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


After years of proclaiming that we wouldn't live in Chicago, say, past the age of 30, we've found ourselves heading into Moving Day weekend. Here, in Chicago, in our thirties. If you've been with us for a while, you've seen us city hop as part of our yearly anniversary tradition, in the hopes …
  • Julia @cuckoo4design - July 19, 2013 - 7:27 AM

    So exciting! I hope your furry children will have an easy time adjusting!
    Can’t wait to see what your friends have in store ;)ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - July 19, 2013 - 7:56 AM

    I’m so excited for you guys and I’m crossing my fingers for a stress free moving weekend! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House - July 19, 2013 - 9:37 AM

    Hooray moving day/weekend! Hope everything goes smoothly!

    Can’t wait to read all of next week’s posts, and yours about settling in the following week!ReplyCancel

  • Giuliana - July 19, 2013 - 9:46 AM

    You will be missed and your house guests are welcomed with open arms. Good Luck on the move and enjoy every bit of it! Hugs to the furry children.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - July 19, 2013 - 9:49 AM

    You guys are the sweetest.ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - July 19, 2013 - 11:34 AM

    I’m not going to lie, I got a little teary eyed reading that. It is an amazing feeling to move to a place and to have it feel like home, straight away, no question. I moved to Long Beach for college, and 12 years later (there were 3 years in there when I moved away) it is the place where I feel not just home but a sense of community and belonging.
    Congratulations, and good luck with the move!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura at Rather Square - July 19, 2013 - 12:36 PM

    Good luck with the move. And welcome home (again) to Chicago!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - July 19, 2013 - 9:46 PM

    Hooray for moving day! I love following your journey and living vicariously through you. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Marlene @ Jade and Fern - July 22, 2013 - 12:10 PM

    Congratulations times a million! Also, good for you for taking a blogging break! Enjoy the moving and settling-in period as much as you can (given that it’s MOVING), and good luck with all the stuff to do. By the way, I would love to promise to think of you guys when I pass a hardware store, but I’m usually too busy going inside the store and exploding my brain with too many ideas…ReplyCancel