Honor Roll

Honor Roll

We’re doing fun and not so fun things around the house. Fun: Christmas decorating! New design project planning! Not so fun: Fixing a leaky roof along the front turret. Getting the giant elm tree out back trimmed. But then it can’t all be twinkly lights and picking paint colors, eh?

Honor Roll


  • Big congratulations to and (images above and below)! They were the two linking participants in the that will be moving up from guest participants to the official 20 in the next round. So impressive, both of them!

  • (and the surprising importance of the bland Prudential building they’re moving to).

  • Peter Sagal (host of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!) has lived here in Oak Park for 20 years. He talks about choosing this neighborhood, always hating his show’s name, and

  • We would like to add another dog to our family when we’re ready. I’ve been looking at pups up for adoption and I seem to melt for a new mutt every week, but then it also feels too soon. One thing I’m doing in preparation though is planning for a new gate and fence. How do I make something

  • is one of my favorite places to shop for the kids (solid colors, no logos or graphics), and they’ve just added striped pajamas! So cute.
    You can get .

  • Do you feel pressure to get everything up at once?

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4 Comments

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    Barb
    December 3, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I’ve looked through the ORC list and can’t find your room. Which number are you on this list? Thanks.

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    Linda | Calling it Home
    December 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    So exciting for Natasha & Ashley! Can’t believe how young the kids are in your BHG photo. Wow, time is flying.

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    Honor Roll - Making it Lovely
    December 8, 2017 at 11:16 am

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    RachelA
    December 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    i like to get my decorations up all at once if i can because i really enjoy all the sparkle.

    i’ve always preferred formal decorations, because i am a magpie, and so all the glitter and gold and warmth just make me very happy. i want to enjoy it as long as i can.

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