Vlog: Our March 2019 House Tour!

[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”LB0VQz4s” upload-date=”2019-03-05T09:00:00.000Z” name=”Our House Tour | March 2019″ description=””] Somehow, some way, two years have passed since we last walked through our house with you! We’re fixing that right now. In this vlog, we’re peeking in and out of every room, and you’ll probably notice quite a few changes from our last home tour […]

Finding Your New Favorite Contractor

kitchen renovation: drawer hardware | pendant light | vintage rug (similar) | towel As we begin the adventure of our own first floor bathroom renovation (yes, it’s finally happening!), it got us thinking about how lucky we are to have an amazing general contractor that we trust to work on our home with the same […]

Let’s Go to the method South Side Soap Box!

This post is in partnership with Grove Collaborative. We’re sharing a free offer for new and existing subscribers at the end of this post! Last week, our friends at Grove Collaborative and method invited us down to Chicago’s Pullman Historic District for a tour of method’s South Side Soap Box, which included a stop through Gotham Greens, their […]

Taking the Mystery Out of DIY Landscape Lighting

lounge chair | floor cushion |outdoor rug | fireplace | planter beds This post is in partnership with Homes.com. A few weekends ago, we spent a handful of hours adding landscape lighting to our back patio – the finishing touch we’d been planning for since the day we first mapped out the yard! I was absolutely shocked at […]

Designing a Rental vs. Our Own Home (Is There a Difference?)

Over the course of the garden apartment renovation, you all have been so encouraging, and for that, we can’t thank you enough! We’ve been soaking in your feedback and listening to your questions, and a reoccurring theme seems to center around our design decisions in this soon-to-be rental versus our own home. Is there a difference?, you’ve asked. We’ve also […]

A Day with Delta Faucet in Chicago!

This post is sponsored by Delta® Faucet. In early May, Delta® invited us and a handful of bloggers to share in a Day of Inspired Design. The best part? It took place in our hometown of Chicago, making it possible for Scott to join in on the fun, too! You might remember seeing the day through our […]

Our Planter Boxes: After a Chicago Winter

Late summer of last year, we had just completed our DIY planter boxes for the back patio – all 37 linear feet of them! – and after a consult with a local nursery, we felt pretty comfortable bringing in soil, planting and mulching in September. We’ve never been much of green thumbs, but since living in this house, we’ve had […]

Vlog: 10 Things We Love About You, Chicago

[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”qSp3Am2I” upload-date=”2018-05-09T20:20:40.000Z” name=”10 Things We Love About You, Chicago” description=”null”] There was a time when we thought, We won’t live in Chicago for the long haul. We told ourselves, This is temporary! Just for fun. For now. But here we are, 10 years later, and we truly can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. We […]

A Chicago Salvage Shop with Purpose

Remember the Great Door Hunt of 2013? We learned a lot of lessons that summer when it comes to shopping second-hand, and although our silly story saw us through ups, downs and in-betweens, we came out on top. Hooray! As frustrated as that journey felt at the time, can I admit something? I secretly loved […]

The Laboratory

Late last year, our friends Amy and Ed told us that they finally were doing it – they found the perfect space, they signed on the dotted line, and they were really doing it! It is now called The Laboratory, a Chicago learning center using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to encourage children to wholeheartedly use […]