers and sellers beyond the traditional model of the home buying or selling process, as well […]

wedding Archives – Our Humble aBODEN

Lifestyle Don’t Marry Your Best Friend I’m not going to lie, it makes me sad every time I see another social media announcement of an engagement that includes the words “I can’t wait to marry my best friend.” Actually, there’s nothing worse than these. Why? I think it is LAZY. Don’t get me wrong, I’m […]

under sink Archives – Our Humble ABode(n)

Organization, Real Estate Under Sink Organization For those of you who have been to The Container Store before, you probably agree with me when I say it is jam packed full of things you think you don’t really need…that is until you actually get it. And then you aren’t really sure how you ever lived […]