Last week, we held our very first, very official reader survey to celebrate our 4 year blogging birthday – has it really been that long? – and we learned so much about you all! Between the fellow Pittie lovers, artists and bicycle enthusiasts, you have some really quirky quirks. And we love it. We share…
  • Sarge in Charge - June 19, 2013 - 8:33 AM

    RE: the jeans quest, I am forever singing the praises of the Madewell Skinny Skinny jeans. They do not stretch out, they last forever, they come in two lengths, and the fit is amazing. Done.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 19, 2013 - 8:47 AM

      Sarge, thank you for that tip! The stretching out is the deal breaker for me.ReplyCancel

  • Heather {A Fire Pole in the Dining Room} - June 19, 2013 - 11:14 AM

    Love the roadtrip plan! If you ever embark on that, please stop and see us in St Louis. At your new place, will you guys have space for an RV? Would you ever consider getting one? Our trailer has been wrapped in front of the firehouse since February. Aaron thought he would have time to work on it this summer, but he’s still knees deep in the studio build out. :(ReplyCancel

  • Amy - June 19, 2013 - 11:26 AM

    Of course I was writing to let you know that I’d gladly show you around STL… and then I saw Heather’s note… and she bought the firehouse that a friend and I were coveting! I love how the small world of STL extends into the interwebs!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 19, 2013 - 12:25 PM

    Heather, I don’t know if we’ll have room for an RV, but that would just be the icing on the cake for the trip – otherwise, perhaps something a little more gas efficient? :)

    Amy, small world! I’ve only been to STL once for a Blues game, so it’d be great to make that pit stop again!ReplyCancel

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode - June 19, 2013 - 4:44 PM

    Loved this! Can’t wait to see the next part of the Q&A!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - June 20, 2013 - 11:33 AM

    If you do that road trip, be sure to stop at Best Friends Animal Society’s beautiful Sanctuary for a tour. I am fortunate enough to work for them (remotely from Chicago), but it is the most wonderful place on earth for any animal lover. You can even volunteer with any animals of your choosing for a half day, whole day, whole week! It is awesome!

  • Kim - June 20, 2013 - 12:33 PM

    Trish, we know of Best Friends! Our great friend works for them as well (remotely from Portland). We were planning on going this year, but the new house put a stop on all of our plans – for now. So awesome that you work there! We will definitely be going there at some point.ReplyCancel

  • stephanie @BabaSouk - June 22, 2013 - 9:17 AM

    So fun to read about you guys! You are hilarious. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - June 22, 2013 - 8:49 PM

    Ha Ha. Oh please tell me your work for Cintas? My husband is also a rep for an “industrial uniform rental company” in Newmarket Canada. I showed him your description of an episode of “How its Made” and he fully agreed.ReplyCancel


First off, a gigantic thank you! to all who participated in our Very First, Very Official Reader Survey! The results are in, and – not that we’re surprised – it turns out that you guys are just as awesome, funny and curious as we suspected. (We literally LOL’ed many, many times as we read and re-read…
  • Heather {A Fire Pole in the Dining Room} - June 17, 2013 - 10:17 AM

    Wow! Those are cute finds! I’m surprised they weren’t broken.

    We found a lot of buried trash when we were working on our yard – like buckets of old bricks and assorted house-building material. The only thing close to a “treasure” was a rusted star anchor plate (like the one from Soulard:

  • Tina S. - June 17, 2013 - 10:25 AM

    The ink well has a link to Sharpies? My goodness, I’ve died and gone to Heaven! I’m a major Sharpie addict, so if I found that ink well I’d equate it to finding winning lottery numbers! Very cool finds.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 17, 2013 - 11:45 AM

    Thanks, Tina! Who ISN’T a Sharpie addict? ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie B - June 17, 2013 - 12:16 PM

    So cool to find some buried treasure! When digging in our backyard, I found some nice stones and rocks that are now surrounding my fire pit.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica@CapeofDreams - June 17, 2013 - 2:58 PM

    Cool finds! It was a relief to find out that was a dirt bike park; I was afraid you were going to say it was the backyard of your new house. Of course, if you are into jumping bikes, that would be an awesome backyard.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 17, 2013 - 3:08 PM

    Jessica, Scott would be in HEAVEN if that was our new backyard! Luckily, our home isn’t too far from the park though.ReplyCancel


Our little virtual home turns four today! To be honest, we can never quite remember the actual day – it’s not like we have our very first blog entry marked on the calendar (although, it’d be funny if we did!) – but every June, we remember to do a quick search, find that first entry,…
  • Hannah K - June 14, 2013 - 8:40 AM

    WOOT! Congrats! I am so happy to have found your blog this year and look forward to following for many more to come!ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House - June 14, 2013 - 10:01 AM

    Happy blogiversary! Here’s to more adventures!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica@CapeofDreams - June 14, 2013 - 11:48 AM

    Four years is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations! I know that blogging can be a tiring and sometimes thankless job/activity, but you really have created something beautiful here. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 14, 2013 - 12:31 PM

    Thank you! And thank you so much for the survey responders – wow!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - June 14, 2013 - 12:51 PM

    Yay!! Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to following along for the next 4!ReplyCancel


Last week, I kissed the studio goodbye for a cool 24 hours and hopped aboard a brightly colored car with 3 other (very awesome) ladies, Nicole, Jess and Heidi. We took a mid-week overnight trip to Camp Wandawega – a 2 hour drive from Chicago in Elkhorn, Wisconsin – a gorgeous gem full of cabins,…
  • Carrie @DreamGreenDIY - June 12, 2013 - 7:23 AM

    Gorgeous photos!! Looks like it was a blast =)ReplyCancel

  • Michael Wurm, Jr - June 12, 2013 - 7:29 AM

    These are some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. I’m sure your gals had a blast!

    xo MichaelReplyCancel

  • Ashley - June 12, 2013 - 7:51 AM

    Major blogger envy! I’ve been wanting to head up there – it looks so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - June 12, 2013 - 8:47 AM

    Looks super fun. I will camp if shelter other than a tent is involved. Now what about the fashion? Am I missing something here? ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 12, 2013 - 8:50 AM

    Thank you! Ashley, it was the CUTEST. You should go! And Jill, luckily, no tents involved for us – just a cozy cabin. As for the fashion, Nicole covered that. It was completely impractical for a camp trip (Jess called it “glamping”), but it just made it that much more fun!ReplyCancel

  • OhMelvin - June 12, 2013 - 10:47 AM

    Wow, so stunning and remarkably sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - June 12, 2013 - 11:01 AM

    Oh my gosh! Elkhorn is so close to me! I’ve never heard of this place. I will definitely be planning a trip up there. I love that they have dog-friendly cabins. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • blair @ the fox and she - June 12, 2013 - 11:43 AM

    what an amazing little gem of a camp! looks like a nice relaxing trip, and of course, your pics are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey @ Likes to Smile - June 12, 2013 - 1:05 PM

    I can’t believe you got to go there!! The photos are so stunning and so fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 12, 2013 - 2:04 PM

    Everything was so ridiculously cute, it was hard not to photograph EVERYTHING! Thanks, guys!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - June 12, 2013 - 7:24 PM

    Great photos! This place became what it is after I’d moved away from home, but I did a photoshoot for a family on that t-shaped pier a few years ago – so beautiful! Glad it was such a great time. =) WI pride!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - June 12, 2013 - 8:41 PM

    what a gorgeous place!! glad you got a little r&r :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful Wandawega – Hands Occupied - June 13, 2013 - 12:06 AM

    […]  Other write-ups from our adventure: Nicole / Kim […]ReplyCancel

  • tereasa - June 13, 2013 - 5:54 AM

    thanks so much for visiting! your photos are so lovely. you really have a beautiful eye. please come back and visit us soon! :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 13, 2013 - 8:32 AM

      Tereasa, you’ve done the most beautiful job! It was so amazing to be there – thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Dave - June 13, 2013 - 7:11 PM

    Ann and I want a print of the canoe paddles. All the photos were awesome.

  • Trude - June 14, 2013 - 12:56 PM

    Oh man. As if I didn’t want to take a summer vacation before…just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - June 15, 2013 - 1:49 AM

    lovely photos! I’ve been wanting to go there! which place did you stay in there?ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 15, 2013 - 10:11 AM

    Hi Lindsey, we stayed in a 3 room cabin on the lake – Jess and I bunked in the room with the bunk bed! It felt so fun, like Girl Scout camp or something ;)ReplyCancel

  • Victoria | Oh So Pretty - June 17, 2013 - 12:57 PM

    These photos are absolutely GORGEOUOS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 17, 2013 - 1:44 PM

    Thanks, Victoria!ReplyCancel

  • Ada (new york) - June 17, 2013 - 5:15 PM

    The FUN was def captured in the photos … all beautiful! I wanna go to camp too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah C - June 18, 2014 - 11:58 AM

    Looks like you guys had a great weekend getaway :)ReplyCancel


This past weekend was a weird one. An exciting one, no doubt (new adventures!), but we’ll fully admit to losing all track of time, wondering, wait, did we already have brunch today? Or was that yesterday? We watched our beloved Penguins get swept right out of the Playoffs (be kind; our egos haven’t yet recovered),…
  • Jessica@CapeofDreams - June 11, 2013 - 8:08 AM

    You did a good deed with the dresser, and it is going to look great. I like that the handles are at an angle, very unique. I too have a hard time passing up furniture, especially if I know it might end up in a landfill. My house is full, and just yesterday my husband asked in horror, “What are you doing on Craigslist again?!”ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 12, 2013 - 2:03 PM

      Jessica, we think it’s a good deed, too ;) We’re a little unsure of the angled handles… so we’ll see what happens to that!ReplyCancel

  • Heather {A Fire Pole in the Dining Room} - June 11, 2013 - 10:27 AM

    Fun! I love that the dresser is living in the car. Ha!

    I can’t wait to see how both of these get tweaked. The velvet chair already looks like you, so I’m very intrigued by your plans.

    I totally feel your pain. As soon as we closed on the firehouse, we had to remind ourselves not to buy more things to move. Since we’re (somewhat) settled more purchases are creeping in, but we’re trying to keep it to a minimum since we’re approaching one space at a time. That didn’t keep us buying a vintage fireplace a few weeks ago. Yes… a fireplace. Lol! Tell Scott he can be thankful he’s not moving a fireplace around ;)ReplyCancel

  • Erin || - June 11, 2013 - 10:35 AM

    Great finds! I can’t wait to see what you do to the dresser and I adore the chair!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication - June 11, 2013 - 1:51 PM

    Excellent finds! They both have such great shapes!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - June 11, 2013 - 1:58 PM

    Heather, no kidding! If Scott didn’t love that dresser, there’s no way it’d be living in our car for a month. And you’re right – that velvet chair had my name all over it! It was fate.

    Thanks, guys!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - June 12, 2013 - 12:10 PM

    Congratulations on your new adventure, can not wait to see your new house and all the inspiring projects that will be coming.

  • Sarah - January 1, 2015 - 12:58 PM

    OMG! I WANT that chair! That is a dream chair for me. Now I will be on the hunt!ReplyCancel