Aug 28, 2015

~ hillary moved!

As awesome as living in the Hancock building sounds, there is a certain "touristy" feel about living on Michigan Ave. Going to Walgreens means fighting the crowds. Going anywhere means fighting the crowds. After two years, Hillary began to long for the neighborhood feel of Lincoln Park. 
So when her lease was up this year, it seemed the perfect time to explore the possibilities of a move...
Moving is like a puzzle. Just as we did while moving my parents, we transported all the pieces from one place to another, placing each in the perfect spot until all they were all used up...
These MacKenzie-Childs plates were around her backsplash in her last kitchen. They were the cutest part of her old kitchen! But she loves her new backsplash, so here they are!

Her new apartment is painted a light grey and is the perfect color for everything she owns!

The windows let in so much light which is wonderful in person, but washes out the photos... Love the blonde hardwood floors! The yellow chevron drapes came with.

I love the space for a table and chairs ~ a dining room!

One of the antlers from the pair broke during the move. Now the single antler is hung over the TV across from this wall... 

The kitchen is much more updated and modern ~ a theme throughout the apartment.

Great closets!

The bedroom has floor to ceiling windows across one wall, again causing the lighting problem in the photos. But you get the idea.

The view from her bedroom :)

More closet space!

The balcony is such a great addition. Her views are spectacular! 
Looking to the left...

Straight ahead...

And to the right, a view of her old apartment :)

I couldn't get a good pic looking at the floor to ceiling windows, but the pair of sconces that used to be by her bed, are now perfect leading out to the balcony.

She is happy!

Past posts featuring Hillary's apartment situation:
May 2011
September 2013
October 2013
January 2014
April 2015

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Aug 24, 2015

~ my parents moved!

After moving my son into his dorm at Stetson University, I flew straight to Chicago to help Hillary move to a new apartment in Lincoln Park... Next, I flew straight to Florida to help my parents get settled into their new home in Fort Myers. I am basically a professional mover. Hillary's apartment post is coming up next, but first, here's a look at the new home of my parents. 

Can you tell this is my favorite vignette? I took a million pics!

Lucky for me, my brother and sister-in-law arrived before me, and set the stage for easy decorating. Literally, the dining room table was a store, full of beautiful, previously owned items, ready for placement. 

We became vignette-creating masters...

Give me a hammer and a nail, a tape measure and a pencil, and I can hang just about anything.

The plate wall was especially fun...

My mom has an amazing majolica collection...

I'm pretty sure we wiped out the plate hanger supply in Fort Myers.

The dining room...

 Master... The sconces are crooked below but have been straightened!

More vignettes and favorite things around the house...

Did not get to spend much time in the pool this time, but will be excited to go back!

My parents act like I'm some sort of superhero because I helped them move. I mean, I am their daughter!? I could not be happier to do it! Any chance I can get to spend time with M and D is treasured ~ even if I'm on a ladder ordering people around!

Hillary's new crib coming up next...

Here are past posts featuring last home of my mom and dad... 
here and here

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