Tuesday, June 28, 2011

just one more day....

can't wait, tomorrow we are heading up north to our cottage in northern michigan!

looking forward to spending some relaxing time on the shores of lake michigan, shopping at my favorite places in glen arbor, leland, suttons bay, charlevoix, petoskey and harbor springs to name a few! of course, visiting a few of my favorite wineries and just being with family.

below are a few photos from upnorth, enjoy!
 charlevoix harbor...
 monogrammed goods in harbor springs...a definite MUST!
cherry republic in glen arbor another definite MUST!
of course, a trip upnorth isn't complete without a visit to leland or in my case a daily visit! lol!

are you going away?

if so, don't forget to pack your sandals! lol!

Monday, June 27, 2011

love it!!!!

how could you not stop and buy a cup of lemonade from this lemonade stand!

"keep calm and drink some lemonade"

i took this photo last year on my way back to my car after attending swedish days out in geneva, illinois. darn it, forgot to see if the children were having another lemonade stand this time! oh well, there is always next year! ha! ha!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

a few of my purchases...

it was such a beautiful weekend here in chicago!

yesterday i headed west out to geneva to the swedish days! aka....best sidewalk sales!!!! i bought some cool stuff, below are a few photos of what i bought:
i loved this juliska tray so much i bought two of them, one for me and one for my parents. they just gutted their bathroom and i think this will look beautiful on their vanity.
plus this adorable matching set. i have a thing for frogs!
i also bought a few other things for the home. the weather couldn't have been better! last year it was SO hot and humid! here are a few more photos from swedish days in geneva.

so much fun! can't wait to go back next year!

today i spent some time on michigan ave. here are a few photos i took this afternoon! such a beautiful day! if only every day was this beautiful in chicago! lol!

of course, today i sported my bonanno's!

summer is too short in chicago not to be seen in your navajos!


what do you think?

you know if one more person asks me if these are my real nails? i think i am going to slap someone! no not really, but you know what i mean! lol! ...oh, and yes those are my real nails!
unfortunately, i do not know the name of this OPI nail color! kind of bummed, b/c i really like it!

my husband returned home from vegas yesterday with $$$! yup, the sucker won! not a lot but at least he came home about $950.00 in cash! i asked if he wanted to go shopping? his response was to put it in the bank! the bank, lol!!!!

so to celebrate his "winnings" we went out for dinner to hugo's frog bar & fish house! if you are ever in chicago, i highly recommend checking it out! i absolutely love this place! too bad they didn't have the soft shell crab i had last time, but i ended up having the king crab stuffed shrimp [shown below] and my husband had frog legs. yum!!!!!!

before i forget, just a couple more hours until the lilly pulitzer home sale starts over at rue la la!

not a member of rue la la? no problem, click here for your personal invite. sales are private! membership is free!