June 2015 Recap & Personal Updates

Hello friends! Another month has come & gone and we can’t even believe it! We feel like it was just yesterday Bridget was out of school for summer break, and now here we are starting July tomorrow! Just shows you gotta take each day and enjoy every second of it…especially in the summertime.

We had another full month around here with a trip to Seattle, B’s trip along the west coast, and some big blog makeover reveals.

Our favorite project of the month was (by far!) Maggie’s condo reveal. Didn’t it just turn out dreamy?maggie reveal

We feel like we were in her place just about every weekend of June, and I’m sure she was very ready to shoo us out of her new home sweet home. But, not just yet Mags! We’re still planning to finish up her bedroom & style her built-ins once they’re all done. More pics and the final reveal to come in July/August. Then we promise we’ll only be stopping by with bottles of wine, instead of our camera, lights, & styling accessories. maggie reveal

Besides that big ol’ project, we managed to fit in some other fun blog posts….

We also made our first LIVE television appearance last week on WGN here in Chicago. We’ve gotten much more comfortable on-camera when it is taped…but this was our first time ever being live. Boy was it scary, but also pretty darn fun. Click here for our 5-minute segment <— which doesn’t sound long, but on TV feels like an eternity!

Outside of the blog world, here’s what we were both up to in June.

Bridget’s Updates

Although I feel like June FLEW by, you will never EVER catch me complaining that it’s almost July because I think I made the most of my time off so far. Heck, when I have the whole month off of work to focus on DIY projects, travel & my summer bucket list — I have no reason but to be over-the-moon with appreciation and excitement.

Beyond our couples’ trip to Seattle and our trip down the Pacific coast to San Francisco, Matt and I also had the opportunity to sneak to Michigan and enjoy “Lake Life” where I was able to check “paddle board” off of my summer bucket list. And speaking of summer bucket lists — did you see my hydrangea bushes blooming?! I vowed to myself that I would keep these new additions of our landscaping alive, and so far so good. But let’s be honest here, I really can’t take all of the credit for these luscious blooms, I think it’s been the record amounts of rainfall and gloomy weather Chicago has seen this month that has made these bushes a huge success. Either way, I’ll take ’em! All in all, I have been extremely lucky so far this summer and continue to be grateful for all the opportunities, travel, and memories that filled my first month of summer vacay.

Oh, and just for the record: Taping a 5 minute LIVE segment on the news is scary, but taping a 5 minute LIVE segment on the news when you’re standing next to Casey, a Journalism major from Notre Dame and previous NEWS ANCHOR/REPORTER, is more than scary!! #EEeeekkkk

Casey’s Updates

We’ve had a wonderful start to summer as well. Our weekends have been filled hanging with family & friends, and of course…house hunting.

We’re trying to enjoy our time in the South Loop area of Chicago as much as possible before we move to a new neighborhood. We recently went to the Shedd Aquarium, went to a White Sox game, and I’ve been trying to soak up how amazing it is to be able to walk to work everyday.  All in all, a great June for the Finn family!