Vlog: A House Tour!

[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”cq1NgmZn” upload-date=”2018-05-11T19:28:38.000Z” name=”Our (First) House Tour” description=”null”] We’ve been blogging for almost 8 years(!), and in all that time, we’ve yet to take you on a video tour of our current home! Yikes. In an effort to show you the flow of our home and how the rooms connect, we’re walking through every space […]

Denim Dog Beds!

A dog bed is one of those things that’s a must-have for any pet lover, but finding one that can withstand a beating from our pups has always been a challenge. Jack and CC are big, slobbery knuckleheads (that we love so much, it hurts), and we often joke that if attending school was a thing, our dogs […]

2016, You’ve Been Real.

Do you take time, as the end of December comes near, to look back on the year? We’ve been thinking a lot about what 2016 has brought. We started the year with our big three-room-renovation, and in February, we allowed ourselves a week off to enjoy the warm sun with our friends. As soon as we […]

A Night In

This post is in partnership with Anolon for A Night In. It was a bad DIY day. We started out on a positive note. We’re going to finally finish the laundry room today!, we said. Early on, we ran into a few road blocks. We roamed the aisles of the hardware store a little too long, […]

A Night In

A few months ago, Julia asked me to change the way we think about photographing our homes. Let me explain – have you ever noticed that bloggers are always (always!) chasing that daylight? But what if we started pulling out the camera in the evening, after the sun has gone down? By mid-afternoon, I’m already […]

When Painted Stairs + Dogs Don’t Mix

Until recently, we were pretty positive that our plainted black and white stairs were just One of Those Things that we’d have to maintain. All the time. We love them so, so much (as proven by the intense amount of love was poured directly into them), but every couple of months, I’d have to take out my […]

Well Done, 2015 + a Big Thank You

Even as we wind down our year, we still have a tall order ahead of us. On our ambitious agenda? Starting the bathroom tile (and nailing down every last detail on how many bullnose pieces we’ll need for the walls), mapping out our plan of attack for the PAX, and choosing a bedroom paint color. […]

Pet Beds with Janery (+ Something for You, Too!)

Finding a good pet bed might be one of the most difficult things we’ve done in this home – never mind tearing down ceilings or laying tile! No, no, it’s a decent dog bed that seems to be the struggle – ha! I wish I was kidding, but does anyone else feel this way? Our huge […]

Turning the One Tail Adoption Center Into a Home

We first sat down with Heather, the Director and head honcho behind One Tail at a Time, in April. After running this Chicago nonprofit as a foster based rescue for years, they took a leap and signed the lease of an adorable house in the Bucktown neighborhood. This house would be their soon-to-be Adoption Center, […]

Updates Around the Studio

During the last handful of months, we’ve spent time piecing together some of the ever-evolving rooms in the house – the rooms that are done, but not really done. They need something here or there, but it’s not a rush, and so, we move slow. Very slow.  Our funny little nook has acted as our One Tail staging room […]