Take a Compliment with Kopari

As you know, I absolutely love trying new skin products.  Do you know what I like even better?  When they do what they claim.  You’ve probably heard of Kopari lately – it’s a beauty brand with coconut oil at its core.  I’ve really been leaning into toxin-free beauty and skincare (my complete switch to natural […]

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Transitioning From the City to the Suburbs

The day has come and gone already–we moved.  It was not a decision we took lightly, either.  How do you leave the city for the suburbs?  We hemmed, we hawed, we thought about moving to another state completely (didn’t work out), but ultimately, we decided to move to the Chicago suburbs.  “Moving to the suburbs” […]

What’s In My Medicine Cabinet

No BS here – this is my actual medicine cabinet reveal–a “shelfie,” if you will.   Truth be told, I haven’t lived in many places with a medicine cabinet so this is exciting to me.  However, it’s tiny (as is the bathroom); luckily, Eric’s hair pomade and deodorant fits in there, too, just fine.  These are […]

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To Paint or Not to Paint Original Trim?

This isn’t a before and after story quite yet.  You see, we haven’t moved into #thisoldtudor (built in 1926) house yet but I thought I’d do a quick post on it.  I did extensive research on painting original wood trim and moldings–and I often hit a dead end.  People seem to be very passionate about […]