I tried to go neutral. When we moved in and I needed to order some new rugs and other decor I tried to stick to a palette of gray and light turquoise. I looked good, I guess, but I was not happy. I cannot deny my love for bold color! Color makes me feel bothRead More
Today I’ve joined a great group of bloggers for My Dollar Store DIY! We are all putting together spring crafts with items from the dollar store! You know from yesterday’s post that I am ready for spring and so it will be no surprise that my craft involves flowers! I decided to work on aRead More
It may be almost March, but here in Chicago we know that we still have about six weeks of winter ahead of us. This is always the time of year that I dream of sunshine and warmth, but mostly of GREEN. I’ve been saving garden photos for inspiration and thinking all about my empty yardRead More
Right after my kids started school way back in September, I very eagerly started a new project: painting the kitchen cabinets. I started with the bottom cabinets and ran into a few little issues and then life got in the way and the project stalled. And stalled. The unpainted upper cabinets have been haunting me for months now. But I finally decided to make peace with the kitchen the way it is and move on to other projects that I’ve been wanting to tackle but felt too guilty about moving on to with the kitchen incomplete. Well, guilt be gone! This is where we are for now and we are fine with it.
At this time of year, when everyone seems to be in the kitchen whipping up delicious treats I am tempted to make one thing: Maida Heatter’s Kansas cookies. They are molasses cookies filled with lemon-coconut curd. I know, they sound weird but trust me on this, they are amazing!
Ho, ho, holy cow it’s been a while since I blogged. The summer was spent waiting for things to happen around the house and then BAM, a lot happened at once and then I was spent. Now that I feel like I am finally catching my breath I can fill you guys in on thisRead More
Last season, I remember seeing little houses from the Hearth and Hand line at Target and thinking that they were so cute for a Christmas mantle but also year-round. And then recently I saw a photo in the Pottery Barn catalog of a Christmas mantle with galvanized village houses scattered across it. It is aRead More
You know, I’m finally accepting the fact that fall is not in fact when the days are cool enough for a jacket and the leaves change color. Fall here in Chicago is actually when you can have your windows open for more than two days in a row. It’s when the days are warmRead More
I know a lot of people love the heat of summer, but I always get so excited for the first cool day. I love when you can start wearing clothes that are a little bit warmer, but you don’t have to bundle up. I love the warm, hearty foods. I love the colors. I loveRead More
I wanted to do a home tour before any big changes are made to our house. I still haven’t hung much on the walls and we are need to organize some spaces to make them more functional, but I hope eventually we can look at this and see how far we’ve come! And also, newRead More