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2015

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for …

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for a new year and a fresh start. The first half of 2015 wasn’t great for me. Sure, there were highlights like our trips to Montana and Austin, but once the trips were over, I ended up having …

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Lately

I’ve made some serious progress on my living room. I hired TaskRabbit install …

I’ve made some serious progress on my living room. I hired TaskRabbit install my new RetroFurnish lighting fixture and can’t believe I waited this long to change out lighting in a rental. I always thought this seemed like too much work, but you can keep the fixture once you leave, so …

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Looking Back

  I turned 33 last month. Not a milestone age, but there was …

  I turned 33 last month. Not a milestone age, but there was something about this birthday that made me think about the past and future. About what I’ve done and where I’m going. Because there’s no escaping it–I’m in my 30s now. After a great co-working session and lunch with Alaina last …

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Living Room Updates

My living room is finally coming together, so I thought I’d share a little …

My living room is finally coming together, so I thought I’d share a little bit of the process. Because it’s me we’re talking about which means it’s been a process. But here’s why. I really wanted a little entryway by the front door, so I tried placing the sofa under the window and media console …

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That Balance Thing

Last September, I wrote a post about overdoing it. About my search for balance–something I …

Last September, I wrote a post about overdoing it. About my search for balance–something I spent a lot of time chasing. Turns out I was searching for something I didn’t know how to find and eventually learned that if I just took a few breaths and gave myself a break, I’d feel good …

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Three Years

I was 27, living at my mom’s house in LA, dating a not-so-great …

I was 27, living at my mom’s house in LA, dating a not-so-great guy, and designing blogs full-time. I was in a rut, and felt ready for a change, so I moved to Chicago, got more and more into blogging, and eventually had these grand ideas to launch a magazine that featured …

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happy 2015, guys

so blogging is clearly not an everyday thing for me, but i’m not giving …

so blogging is clearly not an everyday thing for me, but i’m not giving up. just know i’m trying my best, and in the interim, you can always follow me on instagram. the end of the year is always so full. holiday parties, get togethers, and wrapping up work for the year.

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step into my office

You may have seen my current desk in both my offices (and in …

You may have seen my current desk in both my offices (and in dozens of blogs across the internets). Yeah, I’m talking about the West Elm Parsons. I love my desk, but my ballard designs task lamp had some serious issues (not sure how but it corroded and destroyed my …

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Lately

Well hello, October. Is it just me, or does each month seem to …

Well hello, October. Is it just me, or does each month seem to go by faster than the next? The leaves are falling, temps are cooling, and my fall shows are back. Dare I say it…I’m almost ready for the holidays. I’ve been drinking spiced apple tea and wearing leggings, …

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lately

I spent four days in Chicago with my friend Jess and really needed …

I spent four days in Chicago with my friend Jess and really needed this little staycation. We paddle boarded and ate our way through the city. We went to a tasting at Cafe Creme with Jess and Alaina on Thursday, did a little shopping, and then got drinks at the …

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keep it neutral

So, I’m thinking a roundup of my favorite neutrals might be a fit …

So, I’m thinking a roundup of my favorite neutrals might be a fit for this blog. Yes?  Here we go.  doormat | pillow | espadrilles | calendar | candle | basket | throw | let it go banner | vase | tank what’s your favorite item on this list? …

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4 years later

It was four years ago today that a California girl decided to take …

It was four years ago today that a California girl decided to take a chance and move to the Midwest. I knew a few bloggers, my real estate agent, and her friend’s friend. That’s it. No friends. No family. Just me and my dog. Somehow, four years managed to come …

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