Category Archives: Happenings

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Vlog: 10 Things We Love About You, Chicago

There was a time when we thought, We won’t live in Chicago for the long haul. We told ourselves, This is temporary! Just for fun. For now. But here we are, 10 years later, and we truly can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. We moved here from Cincinnati in the fall of 2006, rented the cutest (and somehow, roomiest!)KEEP READING >

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A Night In

This post is in partnership with Anolon for A Night In. It was a bad DIY day. We started out on a positive note. We’re going to finally finish the laundry room today!, we said. Early on, we ran into a few road blocks. We roamed the aisles of the hardware store a little too long, and we searched for router bits that didn’t actuallyKEEP READING >

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Gifts for the Pet Lover (+ Everyone Else!)

We love the holiday season for countless reasons – you know, thick blankets on the bed, fuzzy slippers, warm rum-spiked drinks and our Bing Crosby records(!) – but of course the very best reason is the extra time we have with friends and family we may not see as much throughout the year. A thoughtful token that says, hey, we love you!,KEEP READING >

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Revitalizing West Pullman with Habitat for Humanity + Lowe’s

Last weekend, Scott and I wore bright blue shirts and strapped on hard hats to lend a helping hand alongside dozens of Lowe’s Heroes and countless Habitat for Humanity volunteers. You know we love Lowe’s, but the people behind the company continue to inspire us with their longtime Habitat partnership to promote safe and stable homes.KEEP READING >

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Those Tiny Tweaks

Maybe more than I’d like to admit, I’m digging deep into our own blog archives to remind myself of a paint color we’ve used, where we bought something or – and probably most importantly! – showing contractors what’s behind our walls. The hunt for the exact type of lumber we used for our dining room fauxdenzaKEEP READING >

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Hooking Up Our (Sorta) Whole-House Audio System

A few months ago, I realized that while we absolutely love our in-wall surround sound system in our main living room space, it was less than ideal music placement if we were, say, cooking in the kitchen or entertaining in our quickly progressing backyard. Schlepping a bluetooth speaker of some sort to wherever we were situated wasn’tKEEP READING >