I Had My First Mammogram

The dreaded mammogram — before I had one, I pretty much grouped that appointment in with getting my teeth drilled. Word on the street was, they are painful and you have a machine squeeze your boobs flat into pancakes. I’m assuming you men would put it right up there with a prostate exam.

The story of my first mammogram. You have questions? I've got answers.

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Beautiful Distractions No. 10

Can you believe it’s already back to school? The days have gotten a bit shorter, and I’m starting to accept that it’s fall. Things are ramping up here, and I’ve been finding inspo everywhere. Here are a few beautiful things that have been distracting me.

Beautiful Distractions - Loving this marbled bowl from Unison

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We Got A New Sofa – With Jonathan Louis

This post is sponsored by Jonathan Louis. 

Today I have a before and after furniture reveal that is pretty much mindblowing. A while back, I wrote about a quest for the perfect TV watching sofa. When we first moved into the house, I had purchased a vintage sofa with the thought process of it’s: used, it already has dents and dings, and I won’t be sad when my kids wreck it. That thought process lasted for exactly 4 months.

Before and After Living Room Makeover Reveal with Jonathan Louis

After daily use, there were 3 new holes in the beautifully patinaed leather and my son had used his fingernail to scratch words into the back side of the leather. It was also sat through and incredibly uncomfortable with its shlumpy cushions. I had made a design disaster, and we needed a new sofa…badly.

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I Made You A Mixtape #3

The mixtape. What was once a form of high school communication for some has since become a nostalgic novelty item. When was the last time you made a mixtape? I haven’t made one for you in almost a year. I know, I’m sooooo not a good friend. But fret not. I’m back with a nerdy assemble of songs. No, there is no giddy romanticism I’m trying to convey in this playlist. It’s just a compilation of stuff that’s been making me shake it in the car…only at stop lights of course. Click thru to enjoy.

House Of Hipsters Mixtape for summer

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The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Shopping In Chicago

When it comes to vintage shopping in Chicago, you can shop til you drop, take a disco nap, rally and shop some more. It’s also safe to say I shop for vintage…a lot, and therefore I receive quite a few emails that go something like this: “Hey Kyla, I’m visiting Chicago, and I was hoping you’d share some of you favorite places to shop vintage.” Of course I oblige. Shopping for vintage is my jam.

The ultimate guide to shopping vintage in Chicago. Read more on House Of Hipsters

Now, before you bombard my inbox asking to be sent the coveted, super secret list, keep on reading this post, then promptly bookmark, save  to Pinterest, and engrain it in your brain because today I’m sharing the mother of all lists…House Of Hipsters ultimate guide to vintage shopping in Chicago and surrounding suburbs!

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