Jul 31, 2017

~ grocery store flowers and drapery for sale!


It's time for another edition of grocery store flowers. I am starting to realize that when it comes to shopping for plants and flowers, I have better luck than the average individual at the grocery store.

I buy kalanchoes almost every month :)

Remember I got rid of the ivy and tried something new? This new option still looks great!! Just dropped in a couple new kalanchoes!


Could not resist walking out of Hy-Vee with at least one ivy! They almost always have beautiful ivy.

This little number represents the remains of a larger arrangement from Whole Foods... Over a week old.

Although I struggle with spidermites on my ivy indoors, I have much better luck on my patio...











I always get comments about how lucky I am with my grocery store finds. I'm not sure if I'm lucky, or if I just spend more time in the floral section. I am not shy about pulling plants from a display if it's what I'm looking for! There are definitely some months when I have to search and search to fill all my empty containers.. But not this month :)

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In other news, I am doing a little family room update. We are getting new drapery, a new sofa and chairs. I am so excited about the new fabrics!! 

However, I will miss this beautiful fabric on my current drapery. It's a discontinued Brunschwig & Fils as I remember. It has served me well. It was a perfect back drop to several different pillow scenarios, a beautiful neutral. 

I remember picking out that trim like it was yesterday... I still love it.


There are two panels...





I am reusing the wood rod ~ Painting it and getting new finials...


The two panels are for sale. If you are interested, please email me for measurements and price here! They are in great condition and I still love them!

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Can't wait to share the new! It's quite a process. We've still got some time to wait, but stay tuned!


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Jul 24, 2017

~ hillary's new apartment and chicago



Had the best time visitng Hillary in Chicago last weekend! I think her new apartment might be the cutest one so far. Not the best view, but definitely the most updated and new. 

She's got the same old stuff, but when you have a fresh, new  apartment, it looks pretty cute!

She has continued to add to her Jonathan Adler pillow collection... You can find them on sale every once in a while!

We found this cute coffee table at West Elm.



Love the sliding glass doors to the bedroom!


Table and chairs are from CB2...



I love the tile backsplash in the kitchen!





(That's her TV in the mirror...)


Color block rug is from West Elm...





The kitchen is not very big, but there's just enough space for everything. And! A washer/dryer is in the tall white cabinet to the left!  It's pretty much heaven on earth having a washer/dryer in the unit.


We walked all over this beautiful city! I was pretty active on my instastories... If you follow me on instagram, you'll see a few repeats here. If you don't, you can follow me here.

The neighborhood feel of Lincoln Park is sometimes a surprise to people who are unfamiliar with the area. It is as charming as it gets!
We stay downtown, so we love to walk to Hillary's apartment in Lincoln Park, and take in all the gorgeousness...



The plantings are immaculate and absolutely beautiful!


This is the corner of my favorite walk down Lake Shore Drive...








We look forward to seeing the new plantings each season. The tulips in the spring are my favorite!









I looked back at the Hancock Building this morning on my walk, and remembered Hillary's first apartment there. She has come a long way since then! This is her fourth apartment, and she is very happy in Lincoln Park. ..

Always enjoy a visit to Chicago!
(Hillary and I at Soho House Chicago)


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