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Would You Ever?

It was my birthday on Friday. My husband and son took me to dinner and also gave me a birthday card with a little surprise in it. They surprised me with an overnight getaway. The trip was only for me all by myself. So I have to ask...could you and would you go on an overnight trip by yourself? My trip was to Tahoe, California which is about an hour from our house. I left early Saturday morning and gloriously…

My Thoughts on Stuff

My mom died unexpectedly this month. She was only 69 years old just days away from turning 70. My relationship with my mom was complicated. It was something I never shared with others other than my inner tribe because I didn't want anyone to feel like they needed to chose a side. There were not sides in my opinion. I wanted people to love her according to their experiences rather than my experiences. Many loved her. I loved her. As…

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October

The weather has finally cooled in Nevada. Our neighborhood pool closed for the season. The busy season of Thanksgiving and Christmas are about the begin. Cooper and I are headed to Chicago this month to visit with Sloan and celebrate Coop's 5th birthday. (I'm also hoping for a Cubs game too, fingers crossed.) With each month that passes Nevada becomes more like home but it does not make me miss Chicago any less. This home tour doesn't help. Alaina Kaczmarski's…

Summer Break

I can't believe summer is over. Of course it's still 96 degrees in Nevada so that may have something to do with it. Today is  completely non-design related so this is probably just for Ya Ya and Pop Pop and the rest of my family! I am working on a few posts to show some progress on the house so stay tuned! We started off the summer with a trip back home to visit Ya Ya who immediately bought Coop…

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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…