MCVC Finds Mar25

MCVC Finds

Introducing a new series of posts: MCVC Finds. These discoveries will fall into one of the following categories: Modern. Cozy. Vintage. Cool. ~ little gems I stumble upon in my quest to find the best in home decor. Enjoy. Who | Resource Furniture What | Space saving furniture Category...

More Than a Living Room Mar21

More Than a Living Room

Divorce isn’t easy. Not an earth-shattering statement, I know, but I think it’s important to start there. In a divorce, one of the biggest changes is living space. Sometimes both parties move out of the current living space and sometimes just one moves and one stays. I’m not sure which is more difficult – they both have their upsides (and their downsides). For me, I’m the one that stayed. In the ‘plus’ column, I didn’t have to move all of my stuff and I didn’t have to look for a new place. On the ‘minus’ side of things, I’m still living in the space that was once...

In the Dog House Mar14

In the Dog House

Ok, I’m not literally “in the dog house,” but anyone as obsessed with animals as I am (you know who you are) knows whose house it really is. In fact, I probably should have titled this post, “In the Dog’s House,” AKA, Lucy’s Condo. Whether it’s...

Great Spaces: Edit Salon | Chicago Mar05

Great Spaces: Edit S...

Ever since I wrote the post Antiquing in Chicago, I’ve started looking at shops in a different way. For many years, I’ve taken shots of random items, displays, etc. when I’ve found something that I like or even if I’m just inspired by the color, idea, layout, etc. But...

A New Normal Mar04

A New Normal

Hello again, my friends. It’s been a while. I don’t want to get into too much detail, this is a blog about home decor after all, but I feel I should explain my  blogging absence. I started this blog when my ex and I were still living together as a way to look towards the future...

Crazy.Cool. May11

Crazy.Cool.

  I haven’t blogged in a few weeks, so imagine my surprise when I checked out my Google Analytics yesterday and saw that there were 10 new visitors to my humble blog. I checked out the source and it was Stylelist Home. I have to admit – I FREAKED! I ran (or typed, rather)...

Power Shopping Apr18

Power Shopping

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about where I most like to shop for home goods (and, of course, bargains!) I have my favorites, both online and brick-and-mortar. Here are some of my top picks: Online “Flash Sale” Shops~ Flash Sale websites are sites that have...

Dish It Out Apr16

Dish It Out

One of the things I used to enjoy changing up in my home before I was married were my dishes. Every 4 or 5 years, I would donate my current set to family, friends or goodwill and buy a new set. My ex prefers to keep dishes much more long term, so we’re still using the dishes from our...

Shopping Brief No. 1 Apr02

Shopping Brief No. 1

I’ve been spending some time these past few months buying up little items here and there for my new space. Being in limbo in this divorce isn’t always easy and focusing on the future is sometimes very, very necessary. Rather than write out long diatribes about the items I’ve...