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Simulating the Saguaro 

Yesterday it was 73 degrees out here. That is insane! It felt like a little slice of Spring Break had been delivered right to my doorstep. I spent my entire day split up between running (11 miles!) and sprucing up … Continue reading

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Room Refresh: Kids Edition 

I have never liked traditional kids rooms. Pickle’s nursery was brown and orange. And yes, I knew she was a girl. I don’t like precious. I don’t like expected. But I have always tried to play it a bit safe … Continue reading

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Burning Down the House 

Right now my house smells like what Keith Richards looks like. And coming from a person that is pretty obsessed with her overall home environment, this is not a good thing. Also not a good thing? My lack of memory function … Continue reading

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Designing on Training Wheels 

I really have a passion for interior design that I, unfortunately, discovered way too late in life. (Seriously, I worked in investments for four years?! Total waste.) Obviously I have done a lot in my own home, but recently I … Continue reading

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Chicago: My Kind of Town 

I’m back. And I don’t mean just in the blogging sense. I mean in the human sense. And I am SO incredibly happy to be. Since moving to Chicago, it is like the cloud has lifted away. I am truly inspired … Continue reading

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Favorite Floor Cleaners 

Well, I knew it probably wouldn’t last. I just figured that my plan for Family Fun Day every Sunday wouldn’t end after the first one! We had grandiose plans to go to Indianapolis for the day – meet up with … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays 

{top row – from left to right: Holiday Tree Fort, Christmas banner and pinwheels, family pic; middle row: glass ornaments, duct tape fireplace with needlepoint stockings, silver Christmas tree; bottom row: needlepoint pillow, ornament tree and art by Ashley Longshore, … Continue reading

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Duct Tape Renovation! 

I am SO over living in a rental home. If you couldn’t tell already, I am pretty particular in my (wacky) decor and having something a little off just bugs me to no end. But it isn’t like I am … Continue reading

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WTF, I am so into WFT! 

So for the third time in three different cities, I am designing a new guest bedroom. Each time we move, we decide not to have a room for guests and to just to displace our daughter whenever anyone comes over. … Continue reading

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Baby Got Brass 

(pendant lamps: Original BTC, stools: Arteriors, cocktail table: Jonathan Adler, starburst sculptures: Waiting on Martha, mirror: Jonathan Adler, bar cart: Williams-Sonoma, ice bucket: Williams-Sonoma, bottle opener: Kelly Wearstler, frog sculpture: C. Wonder, flamingos: Gilde Handwerk) Growing up, I feel like … Continue reading

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