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02.11.20

How to Arrange a Stairway Gallery Wall

This is probably the least technical and potentially least-helpful “how to” post that …

This is probably the least technical and potentially least-helpful “how to” post that will ever be written, but I think it might help those of you who like me, want to hang an “imperfect” gallery wall. Gallery walls can be a little daunting but they really don’t have to be …

Interiors

02.03.20

Budget-Friendly Living Room Furniture and Decor to Invest in

Whether you’re decorating your first home or looking for that perfect piece (or …

Whether you’re decorating your first home or looking for that perfect piece (or two) to finish a current space, finding the right timeless, cozy, and “just right” piece of furniture is…not easy. I’ve been struggling with finding the right pieces for my own living room but it’s finally starting to …

Interiors

My Home

01.13.20

My Home Office and Guest Room

When I work from home, I spend my days in my home office/guest …

When I work from home, I spend my days in my home office/guest room. It’s the 3rd bedroom in our home right next to Margot’s room. This room cozy, quiet, and gets good light and I’ve loved working here, but in the coming months, I’m going to turn it into …

Interiors

11.26.19

What to Buy at the Big Serena and Lily Sale

If you haven’t cozied up for your home fot the holidays, now is …

If you haven’t cozied up for your home fot the holidays, now is the time. Any time Serena and Lily has a big sale, I always share my favorites, and they’re offering 25% off everything at the big Friends and Family event with the code GUESTPREP! I’m so excited to …

Interiors

11.01.19

Anecdote is Live and these are my Favorite Items in the Shop

We opened the doors to Anecdote a few weeks ago and I am …

We opened the doors to Anecdote a few weeks ago and I am excited to announce that our website is LIVE! I can’t believe that everyone (in the US) can now shop at shopanecdote.com! This is a project I can’t take that much credit for since the team has been …

Interiors

My Home

10.06.19

A Black and White Floral Bathroom

When we bought our house, there were some updates we wanted to make …

When we bought our house, there were some updates we wanted to make so it would feel more like our home. It mostly came down to paint, lighting, and window treatments, but the bathrooms needed a little work. They were technically “finished” but we love interiors (so much that we’re …

Baby & Toddler

Interiors

09.18.19

Putting the Finishing Touches on Margot’s Nursery

Over one year into motherhood and Margot’s nursery is finally (I really do …

Over one year into motherhood and Margot’s nursery is finally (I really do say that word too much but everything seems to take forever these days) done! It was mostly finished adding wallpaper and window treatments completely transformed the space. Every few months, I would randomly look for something then …

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Personal

09.01.19

Coming Soon: Anecdote Showroom and Online Shop

I am so, so excited to finally share the big news with you! …

I am so, so excited to finally share the big news with you! Yes, I am a cofounder. Again. And no, I am not leaving The Everygirl Media Group. This Fall, Anecdote will launch online and open the doors to its beautiful showroom in downtown La Grange, IL. As you all …

Family

Interiors

My Home

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 …

Interiors

05.20.19

How To Design a Small Powder Room

Our half bath is almost done, so I thought I’d share an update …

Our half bath 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 …

Interiors

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, …

Interiors

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 …

Interiors

03.10.19

22 Mix-And-Match Neutral Throw Pillows

If you’ve ever looked for throw pillows for your home, you know how …

If you’ve ever looked for throw pillows for your home, you know how hard it can be to find a good one – or a few that work well together. I scoured the internet to find some of my favorite (mostly) neutral throw pillows. The hues are mostly black/white/grey with …

Interiors

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 …

Interiors

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 …

Interiors

11.05.18

Furniture and Decor Finds Under $500

Decorating a new home can be a daunting task – furniture, rugs, lighting, …

Decorating a new home can be a daunting task – furniture, rugs, lighting, and all those accessories really add up. After receiving multiple requests for budget-friendly furniture and decor roundups, I’ve finally rounded up 40 of my favorite decor and furniture finds, all under $500! Overstock Marble Tulip Side Table …

Interiors

09.10.18

House Updates: Furniture and Decor Finds

I’m back to working on decorating our home again. Naturally, I waited until …

I’m back to working on decorating our home again. Naturally, I waited until I went back to work to get back to it, so this should be interesting. The bedroom has been a sad excuse of a room – a bed, no nightstands, one mini lamp, no rug…and don’t get …

Interiors

My Home

08.26.18

My 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 …

Interiors

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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My Home

05.31.18

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

I’m so excited to finally give you a (mini) tour of our first …

I’m so excited to finally give you a (mini) 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 …

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