Hi! I’m Marti. My husband and I live in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, where we purchased a bungalow in July 2016. I like to keep myself busy with DIY projects, and I like this blog as a record of what all I’ve tackled. I started blogging as a renter: check out the Apartment Tour page for an overview of our last apartment.
I’m a Knowledge Project Manager at Braintree. Jarrod works at Northwestern University, doing something with sponsored research and financial reporting. We have two cats, no kids.
I get excited about: new tools, used furniture, music videos, potted plants, tights weather, whisky cocktails, backyard movies, and exclamation points.
I love receiving comments and welcome feedback and questions. But, please: if you don’t have anything nice to say, at least make it foul-mouthed and funny. You can also contact me directly at ProjectPalermoBlog@gmail.com.
Oh, yeah, and: when I say “project!”, I’m channeling Cher Horowitz and her love of makeovers. I was unable to find this scene on YouTube, which left me with no choice but to rent the DVD from Netflix, set up a tripod in front of our TV, and record this clip for you with my digital camera.
And here’s a favorite old photo of my grandmother and me. I’ve been painting things white since 1998.