Archive for March, 2012
Mar
23
Wonders of the Web
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Here are a list of things from around the web that have caught my eye lately. Pin-up girls before and after. So interesting! The weather just switched from 80, sunny, and perfect to rainy, and chilly here in Chi-town. That means layering pieces is a must! Yummmmmm, quinoa mac and cheese. Rule number 234 of

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Mar
22
Trying to Sell in a Buyers Market…
By • Filed In: Paint, Projects

The time has come for Brian and I to venture away from our condo unit.  The past two months we’ve been hard at work preparing our place for the market.  I wish I had photos of the place when Brian purchased it in 2007.  Just imagine floral wallpaper, blue carpet, and plastic blinds.  Through the

Mar
20
Spring Has Sprung
By • Filed In: Etsy, Projects

Ok so it feels more like summer has come. But honestly, I’ll take either. Anything but the gloom of the winter. When I think of spring, I think of bright colors and flowers. So when it came time to fancying up my mantel for spring, that’s what I went with. It’s nothing extravagant, but it’s

Mar
15
Houzz
By • Filed In: Websites We Love

Since Cort shared the wonderful world of Beso the other day, I thought I’d continue to share the love of websites and introduce you to Houzz.  When I explain Houzz to friends, I describe it as Pinterest but just for interior decorating.  I already have a Dream Home board on Pinterest, but Houzz takes my

Mar
14
Up for the Challenge: DIY Wall Art
By • Filed In: Projects

I heart Pinterest. If you haven’t heard of it by now, you must be living under a rock. Seriously it’s the bee’s knees. It’s like the Holy Grail for DIYers and art lovers and foodies and just general internet browsers. I can literally get sucked in for hours at a time. So when some of

Mar
12
Beso is the Besto!
By • Filed In: Fashion, Websites We Love

Have you guys heard of Beso? It’s a site dedicated to everything shopping related. The people behind this site are crazy smart. They “pull in products from thousands of the best e-commerce sites out there, so that you can shop your favorite brands and stores with one simple search.” Brilliant right!? You can create your

Mar
9
Wonders of the Web, Etsy Style
By • Filed In: Etsy, Wonders of the Web

Brian once said my direct deposit from my paycheck might as well go directly to Etsy rather than our checking account.  I can’t resist all the cute stuff!  My favorite part: almost every shop can customize anything you want.  Here are some shops I’ve purchased items from in the past that I recommend. Shabby Mcfabby I

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Mar
7
Friendly Competition
By • Filed In: Party, Recipes

Apparently our family loves some good old fashioned competition. This past Sunday, we attended a chili cook-off and man did it get intense. There was smack talk and everything. But before we get into the results, lets get into the details. My aunt and uncle were the host and asked us all to bring a

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Mar
2
Wonders of the Web
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Thank goodness for the upcoming weekend! Every year right around this time I start getting antsy. Antsy for summer. And even though this year has been mild for us her in Chi-town, I am still ready for spring. Anyways, here are a few things from the web that I have found interesting lately. Enjoy!  Aren’t

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