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Six Household DIY Projects I’ll Probably Never Do

Decor, Home

Share:This month, Brad and I moved from our respective homes into the rear apartment in a big, beautiful old house in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.  Before this, I lived in a convertible studio in a downtown high rise (translation: beautiful apartment,…

How-To: Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Entertaining, Home

Share: We’ve talked before about decorating your home for a holiday party, but once you’ve decked the halls, what do you do to prepare your home for guests? Though I don’t often host overnight guests, I do entertain frequently…

Three Ways to Decorate Your Holiday Mantel

Decor, Featured, Home

Share: So you’ve hung your stockings by the chimney with care…but then what? If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, be it wood-burning or gas, take advantage of the festive focal point and let a mantel arrangements…

Decorating Your Home for a Holiday Party

Decor, Home

Share: Once you’ve decorated your holiday mantel, created your holiday centerpiece and created your holiday place settings for the dinner table, all you need to do is add a few simple touches to tie your home together in a festive way.…

Mouth & Trousers: Vintage Inspired Posters


Share: There are few things more depressing than blank, white walls. Sadly, when you rent a home, as is common in most big cities, painting is generally a no-go unless you agree to paint your walls back when you…