No matter how you found your way,
I am grateful you did.

I'm Michele, and Hello Lovely is where you'll find
decorating ideas, home decor inspiration, and lifestyle.

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Married to an attorney, we have two grown sons and live in
a cottage we are renovating ourselves in Chicagoland.
We're also fixing up a second home in Arizona.

(Our sweet Bella Luna in the photo passed away recently.)

our current renovation

Creativity is my jam.
renovate houses, paint pictures,
like working in my pajamas,
bake cinnamon bread, play the piano badly,
write articles for magazines,
and tutor students
(my master's is in Counseling).

A more official bio is here.

From a window at the Louvre.

Posts spring from a well of diverse topics,
and evergreen favorites include:
interiors, and our DIY home renovation.

If interior design tingles your jingles,
you will discover archival goodness from:
decorating ideas for farmhouse,

If you are journeying with breast cancer
or love someone who is, you may be
interested in exploring glimpses from
my own journey with BRCA2 diagnosis.

I paint abstracts like the one behind me.

Sometimes the anti-cancer journey is manageable,
and sometimes it's a big ol' mess.

Love keeps making it all okay.

There's a quick video here,
and the longer one below was
filmed in one shot like Vogue's 73 Questions,
and lets you peek inside our Chicagoland fixer upper.

You can also see my awkward Pharrell happy dance
with my sweet shihtzu, illustrating I graduated
Summa Cum Laude from
The Molly Ringwald School of Dance.

Peace to you right where you are, friend.