(#csideproject update)

Wow, it's been a minute since I've checked in here.  Turns out, having two small children is pretty exhausting and I find myself passing out on the couch mid Mrs. Maisel episode instead of pontificating my thoughts here on this blog. I have been working on the #CSideProject for about, well, three years now.  I … Continue reading (#csideproject update)

(home sweet home)

We are now all moved in and could not be happier about it!  It has taken a week to unpack and get settled, but it is really starting to feel like home sweet home.  We are so glad we decided to take the new construction route as each and every decision in the house is … Continue reading (home sweet home)

(finding the perfect white paint)

Whoops!  Looks like someone (and I'm not going to name names) forgot she had a blog.  I have been super busy at work/ working on the house that I am a bit behind... Anyways, I have been stresssssing out while on the search for the perfect white paint color for the walls.  Who knew there … Continue reading (finding the perfect white paint)

(progress report)

Matt and I have been taking frequent trips over to the house for progress checks, but we've been careful not to go too often - a watched pot never boils (or however that saying goes).  So we did our usual swing by and then grab dinner on Wednesday after work and were pleased with the … Continue reading (progress report)

(rome wasn’t built in a day)

As some famous person once said, "Rome was not built in a day," and the same could not be truer for our future work of art house.  And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we could not be more grateful for the awesome team working on our house and the progress they have made - despite … Continue reading (rome wasn’t built in a day)

(lessons in concrete)

While we had a great meeting with our contractor on Monday, we left feeling a bit apprehensive as to when the actual construction would begin because of two factors: 1. The building permit had not yet been approved at the time (the City of Chicago is not an easy place to build) and 2. the … Continue reading (lessons in concrete)

(#WowDistrict write-up in the Trib)

This Sunday's Chicago Tribune had a huge feature on the 606 Trail and the effects it is having on the neighborhoods it will be running through.  For those of you not familiar with the "606", this is a city project much like the famed High Line in New York City's meatpacking district.  Chicago will be … Continue reading (#WowDistrict write-up in the Trib)

(It’s going down, I’m yelling TIMBERRR)

Hey youuu guuyysss... We scored some major progress! Yesterday, the construction crew got to work on the demo of the existing structure on the lot - which is HUGE (as in a life step, not size)! Here is the pic our contractor sent during the day.  I'm sure your first thoughts are the same as … Continue reading (It’s going down, I’m yelling TIMBERRR)