Weekend Photo Blast

I had such a fun and busy weekend! I got to hang with my DH4L homie A TON. Then, I crafted, saw Chicago in a new light, ate loads of frozen yogurt, ate other super tasty food, and of course prepped for Halloween cards/photos. Here’s a few photos from the weekend.

Over 3 pounds of froyo was consumed.
Over 3 pounds of froyo was consumed.

Millennium Park/Skyline
Millennium Park/Skyline
The Bean at night.
The Bean at night.
Gotham Tower - just kidding.
Gotham Tower – just kidding.
Bloomingdales Friday Run.
Bloomingdales Friday Run.
Rails of Glitter all day Sunday.
Rails of Glitter all day Sunday.
Prettiest girl this side of the Mississippi....
Prettiest girl this side of the Mississippi….
Hot Woks - Tuna Bacon Tobiko Salad. mmmm roe.
Hot Woks – Tuna Bacon Tobiko Salad. mmmm roe.
Margaret Cho!
Margaret Cho!

FRIDAY FUNTIME

It’s Friday! Yay! That means crafting and fun events are upon us! Here’s a look at my Friday in pictures and music videos.

Confirmation of my Thai Bamboo Stick Tattoo in November in Bangkok
Confirmation of my Thai Bamboo Stick Tattoo in November in Bangkok

The Chicago River/Buildings on my weekly walk to Bloomingdales.
The Chicago River/Buildings on my weekly walk to Bloomingdales.

Bloomingdale's Bathroom Selfie. You know you love it.
Bloomingdale’s Bathroom Selfie. You know you love it.

Shoes at Nordstrom that I DID NOT buy. :( Tears.
Shoes at Nordstrom that I DID NOT buy. 😦 Tears.

Boris learned how to get on the fridge - there is no sacred space in my home now.
Boris learned how to get on the fridge – there is no sacred space in my home now.

Bought tickets for Pentagram a few days ago, but I’m really stoked.

I also got a ticket to see Orange Goblin… They are awesome live. My hearing has probably recovered since the last show I went to in 2011.


*it’s a long video but, skip around – they are great.

HAPPY FRIDAY! May your weekend be blessed with crafts/puppies/kittens/metal/love!

Blog Challenge : Rainy Day

Today’s Blog Challenge is what I like doing on a rainy day.

There are more rainy days here in Chicago than Denver. I like it though. Except when I get caught in a deluge walking home from the train – then it’s not really so magical. BUT – when I’m in doors I really dig the rain.

Here’s some stuff that makes a rainy day even better:

Knitting DUH.
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Enjoying the best espresso with almond milk and flavored stevia.

Browsing my favorite blogs – check out a few.

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Carrots n Cake
Peanut Butter Runner

Using my cricut machine/making cards:

Calling family/friends and catching up:

excuse me sir – do you know that phone probably gave you a tumor?

Watching old movies:




Watching PBS-BBC shows – damn you Downton!


Taking a nap with 1-2 or all 3 members of the ugly tribe:


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What do you do on rainy days? It’s nice getting to relax on those kinds of days especially if you do not have to go to work or school!

Lunch Time in Downtown Chicago

On part of my lunch break I walked up to Bloomingdales Home for some espresso pods. I recently found the joy of owning a Nespresso machine and I am IN LOVE with it. Here are some photos from my lunchtime ‘Nespresso errand” in Downtown Chicago.

The Science of Mind building and the black and gold plated building behind it I've never noticed.
The Science of Mind building and the black and gold plated building behind it I’ve never noticed.
Gloomy day, but still humid makes for gorgeous flowers.
Gloomy day, but still humid makes for gorgeous flowers.
Bloomingdales Home. So pretty. On the inside and out.
Bloomingdales Home. So pretty. On the inside and out.
My choices for the next week. Fall inspired color palette.
My choices for the next week. Fall inspired color palette.

Sur La Table has the espresso pods for these machines too so if you’d like to check it out and do not have a Nespresso Boutique in your city head there!

Also today I learned how to make a ‘Burnt Marshmellow’ Cappuccino curteousy of Walter at the N.B.
One pod Vanilio
One pod Ciocattino
Your choice of Dairy lightly foamed
Sugar/Stevia to taste

Still are not convinced – Once you buy one of these machines your life turns into this:

I’ve coined myself and the N.B. associates as the Bloomingdales Coffee Murder Crew – it hasn’t caught on yet…. YET.

xxxx

GFK