What I’m working with

Before I begin my Redesign (def: finding diamonds in the rough and transforming them into something really, truly me) journey, I wanted to share an of what my new digs are actually like. My apartment is teeny-tiny by most standards but the proportions of the rooms are pretty decent. The apartment is just shy of … Continue reading

Hello Again

The last time you heard from me, I was gearing up for a decor overhaul of my Wicker Park apartment. Fast forward six months and I have a new job, new apartment and new neighborhood. Surprised? Me too. The blog took a backseat when I decided that I wanted to go in a different career … Continue reading

Embracing the Seasons

As a born and raised Midwesterner, you would think that I would embrace the seasons – the blustery winter, soft spring, blazing summer, crisp fall – but, I don’t. Not one bit. In fact, I negotiate daily with the higher being during the months of November through February on what I have to give up … Continue reading

New Year, New Resolutions

As an eternal optimist, I’m joining the millions of people who promise to make this the year that they change. Whether it’s weight, education, money, etc., they believe that 2011 will be different. So, I raise my glass of wine to them (there goes drinking less…) and join them on the quest to becoming a … Continue reading

The Beginning

After spending the four years of college transitioning from one cramped, grimy apartment to the next, I was ready for a blank canvas when I moved to Chicago. I don’t think my employers got the memo that I was meant to have a fantastically glamorous apartment so when the realities of how far my paychecks … Continue reading