Rob is our younger brother (well, Scott's brother) and a chef in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We crave his food (it's the world's greatest, FYI), so it's only a bummer that he doesn't live in Chicago with us - you know, to cook us dinner every night. Luckily, he's sharing some of his top tips (using local
  • Anne @ Planting Sequoias - July 24, 2013 - 7:55 AM

    Michigan beer is the best (Grand Rapids local here–I’m a bit biased, I’ll admit). I just recently went to the Eccentric Cafe after a tour of Bell’s brewery and it was phenomenal.ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - July 24, 2013 - 8:32 AM

    I grew up singing “We don’t give a damn about the whole state of Michigan cause we’re from Ohio”… what a horrible but funny song, Ohio State. Anyways, I need to visit that place for reals (only been once to visit Eric’s sis while she was in school at Kettering in Flint). p.s. I kept hearing Rob read me his own post. Scott, I love your family. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Emily R. - July 24, 2013 - 11:45 AM

    I spent the first 24 years of my life in southeast Michigan, but didn’t see nearly as much of Kalamazoo or the west side of the state as I wish I had before I moved to Tennessee. I’ve got this post bookmarked for future travels, though – my husband spent most of his life near Memphis and I need to get him up there to see the sights!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - July 25, 2013 - 9:40 AM

    I live in Kalamazoo, and I so appreciate your support for our lovely town Yellow Brick Home!

    If he doesn’t mind sharing, where does Rob work? In addition to the art, music, and beer scene, we LOVE the food in Kalamazoo. I would love to make sure to provide him some community support (if we aren’t already!).

    Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Dave - July 25, 2013 - 6:20 PM

    K-Zoo is one of the coolest small towns in America. Rob, nice job showcasing your wonderful city.ReplyCancel


Heather and Aaron, together with their Great Dane Mojo, live in St. Louis (by way of Kansas City) - and they just bought a firehouse. A Firehouse! They'll tell you all about it on their blog, A Fire Pole in the Dining Room (you'll be hooked!), but how about a bit of an
  • Carey - July 23, 2013 - 2:28 PM

    Can’t wait to read this… THANK YOU for sharing. The husband and I just moved from Chicago to St. Louis and are loving the unique architecture in the city.ReplyCancel

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci - July 23, 2013 - 3:57 PM

    Wow!! Can’t wait to get sucked into their blog. I have always dreamed of living in an unconventional space, but realistically I have my sights set on a modest condo ;)ReplyCancel

  • Megan @ The Brick Bungalow - July 23, 2013 - 5:53 PM

    Love the possibilities! St. Louis is a great city!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - July 24, 2013 - 1:23 AM

    Wow what an amazing home.. I’d absolutely love to find such a unique building in a central location (ESPECIALLY within budget!) to snap up and convert. Absolutely adore the bathroom. Great job Aaron and Heather :)ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - July 24, 2013 - 7:58 AM

    WHOA! This is beyond awesome!! Definitely a new blog for me to read, yay!ReplyCancel


I've known Jillian since we were both 5 years old, and she's probably the one girl that 'gets' me in every way, inside and out. Now, she's raising her family in Cincinnati (our good ol' former stomping grounds!), a city she compares to her favorite old book. She's right on; we couldn't agree more.
  • Kelly - July 23, 2013 - 8:46 AM

    Living 2 hours south of my closest Ikea in VA, it’s one of my favorite places to go and walk aroudn when I go to Pgh to visit family.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - July 23, 2013 - 9:14 AM

    I enjoyed our short time living in Cincinnati, and miss all those hills, and of course, graeters! We will be trekking out to our local Ikea in the next couple weeks to buy furniture for the nursery. I will make sure to get some ice cream while there…ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - July 23, 2013 - 9:26 AM

    Yes, Rachael! We hardly partake in Graeters anymore since Eric can’t do dairy. Wah waaaaaaah. :( But that makes it all the more a special treat for me. Black raspberry chip will always be my fav. Good luck w/ your nursery buys! Half of Leo’s room is from IKEA. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - July 23, 2013 - 9:29 AM

    Also, IKEA foodstuffs were the last things I consumed before going into labor w/ Naomi… not sure that helped the process.ReplyCancel

  • Kalli - July 23, 2013 - 8:02 PM

    Lucky kids that their parents know the awesomeness of IKEA! I felt weirdly proud of Cincinnati when I heard they finally got one, ha.ReplyCancel


While we're knee deep in boxes and just-moved-bliss, my best girl from our college days (and roommate until I took the leap to move in with Scott!), Kalli, is kicking off the 'love' week with a tour of her city, Los Angeles. I live in Los Angeles and sometimes don?t …
  • Julia @cuckoo4design - July 22, 2013 - 7:01 AM

    I love LA so much too!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - July 22, 2013 - 1:48 PM

    Hey, Kalli, Love that top photo! LA kinda gets a bad rap for shallow-ness, fake boobies and such, but with you living there, you know there’s gotta be way more to the story. You just presented it so lovely here. Can’t wait to visit this place some day. :) xoReplyCancel