Yearly Archives: 2009


Giveaway: The Frantic Meerkat

This giveaway is no longer accepting entries. Thank you to all who participated! We gave them a shout out for our holiday gift guide, and we clog their booth at the Chicago Renegade Craft Fairs every year. So imagine our excitement when The Frantic Meerkat generously offered to give away one of their cheeky, fabulous prints to one of our veryKEEP READING >


Flying South for the Winter

On our recent trip to Nashville, we happened into Retropolitan, a  great little modern home store in Hillsboro Village. While we fell in love with tons of sleek furniture options, what really caught our eye were these funky little ceramic swallows. Available in two sizes and facing either right or left, the display options are nearly endless. WeKEEP READING >


Merry Christmas, Baby

Aah, ’tis the season. We’re back to our roots for a few days in the Queen City, and although there’s not a flake of snow on the ground here in Cincinnati, there is hot buttered rum in my mug and shortbread on my dessert plate (among other things). I can’t help but feel super lucky to spend this time of year surrounded byKEEP READING >


Pillow Talk

Some girls love shoes, some tops and tees, and some just always need another handbag.  Who am I kidding, I’m in all those categories.  But my biggest weakness? Pillows.  My heart just couldn’t help myself with my latest find, and before I could tell myself no, I was punching in my credit card number and commiting to buy this lovelyKEEP READING >


A New Bed for Jack

On our recent trip to Milwaukee we saw and experienced many wonderful things; art, food, drinks, and this fantastic bathroom. Right around the corner from said bathroom, we  wandered into a really cool boutique pet shop in the Third Ward, Metropawlis. Metropawlis stocks all sorts of cool treats and toys for your beloved pet, but the first thingKEEP READING >


Long Live the Houseplant

Kim and I are not exactly what you’d consider “green thumbs.” In order to end our unintentional murderous rampage of houseplants, we took a recent trip to Gethsemane Garden Center in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood for some good-old-fashioned advice. We found a helpful expert and simply explained the quantity andKEEP READING >