You Make Our Hearts Pop!Valentines Day is oh so sweet!  A day to show all of our lovies in our lives that we want to squeeze them (people and pets included!)   We should celebrate LOVE more often!   In case...

This past weekend was the photoshoot for my upcoming new-and-improved website.  Phew.  Too much to even share.  Imagine the glee of spending a day playing with sparkly ribbon, mini champagne bottles and slices of cake...

It has been a full two weeks and I would be remiss if I did not introduce the newest member of our family, Toby - a dachshund that might give me a run for my money, but has already stolen...

Whatever your plans are this weekend hopefully they involve some summer colors...

My Mom sent this to me today. She probably found it on Pinterest. She is lapping me in pins by the minute. It made me laugh (and whimper inside)  because it summed up how I feel this week.  Maybe you're...

Fresh back from vacation. Was time to stop in on Mom and Dad in Florida. It's funny, I was sleepy the whole time. Perhaps it was the humidity, or perhaps the body knows it can finally relax, enjoy Mom's cooking,...

Control freaks must like to run together as a herd, because lately one topic keeps cropping up in conversations with friends; letting go.  Forget about the massive, huge things that one can let go of, today just thinking about starting...

It's planting season (finally) in Chicago and last weekend I prepped the decks and geared up for flowers and a few veggies.  So envious of the lovely spacious yards that some of the homes around me have, but at the...

Sometimes I like to deviate from design & beautiful things by highlighting the things I REALLY love in my life...