Summer Project: Entry Refresh

Remember when I said I was going to challenge myself to update one room in our home every month? Murphy’s Law states as soon as you declare something on the internet, you must eat your words. You didn’t know that? Yeah, they changed Murphy’s Law recently. Well, better four months late than never, right? Today I want to share how we freshened up our small entry over the past few months. This past summer I decided to focus on freshening… Read more »

My Podcast Subscription List - The Outside & In

My Podcast Subscription List Through an unfortunate turn of events, I recently had to start over with my podcast subscription list. I got a new phone, which promptly fell in a river within a few days. Sad, but par for the course for me. When I went to activate my old phone again, none of my old podcast subscriptions were saved. Which meant I had to start over. Podcast subscriptions are the best because just like subscribing to your favorite… Read more »

Have you checked out Ballard Designs recently? In the past few months I have been working on several styling and decorating projects that have been keeping me busy sourcing products. Time and time again, I find myself on Ballard’s site. I am blown away with how this brand has evolved through the years. Do you remember when their catalog was filled with roosters and harlequin? I do. You used to have to dig hard to find the gems in their… Read more »

A few weeks ago we took a surprise family trip to see Hamilton Chicago in honor of our son’s 10th birthday. I’m a few weeks late in posting about it. I think I needed a little time to process the fact that it actually happened. We had been keeping this under wraps for about 2 months and when the weekend finally came, I was so worried the experience would not live up to the anticipation. I am relieved to say… Read more »

One of the best parts about our neighborhood is the eclectic mix of house styles. From ranches to colonial, Mediterranean, Cape Cod, we have it all. My friend Ashley lives a couple blocks down from me in the most charming historic Tudor that she has put her colorful stamp on. I have been itching to share it with you for a while now! Once you see how playfully Ashley has breathed life into this almost 100 year old home, you… Read more »