Tuesday, December 22, 2009

All I want for Christmas

is Henry to come home.

Monday, December 21, 2009

vintage wreath

My mother made this wreath years ago and I love that each time I look at it, I see something new.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas in the city

the Home Alone house

Macy's and the Walnut Room

(and me with my boot of spiced wine)

Macy's on State Street

John Williams the People's Tree
(outside of the Tribune building)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Ideas

I made orange clove balls once when my Grandpa Culver babysat. My Grandpa used to watch very strange TV shows and I saw these on one of them. I distinctly remember while I made these, he was watching "Plant of the Apes."

(all pictures are from Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

good thing

Christmas tree remote control
(on sale at Target for $5.00)

Monday, December 14, 2009

DIY Ikea nightstand

As I was reading the blog my little apartment, I came across a link to this fantastic Ikea hack. It was originally featured on Penny People Designs.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

edible wreath

this is a cute idea from sweet paul

Friday, December 11, 2009


our Friday night agenda:

1. do laundry

2. workout

3. look at Macy's Christmas windows

5. ice skating at Millennium Park

6. drink beer here or have wine here

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mixing Paint

My goal this weekend is to finalize our paint colors for the new place.

overall color: white - Decorator's White by Benjamin Moore
(I am going to use the same color in semi-gloss for the trim.)

Master Bedroom: light grey - Behr's Sterling or Classic Grey by BM

Guest bedroom: light blue - (still deciding this color)

Foyer: recessed ceiling will be painted Artic Blue by BM

And I have heard that Home Depot will mix Benjamin Moore paint colors.


I bought this nightshirt at Target yesterday. I just have to keep thinking that Henry will be home soon... (no closing date on the condo yet, but it should be soon!)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009