(happy h&o-ween!)

Happy Halloween to all five of my readers out there (hi mom!).  We are taking a break on the house stuff this weekend to get into the holiday spirit.  Last year my plans to go as Wendy Peffercorn from the Sandlot were crushed by the frigid Chicago temps; as was my plan this year (sorry … Continue reading (happy h&o-ween!)

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(wood you like to know the recipe for adding instant character?)

I have always had a penchant for vintage things with loads of character, but after taking Woodworking 101 at the ReBuilding Exchange in the Spring, I want salvaged everything. I took the class with my future sis-in-law and we absolutely loved it. We hand selected our own timber and used real badass power tools over … Continue reading (wood you like to know the recipe for adding instant character?)

(lights, please?)

Anyone else catch that Charlie Brown Christmas reference?  No?  Anyways... My recent task for the new digs has been to select the lighting fixtures for the house.  To some, this could be a really easy task: "Sure, I went to Home Depot and got 5 of these and 3 of those," but unfortunately for me, … Continue reading (lights, please?)

(renegade craft fair)

This weekend is the Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park and I am super stoked to go.  I am a big fan of finding one-of-a-kind pieces with some spunk made from local artisans.  Plus, being in the events business myself I like to show support to other events and the industry. I went to the Handmade … Continue reading (renegade craft fair)