Life Lately

2017 no. Two

Is it just me or has January been nonstop for everyone? Between work and spending time with friends and finally getting back into a workout routine, I haven’t had much time for anything. And this weekend’s downtime was mostly stressful since Buddy has been so sick.

Temps hit almost 60 degrees on a Saturday in January–perfect weather for my favorite mules and iced coffee. So Conor and I went on a little day date and walked around Lincoln Park before getting brunch at Nico Osteria. Speaking of mules, I love these and this pair is under $90!

I saw Hamilton and if you haven’t seen it yet, can’t recommend it enough! And I made it to The Robey for dinner and drinks, too.

And Buddy. Poor, poor Buddy. On Wednesday night, I was up starting at him while he coughed until 3AM and got just over 2 hours of sleep. We went to the vet first thing in the morning to find out he has pneumonia. His stomach has been extremely upset from the meds and it’s been really sad seeing him feel so awful. Lots of snuggles and attempting to hand feed him pumpkin and baby food.

This was a big week for our home which as of Friday night, really started to feel like home. We moved my bistro table from the dining room to the living room and our new curtain rods, chair, and TV stand arrived. The room looks so different than it does in the photo below, or at least it does to me. I’ll share some updates soon!

We’re working on an office kitchen remodel with Home Depot! The project should be done a few weeks after The Everygirl’s 5th anniversary, which is just one month away.

I finished my first book and started reading my second, and finally started The OA on Netflix. It’s really weird but I think I might be into it.

I want to give a quick shout out to Dr. Casey at airrosti in Chicago. I started seeing her about a month ago and after a year of chronic back pain am finally feeling better. We’re already down to once a week and I’m going to spin for the first time in months this week!

And I have never felt more connected to anyone through social media.

  • Melissa Smith

    I love seeing your beautifully designed apartments, but have an honest question for you: how do you afford/budget for swapping out and getting new furniture so often? Between the new chair, the two sofas, and the tv console alone in your current space — that’s nearly $7000 in new furniture. I would love to hear your philosophy on investing in one’s home and how you make it all work!

    • Hi Melissa! That’s a good question.

      My landlord bought almost all of my furniture and turned my old place into an Airbnb, so I used that money to help buy some new pieces.
      Rove Concepts gave me a 40% off media rate, and Conor and I split the rest.
      The sofas were given to me by Interior Define since The Everygirl has a partnership with them and designed two pieces.
      I also always try to wait for sales and bought the console 15% off, and we split that, too.

      Hopefully that helps clear things up a bit!

      • Melissa Smith

        Yes, thank you! Looking forward to seeing all the progress you make in your place!

        • Of course! I should probably clear things up in my next post since I normally wouldn’t be able to do so much at once, so thank you!

  • Raquel

    Is the social media link supposed to go to the cb2 console?

  • I hope Buddy gets to feeling better. It’s nice to hear that your back is better. Loving the living space.

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