My Ektorp Sofas Get a Luxurious Ikea Hack from BEMZ

BEMZ Belgian Linen Slipcover on Ikea Ektorp Sofa If you caught my post on Valentine’s Day, then you know I just returned from Arizona, where…

Valentines Day Recipes & Gift Idea for Valentine’s Day

1. Vanilla Cake for Two It is one-something in the wee hours of the morning, and my little tummy is growling as I consider these…

Choosing Cabinet Hardware & A Fixer Upper Update!

Soooo happy to be in the sunny desert loveliness of Arizona at the fixer upper once again since a gloomy January in Chicagoland can be…

DIY: StikWood Wood Plank Statement Wall in Our Bedroom

DIY: StikWood Wood Plank Statement Wall in Our Bedroom is all about our master bedrooms’ DIY statement wall project in our fixer upper! This post…

Best and Easiest Ikea Hacks {Bemz}

For me, the best and easiest Ikea hack comes from Bemz, an innovative company offering customized slipcovers for Ikea sofas, armchairs, chairs, and more. Bemz has…

Choosing Wood Doors for the Fixer Upper {DIY}

I posted about my affection for knotty alder the other day and our decision to upgrade doors here at the fixer upper to a rustic door style, and…

Lovely Finds: Piet Boon {The Jane}

In another life, high-end contemporary restaurant THE JANE, designed by P i e t  B o o n, was a chapel in a military hospital. Can…

{Garden Inspiration} Vanderbilt Mansion & Garden

When I was in Hyde Park with a writer’s group in late May, my beloved tagged along and we happily toured some local treasures including…

I Won an Ikea Contest!

Ikea recently crowned me one of their winners in the TOGETHER WE EAT contest where I submitted my story and recipe for Swedish Pancakes. To get…

Decor Inspiration: Aria Stone Gallery

Aria Stone Gallery marble – Residences at the Stoneleigh This week I MUST choose a countertop material for the cottage makeover project which means shopping…

Decor Inspiration: Vintage Doors

My husband and I went shopping yesterday in search of inspiration for decorating our next home, and one of our favorite vendors has completely changed…

Decor Finds: Nellie’s Barn Sale

One of the most charming aspects of living where I do in the Midwest is the summer fleamarketing! Nellie’s Barn Sale is an annual must-attend…