Category Archives: Portfolio


The Laboratory

Late last year, our friends Amy and Ed told us that they finally were doing it – they found the perfect space, they signed on the dotted line, and they were really doing it! It is now called The Laboratory, a Chicago learning center using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to encourage children to wholeheartedly useKEEP 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 >


The Happy Place: A One Tail Adoption Center Update!

You’re reading this on Tuesday, but I’m writing this on Monday. It’s almost time for dinner – says Jack, anyway! – and every muscle in my body still aches (Scott’s too; we’ve been commiserating and smiling all at once), my painting trigger finger actually hurts (can you sprain your forearm from sprayKEEP READING >


Poodles + Pitties + Doxies!

You guys! First, thank you a thousand times for the great conversation and feedback on last week’s celebratory post. You all made our hearts so happy, and we feel so lucky that you continue to stop by as we slowly (very, very slowly) chug along on our home’s renovation journey. Even now, as we’ve put our home on semi-hold thisKEEP READING >


A Look Inside the One Tail Adoption Center

The One Tail at a Time Adoption Center is located in Bucktown, not too far from our own front door. The photo above was taken by Heather (the director of the nonprofit and all around pet-saving-badass), and in the couple of months since they’ve moved in, it already looks drastically different! There’s a fence and a yard, with moreKEEP READING >


Exciting New Project! (+ That Garbage Sofa)

When we pulled Jack straight from the city pound 6 years ago, he was a pile of bones. His eyes were sad, and he sat at the back of his crate as we passed him by – several times, actually – to play with and consider the happier, wiggly smaller pups nearby. When we pulled these smooshy, tinier dogs from their cages, however, they wantedKEEP READING >