Artist Of The Month

the bms. 20171101_142726

Search, but you wont find anything like the bms.

A truly bold and provocative collection of home art, the bms. brings new

meaning to using your home as the canvas. The Chicago-based studio creates

pieces that encourage you to look at everyday objects for a second time,

challenging you to find a new appreciation for the beauty in your surroundings.


books, by the bms. are hand tacked coffee table books that are certain to

be the anchor of any chic room.

art, by the bms. are hand tacked oil on canvas paintings that are striking

to say the least.

plates, by the bms. understand that some plates just like to be looked at…

a lot.

stuff, by the bms. shows you that your stuff can be just as exciting and

distracting as your screens.  20171105_122514 (1)

 The bms. At Mike & YoLi At Home 3066 N Lincoln

SHOP the-bms. HERE

Time At Home

….Gosh!  It’s been so long since I’ve been able to just sit and write.  To write about nothing in particular except to start and spew what’s cluttering my head.  This is the first time in a long time that I feel like me again. I have SO much catching up to do with myself and today is my start. Today is the day that I recall who I am, what my purpose is and how family really is all that matters (to me).  My bottom line is family.  The reason that I am and the reason that I do is for family.

Today was the first day that my husband (Mike) and I got a chance to get in early and enjoy our new home.  He’s been working 7 days straight since late July. Going to his ‘real’ job on his scheduled days and then waking up and going into our shoppe (Mike & YoLi) working on getting it perfect so that one day (soon) and with the perfect team, we may be able to be absent without worry.

Rainy Days and No Worries are in our Near Future!

rainy day

We purchased our home exactly 2 weeks before signing the lease and picking up the keys to our new business space (Mike & YoLi) in Lakeview and 2 days before a week long trip to LA with our best friends, so getting home early today has definitely been a great blessing. We missed our lil brothers (Joey) cake for his birthday at my in-laws but promised to make it up to him later. Making time for worship is what’s important now.  He makes time for us, We’ve gotta make time for Him!

Today we got a chance to enjoy our new home and lounge around in our sweats.  Michael got a chance to just be as well as nap as often as he wanted (needed) without interruption. I got a chance to catch up on some writing, more plotting and a bit more planning.

In all of my busyness over the last few weeks, I am so excited to have finally rolled out our consignment program which has been a huge success and very popular to our business in the past.  Just yesterday I already started to receive online inquiries, tons of photos and even a few drop offs at the shoppe.  To learn more about that, check out the details HERE

We have so much planned for our lil brick and mortar and can not wait to share it with all of you.

I promise to take time out a few times a week and write more about whats going on with Mike & YoLi At Home, the spot and more about what’s going on with Mike & YoLi At Home, the HOME :).  -I used to do it daily and have forgotten that it has always proven to be a big release for me and quite therepuetic.


The lessons that I’ve learned over just this last week is to take time for yourself, family first, Don’t take it personal and always be kind.

heart girlyoLi

The Goings On At Mike & YoLi At Home

We have so much going on at Mike & YoLi At Home which is exciting and overwhelming (in the best way)! This post is going to be more informational than straight up party time USA. If you’re interested in receiving our newsletter, a lot of information in a quick and fun email, which goes out at 10am every Monday morning, email us.

Located at 3066 N. Lincoln Avenue, right next to the Starbucks, Mike and YoLi are taking Lakeview by storm. Whether it be for our weekly paint parties, some retail shopping, or just plain ole’ good cheer, we welcome you to stop on by and say hello. We’re open from 11am-6pm Tuesdays- Sundays. Follow us on Twitter @MikeandYoLi, Instagram @mikeandyoli, and Facebook @MikeandYoLi.

Call us at 773.398.0394. Can’t come in? Shop with us online!

Wine Gift Packages for the Holidays

Are you looking for fun Holiday gifts for your family and friends? Consider these cute wine gift packages! Purchase ANY bottle or gift package and a portion of your money goes directly to a special cause. Each varietal supports a different cause, from helping to end childhood hunger to funding pet adoptions. Shop Here!

Check Out Our New Consignment Program

Our new consignment program is up and running, and boy are we excited!

Have furniture you’d like to get rid of? We want to help! You must be at least 18 years old, own the item you are consigning, and the furniture and/or home decor piece must be in near perfect condition and have a resale value of at least $60.

We do not consign mattresses, bedding, window treatments, appliances, tools, electronics, clothing, jewelry, toys, or books.

If you are interested in consigning with us you must first email or text us a picture of the item for approval.  For more information, check out all of our consignment policies HERE.

Local Artist Pop Up

And now… drum roll please… what you’ve all been waiting for… the last item on my list!

But ALSO! It’s the new pop-up collection from the bms.! Shop HERE!

the bms. collection is available for purchase in store through the month of November! The collection is a new look at old books, paintings and other found items. Stay tuned for his pop up party “Booze and Books” coming soon. It’s going to be a blast.


You can book paint parties, interior design consultations online or in person, wine parties, and so much more! Visit the shop HERE for any and all things interior design/wine/art related!


New Install by the bms.

Which means two of the greatest things!

  1. Halloween candy is half off pretty much everywhere.
  2. the bms. install at Mike & YoLi At Home! Brian, also known as the bms., @the_bms, #bmscollection (in bookman’s old style, unavailable on wordpress but a pressing matter nonetheless) has brought a fun new energy into the space with decorative hand-tacked coffee table books, hand-collaged items and a fantastic display of hand-painted hanging ornaments, which our local window-washer, friend, and confidante, Shamrock, enthusiastically called “floating bubbles!”

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