Honor Roll

Honor Roll

Chicago Edition!

  • I keep returning to look at the photos from Even if we could afford it ($2,300,000!), it’s too much house for us (10,000 sq ft!). It’s fun to think about though.

  • Chicago is divided clearly by neighborhoods, but

  • Drawing on that last article, want to know where Chicago’s creative types live? Oak Park is one of the top spots.

  • This is the lone non-Chicago link among the rest this week, but I like (And hey, they feel pretty familiar.) (via )

  • Brandon and I are going tonight. Will we see you there?

My Writing Elsewhere…

  • Maybe the finishing touches to my kitchen are among (I’m looking at you, , you cute little things you.)

  • I came across , and liked the retro look of it. Turns out, they’re trying to solve a… shall we say ‘delicate’ situation?

  • My desk is perfectly fine, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about redecorating with

  • (That print cracks me up, big time.)

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18 Comments

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    Nicole S.
    February 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I used to live down the street from that beautiful bath house. Loved walking by it every day, loved dreaming about living in it even more. Sigh – you’d have to have the budget for giant art pieces to fill it, too.

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      Making it Lovely
      February 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      I’d love to take a tour of the inside, but I don’t want to waste the realtor’s time (because there’s no way we could actually purchase it). And yes, you would need a separate art budget!

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    delane
    February 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Lovely!

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    Mari
    February 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I know you use and partner with Method products. Could you please consider going over your cleaning schedule or how you keep your place so picture worthy? I would love it. Thanks.

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      Making it Lovely
      February 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      We don’t really have a strict schedule. We clean when the house looks messy (or before I take photos!).

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    Fiona
    February 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    That house is lovely, but 10,000 square feet for one family just seems insane to me (as you said).

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    Tessa @twoinspiredesign
    February 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Oh I love that place–lived in wicker park for ten years before moving to evanston a few years ago–it was always like a little mystery walking by that place. If you do get a tour, I’ll go with you! The realtor might need a little help putting some PR behind the sale. ;)

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    Brittany
    February 15, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Love that cat print!! And I’ve never been to Chicago, but hopefully that changes soon!

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    Kristina
    February 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Loving the Chicago focus, that house is absolutely stunning!

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    Megan
    February 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Love the cat print and the storage jars!

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    nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    February 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Nicole-

    Love the Chicago focus on your honor roll this week. Wicker Park {save for all the tear-downs} really has some great homes…but I’ll take my quiet far Northwest side without all the creatives. :)

    A few weeks back you linked a story about Richard Marx…I stumbled across this article, and given that you have a Chicago-theme going this week {and I am sure you love WBEZ as well}…Richard Marx takes on Rick Kogan.

    Hope the pop up was fun. My brother and I went to the one in the summer…good finds.

    Nicolette

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    mary
    February 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    the class map was really interesting. my county is service-trade, but the area where i live is a service area between two creative areas, which makes a lot of sense. thanks for the link!

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    Hillary
    February 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Dang, that place is awesome.

    I think I actually went in the Smilebooth directly after you at Vintage Bazaar on Friday!

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      Making it Lovely
      February 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Oh, I wish we could have said hello! I didn’t see you were there.

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    Jamie Howe
    February 18, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Thx for sharing the article on Chicago…I work in consumer targeting and geodemographic space and thought this was a great spin on the traditional white/blue collar, upscale/downscale conversation. Same data but less ‘surgical’ in it’s analysis.

    Posted to LinkedIn…you helped me look smarter :)

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    Wendy @ New Moms Talk
    February 18, 2013 at 10:45 am

    The mango jars are beautiful! Good Luck finishing up the kitchen!

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