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.