I’m Araceli, and the author of this blog. I live in the Chicagoland area with my husband Cesar, and 1 year old daughter, Vivian. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Interior Architecture, I yearned for the creative, fun-loving, and free spirited afternoons that was then. Needless to say, the “real world” is everything but that. I worked a couple years in the architecture field designing corporate offices and retail spaces. When the recession tanked, I was laid off from my job. I decided I wanted to (hopefully) never have to go through a lay-off ever again and so I decided to change careers. I recently went back to school for my masters degree in nursing and am now a registered nurse! I love my job but miss the creativity. This blog allows me to express my ideas, share projects, and fuel the creativity I crave on a daily basis. Follow along as I write about updating our 2-flat in the Chicagoland area and about pretty much anything else that strikes my fancy.