Friday, December 6, 2019

Tis the Season, pay it forward!



Don’t forget to treat your delivery drivers to a little act of holiday gratitude, Homeowners!🎄❤️

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Gingerbread Architecture

You know how I adore a good home makeover and this property had good bones to begin with... 


Renovation complete thanks to some hardworking elves, a little imagination, and a LOT of leftover Halloween candy! 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Heaven called and wants it's pantry back, friends...



Concealed Butler Pantry for the win, though I would have incorporated a prep sink to elevate the space even more!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thankful, today and every day...


2019 has been incredibly kind to me, both personally and professionally. I do not take for granted the gift to wake up each morning to a healthy family and a job that I not only adore, but one that brings out the best in me. I am thankful each and every day, but Thanksgiving is always a wonderful opportunity to pause, reflect, and express my gratitude. Thank you for your friendship and loyalty. I am incredibly fortunate and humbled by your daily kindness and support, as in my heart I know it ultimately is what allows me to do what I love the most. Have a fabulous and healthy Thanksgiving, my friends. ❤️

Monday, November 25, 2019

Winter Curb Appeal matters!

With Thanksgiving so late this year, I have been admittedly slow to shifting our curb appeal to Winter mode.  I am happy to report that as of this afternoon, Winter has officially kissed the front porch of Casa de Nenonen...

Nothing punches up drab winter curb appeal like the warm touch of birch and pine?! As a member of Team WhyOverComplicate, I prefer to steer clear of holiday-specific themes in lieu of items of longevity that can appropriately remain up throughout the season until we are blessed with Spring.  

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sycamore, Illinois architecture never disappoints!

I have admired this 1886 Queen Anne style mansion for more than 20 years in my husband’s hometown...

I was surprised to find it on the market during our recent visit. 8000sqft and ready for it? Only 450k. 3 finished stories, original silk wallpaper, untouched woodwork in pristine condition, pocket doors galore, 9 functional fireplaces, a carriage house, and gorgeous grounds. So many lovely original architectural goodies that I had to share!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A friendly reminder...

As we venture halfway through the hectic month of November, it is easy to become overwhelmed by holiday prep, a growing to-do list, and shopping. 

This serves as a teeny reminder to prioritize and enjoy the simple pleasures of life as 2019 draws to a close.❤️

Friday, November 1, 2019