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How to Shop Craft Fairs

How to Shop Craft Fairs

I know many of you are familiar with local markets and craft fairs featuring artisan goods that are generally made locally. For those of you who aren't I'm here to tell you the ins and outs of them from literally the inside out!
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Why Kitchen Towels?

Why Kitchen Towels?

So when I decided to branch out into creating home textiles, I spent some time doing research. I looked at my own habits and that of other people. I also turned to the queen of home, Martha Stewart with her book: Martha Stewarts Home Keeping Book. I was actually curious about materials and why and how to have nice textiles in my home.
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Cozy Breakfast

Cozy Breakfast

I don't know why but I love dark walls with green. My new obsession is with green and blue.
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Compact Home Office

Compact Home Office

So our home in Austin, although sprawling is actually not that big. It is about the same size as our home in Chicago measuring around 1,900 sf.
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Yucca Drive Kitchen

Yucca Drive Kitchen

A while back I posted about my kitchen rehab in my home in Austin.
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Down and Dirty on IKEA Kitchens

Down and Dirty on IKEA Kitchens

I am making this post as an experienced IKEA kitchen assembler and user. When we lived in Chicago we discovered their kitchens.
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Stone Fireplace Redo

Stone Fireplace Redo

We bought our current house about a year and a half ago, and because it is a 70's ranch house it is really dark and has a giant fireplace. Of course, it was a selling point when buying the house but after living here...
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Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Over the past six years we have been studying typical Chicago house floor plans. We wanted to make the most of a small space and we had several rooms that had no natural light exposure. Our solution was to move the kitchen into the "dark" part of the house and open it up to the back allowing for natural light. In the process, we also created a family room, creating a larger feeling, naturally lit home.
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Hook Walls Are the Best

Hook Walls Are the Best

I am a HUGE fan of hooks, it is probably because I am too lazy to mess with hangers and let's face it what can't go on a hook?
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N. Whipple Street

N. Whipple Street

This was our home renovation on Whipple Street in Chicago. The house was built in 1890 and was built as a workman's cottage.
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