Kelly Zugay is a Saint Paul, Minnesota content creator with a focus on plant-based vegan recipes, home decor, and travel.

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On Monday, Ben and I received word that our home interior was finished — so we went to Minnesota today! There are still some finishing touches for us to complete once we close in March — particularly adding light fixtures everywhere and possibly adding some paneling or wainscoting. Otherwise, everything has come together really beautifully, […]

February 2021 Home-Building Progress: The Interior is Complete

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One aspect of moving I am really excited about is having a home office. Right now, Ben and I are both working from bedrooms; my desk is in our bedroom, and his desk is in our guest bedroom. When I first became a small business owner, I was uncertain about the necessity of a dedicated […]

Home-Building: Home Office Inspiration


Ben and I stopped by our house in Minnesota, because we received word our countertops had been installed! Our countertops are a detail Ben and I both really loved and felt excited about, so we couldn’t wait to see how they looked in-person. I took some additional photos — because so many smaller updates have […]

January 2021 Minnesota Home-Building Progress: Little Updates

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I’m so excited to share another home-building progress update! Since December, lots of home-building progress has been made: the flooring has been installed, the cabinets have been installed, and our bathroom tile has been installed. First: My office! My office is at the front of our house, facing the sunrise — which is a feature […]

January 2021 Minnesota Home-Building Progress

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In spring 2021, Ben and I will be moving to Minnesota! We’re building a house just outside of Saint Paul, Minnesota — one of my favorite places in Minnesota. When Ben and I moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin 7 years ago, we took weekend day trips to Saint Paul and Minneapolis — and I instantly […]

December 2020 Minnesota Home-Building Progress

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Studio McGee for Target 2

For the past couple of years, I’ve been a fan of Studio McGee. For me, Studio McGee’s design style is the perfect blend of classic and modern; they’re truly experts in creating really warm, welcoming spaces. As Ben and I look forward to our move to Minnesota, I’m bookmarking my favorite home decor pieces and […]

My Favorite Products from Studio McGee’s Fall Target Launch

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Guest Bedroom Inspiration

Today, I wanted to share some preliminary ideas I have for decorating our guest bedroom and creating a cozy, functional space.

Home-Building: Guest Bedroom Inspiration

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At first, we wanted an all-white kitchen. Then, everything changed.

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Modern, Cozy Kitchen Inspiration

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Ben and I are moving to Minnesota in spring 2021! (All the details about our move can be found here!) We’re building a house in Minnesota, and we just finished up the “design” portion of our home building process. When we built our house in Eau Claire, we only needed to choose our finishings, because […]

Designing Our House in Minnesota

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