This weekend Neil and I found out the gender of the baby! We wanted to know, but also wanted it to be a surprise to us, so I picked up an envelope from the doctor’s office and delivered it directly to my favorite Chicago donut shop — Do-Rite Donuts — for them to customize an order for us. There were six with blue icing, six with pink icing, and all twelve were filled with the color of the gender. We had no idea what it would be until we bit into them. 🙂 IT’S A BOY!! We are so excited!… View Post

And here we are in October. Crazy. I’m not going to lie though, the temperatures have dropped in Chicago and it’s been so nice to throw on an extra layer and walk to as many places as I can. I used to love the summer so much, but as I get older, I’m losing affection with humidity and sweating through my clothes — anyone else? Just this past weekend, Neil and I walked for miles around the city and made sure to stop at as many farmer’s markets as we could along the way. I had my first warm apple… View Post

I probably should have titled this post “a look at our home DECORATING” since it took us almost four years to find a style that we actually liked, but I guess technically we did redecorate from our shoddy previous attempts, so here’s a look at what we’re working with now! *Heads up — a few affiliate links below First stop is our bedroom, which is now painted a cool whitish blue color. We added these white shelves in the corner which actually make way more of a difference than I thought they would. All the plants you’ll see in this… View Post

Yesterday, July 8th, marked one year since we brought Donut home from the shelter. You can read that post here if you’re interested and keep reading to see how it’s been! It’s been a year of adventures, and an incredible year at that. We had a bit of a rough start with her as she decided that I was apparently a chew toy for the first month or two. I was constantly covered in bruises, but we were finally able to break her of that habit and I could enjoy normal time with my dog. She has been such a… View Post

Happy July, happy Monday, and happy day in general. 🙂 Man, I want to be able to say that June was so amazing and regale you with wonderful stories, but honestly it was pretty low key. We are getting ready for a big anniversary party at the end of this month, so a lot of time was dedicated to that and really just taking things easy last month. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. Home You may remember that we had a couple statement walls in our condo — an orange one in our living room and a… View Post