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Brooklyn Fire Escape Print Faux Marble Table / Neechi Area Rug / Basket / Cable-Knit Throw / Navy Dining Chairs / Ginger Jars

All artwork in post:

Solo frames: Chicago skyline in living roomChicago skyline in Emma’s Room / Giraffe / Seal / Flamingo / Twinkle Twinkle / I’m “Frond” of You Gallery wall: Three Dogs / Map of Chicago / Three Whales / Bicycle / Pineapple / London Phone Booth / Map of NYC

Mitch here!

Did you see yesterday’s home post? Now that Chicago’s temperatures are returning to form, Kelly and I have assumed our rightful position in the house, where we intend to complain about the weather until springtime. And as faithful Stuck-Insiders, we’ve also taken it upon ourselves to spruce up our place to make the next six months of “chill” a bit more bearable. Today, I’m talkin’ about artwork!

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Home Updates for Fall

Trick or Treat Pillows

Use code “PL25FS18” to take 25 percent off your Company Store order and get free shipping! Free monogramming until 11/7, too.

It’s no secret that we live in a tiny home. We sometimes get frustrated because we feel like we’re all tripping over each other… and over all the toys, haha. Most of the time, though, we love it. We’ve worked hard these last few years to make it our own, and it really feels like home. :)

But yes: we really need to stay on top of it or else it can become a disaster very quickly. So recently, we’ve been on a decluttering/organization mission. We aren’t getting rid of everything; we still want our place to feel inviting and warm. I suppose we just want things to reflect the stage of life we’re in, and be a bit more functional. We also want to make the seasons/holidays fun for Emma without bringing tons of additional stuff into our home!

The $38 Peacoat You Need This Fall

$38 Peacoat (Comes in three colors!) / $49 Faux Leather Tote / Here are a few of my favorite striped turtlenecks: this one from Lou & Grey, this one from Madewell, this one from Stateside, and this striped sweater. / Stuart Weitzman Boots (But so many more affordable options that look JUST like them: this pair from Vince Camuto, this pair from Steve Madden, this WATERPROOF pair from Blondo, and this pair from Marc Fisher.) / Similar Camel Sweater Dress, and also love this one from Madewell (!!), this cable-knit one, and this gray one.

The amazing $38 peacoat is back in stock!

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How to Paint Gingham Pumpkins

Plaid Skirt (Also adore this ruffled houndstooth skirt as well as this corduroy skirt.) / Sweater Blazer (Also love this version!) / Striped Tissue Turtleneck (Here’s the solid, polka dot and leopard-print versions.) / Stuart Weitzman Boots (But love this waterproof pair, this version with a heel, and this classic pair by Tory Burch.) / Louis Vuitton Tote Size MM (Available herehere and here. Looking for an affordable brown tote? I LOVE this one!) / Emma’s Plaid Leggings / Emma’s Hunter Boots (Non-glossy here. Adult version here.) / Emma’s Little Makes Big Hairbow

The gingham pumpkins we made last year seem to be circling the web right now, which has been really exciting for us! So we thought we’d re-post this little how-to tutorial.

Handing it over to Mitch!

Off to Brooklyn!

Kelly Velvet Dress (So warm!) / Kelly’s Pumps (Also love them in camel and navy, and in leopard.) / Kelly’s Bag (Similar here and here.) / Mitch’s Suit Similar Here / J.Crew Mercantile White Oxford (on Amazon!) Cole Haan Penny Loafer

Mitch here!

Hello from New York City! Well, hello from a train in the middle of New Jersey, to be more exact. Kelly and I are taking on the East Coast in typical Larkin Blitzkrieg Fashion. Our lives are still entrenched in this area, and anytime we visit, we pack way too much in. In these three days, we hope to visit with Kelly’s family, galavant around the city (Kelly loves galavanting), pack at least 15 meals into two days, and, most importantly, attend a great friend’s wedding.

Family in Patagonia

Kelly’s Patagonia JacketPonte LeggingsBlack Loafers (Here are the brown ones–on sale!–that she wears every day. Black are new!), Faux Leather Tote and Striped TeeMitch’s Patagonia Sweatshirt, Similar Cords, and Sperrys / Emma’s Patagonia Sweatshirt (Here are the women’s version and the men’s version.)

Gah! Okay, so I know I’ve been a little MIA lately.

How to Take Family Photos (And Be in Them!)

Mitch here!

As the Kelly in the City Resident Nerd, I’m typically tasked all tech-related questions. To be honest, I usually fail–or even make things worse–when I get down to problem solving, but I never go down without a fight. A few weeks ago, though, I figured out something techy that’s really cool! And while I think it’ll be helpful for bloggers, I also think it’s great for normal people, too. ;)

Easy Weekend Look


Chunky Knit Sweater, Leggings and Flexible Loafers (They come in lots of colors!) c/o

First of all, thank you so much for the birthday wishes yesterday! You’re the best. :)

I’ll share some pics of my weekend in the coming days–thank you for everything, Mitch!–but I guess my big news is that I finally went to an ENT specialist for the sinus infections.

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Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

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Mitch here!

Kelly doesn’t know I’m writing this post and it’s days like this when I could end up losing my password privileges. You see, we’re one of those weird couples who basically have the same birthday. Kelly’s is today and mine is Thursday, and while I’m not a scientist or anything, I’m pretty sure that makes her older than me. So today I hacked into her website to give my senior counterpart (who’s hundreds of thousands of seconds older than me) the day off to rest her tired bones. She deserves it. She’s the most amazing person I know. And she’s older than me.