A Room for a Family

As I mentioned earlier this week, we have been settling into our new home in Chicago this summer.  Over the years, I have noticed that it is very difficult to move furniture from one house to another.  It doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

The Relaxing Bath

These days, I think there is nothing more relaxing than a long bath.  To be honest, before I had children it had been years since I had used a bathtub.  Showers are simply more efficient.  But, after bathing our children became … Continue reading

In The Works: Kids Bathroom

People say that bathrooms and kitchens sell houses.  In our case, we purchased our home in spite of the bathrooms and kitchen.  After being built in 1927, the bathrooms had not been updated.  In addition to being a hazard – … Continue reading

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

I have embraced the idea of turning my bedroom into a zen-like retreat.  One way to do that is to remove electronics from arms reach.  This is supported by everything I have read recently which recommends not keeping your cell phone on your … Continue reading

Items We Love: Throws

Now that the weather in San Francisco has finally turned cool, I am all about the cozy.  One of my favorite, and most useful, items during this cooler time of year is a very soft throw.  I tend to have them … Continue reading