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08.28.19

Our Basement Playroom Before and After

Now that we’ve been in our house for over a year, it’s time …

Now that we’ve been in our house for over a year, it’s time to start sharing more of it! When we moved into our house, we planned on making the basement a space that felt like an extension of our home, and the part I was most excited about was …

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05.20.19

How To Design a Small Powder Room

Our powder room is almost done, so I thought I’d share an update …

Our powder room is almost done, so I thought I’d share an update on the design process and how it’s coming together. It’s a small powder room right off our entry hall, so it’s the one our guests use, and we use it whenever we’re downstairs, too. The room is …

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04.26.19

Updating Our Patio for Summer

We moved into our house last May, one week after my cofounder went …

We moved into our house last May, one week after my cofounder went on maternity leave, weeks after launching The Everymom, and two months before Margot was born. There wasn’t exactly time for landscaping and outdoor throw pillows were the last thing on my mind. I ordered an outdoor sofa, …

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03.17.19

26 Coffee Tables for Every Style and Budget

When it comes to decorating a home, coffee tables and dressers are two …

When it comes to decorating a home, coffee tables and dressers are two of the hardest types of pieces to find. Mostly because they can get so expensive and they’re almost always too big or too small. Ok all pretty dressers are too small and the the big ones are …

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03.10.19

Mix-And-Match Neutral Throw Pillows

I love the decorating process, and throw pillows are one of the easiest …

I love the decorating process, and throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to bring style and warmth into your home. They’re easy to switch out (especially if you invest in larger, neutral pieces). If you’ve ever looked for throw pillows for your home, you know how hard it …

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01.07.19

House Updates: The Living Room and Sunroom

We’re slowly but surely making a little more progress on our home. It …

We’re slowly but surely making a little more progress on our home. It is so unlike me to take this long but decorating a 3 bedroom house is a lot more work than decorating a 1 bedroom apartment and I’ve had a lot going on, so it really hasn’t been …

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11.27.18

House Update: Our Living Room

Now that we’ve lived in our home for the better half of a …

Now that we’ve lived in our home for the better half of a year, our living room finally feels like the cozy room I imagined it would be. I wanted to share a few photos of the updates and changes we’ve made that got the room to where it is …

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08.26.18

Our Chicago Condo

Last week, I searched my blog for the full home tour of our …

Last week, I searched my blog for the full home tour of our Chicago condo and I’m not sure how it happened but I never got around to posting the full tour. Seriously, how? I shared a post with links to most of what we bought and will include those …

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08.12.18

Our New House: Decor Updates

Now that we’ve been in our new home for 3 months, we’re starting …

Now that we’ve been in our new home for 3 months, we’re starting to see some more progress and are slowly making design and decor decisions. The living room, dining room, kitchen, and Margot’s room are looking pretty good, but everything else still needs some work. Our office is sort …

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05.31.18

Our New House: The Entry, Living Room, and Kitchen

I’m so excited to give you a tour of our first house. As …

I’m so excited to give you a tour of our first house. As someone who never thought about leaving downtown Chicago, I am happy to say that I love having a house and that I really enjoy the quiet and slower pace out here. It’s been so nice spending mornings …

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04.17.18

What We’re Buying For Our New Home

Our move is just one month away, so we’re in the process ordering …

Our move is just one month away, so we’re in the process ordering furniture and looking for some vintage finds, too. We’re going for a modern-meets-traditional vibe this time around – a lighter, cozier feel. The anticipation of making this home feel cozy and settled (and then staying put for …

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09.19.17

How My Home is Always Clean

It only takes getting ready to head out the door to take your …

It only takes getting ready to head out the door to take your house from mostly clean to a complete disaster. Between makeup on the bathroom counter, pile of laundry on a chair, dishes in the sink, and skipping making the bed, it’s often the case that we return to …

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06.19.17

How to Update Your Kitchen On a Budget

A look at this $2000 kitchen remodel (including supplies and labor) and a …

A look at this $2000 kitchen remodel (including supplies and labor) and a few items to warm up the space once it's done.

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03.27.17

The Apartments I Lived In When I Lived Alone

Before moving in together last fall, Conor and I talked a lot about …

Before moving in together last fall, Conor and I talked a lot about our plans for the future. It was always a part of our plan to get engaged but doing so has made the fact that I won’t live alone again a feel a lot more real. I’m so …

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10.25.16

My First Apartment: Before and After

We’re back from California and tonight will be our first night in our …

We’re back from California and tonight will be our first night in our new home. And since I’m starting over after selling almost all my furniture to my landlord, I thought I’d recap the last time I moved into a home with less than a handful of pieces of furniture.

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10.13.16

Renovation and Moving Update

We moved our things over to the new place a few days ago and leave …

We moved our things over to the new place a few days ago and leave for California today, returning the 25th. Hopefully to a livable home.Here’s a peek at what our place looks like right now, minus the “kitchen” which is still an empty room. The walls are all being painted Farrow and Ball Wevet, …

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09.21.16

Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Our new home is slowly starting to look less like a construction zone …

Our new home is slowly starting to look less like a construction zone and more like a place people might actually live someday. The kitchen is still an empty box, but the bathroom walls are covered in marble subway tile, and the shower has a real floor! Since we’re in …

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09.13.16

The Home Tour You Never Saw

Last year, I moved into a small two bedroom apartment in West Town …

Last year, I moved into a small two bedroom apartment in West Town and stayed there for few months before moving into my current apartment. The small bonus room made the perfect home office. There wasn’t a photo shoot or home tour, and most of the photos I have are …

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09.12.16

Our New Condo

I had no idea everyone would be so excited to see me move …

I had no idea everyone would be so excited to see me move again. Here’s a look at our new condo, located in a 1920s Benjamin Marshall building in the Gold Coast in Chicago. It’s a 1 bedroom and needs a new kitchen and baths. The renovation process has taken …

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09.06.16

A Look Back at My Five Chicago Apartments

Yesterday marked 6 years in Chicago, so I thought I’d post a recap …

Yesterday marked 6 years in Chicago, so I thought I’d post a recap of the 5 apartments I’ve lived in over the past 6 years.I went from River North to the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, to West Town, and back up to Lakeview. Here’s a look at what …