neighbors + other good things

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last month I read a post on Lesley's blog. She was having trouble finding a place in Chicago so I emailed her and set her up with my realtor/friend. Lesley found a place in my building and is moving in today! Lesley also hired me to help with her living room + I am guest posting on her blog today.

Jo of Lifestyle Bohemia won my Jenna Sue giveaway. Congrats! Don't forget that you can get 20% off your order at Jenna Sue Design Co. though July 4th! Just enter BREAKFASTATTOAST11 at checkout!

I have this print above my sofa and absolutely love it.

I went to Johanna's house {of 101 things I love} + photographed baby Olivia yesterday. She is one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen and is so tiny! And Johanna looks fantastic! Here is a little preview of what is in store. Isn't baby O gorgeous?


I have redone my pre-made template line and would like to give away one of my templates. I am also extending $5 off to my readers through Monday. This giveaway will not include customizing the color scheme, but all of my pre-mades can be customized with the color scheme of your choice.  If you would like to win, please leave a comment in this post.

You can see the rest of my pre-mades here. I should have more coming soon, too.




I am really loving the changes I made to my apt. last weekend. Joan makes me smile every day + I love having the dresser that was once in my living room in my bedroom. I am feeling determined to finish that bedroom. I just need to find a great throw pillow for the bed and mirror for the wall above the dresser.  Here are two very reasonably priced mirrors from Ballard Designs. Which one would you choose?

Bellesol Mirror {on sale for $120} + Daphne Mirror {$129}

 
65 people have taken the pledge to be sun savvy! Amazing. Thank you to everyone who has signed the pledge, tweeted, blogged, or shared sun savvy with your friends + family! If you have not signed the pledge please take a moment to commit to taking better care of your skin!

On Wednesday I took a break at 5:00 and walked over to the park with some friends and our dogs. The weather in Chicago has been phenomenal!

Sarah came over for the premieres of Weeds + The Big C on Monday. I love TV + friends that love TV.

Welcome to Chicago, neighbor! Can't wait to meet you!

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22 comments

  1. wow you have a lot going on! the baby photo is GORGEOUS. and i love your chicago print. i am definitely going to get a boston one! :) weeds is the best!

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  2. awww olivia is SO sweet! i love that photo.
    see you tonight lady! xo jillian

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  3. I'm obsessed with the name Olivia! I just love it so much. I also really love the sun saavy site!!!

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  4. I'd love to win a pre-made template. It's almost my blog's 2 year anniversary!

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  5. I would love to win one of your templates!

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  6. Olivia is adorable! Now that I see the rectangular mirror..this is a tough choice! They are both pretty fabulous.

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  7. i love that photo d! she is a beautiful baby! and looking at both mirrors side by side i definitely think the daphne. i am not a fan of the wood trim on the other.

    xoxo

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  8. yes, yes, i would one of your beautiful templates!

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  9. Yes!!! Enter me! :))

    And I'm so excited for you---designing somebodies living room!?! Sounds like that's right up your ally!

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  10. ROUND Mirror, and I need that print...off to order now!

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  11. Olivia is so precious! What a pretty little lady:)

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  12. So much to comment about! First of all - it is so exciting that your friend is moving into your building! Gosh - how in the world did that work out with as big as Chicago is?!

    I finally took my trip to Chicago but it rained the WHOLE time I was there! Torrential down pours! I guess that means I'll have to go back, right? :)

    Love the pre-mades. So fresh and simple looking!

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  13. I'd totally love a blog makeover!!!

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  14. oh my gawd that Olivia is just gorgeous! What a fun little beauty to shoot! xo

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  15. That baby photo is beautiful!!! I love, love, love the round mirror from Ballard.

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  16. I need one of those Chicago prints! What a great giveaway - would love to win a blog template!

    xo,
    Ashley
    {This City Girl}

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  17. Love both mirrors but the Daphne really caught my eye. Great post!

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  18. I love the new templates! So chic and professional.

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  19. Soo loving your blog templates! Mine is in definite need of a revamp:) and miss Olivia us a doll,such cute Picts chick!

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  20. I love the Daphne mirror. Something about it says "bam."

    I love the new templates. So modern and crisp.

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  21. Love the second template - so cute!!! :)

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  22. I love that Chicago print! And its in my favorite color.

    I think I would choose the round mirror, but they are both cute!

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