Hi! I’m Marti. My husband Jarrod and I live in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, where we purchased a bungalow in July 2015. I like to keep myself busy with projects and this blog is a record of what I’ve tackled. I started blogging as a renter: check out the Apartment Tour page for an overview of our last apartment. For an overview of our house and posts grouped by room, head to the Bungalow Tour page.
I’m a Knowledge Project Manager at Braintree/PayPal. Jarrod works at Northwestern University in the sponsored research department. We’re DINKs by choice, but love being an aunt and uncle to our siblings’ kids. I do all of my DIY projects solo – Jarrod is responsible for grocery shopping and cocktail making. I get excited about: new tools, used furniture, music videos, potted plants, and tights weather.
I’ve been blogging for 8 years. I have no ambitions of monetizing my blog – in fact, I pay for it to be an ad-free space. That means none of my posts are sponsored and I receive no compensation for any products I link to. I like being a small non-profit corner of the internet.
I love receiving comments and welcome feedback and questions. 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.