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Designing the Nursery (Round 2)

I shared the first iteration of my nursery inspiration here, and while I still love that design, now that we know for sure where we will be living I can better plan for the space and so changes have been made. Our baby's room does have a window, but it doesn't really get any natural light, seeing as the window faces another ...

Chicago Botanic Garden 2015

In what has become an unintentional annual fall tradition, Dan and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden a couple of weeks ago when his parents were in town visiting. It was a gorgeous October day - warm and sunny - perfect for exploring the beautiful gardens and getting some fresh air! We went last year in late September ...

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 ...

Weekend Update (blizzard, grooming, food, weaving)

It started snowing last night and hasn't stopped since.  It's supposed to get even worse, so we're bundling up inside today and watching the Superbowl from home (although to be honest I don't have much interest in this year's Superbowl). But! We are making deluxe nachos and pulled BBQ chicken sliders. Yesterday we took ...

Wordless Wednesday (or, Around Here Lately)

The Art of Terrarium Making

Chicagoans: have you been to Sprout Home? It is a haven for cool plants and other household goods - filled to the brim with succulents, cacti, air plants, ferns, flowers, candles...yum. Not only do they do arrangements for weddings and events, or landscaping for your home, but they offer classes too. I met Dan there ...

A Day at the Botanic Gardens

What are you up to this weekend? Last night Dan and I went to the newly opened Soho House for drinks after work, and then I got home and my throat started hurting. Hopefully with some rest today (along with some Emergen-C) it'll go away. Since I'm just hanging out watching The Mindy Project, I thought I'd share these photos ...