Category Archives: Our Pets


Miss Maddie

Over the last several days, your kindness was, and still is, overwhelming. After a medical emergency for our Maddie girl, we had to make the heartbreaking, yet compassionate, decision to allow her go to a pain-free place on Saturday. She was thirteen. It was the absolute worst, but we know it was the right choice, something I’m only able toKEEP READING >


When Painted Stairs + Dogs Don’t Mix

Until recently, we were pretty positive that our plainted black and white stairs were just One of Those Things that we’d have to maintain. All the time. We love them so, so much (as proven by the intense amount of love was poured directly into them), but every couple of months, I’d have to take out my mini paint tray andKEEP READING >


Well Done, 2015 + a Big Thank You

Even as we wind down our year, we still have a tall order ahead of us. On our ambitious agenda? Starting the bathroom tile (and nailing down every last detail on how many bullnose pieces we’ll need for the walls), mapping out our plan of attack for the PAX, and choosing a bedroom paint color. We’ll be falling down the internet rabbitKEEP READING >


Pet Beds with Janery (+ Something for You, Too!)

Finding a good pet bed might be one of the most difficult things we’ve done in this home – never mind tearing down ceilings or laying tile! No, no, it’s a decent dog bed that seems to be the struggle – ha! I wish I was kidding, but does anyone else feel this way? Our huge pups make the task even more of a challenge,KEEP READING >


DIY Corner Pet Food Station

Do you feel like we’re always talking about dog food stations? You should, because we are! After making Jack his personal set-up, we introduced Chunk to the family, and so we made a larger one, as any sane pet owner would do (right?). But when we recently added our sliding patio door to the kitchen, we no longer had the space for aKEEP READING >


Turning the One Tail Adoption Center Into a Home

We first sat down with Heather, the Director and head honcho behind One Tail at a Time, in April. After running this Chicago nonprofit as a foster based rescue for years, they took a leap and signed the lease of an adorable house in the Bucktown neighborhood. This house would be their soon-to-be Adoption Center, a meeting ground where familiesKEEP READING >