I was going to blog tonight, but I'm busy...busy with 4 things:
1. American Idol
3. The Hills
4. The City
:) Let's see how much Heidi messed up her face. Poor, poor girl. Loving Tuesdays!!
Ok, nevermind the bridal party, look at this amazing cobblestone alley. Does anyone know where this is? It looks like theater posters on the wall. But I love the exposed brick and think images here could be really cool.
I have no idea where this pic was taken, but how Chicago is this pic?
And who could ignore the gorgeous Chicago architecture...Alta Vista Terrace for example below. I feel like lots could be done on those sidewalks.
SORRY everyone, I should have posted the Etsy shop info for the items in the previous post. I received a few requests, so here are the shop URLs:
Custom little girl hats: Sweet Savannah Baby
Check out my A & J somewhere on her site modeling their red Marni hats!
Tea Party Sign: Glitter N Grunge
Travertine Chicago coasters: Reformado Photography/Espresso Thy Art
If you are local to Chicago, you can also go in and purchase at the cafe at:
Espresso Thy Art
4019 N Damen Ave
If you decide to go in, just let them know you are coming ahead of time to make sure that they have the specific coaster you want in the cafe. Enjoy!
Oh my, these pillows, I love. Kim from The TomKat Studio actually posted a link about these on Facebook and they are TDF....of course you can customize your own colors. Kim, if you happen to be reading, I bought 2!..thx!! I hope they are just as gorgy in real life.
This sign...how perfect for Josie's Tea Party?
I think these below might just be my favorite...they are tiled coasters (maybe travertine) with pictures of Chicago somehow printed on the front. I bought a set of four...the pics below are of Navy Pier and our old church St. Clement's! The other two in my collection are a pic of the Chicago skyline and the old Marshall Field's bldg (now Macy's) on State.
If you think by giving up bread you may be able to shed a few LBs, think again. Well, I should take that back...you probably would if you did it the right way. But, not so much when you end up substituting salami and potato chips for the bread you are sacrificing. I think I mentioned previously that I gave up bread for lent...yep, 6 weeks. And I was totally committed! Not one little crumb touched my lips for 6 weeks (ok, outside of a couple sundays where I had some pizza crust).
So imagine how many pieces of deli sliced turkey it would take to fill you up at lunchtime...maybe the entire bag from the deli counter. So, instead of turkey, most days I'd have WAY too many slices of salami or roast beef and top it off with some cheese and prolly some potato chips. Gross, I know. But, have you ever tried to get full day after day without bread? And I'm not a big pasta eater, so I maybe had pasta once in the 6 weeks of lent.
Well, lo and behold, lent comes to an end, I step on the scale and have gained 3 lbs. I didn't eat a single bread crumb for 6 weeks and gained 3 lbs. How could this happen? Well, I googled the amount of fat in one piece of deli salami and found up to 9 grams. Uh, I think I found my answer.
So needless to say, no more fatty lunch meats for me....and I've had a big fat round doughy bagel every single morning since Easter Sunday.