Design Mom Home Tour

I’m late posting here, but please do pop over to Design Mom and check out our Living with Kids Home Tour. Many thanks to Gabrielle for having us over! And if you like to see before and afters, check out the Apartment Therapy tour from a year ago as well ....more

Creating a Maker Space

There’s a Maker movement afoot. It’s becoming almost mainstream these days, with Maker Spaces popping up in schools and libraries all over the country. We’re lucky to have several spaces in the area (the Fab Lab at MSI and the Maker Lab at the Chicago Public Library, as well as our Hacker Scouts group) ....more

So, I Moved Some Stuff Around.

After moving the sofa (again) several months ago, I finally got around to relocating the shelves. And then I styled them. As you do ....more

My Real House - Two Weeks In

I've been overwhelmed with the response to the my real house 365 Instagram project *. More importantly, I've been inspired. It's interesting to see the quirkiness of others homes....more

My Real House Update

I’ve been overwhelmed with the response to the my real house 365 Instagram project...more

A Layered Bedroom in Navy, Gray, and Brass

As I was putting together the January collection for Houzz (A Layered Bedroom in Navy, Gray, and Brass – wonder where I got that idea?) I realized I’d never shared pics of our finished space. While I’m still playing with the gallery wall, the bedroom reboot has been mostly finished for quite a while. Oops ....more

A 360 of my REAL House - A Photo Challenge

Well hello there. It's been a while. How were your holidays? And happy new year! I keep wanting to pop in and share things with you, but I just can't seem to get things together. There's either stuff everywhere, or it's too dark for photos. Or there's stuff everywhere AND it's too dark for photos (4:30 sunset, you can not go away soon enough!)....more
Ha ha!! I had that thought also!!!more

My Real House

Well hello there. It’s been a while. How were your holidays? ...more

DIY Brass Pendant Lights

Finally. The kitchen has lights. In truth it’s had lights for several weeks now, but there’s been very little times when the kitchen clean while it was light enough to get a decent picture ....more

A DIY Himmeli Wreath

I fell in love with this Himmeli wreath months ago. At the time, I wanted it for the gallery wall in our bedroom. I may still, I haven’t decided ....more