Hello! Im genuinely so happy you’re here. My name is Michelle and Im the author of her whimsy; a little space on the web Ive created to share our 100 year old home renovation, and the people that live in it.

My hubby and I, along with our four children, live in a suburb just outside of Chicago. Hubs is a fireman, and all four of my children are under 7! Our first three came to us through foster care; the oldest of which we have adopted and the other two we are waiting to see! We also just birthed our fourth baby girl, Charlotte, in July of 2019. She’s an answer to SO much prayer and we just all adore her.

We also have a beautiful miniature Australian shepherd named Boomer. He is very close to the perfect dog would he stop trying to eat my garbage…lol. Otherwise, he’s sweet, quiet (never barks!), gentle with the kids and so playful. We love him!


I absolutely love home design. I love creating spaces that are inviting, beautiful to look at, functional, and cozy- yes I DO think thats possible even with four small children swirling about!

Ive created her whimsy to document our crazy little world as well as create a space where I hope you keep coming back for inspiration on how to make your home beautiful, functional and oh so cozy.

So excited you’re here!

xoxo Michelle