Nursery Finished!

So here are the nursery pics I have been promising. It’s done (or so I hope)! Our big focus was modern (but affordable) furnishings, bright colors (but not primaryish) and cute accents!

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Custom LA Blik Magnets! How Cool is That!?

I love Blik. I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I have posted previously about using Bliks in our nursery (Wee Gallery) and it seems like everyday they come up with something new and cool I want to use somewhere in our house! So when I got the Blik email today and saw these awesome LA themed magnets (a first for the company) I knew I wanted some for little Baby V to be. Maybe Chicago-themed? How cool would that be!

Custom Blik Magnents

Custom LA Blik Magnents

Custom Blik Magnents

Custom Blik LA Magnents

Since they are custom made (boo) you can’t buy them from Blik. But maybe they will start selling kiddo sized magnets soon! One can only hope…

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Tomboy Style

My friend Sara Nutt (over at Totally Nutts) sent me a link to this awesome blog Tomboy Style. I was, and still am, a bit of a tomboy, so I was immediately attracted to all the awesome photos of gorgeous women being natural, or a bit boyish. My fav post is of Audrey Tautou, from Amélie fame, in her youth. How beautiful is she!?

Audrey Tautou

Audrey Tautou

Now I don’t feel so bad when I go home and throw on my old ratty David Bowie tee and just chill out! Check out Tomboy Style here!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Last night I had some time before I had to catch a train to an appointment so I decided to walk around Millennium Park and take some shots with my iPhone. It was 20 degrees out and 5:30 at night, so it was pretty dead. It was great to get shots of some of the iconic places you forget about when you live in a big city like Chicago. You see them everyday and they lose their importance and wonder. But last night was perfect, cold and frozen.

Chicago's Cloud Gate Sculpture

Cloud Gate Sculpture

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago

Crown Fountain - South View

Crown Fountain - South View

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Front on View of Cloud Gate

Snow Covered View of Cloud Gate

North View of Crown Fountain

North View of Crown Fountain