Shabby White Pioneer Sholes School

A recent trip to Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve gave me plenty of eye candy to photograph and today's post highlights the shabby white Pioneer Sholes School found on the property. A one-room school that was moved to its current location several years ago, the architecture is simple and lovely and the grounds are idyllic. This charming historic school sits on the same property where we start our Saturday morning training runs. Trails with gorgeous … [Read more...]

Livin’ the Country Life

My blog is dedicated to both Town and Country living, but it dawned on me I haven't posted anything country as of late ... other than country decorating. So this post is dedicated to country scenes not too far from my house. I love my old home in the center of town, but I'd love to live on a farmette, too. Like this "little" farmette. I could easily live here with that big, front sun porch. It even has a wrap around balcony on the second … [Read more...]

The Classic White House

White houses can be clean and modern, shabby and charming, stately and elegant, or classic and traditional. So here's a salute to the All-American dream, the pride and joy of a well-loved home. All homes were photographed in Geneva, Illinois, where I spent the first 25 years of my life. Unfortunately, I didn't grow up in a historic home ... but at least I live in one now! A girl named Bambi used to live in this house. Growing up, I always … [Read more...]

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