Long Live the Houseplant

Kim and I are not exactly what you’d consider “green thumbs.” In order to end our unintentional murderous rampage of houseplants, we took a recent trip to Gethsemane Garden Center in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood for some good-old-fashioned advice. We found a helpful expert and simply explained the quantity and frequency of natural light that our […]

Like Antique Malls? Get In the Business.

As the title of this post suggests, my aunt and uncle did just that. And with a last name like Master, what better name than Master Pieces Antiques? Aunt Mary Pat and Uncle Doug have always had a passion for antiques. It’s been obvious in their choices of hundred-year-old houses, vintage British sports cars and […]