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designing the nursery

Ever since finding out we are having a little boy, I have been daydreaming about the nursery and getting everything all ready for his arrival! While I am not able to make many purchases yet (house hunting), I can get pinning and planning. I want to keep it fairly neutral and natural - wood tones, whites and blues - with a ...

Shop Visit: Humboldt House

A few weeks ago I finally checked out Humboldt House, an awesome vintage store here in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. They sell mid-century modern furniture, vintage kilim rugs and new goods made by local artisans including jewelry, getting cards, apothecary items, planters and more. I want to live there! But don't ...

I’m on Etsy!

Well hello! I haven't been posting on here too regularly as of late because, well....winter. It's either cold and dreary or bitterly cold and sunny a lot these days which isn't the best environment for getting out and about and documenting things. But that's not to say we haven't been up to anything. For one, we saw The ...

The One With the Weaving

Have you seen all the beautiful wall hangings, weavings, macramé plant holders and the like lately? I've been ogling them on Pinterest and Etsy for a long time now, and so when Hillary gave me a lap loom for Christmas, I was ecstatic! At the risk of sounding like a boring spinster (see what I did there? :), my new ...

Gift Guide: Over $50

1. Polaroid images any time with this portable printer you can hook up to your phone. 2. Pretty earrings that can be dressed up or down from Catbird NYC. 3. Never be late with this gorgeous clock from Heath Ceramic. 4. Pretty silk jammies for being cozy. 5. A pretty, soft alpaca throw - made in Peru - to cuddle ...

Chicago Jazz Fest

We are a week into September already, and so much has happened since my last post! Let's see: we spent a week in Michigan and I celebrated my 30th, my friend had her baby (a sweet boy named William), I got a promotion, we went to a concert at Ravinia to see The Temptations and Beach Boys, had a belated birthday dinner at ...

Bedroom Progress

As I mentioned here, we are slowly but surely updating our bedroom since getting a new california king mattress. It's been hard to nail down the look since we rent and I don't want to spend a lot on decor/furniture that may not work long-term. We started with a new upholstered bed from One Kings Lane and finally settled on ...