The Time to Adopt a Child is Now

I discovered something a few years ago that is both interesting and sad. I’m a professional photographer who for 10 years for the State of Illinois photographed children awaiting adoption. The photos were displayed in “The Heart Gallery of Illinois” to increase their chance for adoption. As an adoptive mom with a home full of four children, our family’s plate…

History in the (RE)Making

The Throwaway Age is over. While some might see a 1940s structure from a bygone era as just another old building, an energetic Wauconda couple sees it as the cornerstone of an ever-more lively downtown.

This Must be the Place

For most of us, the largest investment we’ll ever make is buying our home.

Art with Character

Approaching Epilogue, I already sensed its whimsical nature with a multitude of wind sculptures dancing on the breeze and flowers blooming everywhere. Upon entering the quaint building, I was hit with a wall of delicious smells, colors and textures. Being an avid art lover, I was immediately drawn to the well-placed nooks and displays that were clearly put together with…

Interior Design with Integrity

I grew up in Sterling, Illinois, approximately 100 miles southwest. I’ve lived in Algonquin for almost 20 years with my husband Neil and our daughter Jordan. This is the longest time we have lived in one location in my married lifetime. During the first 20 years of our marriage we moved ten times! I can empathize with people who must…