Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop

Today is a special day! Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living asked me and a bunch of amazing home decor bloggers to join in a holiday home tour blog hop. All week long these talented people will be opening their doors to share how they deck the halls for the holidays. So put on some up…

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Chicago is covered in a layer of snow and there are only 3 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. YES! ONLY 3 WEEKS! Whether you care to admit it or not, the holidays are upon us. Today marks the beginning of holiday gift guides and today we shall begin with boy approving gifting ideas. Navy Overnight…

Pendant Pairings Kitchen Lighting Options

This week was incredibly exciting. The Cambria quartz was cut and finally installed today! If you didn’t catch the play by play, don’t fret, it’s saved to Instagram in the Kitchen Reno highlight bubble. There were a couple of sketchy moments like, how are we going to install the wet bar backsplash…oh, let’s just remove…

Lizzo on NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert is Lit

Lizzo has been on heavy rotation in my office and car for months. I’d be crankin’ her in the shoppe too but to say her lyrics are slightly explicit is…well an understatement…you’ve been warned. When I found out she was playing the Aragon, I screamed out loud, but then cried when I went I saw…

Master Bedroom Makeover with Universal Furniture

​​If you’ve been around these parts for a while now, you may have wondered why I no longer post photos of the master bedroom. Well, ever since we moved, the design just seemed off. The navy blue headboard was just too high and zip zilch nadda worked above it. There is a weird inset between…

Beautiful Distractions No. 17

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. On Friday we had our first snow of the year, which put a damper on our trick or treating plans, but the kids bundled up and braved the weather. They’ll do just about anything for candy. Saturday was my birthday, and The Boy took me out…

50s Fashion Is Trending

The kids these days might be rocking that 90s grunge look with their Doc Martens, overalls, and choker necklaces, but did you notice 50s fashion is trending? Shoutout to Mrs. Maisel (click for her home decor) for bringing this look back. Don’t know about you, but I’m breaking out the pearls and embellished cardigans.  …

Quartz For The Glam Kitchen Makeover

Demo on the kitchen is almost complete which means I better nail down my decor decisions. So how am I going to dress up this former fast flip from the previous owners? Let’s dig into glam kitchen decor with final stone selects and some glammed up decor options.   As previously mentioned, to keep this…

The Best Styles for your Kitchen

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Beautiful Distractions No. 16

Back with another Beautiful Distractions to fill your day with inspiration. BTDubs, if you missed last week, you really need to check that one out. It was a doozy!   You’ve probably heard of 29Rooms and WNDR Museum — multi-sensory, interactive experience museums for the Instagram fanatic — but did you know Vienna is jumping…