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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My 100th Blog Post & An Award

I've hesitated to write this post because it's my big 100th post and I felt pressure from myself to write something either super meaningful, out-of-the ordinary or "100 themed".


Instead, I think I'll just thank everyone for reading over the past year or so and make a promise to myself to start dedicating more time to writing and reflecting.

I know I still owe a more thorough Italy recap so that's coming too.

In the meantime, I also wanted to thank Cassi at Cleverly Disguised as a Responsible Adult for the "Kreativ Blogger" award she gave me!


The rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award. (Thanks, Cassi!)
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. (see above)
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award. (done)
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might not know. (see below)
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers. (also below)
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. (ditto above)
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated. (they are coming!)

Seven Fun Facts about Me!
1. My favorite color is green.

2. I'm extremely allergic to mosquito and bug bites, and have welts on my legs most of the summer months.

3. If nutritionally feasible, I could probably live on cheese alone.

4. I regret never learning to play any kind of musical instrument.

5. Am addicted to online shopping, even if I don't purchase. I mostly fill up virtual shopping carts and then empty them. And repeat. With a just a few purchases here and there. It's like window shopping from my couch.

6. My mind is much more creative than my hands can keep up with. I always think of cool things that I should sew, paint, draw, print, carve, sculpt, re-purpose, etc., but first I need to teach myself to do all of those things!

7. My first job was at a sno-cone stand and I grew to love shaved ice (not those hard ones shaped like a ball but the soft shaved kind). However, I have never found ONE sno-cone stand in Chicago. I'm thinking of looking into opening one.

Well there it is. And here are 7 other bloggers who have commented on some of my 100 posts over this past year or so, and whose blogs I always enjoy reading. Here's your award!

Sarah @ Sarah Babble
Colleen @ BCharmer Life

Enjoy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Italy. Where to begin?

It has been a full week since we have been back from our wonderful tour of Italy!


All I can say is that it was incredibly amazing, and I have 1382 photos to prove it. If you follow me on flickr you can see them all; if you are my facebook friend you can see a large chunk of them. I feel like I got pretty good at mastering my camera and am happy with the results, making for a great visual record of our journey. That being said, spending 13 days alone with my husband without laptops and internet made for the best memory of our trip.

I think what I might do is dedicate a post to each area we visited, with maybe a few extra posts to highlight special excursions/activites, and go from there. But for now I'll leave you with one my favorite photos from each amazing town.

Venice:

Chianti:

Florence:

Lucca:

Pisa:

Rome:

More to come!

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I'm a St. Louis native, but I have been living in Chicago since 2005 and am loving every windy minute of it. I enjoy cooking (more-so eating), home decorating and really anything creative. I'm a supporter of DIY & handmade goods, a fledgling foodie and a connoisseur of kitsch. I spend my days filling online shopping carts, emptying them and repeating the process all over again. Most of all I love spending time with my husband, Dave, our first child, Claire and my dog, Louie.

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