A Simple Freestanding Galley Kitchen in a 1920’s Home

Soffits were removed from the entire room. Recessed lights above the sink were replaced with lovely school house style brass pendants found at Home Depot. Counter is Rimforsa bench found at Ikea. The above pictures are from before facing east. One of the major design goals was to find a way to create more light…

The “Unfitted” Kitchen

My 1920s kitchen seems to have been remodeled at least twice over the years. From what I can tell it had work done in the mid 90s and the 1970s. Originally, our circa 1924 kitchen didn’t have a refrigerator but instead had a counter height ice box. Coal burned in a stove. It’s a kitchen…

Bio Diversity at Home

They say bio diversity is important particularly with native plants. Well consider it done! Just kidding. we’re not done, but we’re pretty proud of how far we’ve come. Here’s a list of plants that we’ve added to our landscape over the past two years! Ferns: Maidenhair fern – Adiantum pedatum Lady fern – Athyriumfilix-femina Christmas…

The Day our Hearts Broke

Yesterday I witnessed ComEd recklessly chopping my beautiful trees in half and carelessly trimming others. Junie B. and I ran out to stop them. Of course they should clear the lines, but this was far and beyond the call of duty. STOP!!!! I screamed. They didn’t care. They didn’t care they were harming to the…

Encouragement through Elderberries

Getting rid of the goats was a necessary albeit discouraging change for us on our little urban farm. I mean are you even a farm without goats? Chickens are basically a backyard pet. Yesterday the girls and I were able to pick our elderberries for the first time. We realized we were harvesting a little…