(boys baseball bedroom)

Now that the World Series is over, I thought I would extend the season just a bit by sharing my son's baseball bedroom.  Our son, Luke, bleeds Cubbie blue (takes after his Dad), so it only made sense to create a fun, bright space where he can pay homage to his favorite team.  No joke, … Continue reading (boys baseball bedroom)

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(master bath tour)

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but I believe your bathroom is the most important room of the day.  A great morning routine plays a key role in getting your mood set for the day and ready to carpe diem that sucker - or whatever your motto may be.  It is … Continue reading (master bath tour)

(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)

(mullin’ over mullions)

Now added to the list of things I never thought I would care about: mullions.  Most of you are probably asking "What the h are mullions??" and a few weeks ago, I would have been in that exact same boat.  Mullions, you see, are window grilles.  But what the h are window grilles?  Window grilles … Continue reading (mullin’ over mullions)

(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)

(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!)