Hi, I’m Lynn!

Welcome to Living Large in A Small House

I’m married to Keith who I call “Handy” on this blog. We are parents to three kids; Kenny who lives in LA, Annie who lives with her husband Tommy in Dallas, and Emma who lives in Chicago, about 40 miles from our NW Suburban home.

Handy” could have been a master carpenter if he had chosen a different profession. He makes all of my dreams and hair-brained schemes a reality.

We live in the house that was his bachelor pad when I met him. Raising three kids in a 1,300-square-foot home with no garage or basement has been challenging but not only have we made it work, but we have made it into a beautiful, functional home.

I was a stay-at-home Mom for 20 years and then I had an opportunity to work for a company that I thought would be my dream job. After 16 years of working for corporate America, my job was eliminated in July of 2020 because of the pandemic.

I have never been happier! I’m able to pursue my dream of blogging about all of my passions full-time.

Where Is Our Small House

Our small home is on the banks of the Fox River in Port Barrington, Illinois. It’s a small hamlet in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. “Handy” is also currently the Mayor of our small town.

My office has always been in my home so I like things to be nice, neat, and organized. I love to garden, cook, entertain, organize and of course decorate my home. I’ve also become a master at maximizing the space in our house.

I love being able to share my life with you!


Where you can find me