Chicago Tribune: “The Home Page”

What a nice Mother’s Day surprise… I’m in the Chicago Tribune Magazine today! I even got a mention on the cover, right below Simon Doonan.

Chicago Tribune Magazine, May 10, 2009

Chicago Tribune Magazine, May 10, 2009

Chicago Tribune Magazine, May 10, 2009

Chicago Tribune Magazine, May 10, 2009

Thank you, Chicago Tribune, and thank you Lisa Cregan (who interviewed me for the article waaay back in December). I’m honored!

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  • Sprout
    May 10, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Wow! You and Simon Doonan, very cool! Congrats!!

  • Amy
    May 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Nice work – well done!

  • pearllinds
    May 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Looks great! Congrats!!

  • Jeanee
    May 10, 2009 at 9:15 pm


  • Sara
    May 10, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Hi! Congratulations!! And happy first mother’s day =) We’re voting for you on! It’s a close race… if you’re here visiting the comment section, go to and vote for the best project (makingitlovely’s pretty porch!!!!!). The race is close, vote daily! (my little plug for one of my favorite blogs!)

  • Elizabeth
    May 10, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Aww that is just GREAT!!! You truely deserve it…. I can imagine you are so excited about it. How many copies did you go out and buy??? hehehe :) Hope the rest of your day was good.

  • Jo
    May 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Been meaning to say.. Congratulations!! Little Eleanor looks absolutely delightful – enjoy your precious time with her. They grow way too fast.
    I too have been voting daily – hope you all are too!

  • megan @ { pink o'clock }
    May 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    congrats on the gorgeous spread! :)

  • fric and frac
    May 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Great article! Congratulations!

  • Desiree Fawn
    May 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm


  • John at This Young House
    May 10, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    HOW COOL! What a nice article too. Before you know it, your name will be above Simon Doonan’s.

    Hope you enjoyed your first mother’s day to the fullest.


  • D
    May 11, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Congratulations! You deserve it.

  • Missteee
    May 11, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Congrats! :) That’s so cool!!

  • Simone
    May 11, 2009 at 6:46 am

    you deserve it! :)

  • creative*type
    May 11, 2009 at 7:59 am

    what a wonderful surprise – proud of you! *but we knew you were awesome…*

  • suzanne cabrera
    May 11, 2009 at 8:07 am

    So many wonderful celebrations.. Congratulations Nicole!!! You’re a true inspiration.

  • Susie
    May 11, 2009 at 8:38 am

    It looks great

  • KCK Noir
    May 11, 2009 at 9:22 am

    This was the first thing I read on my Mother’s Day morning with my daughter. I was excited to share with everyone that my favorite blogger was highlighted in the Trib magazine! I’m so happy for you.

  • Nuit
    May 11, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Aww Nicole, this is sooo great! congratulations, you deserve it :)

  • bungalowbliss
    May 11, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Wow, huge congrats to you! You’ve made the big time, girl!

    (Do they really not give you a heads up that you’ll be featured? I always assumed they did!)

  • Annie H
    May 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I read the articale yesterday! It was awesome and left me coveting your library curtains!

  • Andrea
    May 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Looks great!

  • Lulu Mae
    May 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Fabulous Article! read it on Sunday!!! congrats!!!!!

  • Amanda
    May 11, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats! Karma is smiling on you :-)

  • Chris
    May 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Your house is adorable and I love your style! Congrats on the article in the Trib… I just discovered your site and I’m excited to follow your blog. Oh, where did you get that amazing print above the couch in the living room? My sisters and I just adore it!

    Congrats again!

  • Laura
    May 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, congratulations! What a wonderful thing to have happen, and you definitely deserve it. You have such a great blog!

  • Dayle
    May 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Way cool, congrats!

  • Carla
    May 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Woo Hoo!! Congrats! I have the paper but I haven’t even looked at it! Glad you told us about it!!

  • Nikki
    May 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Good for YOU.

  • Rachel H.
    May 12, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Congrats! :) What a nice way to segue into your new life :)

    Hope you’re getting lots of sleep!

  • Sarah
    May 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Congrats! This is so great! What a boon!

  • Denise
    May 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Congrats on the great publicity! I love your library nook and I recall you giving Brandon credit for coming up with the idea for that space. It’s simply the best!

  • katherine
    May 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Super cool — congrats!

  • joanna goddard
    May 14, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    YAY!!!!! this is so exciting! :)

  • Down and Out Chic
    May 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    congrats, that’s awesome!

  • Plush Interiors
    May 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    just catching up on blog reading… can’t believe i missed this. congratulations! watch out oprah!

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