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Chicago Botanic Garden 2015

In what has become an unintentional annual fall tradition, Dan and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden a couple of weeks ago when his parents were in town visiting. It was a gorgeous October day - warm and sunny - perfect for exploring the beautiful gardens and getting some fresh air! We went last ...

A Weekend Getaway

I have been terrible about posting here the last few months, but I want to get back into it, for myself if nothing else! I love having this blog to look back on and see what we did and share with family and friends. That said, we've been pretty busy lately and the holidays are always full of fun, so I ...

Happy Birthday Teddy Rex

Happy 1st birthday to this sweet, crazy boy. He is obsessed with his ball and playing fetch, and while he likes to chew on things, you can't get mad at him because he is so cuddly and joyful. Every morning he is so excited and ready to go I just imagine him saying "It's a great day to be alive!" ...

Are you a worrier?

I came across the above graphic on this post on Cup of Jo today...it's funny because it's true. I definitely have a tendency to (over?) analyze my interactions and worry about them after. In fact, I remember growing up calling my mom or dad into my room practically every night to discuss my ...

Union Pier, Michigan

We spent the week before the 4th of July in Union Pier, MI. Since I've lived in Chicago my family has gone up to this area most summers, as it is an easy 90 minute drive yet feels worlds away. I love this area of Michigan because it is so rustic. You have the beach and cute several small towns and ...

Shop Visit: Humboldt House

A few weeks ago I finally checked out Humboldt House, an awesome vintage store here in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. They sell mid-century modern furniture, vintage kilim rugs and new goods made by local artisans including jewelry, getting cards, apothecary items, planters and more. I want to ...

Happy Birthday Luella!

Today is my first baby's 7th birthday. Excuse me while I gush fore a moment, but Lulu is the best pal a girl could ask for and she melts my heart every day with both her sweetness and sassiness. So much personality in one little dog! #Sweetbabylulu Now, in honor of her birthday, I gift unto you ...