Paris & Stockholm Prints {Lovely Finds from Minted}

As you know, we are: just about done with the Chicagoland fixer upper and in the process of making over an Arizona getaway.   Our design…

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,…

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.  …

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.  …

{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…

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…