Where do you run to baby?

Hi friends!I've received a few more emails lately asking me where the hell I went. The cold weather is coming, and we're all settling in for a lazy winter of Gilmore Girls netflix marathons and blog reading, I suppose. I have not given up on r/p entirely, and will probably even update more as it gets colder and I'm stuck in the house more, but since I've had no projects or home updates lately, I had nothing to share with you! ...more

DREAMS DO COME TRUE

A week or so back, I had this dream (I know, I know, this is the worst way to start a story, but stay with me) where I was paid to eat potato chips. It was otherwise banal, literally my job was just sitting in a factory testing potato chips and marking little notes on a clipboard....more

PINTEREST FAIL - DIY PAINT VASE

I love Pinterest, it is a never-ending time suck of pretty pictures of all my favorite things (food, diy, makeup, etc etc). There have been a few times that it has lead me totally astray, though. making me question my commitment to this relationship ....more

MAY 2014 BIRCHBOX VIDEO REVIEW (SPOILER: IT KIND OF SUCKS)

Hello!I haven't done a video in ages, but when I mentioned that I'm a dumb sucker who signed up for Ipsy/Birchbox/Glossybox again, people asked me to keep them posted on how I like them. I originally cancelled my subscriptions in the past because they kept sending me terrible shit, like pieces of string (not joking), but I'm a sucker for mail and makeup, so here we are.In this video, I review the May 2014 Birchbox (Glossy and Ipsy haven't arrived yet), which I end up giving a grade of a C-. (Am I not supposed to tell you that? ...more

HOW TO COVER YOUR DARK CIRCLES

I've been advocating this method for years ....more

WEEKS END

So, Spring still hasn't sprung in Chicago, even though its well into May, we really haven't had any truly Springy weekends. This means that I have been laying in bed SO much, watching SO many reruns of Law & Order SVU (only taking breaks to listen to John Mulaney standup about Law & Order SVU. Send help.)...more

LITTLE BOXES ON THE HILLSIDE // ROCKING THE SUBURBS

I've been a renter for most of my life, and consequently, a mover. Since 2000, I've called 16 different places "home". I've actually always kind of liked the renter lifestyle: something breaks? ...more

WIGGING OUT - A VERY HAIRY BIRTHDAY

I've alluded to it here before, but in my group of friends, birthdays are a very big deal. No birthday is a small birthday, and ones with 0's on the end should not be treated as scary but as a reason for an even bigger party. For example, on my Golden Birthday, they repainted my friend Mike's house gold, and reupholstered his couches in gold lamé: Then one year, we reconstructed a to-scale working model of the Family Feud set, and surveyed 100 people on several rounds of questions for an authentic playing experience:...more

WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN

Hello!It's been a while, sorry guys! Things have been, well, insane. Since we last talked, I turned 28, I bought a car, my boyfriend moved out of the apartment, I quit my job of seven years, I got a new job, and Chicago started showing signs of life again ....more