Lovely Light Switch & Outlet Makeover {adorne}

Our Chicagoland fixer upper came with all sorts of blessings and curses when we took possession of its very neglected, sad state. Some of the…

3 Things I Love About Our Video Intercom …

If you have been following the before and after of our Chicagoland fixer upper cottage, you’ll know we have been adding finishing touches. Frequently they…

4 DIY Renovator Secrets: What’s in My …

“I ADORE THAT DECOR BLOG Hello Lovely WITH ALL THOSE FABULOUS IDEAS FOR POWER TOOLS AND GORGEOUS DUST BUSTERS TO PIN!!” exclaimed no blog reader ever…Yeah,…

Teaming up with Wayfair to show you what's in my toolbox and the renovation essentials we rely upon to tackle projects here at the fixer upper...see the before and after!

My House: Early Fall 2017

It is 90-something degrees, yet summer is collapsing into fall* as the ground becomes decorated with fallen leaves. The transformed leaves now provide a different…

{Before and After} DIY Living Room and …

  Just a few more projects in the living and dining rooms, and the decor will be done on the makeover at our second home…

{Before and After} DIY Guest Bedroom Decor …

Our second home in Arizona has been a kind of lab for me this summer…not so much in terms of decorating, but for broader creative…

{Before and After} DIY Master Bedroom Decor …

  While our DIY fixer upper in Chicagoland definitely feels like home now and reflects our personal style, our DIY fixer in Arizona (a second…

{Before and After} DIY Kitchen Remodel on …

  Two DIY remodel projects at the same time? Were we out of our minds?   I continue to ask myself that, and I have…

A Favorite Decor Piece in My Home

Ya know that saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person?” Pretty much how this timecrunched blogger rolls nowadays. (In the past, my…

Cupcakes & Cocktails in the Courtyard {Simple Summer …

Come enjoy cupcakes and cocktails in my courtyard! So very flattered bloggers Mary Ann (Classic Casual Home) and Cindy (Rough Luxe Lifestyle) invited me to…

Hello Lovely Fixer Upper: Shop My Home!

Hope you will find these shopping resources helpful for items found in our house! Affiliate links follow and when used for purchases may earn me…

Spring Decor Refresh: Inspiring Blue

  Spring Décor Refresh: Inspiring Blue Spring décor refresh might ring a bit cliché in blogland, but for me, it is quite the opposite… SPRING symbolizes RENEWAL…