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House Updates: The Living Room and Sunroom and a $500 Giveaway

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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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My Search for the Perfect Jute Rug

Last week, I posted about my search for a new soft, budget-friendly, durable …

Last week, I posted about my search for a new soft, budget-friendly, durable rug for our living room. I did a little shopping in-person, a lot of looking around online, asked you to weigh in on your favorites, and in the end, found I rug I loved. I’m sharing the …

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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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House Hunting: The Homes We Looked At

In case you missed the news, Conor and I found a house and …

In case you missed the news, Conor and I found a house and we’re moving next month! The process has been going on for a few months now, so I want to (finally) talk about why we’re moving and share a few of the homes we looked at. It all started …

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Nursery Inspiration: Let’s Talk About Wallpaper

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself …

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself lost in a sea of baby gear and somehow ended up looking at nursery decor for our non-existent nursery. Having a room for our baby girl may be a few months away, but it’s been fun to …

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Get The Look: A Budget-Friendly Living Room

My first Chicago apartment was small and modern – not at all what …

My first Chicago apartment was small and modern – not at all what I would have thought I wanted since I’m a sucker for vintage details. Sure, I wished for white kitchen cabinets instead of dark wood ones, but still just may be my favorite of the 6 homes I’ve …

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Get The Look: A Small, Minimalist Home Office

I planned on doing a “get the look” for my first office (a …

I planned on doing a “get the look” for my first office (a small space between my living room and kitchen) in my first Chicago apartment. But when I started sourcing items, it ended up looking a little different. So this is how I would have decorated my first office …

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15 Mix-And-Match Neutral Throw Pillows

I haven’t started redecorating just yet, but can’t wait to move and make …

I haven’t started redecorating just yet, but can’t wait to move and make our next home a bit cozier and more traditional, so I’ve been slowly looking around – just keeping my eyes peeled – for ideas for our next place. I’m going to start sharing some inspiration and thought …

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My Holiday Home Tour

It’s December 1, my holiday home tour is live on The Everygirl, I’m …

It’s December 1, my holiday home tour is live on The Everygirl, I’m unveiling my collaboration (and an instagram giveaway!) with Josh Young, and I’m spending the day filming a video with Architectural Digest! More on that when it launches in 2 weeks. Head over to The Everygirl to tour …

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Giveaway: Win $500 To Rejuvenation

I am so excited to partner with Rejuvenation to give one of you …

I am so excited to partner with Rejuvenation to give one of you $500 to help decorate your home – just in time for winter aka hibernating season. Rejuvenation is one of my favorite resources for lighting, hardware, pillows, and bedding, too. As you can see, this chandelier and pendant (both …

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What to Buy at West Elm

Because EVERYTHING is 25% off! …

Because EVERYTHING is 25% off! …

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Shop My Chicago Condo

Our home tour went live on MyDomaine last week and we got MARRIED …

Our home tour went live on MyDomaine last week and we got MARRIED on Monday! I am currently in Italy on my honeymoon but prepped this post for you a few weeks ago. I’ve linked to everything in our home, answered some FAQs, and have disclosed all brand partnerships. Frequently …

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My Home Tour on MyDomaine and $1000 Giveaway

Since moving to Chicago in 2010, I’ve welcomed you into my River North, …

Since moving to Chicago in 2010, I’ve welcomed you into my River North, Lincoln Park, West Town, and Lakeview apartments. Today, I’m so excited to share my Chicago condo on MyDomaine, and I’m giving away $1000 toward a piece from The Everygirl’s Caitlin or Rose collection at Interior Define on …

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Home Tour Giveaway: Win $500 to Minted

My home tour goes live in just a few days so I’m kicking things …

My home tour goes live in just a few days so I’m kicking things off with a $500 giveaway (and a $150 bonus giveaway on instagram) to Minted – one of my favorite resources for budget-friendly art (and also my wedding invitations and where I always get my holiday cards). I recently …

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Organization

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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Home Tour Update: One Week to Go

I'm talking about styling, shooting, and where we're running our home tour.

I'm talking about styling, shooting, and where we're running our home tour.

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The Best Black and White Art from Minted

From decorating my home to ordering wedding invites, Minted has been a go-to …

From decorating my home to ordering wedding invites, Minted has been a go-to design source over the past few years. Their art is budget-friendly and so easy to customize–framed in pretty much any style you can think of, matted, and available in almost any size. If you’ve followed me here …

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