I wrote my “what’s been happening” post a little before Chicago’s shelter in place order went into effect, aka two months ago, aka the Before Time when people still talked about sports and their summer plans. Things have gotten pretty spicy since then, huh? I’m actually one of the very privileged few who were able […]
it’s been, uh… two years? pt. 1
…oops. In my defense, it’s been pretty eventful. March/April 2018 I’m getting REALLY into the furniture thing, especially refinishing, and I’m working (miserably) out of one of the bedrooms in the new apartment. Then this guy I know from furniture stuff contacts me and says he’s opening a store, and he wants me to join […]
we bought an apartment!
I’m still reeling a little bit from the whole thing. We’d been talking about buying something for a while, but only in the “oh shit an artisanal marshmallow shop just opened up around the corner, how long until we get priced out of the neighborhood, please don’t let this be another Williamsburg situation” kind of […]
doing my best impression of an adult.
I’m back! There’s stuff going on! Everything has been super nuts! Please enjoy thee unrelated photos of Vietnamese dogs! So my December was BONKERS. I’ve basically done my best to avoid Serious Adult Commitments my whole life. Honestly, I’ve kind of avoided committing to anything that depended on future me being a functional human. (Can I come […]
Hi from Vietnam!
warning: personal Holy shit, you guys. I hate those people who always talk about how busy they are, but omg I have been so busy. Not with any cool secret projects or anything, just… busy. School started five weeks ago and it has been kicking my ass. I’m taking 24 credits and honestly I might […]
how to make a copy of a $40,000* Lindsey Adelman brass wall sconce and immediately become the fanciest person you know
*I assume this is a copy of a $40,000 wall sconce, since all of Lindsey Adelman’s (beautiful, perfect, breathtaking) lighting fixtures cost around that much I have been wanting to get into lamp building for approximately FOREVER. There is so much cool shit out there and it all costs eleven trillion dollars, but I feel like […]
make a super cute cactus scratching post!
A while ago Cayce sent me the gif from this Facebook post and I was immediately obsessed. I’m actually not really a fan of cats and I kind of don’t understand why a person would have one (Stockholm syndrome?), but what I am a huge fan of is ridiculous replacements for ugly everyday items. And oh boy […]
the best chicago-area craigslist furniture this week
I’m pretty obsessed with Craigslist, guys. Due to Cayce’s 10-bookcases-and-pretty-much-nothing-else furniture situation in her old place, she was looking at furnishing the new apartment almost from scratch. That means I’ve pretty much sent spent the last month living on Craigslist. I’ve literally started dreaming about it. But then yesterday, after I put the finishing touches […]
how to pack up a hoarder-esque apartment in under a week, part 2: bookcases
(Part 1 is here) So this begins the “packing part” technically, but I like to look at more as “get rid of everything you own, except the things you can make really, really, really strong arguments for keeping and are actively useful in your life, and also stop lying to yourself about eventually getting around […]