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Eight Months of House Hunting

As you may recall, we went and saw a farmhouse out in the suburbs back in December. It had amazing bones, big rooms and windows, but it needed a full gut down to the plumbing, electrical, kitchen, baths, windows, not to mention there were issues with the foundation… and we really didn’t love the street it was on. So we…

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5 Ways My Beauty Routine Has Changed Since Baby

I blogged a few times about how I switched up my beauty routine while I was pregnant, changing skin care, shampoo, even nail polishes I was using (you can read more about it here and here). But now that pregnancy is over, my routine has once again shifted! My key focus now is maximizing my time, trying to find products…

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Feeling Safe at Home with a New Baby

We rent a row home in Chicago with a front door accessible by a mere seven steps. No doorman. No buzzer. A lot of people have homes in the city (including all of the homes around us!), so this was not at all a concern to me when we decided to rent the place. However, last fall, around dinner time,…

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#SchmiedskiGreystone: Available for Photo Shoots!

I’ve had a few emails now in the year since our home tour went live from people inquiring if they could rent our home for a photo shoot. Either photographers or producers who are scouting on behalf of brands – I think it’s a great idea, and I’ve always said yes! I just had another request last week, so I…

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