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What to Do With Those Thrift Store Finds

If you follow me on Instagram then you know on Thursdays I have been showing off my thrift store finds or just things I think are cool on my stories. Although I talk about what you can do with the things you find while thrifting sometimes it's better to show examples and that's easier for me to do on the blog. Here are some things I found yesterday. I like to look at the curtain section not because I necessarily…

studio apartment

Studio Apartment

If you follow me on instagram and saw my stories you probably know I’m in Chicago.  I’m so happy to be back.  I love our new house but I was super homesick.  I’m not home just to visit though. I’ve got a little project up my sleeve and it involves my daughter’s new studio apartment.  She is finishing up her freshman year and has decided to stay in Chicago for the summer.  I’m happy to announce she has a full…

my design process

Sharing My Design Process

We've been in our house for a month now and am proud to say I just unpacked the last box yesterday!  Finally I get to focus on decorating!  Our first project and biggest project will be our living/dining/kitchen.  Our main level is open concept. I thought it would be helpful sharing my design process with you. I know a lot of people have strong opinions about open concept living and this is actually the first time I've lived in this…

things i want to remember

Things I Want to Remember

My blog is not only a way for me to share ideas it also serves as a sort of journal for myself when I want to remember something. I find myself taking screen shots all the time but if I let them sit on my phone too long I tend to forget why I saved them! I figured if I put them on the blog weekly I will not only remember why I saved them but I can get some…

Dorm Design – DePaul University

My daughter recently started college at DePaul University in Chicago which meant that we had to come up with a plan for her dorm.  I consider myself lucky because she let me help (I know some kids like to do it themselves) but I was given a very specific list of what she liked and what she didn't like. Her likes included: 1.  Organization that would be easy and simple. 2.  Gray, blush and neutral color scheme. 3.  Not a…