It’s been a busy week, and I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked. I’ve been making these insane lists, but I still lay awake at night going over the tick marks – it seems my brain has started to outsmart my list-making type-A self. Scott’s been patient with my, um, let’s…
  • Rachel H - October 26, 2012 - 1:32 PM

    I’m excited to see the new site!

    I wanted to drop in and let you know about this amazeballs list-making site I use. It’s called Trello ( and there is a coordinating app that updates instantly whenever changes are made from the website (and vice versa). It’s helped me organize house projects, etsy orders, and shopping lists in one place. It probably sounds like I’m getting paid to tell you about it, but I really just love it that much! And it’s FREE! You should check out the video on their page. We started using it at work, and I made my own board for my hectic life. Maybe it will make lists a little easier for you as well! :) Happy Friday!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 26, 2012 - 2:35 PM

      Rachel, thank you for the suggestion! I’ll have to look into Trello. My lists are getting a bit out of hand, so I could use a little help!ReplyCancel

  • Ada (new york) - October 31, 2012 - 5:51 AM

    Maddie is such a cutie-pie!!! Oooh, how I wish I could stay in bed snuggled in some times. Instead, I have been up since 4am (eeeek!) … catching up on a few things (inlcuding the blogshere) … which means I may SPLAT (crash by 3pm zzzzz) :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 31, 2012 - 9:04 AM

      Oh, no! Get some sleep and be safe on the east coast!ReplyCancel


A long, long time ago (we’re talking, like a year), we found this light at a sidewalk sale, polished it, wired it, and had big plans to hang it in the studio – that is, after you nixed our original idea. Remember? (Yeah, us either. It was that long ago!) That didn’t happen – between…
  • Marco Chavarry - October 25, 2012 - 3:38 PM

    Wow, that light looks amazing! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - October 28, 2012 - 5:10 PM

    I really like your brand new presentation, congrats. And, of course, the way you put some more light in your living room and in my life. I think I’ll borrow you this idea (yes, one more ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Jill - October 30, 2012 - 11:03 AM

    What a pretty little gem in the corner! We need some additional corner lighting in our living room too.ReplyCancel

  • Ada (new york) - October 31, 2012 - 5:54 AM

    What a GREAT light fixture find .. (and at a sidewalk sale?? .. score!!!) Looks like Henry loves being in the spotlight :)ReplyCancel


After committing to a handful of tweaks for the living room, we were the most excited (and at the same time, perhaps the most undecided) about changing up our wall of shelves. After tossing around a few ideas – because at first, Scott was pretty set on keeping our former set-up – we finally agreed…
  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - October 23, 2012 - 9:04 AM

    It’s no secret I love them all, but that photograph from Paris? So cool! Thanks for letting us see it closer, too, because honestly I was squinting at my computer screen trying to make out some details. I can’t get enough of it.

    We just added a whole slew of art to our laundry room. And now I find myself being an advocate for fine art in the bathroom. It’s a game changer.

  • Kim - October 23, 2012 - 9:12 AM

    Julia, the art is definitely a nice touch! Fine art goes with any room, don’t you think?

    And a whole room for laundry… be still my heart!ReplyCancel

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci - October 23, 2012 - 1:41 PM

    That photo from Paris looks like something from 20×– It’s absolutely fantastic! It’s also an interesting social study about the comfort zone bubble! Isn’t it funny how all the groups are spaced out more or less evenly? I love it!
    We have been hanging art in our new place, thanks for asking! ;) I finally succeeded at hanging my first bonafide gallery wall.

  • Kim - October 23, 2012 - 1:50 PM

    Looks good, Staci! Mosey is ADORABLE.ReplyCancel

  • alichia - October 23, 2012 - 11:45 PM

    I have two really cool prints sitting in cardboard tubes just begging to be framed. Why is that always the hardest thing to get around to??ReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 24, 2012 - 9:39 AM

    Alichia, we know the feeling! Sometimes the problem is finding wall space…ReplyCancel

  • Dawn @ Inspired Living - October 25, 2012 - 3:45 PM

    Hi! I was excited to stumble upon your blog this morning and see you are in Chicago – my husband and I lived on Southport up until about 4 years ago when we sold our condo and moved about 30 minutes west.

    Thanks for this great post. I don’t know why I never thought of checking out the student art sale at the Art Institute. I also want to take a look back at some of my photos from past trips to Europe to look at them with a different eye.

    I recently added a Norman Rockwell print and picture frame on the bookshelf in my son’s nusery (second picture in my post below):

    I purchased them both at a local resale shop; my original intention was to spray the frame, but when I got it in the room it worked so well with everything else I left it as is. Less work for me.

    I was just outside spraying two more frames I picked up at the local Goodwill – praying that the rain would hold off and the wind would stop blowing leaves my way – for his nursery wall. Can’t wait to get them up.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2012 - 4:28 PM

      Hi Dawn, that nursery looks so relaxing! Great work!

      We love hitting the student art sale. It happens twice a year – during the holidays and every spring!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - October 30, 2012 - 11:06 AM

    Love the big art ledge!ReplyCancel

  • Tosha - November 7, 2012 - 4:51 PM

    I LOVE, LOVE that photo you took from the eiffel tower! I think it’s funny how the people naturally spaced themselves out. It kind of reminds me of the Kite Hill photo by Paul Octavious. I’m sure you’ve seen it, but if not you should check it! Love your art shelf!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - November 7, 2012 - 4:58 PM

    Thanks, Tosha! I do know the Kite Hill photo and have always LOVED it, so thank you for the awesome compliment!ReplyCancel

  • Bo Kim - December 15, 2012 - 8:07 PM

    Hi I’m Bo Kim :)
    Thanks for the frame for my print work
    I live and work in New York
    My website is

  • Ashlyn - December 17, 2012 - 2:36 PM

    Love your collection of art! I love how they’re grouped together and the donut looks amazing in the large gold frame.

    Thanks for introducing some new and fun artists (the donuts and Aled Lewis). You should think about selling prints of your Paris photo. You’d already have at least one customer – me! But seriously, please do let me know if you intend to sell it in the future.

    • Kim - December 17, 2012 - 4:16 PM

      Ashlyn, thank you so much! I really need to get working on that – just trying to figure out the logistics of how to make it all work. I love receiving the feedback, so thanks for chiming in! Fingers crossed I can get it going sometime in the new year…ReplyCancel

  • Morgan - January 19, 2013 - 1:35 PM

    Beautiful home and loved the tour on Apartment Therapy! Just wanted to let you know that we designed the Wells Prints with Jess LC and when she closed her shop, we transferred those prints to our etsy shop! Just in case anyone is wondering where to find the Just Keep Going poster!



Before we get to our holiday announcements (we’re squeezing lots in this Friday!), we wanted to take a moment to share a recent painting of Chloe, Molly’s puppy niece – and serious fashionista. After sifting through photos of this sweet girl in everything from jailbird gear to tiaras, we settled on a recurring theme: Chloe’s…
  • Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie - October 19, 2012 - 8:46 AM

    I have alerted Daniel to the deadline! Fingers crossed this year I see those tiny boxes under my tree!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 19, 2012 - 9:00 AM

    Emily, fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - October 19, 2012 - 10:42 AM

    We will have to wait till next year for our portraits! ;D


    • Kim - October 21, 2012 - 6:13 PM

      We hope to work with you, Sam!ReplyCancel