Bolla Chianti, Prosecco, & Soave Classico 883

Bolla Chianti Soave Prosecco

We are Feeling Italian this week. A few weeks ago, I received a fantastic package of 3 gorgeous bottles of wine from Bolla. Chianti, Prosecco, and Soave Classico 883…Yum! Gorgeous…right? Now, Chianti and Prosecco I am familiar with, so let’s start with them. Chianti is kind of the Italian red table wine.  It is drinkable with […]

Mad Men Inspired Living Room

Mad Men Inspired Mid Century Modern Living Room

Can you believe Mad Men has come to an end?  Seriously…what an amazing era. What are we going to do without Betty and Don? I’ll tell you what…bring a bit of their style into our own homes! Chairish, where design lovers buy and sell, has asked me to be a part of their Mad Men […]

Chicago Title and Sonya Pasquini

Featured Business Sonya Pasquini Chicago Title Peoria Illinois

This week my Featured Business is Chicago Title and Sonya Pasquini from Peoria, Illinois.  Title issues, escrow accounts, and the closing affect both buyers and sellers in a home sales transaction. Having a great title company is invaluable when buying and selling properties! So, without further delay, let’s meet Sonya and learn more about what […]

Chalkboard Paint the Pantry Door

Chalkboard Paint the Pantry Door

Chalkboard Paint.  Need I say more?  I seriously love this stuff.  {I *might* have a small obsession with it.}  After this post where I put chalkboard paint on wine glasses, there wasn’t a surface in my house that was safe…including my pantry door. As you can see from this photo, my kitchen has dark espresso […]

Paint the Front Door for Instant Curb Appeal

Paint the Front Door for Instant Curb Appeal

Do you ever have a hard time deciding how to decorate the outside of your home?  I mean, decorating the inside is one thing, the outside is an entire beast of its own!  Today let’s talk curb appeal and your front door.  The front door of a house can say so much about it!  For […]

Caliber Home Loans and Jane Deske

Jane Deske Caliber Home Loans Peoria Illinois

My new Featured Business Series begins today!  Jane Deske is a Mortgage Consultant with Caliber Home Loans in Peoria, Illinois.   If you are purchasing a new home and will require financing, you want to talk with Jane!  She is here today to tell you a bit more about her, Caliber Home Loans, and a […]

50 Shades of Grey A Condo in Escala

view a condo in the Escala building from 50 Shades of Grey

Have you ever dreamed of walking through the doors to the Escala Building? You know, the one from 50 Shades of Grey?  You know you have.  Those gorgeous sweeping views, the stunning marble floors, dripping chandeliers,…Christian Grey? Although I cannot deliver Christian Grey, how about a condo for some eye candy instead?  This condo is in The […]

Let’s talk Lighting…

Antique Silver Orb Chandelier, Ballard Designs, Small

Many of you may know that my current house was a builder’s spec house.  We purchased it while in town on our one week house hunt.  {if you have never relocated before, shopping for a house in one week is about the most awful thing you will ever go through}  It was already 90% complete. […]