After Scott gave our thrifted silver tray a good polishing – twice – with no end to our tarnishing troubles in sight, we asked (pleaded) for your help. And not surprisingly, you all came through with some pretty sound advice. From sharing your own woes (we obviously had no idea that our little thrifted find…

Congrats to Kaitlin and Anna Kristina, the two winners of a $25 print credit towards the Print Shop! We’re no longer taking comment entries, but please feel free to keep pinning your favorites. Your input means so much to us! We first started our Week’s End posts as a personal challenge to start enjoying our…
  • Rebecca - January 28, 2013 - 6:20 AM

    You always have such nice shots to go along with your posts. I liked several on your board, but especially the ones of the Chicago skyline. My favorite? Chicago #4.ReplyCancel

  • Eric - January 28, 2013 - 6:54 AM

    I’ve liked my favorites on Pinterest. Looking forward to the shop!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - January 28, 2013 - 7:22 AM

    So many lovely options! :) I found myself wanting to like everything, haha! :)

    Shannon Loves Design
    Fabulously VintageReplyCancel

  • Christina @ the i can't decide blog - January 28, 2013 - 8:01 AM

    Done and done – LOVE your photographs – all of the ones with color (especially Chicago #6 – Pink Jelly and Vancouver #2 – Orange Chairs) just make me so happy!! Not to mention they would look AMAZE-balls (yes I said that) in my bathroom :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily H . - January 28, 2013 - 8:11 AM

    Pinned!! Love the paris photos so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - January 28, 2013 - 8:31 AM

    I went through and liked (loved!) the ones I would genuinely buy. I’ve never been able to do much traveling but your Paris photos made my heart all fluttery.

    Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - January 28, 2013 - 8:35 AM

    Great photos! Especially love this Chicago ones.ReplyCancel

  • Christina M - January 28, 2013 - 8:59 AM

    Congrats on this development! Just finished liking on Pinterest. I love Paris #4 and SF #2!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - January 28, 2013 - 9:17 AM

    Really love the seagulls at Amelia Island. I love seagulls because of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and my daughter is Amelia. :) I have also always really liked pictures of carnival rides, especially ferris wheels, against the sky. So, I’ll be buying for sure (if I don’t win)!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - January 28, 2013 - 9:39 AM

    I’ve repinned my favorites and I’ll be seriously sad if some don’t make the cut! I have my heart set on a couple for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Becca - January 28, 2013 - 9:40 AM

    So excited you are doing this! I have always admired your photography. I liked all my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Adriana Willsie - January 28, 2013 - 10:02 AM

    What a great idea! I’m browsing now, but it’s so hard not to like them all :)ReplyCancel

  • Haley - January 28, 2013 - 10:06 AM

    I love this! Pick me!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alichia Sawitoski Keller - January 28, 2013 - 10:09 AM

    LOVE that you’re launching the Print Shop! Your photography skills are amazing and are nearly half the reason I love checking in on the blog! Kudos and congrats!! -alichia-ReplyCancel

  • Amy - January 28, 2013 - 11:05 AM

    Pinned! So hard to choose my favourites…they were all so good!ReplyCancel

  • rupal - January 28, 2013 - 11:32 AM

    Love all of the prints, but my favorites are vancouver #2, paris #4, and seattle #1. Best of luck with the new shop!ReplyCancel

  • Casi - January 28, 2013 - 11:52 AM

    Pinned! My favorites included the few of the California coast. I miss my home and would love to have some of those in my apartment here in cold Philadelphia.ReplyCancel

  • Emma - January 28, 2013 - 12:18 PM

    Happy Happy Joy Joy! I’m off to “like” your pics :) Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - January 28, 2013 - 12:32 PM

    LOVE all the love for the Mitten State! :) I’ve liked my favorites on Pinterest. :)ReplyCancel

  • miranda - January 28, 2013 - 1:50 PM


    I’ve liked probably 15 photos, and repinned my absolute favorite (you know which one it is! ;) and can’t wait until the shop is liiiive!ReplyCancel

  • Stefani - January 28, 2013 - 2:24 PM

    So hard not to like them all! I tried to be selective… and then I kept liking :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea B - January 28, 2013 - 2:37 PM

    Yay! I love this idea. I’m a fan of your work and travel documentation. :)

    I was most drawn to the more colorful pictures that were less identifiable to a particular city, but that being said my most favorite were: #11, #4, #14, #1, #3 and #15.

    Will have any from Nashville?ReplyCancel

  • jackie jade - January 28, 2013 - 3:01 PM

    love this – so exciting! i liked my faves on the pinterest board!

  • Trista - January 28, 2013 - 3:50 PM

    I made my selections on Pinterest. I liked everything that I would likely buy. Can’t wait to see what you pick.ReplyCancel

  • Sierra - January 28, 2013 - 4:29 PM

    Beautiful photographs! I especially like Paris #4 and Chicago #5.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth C - January 28, 2013 - 4:50 PM

    I think my favorites are 2, 5, 6, and 11. The bike lane has a special place in my heart since I started commuting by bike this past summer.
    Can’t wait to see which ones you go with! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle DuPuis - January 28, 2013 - 4:58 PM

    What a great way to use Pinterest! Picking favorites is always the hardest part.ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin - January 28, 2013 - 6:19 PM

    Hooray! I’ve pinned a bunch- but now I’m re-thinking all the art in my entryway. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - January 28, 2013 - 6:27 PM

    Well, I didn’t see it on your pinboard, but I am in LOVE with the pic of the yellow bridge with blue sky in the background, posted recently. I think you should consider adding it! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - January 28, 2013 - 6:28 PM

    Woo! This excites me! I repinned Vancouver (SMILE) and Seattle #1 (of the ferris wheel). Both of those made me smile when I saw them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary - January 28, 2013 - 8:16 PM

    So many great options!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - January 29, 2013 - 12:33 AM

    Such a great idea!! I love all the Pittsburgh ones, but especially the yellow bridge. I LOVE that.ReplyCancel

  • Antz - January 29, 2013 - 3:34 AM

    Oddly i’d come back to pin a couple of your images only to find that you were asking for us to do that especially! Anyway, i’ve added a few to my Pintrest account – antzonline.ReplyCancel

  • alaurable - January 29, 2013 - 4:14 AM

    pinned! i love the Seattle reminder that sometimes we have a blue sky!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - January 29, 2013 - 10:39 AM

    I might be a little Chicago-biased….but they are all lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Lawton - January 29, 2013 - 4:40 PM

    Love your style! The abstract ones are my favorite. Would love a few in my bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Kristina - January 30, 2013 - 10:31 AM

    I love these! My faves are of Paris and pops of color (which I liked officially on Pinterest as well). I’m excited to see what makes the cut, and I’d also love to learn about your decision-making process for nailing down printers, etc. I’ve always thought it would be fun to have my own photos mixed in with well-loved art, but don’t know how to go about printing them to last. :)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - January 30, 2013 - 1:51 PM

    i love your photos. your typography shots are absolutely great, and i can definitely picture them hanging on the wall in my house :)ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - January 30, 2013 - 2:49 PM

    Love this! My two faves are #13 of the sheep and #4 of the bar sign. Looking forward to the new shop opening :) I’m just waiting for some pictures of Jack to pop up. I’d love to have one for my home :)ReplyCancel

  • Nikita - January 30, 2013 - 3:46 PM

    Pinned my favourites – so many of these shots are photos I wish I would have been able to take in places I have visited before, but lack your skills! The Paris ones in particular are amazing. Can’t wait to be able to buy a few!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - January 30, 2013 - 10:14 PM

    Yay! I’m excited for your new venture! I liked many on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - January 30, 2013 - 11:53 PM

    As a Chicago resident I’m partial to the local ones (especially #11), but I also love “Telescope.” Thanks for the fun new Pinterest board to peruse!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - January 31, 2013 - 3:34 AM

    i’m a long time lurker but i think this is the first time i’ve commented! (which is no reflection on how much i love your blog, as i love it) yay we get a chance to buy you’re amazing images – i’m so excited as i’ve always loved your images :DReplyCancel

  • Kat - January 31, 2013 - 2:06 PM

    Would love a ybh print to hang on my wall!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - January 31, 2013 - 3:51 PM

    I started pinning right away when I saw you start posting but had no idea that’s what this was for! I’m gonna go like away because I LOVE them all!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - February 1, 2013 - 12:31 PM

    The colours are all so bright and interesting, but the ones that really appeal to me are the subtle/simple ones – ‘smile’ and ‘bar’ are just fantastic! The best of luck with your new venture :)ReplyCancel

  • Beth - February 1, 2013 - 4:31 PM

    wow – love so many of these but especially like paris #4 and the grand rapids print with the star.ReplyCancel


Not long ago, we picked up a pair of peacocks and an end table – this much you already know. When Susan told me she had something that could work, she sent me a photo, I confirmed with Scott, and we agreed that yes, it does work. It’s as deep as our couch (everything else…
  • Adrienne J - January 23, 2013 - 6:41 AM

    I would totally go bold! You have great neutral pieces in there so a light pop of color sounds perfect! Ohhh, how I hope you do that. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 8:41 AM

    Adrienne, perhaps the same teal as our console table?ReplyCancel

  • Trista - January 23, 2013 - 9:55 AM

    What would I do? Probably leave it like it is, but I’m a weeny. Should totally go bold!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 10:09 AM

    Haha, thanks, Trista!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole T. - January 23, 2013 - 10:29 AM

    I’d go bold! Why not paint it in teal like you said above? You can always change it if you don’t love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan @ Jubilee Furniture - January 23, 2013 - 10:36 AM

    I also vote to go bold – but I think you need a warm color to off-set all the cool ones you already have going in the room. Your orange elephant looks mighty nice sitting there – what about orange? (Though then you’d have to move Ellie – is that her name? :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House - January 23, 2013 - 2:50 PM

    What a lovely table! I think the height is just about perfect – when you decide what color to paint it (teal like you said could be fun, I’m leaning towards a grayer teal for some reason) then it will peek out over the sofa arm. If you decide to make it a touch shorter maybe you could just alter the feet? They look sort of chunky.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 3:03 PM

    Cait, oh my gosh, you’re so right about those feet! Why didn’t we think of that! That’s why I love you guys. We’ll have to take a look and see if that’s an option. And yeah, now I am sort of leaning towards the grayer teal…ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - January 23, 2013 - 4:24 PM

    We have a small Ikea table that I painted orange in our living room. I love that it’s small enough that the color doesn’t feel overwhelming, and we can repaint it whenever we want. I vote for bold! :)ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - January 23, 2013 - 5:26 PM

    I’m on team white. Wait–is that a team yet?? ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 6:32 PM

      Julia, you’re the first on that team! Well, after me. That is, until I’ve been convinced to go bold…ReplyCancel

  • Molly - January 23, 2013 - 9:27 PM

    I’m on team teal! Although, white would tie in nicely with the picture ledge. :)ReplyCancel

  • Pauline - January 24, 2013 - 9:25 AM

    Maybe with masking tape for a graphic look? or with black and white squares to play chess or checkers ??ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 24, 2013 - 9:41 AM

    Pauline, that’s a cool idea too! I think something like that could be neat in a kids room.ReplyCancel

  • Helen - January 25, 2013 - 12:24 PM

    Maybe teal with white geo pattern? Something like this
    But what does Jack think?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 25, 2013 - 5:44 PM

      Thanks, Helen and Pauline! Helen, I pinned that image from CG a long, long time ago! Now I’m not so sure that style is for us. Hmm. Decisions, decisions!ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House - January 25, 2013 - 12:34 PM

    Yay!! So glad my feet comment was helpful! Also, high five for Team Grayer Teal! Can’t wait to see where you end up. :)ReplyCancel


Since we spent our Christmas weekend in Cincinnati with Scott’s family (and Christmas Day here in Chicago), we packed up last Thursday and spent a long weekend visiting my family in Pittsburgh. It was the perfect time to do so, as the hockey season kicked off this past Saturday, and we were able to watch…
  • Hannah K. - January 21, 2013 - 11:53 AM

    Yay 2-0! Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful city!

    …and man, that Primanti’s sammy is making me salivate.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 21, 2013 - 12:00 PM

    Thanks, Hannah! We’re off to a great start, huh?!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - January 21, 2013 - 12:22 PM

    Wait. Waiiittt. I didn’t know your family LIVED in Pittsburgh! Kim. We ARE soul mates. Did you grow up there? I grew up in Pleasant Hills. And these pictures are making me seriously nostalgic. I can’t wait to introduce Chris to a Primanti’s sandwich and Kennywood this summer.ReplyCancel

  • jessie aucoin - January 21, 2013 - 12:50 PM

    im in the midst of interviewing for a job in pittsburgh and went there myself last week…if the job happens you’ll have to give me some tips on places to go and things to see. though don’t worry, i’ve already got a firm addiction to yuengling, so no need to recommend that!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 21, 2013 - 1:10 PM

    Julia, my dad grew up in Pittsburgh, but I grew up in Ohio. I spent all my summers there, and now my whole family lives there again – to make a long story short! I still haven’t taken Scott to Kennywood, but that’s definitely on our list! I went there every year. Awesome.

    Jessie, ooh, what did you think while you were there? There’s so much to do and see!ReplyCancel

  • jessie aucoin - January 21, 2013 - 1:52 PM

    I’ll admit that I didn’t fall head over heels in love with it, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. I’m super excited at the job, so even though i don’t think i would have to, I’m willing to “sacrifice” a lot in the city for the opportunity. Wish me luck!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 21, 2013 - 2:27 PM

    Jessie, good luck!! It really is a great city.ReplyCancel

  • Jill - January 23, 2013 - 2:46 PM

    These pics are awesome. I miss Pittsburgh, haven’t been there in a few years (was cruising around w/ Eric’s fam and saw Harry Potter at the IMAX or whatever it’s called). I think I’ve told you, we used to visit my aunt Kathy all the time when she lived there. That sandwich looks killer good. mmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 3:01 PM

    Jill, have you ever had a Primanti Brother’s sandwich?! You would love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - January 25, 2013 - 5:53 PM

    I love the way this post starts with a picture of homes nestled into the hill: immediately I knew you were in Pgh. My younger brother still makes fun of me each time I ask how to get somewhere in Pgh (we’ve pulled up outside of perfect strangers homes on the wrong side of the city looking for the Zoo because that’s where our GPS sent us.) But I do want to ask about the bridge you drove over 3 times. It looks like on of the 3 sisters. Maybe you drove over 3 different bridges? (I’ve done that, too.)ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 25, 2013 - 6:15 PM

    Kelly, our GPS was totally, absolutely USELESS in Pittsburgh! We drove over the Liberty Bridge 3 times trying to get to a bar to watch the first Penguins game of the year. And once you cross a bridge and enter a tunnel… well, good luck! It took us 45 minutes to go to a bar 3 miles away, ha!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 25, 2013 - 6:15 PM

    But the good news is? The Pens won.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - February 1, 2013 - 12:58 AM

    How did I spend the last few days? I moved to Pittsburgh from San Francisco. Great pictures. Love my new city.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 1, 2013 - 8:06 AM

    Thanks, Julie! Enjoy Pittsburgh – there are so many hidden gems.ReplyCancel


On the first day of this year, we talked about what’s next. We feel a transition coming on in this family, and that has us moving and flowing in a different way, day by day. We’re moving towards our next big dream, talking with a realtor and carefully dancing around the possibilities of a bigger,…
  • Kim @ See Kim Decorate - January 18, 2013 - 7:10 AM

    From one superstitious hockey fan to another, I understand. It’s a good thing I can’t grow a beard either. Wearing the same jersey every time they’re on a winning streak is bad enough.

    Good luck with the house search. What an exciting (and stressful) time for you guys.

    And good luck to the Penguins this year. (Your team is the Penguins right? If it’s the Blackhawks I take my good luck wish back. Preds fan.)ReplyCancel

  • Jimmy - January 18, 2013 - 7:15 AM

    I can’t grow a beard to save my life. It’s probably why I gravitate more toward baseball.

    But I’m very excited to hear about all this, and look forward to reading about it soon.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 18, 2013 - 8:36 AM

      Kim and Jimmy, ha! Lets be beardless together.

      And Kim, you’re right – we’re Pens fans all the way. Happy almost-first-day-of-hockey to you!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - January 18, 2013 - 8:50 AM

    Oh, I am excited for you. This year IS different, huh. I wish I could tagalong in the home search. I wouldn’t say a word I promise. Hahahahaha.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah K. - January 18, 2013 - 9:05 AM

    Woot! How did I miss you were Penguins fans! Score!

    Good luck in all that comes your way…how exciting! Keep us posted!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 18, 2013 - 2:51 PM

      Hannah, huuuuge Pens fans!!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - January 18, 2013 - 11:22 AM

    Ahh how exciting! Just hearing you talk about a prospective new home gives me the new home itch. 0:) hehe!

    Shannon Loves Design
    Fabulously VintageReplyCancel

  • Emma - January 22, 2013 - 8:00 PM

    Yay! So happy for you all (including the fuzzies). Moving from an apartment to your first house is so exciting (overwhelming but exciting). I just did it myself 2 years ago. I am also happy for purely selfish reasons because I can’t wait to get new decorating tips from you guys. Good luck!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 22, 2013 - 8:13 PM

    Emma, thank you so much, lady!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - January 22, 2013 - 10:05 PM

    The time has come for you & me both. How exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - January 23, 2013 - 2:49 PM

    Yes, def. exciting! I accidentally hit “Post Comment” twice on my phone last night, how annoying! And I think because of that mistake you didn’t post my response which I forget what it was exactly! haha…anyways, I found one lil pic of you, me and Kat w/ Nick Klosterman smooshed into the Beach Waterpark photobooth! haha, we must’ve cut the strip up and you, Kat and Nick each have a single pic maybe? I don’t know why I would’ve cut my own apart but we all know I am a weirdo, so whatev.ReplyCancel

  • Jill - January 23, 2013 - 2:51 PM

    And this is proof I’ve stared at a computer for too long today! I thought MY COMMENT WAS YOUR RESPONSE saying “Jill, The time has come for you & me both. How exciting!” hahahahaha, OH LORDY! Stop me now!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 3:02 PM

    Oh man, you are seriously cracking me up! I was like, huh? Anyway, I don’t have a piece of the strip you’re talking about – that is hilarious. You’ll have to show me next time we see each other!ReplyCancel