chicago river us

Happy Friday everyone!  This is my last Friday off for the summer so I’m going to try and enjoy it as much as I can:)  Luckily, it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day!  Speaking of beautiful days, we’ve had a few over the last couple of weeks and I’m here to share […]

Oversized Art Room: Using Your Own Photography

oversize art from afar

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen that we’ve been cranking out some giant frames in our garage.  They are all going in different places {so I’ll keep you in suspense on the others} but today I’m sharing a gigantic one we made for our living room.  We wanted to […]

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instagram sky

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m back with a few Instagram pics from over the past few weeks to share today.  Enjoy:) My summer running buddy.  Exhausted {aka out of shape}. Crazy cool summer cloud And beautiful summer sky. To escape the heat last weekend while we were down at the cabin, we floated in the lake […]

Happy Independence Day!

american flag and seagull

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you are all out enjoying the summer weather with family and friends, appreciating the freedom we were granted on this day years ago… Happy Independence Day:)

Haven and Hilton Head-Vacation Part 1

sunset in hilton head

Well I’m about a week behind everyone else who attended the Haven conference but, as I mentioned yesterday, I took some time off from the blog last week because we drove to Hilton Head afterwards for the first half of our vacation.  For those of you who don’t know, Haven is a blogging conference for […]

InstaFriday-First week of Summer


Happy Friday!  I’m linking up with Jeannett again this week with some fun Instagram pictures from my first week of summer break:) Since Mike had Monday off, we decided to get up early to start our day off with a jog {ya know, to burn off all those cook-out calories}.  Bad choice.  Miserably hot, but […]

Instagram Friday


This week I decided to link up over at Life Rearranged with Jeannett’s InstaFriday.  I’ve seen a lot of bloggers posting their fave recent Instapics and decided it was high time I joined in on the fun. Mike snapped this pic the other day after dinner when our baby puppy Pudge wanted to climb up […]

Our Christmas Card {and the story behind it}

christmas card 2011

I had what I thought was a cute, fun idea for a Christmas card this year.  I used an old frame we had laying around the house and made some cute “Merry Christmas” burlap letters and simply taped them onto the frame {so I could reuse them above our mantle}.  We were headed down to […]