top ten tuesday: chicago chic

Chicago is the third biggest city in the United States, and full of sights to behold. Between the cultural contributions, beautiful architecture, easy to navigate public transportation and old city feel combined with modern amenities, it’s one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited. We flew out for a quick weekend getaway, and left planning our next trip to do everything we missed! Tips for … Continue reading top ten tuesday: chicago chic

toy story: halloween edition

Ever since I decided to start making my costumes, the world of possibilities has seemed endless.  I usually start planning the following year’s ensemble November 1st (or really October 28th if I’m being honest), and then force Craig into some male counterpart that he never wants to be, but does because he loves me.  We’ve been a Tiffany’s box and gemologist (Craig thought he was … Continue reading toy story: halloween edition

top ten thursday : summer reading 

The Shoemakers Wife, Adriana Trigani A beautiful piece of historical fiction, this novel follows two star crossed lovers from the hills of Italy across the ocean to immigrant lives in early America.  The characters are so well written readers will develop an attachment to their every trial and tribulation.  Although it is not a completely true story, it is based heavily on the author’s grandparents’ … Continue reading top ten thursday : summer reading 

doggie destinations: cape may, new jersey 

My dogs are my babies and I love to take them everywhere we go.  I’ve learned that traveling with them takes a certain degree of planning, especially since I don’t like to leave them alone during vacations.  Reggie has a heartbreaking yowl that makes neighbors think he’s being tortured or I’m dead inside.  This isn’t even an exaggeration, in North Carolina the hotel manager called … Continue reading doggie destinations: cape may, new jersey