Caitlin Kruse

of The Mama Notes


Caitlin Kruse
Caitlin Kruse joined the blogosphere many moons ago in 2008 chronicling her affordable fashion finds, entertaining ideas, recipes and life post-college with her blog Style Within Reach. Fast forward 8 years - now married with a 1 year-old daughter (Piper Rose) Caitlin recently rebranded her site to focus on her latest passion: motherhood.

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Modern Bathroom Makeover

As new home owners, Caitlin Kruse of The Mama Notes and her husband knew their first home needed some serious attention. First on their list was their dark and windowless hallway bathroom. Caitlin knew that she wanted a light and airy space, so she moodboarded her dream bathroom and quickly said goodbye to the outdated space. After […]
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Build a Paver Patio for a Backyard Upgrade

In her previous, renter-friendly backyard upgrade, Caitlin Kruse of Style Within Reach made excellent use of a couple of under appreciated materials: gravel and pavers. She’s back for another backyard project in our Patio Style Challenge series, and this time she puts pavers and gravel to use in building a paver patio. To be sure, you’ll also […]
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A Luminous Holiday Fireplace Mantel

We adored Caitlin Moran’s beautiful and practical backyard makeover. Now we get a peek inside her home, as she shares her Christmas decorating ideas for her fireplace mantel. Caitlin writes about style, fashion and decor on her blog Style Within Reach. This holiday mantel is her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home […]
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This Renter’s Backyard Makeover Took Only Two Weekends

Caitlin Moran’s home was in dire need of a backyard makeover. But since she and her husband hope to move soon, the makeover needed to be quick and easy and as portable as possible. A quick and easy backyard makeover is exactly what we have from Caitlin, who writes the popular lifestyle and decor blog Style […]
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