Tuesday, July 28, 2009

found treasures.

There are so many amazing, beautiful, creative treasures to be found. Here are some of my top picks from the recent past.

This spice cupboard organizer is genius.

I love reading stories written by Sobrina at Quiet Like Horses. Her storytelling skills are very captivating.

Here's a great video to remind all of us that love is sweet, even in a whisper.

This is a great gift idea = Customized Sigg Water Bottles. Found via The Kitchn. It would be really hard to decide on just one custom design!

Check out this great kitchen. Go Yellow! Found via The Kitchen.

14 things.

It's been awhile since I have done a post like this... Here are 15 things about me. Surf over to Jen Loves Kev to read her 15. Then post your own!

1. I started a photo club with two of my friends who are both named Sarah. The photo above is from our most recent outing. I love the spoonbridge!
2. I own three bicycles.
3. I love york peppermint patties.
4. I have two older sisters.
5. My friend Sarah and I started an etsy shop. Visit the shop by clicking here.
6. I planted some flowers in pots on my patio and I haven't been giving them much attention this summer. Surprisingly, they are still alive.
7. I haven't been camping yet this summer.
8. Green is my favorite color. This is obvious because I have SO many green things. Green bike, green purse, green bedroom, green luggage, and a new green pen!
9. My Grandma and I have the same birthday (and it's almost here!).
10. Soon, I'm going to be Aunt for the first time. I cannot wait to meet Eli Lenard Kramer.
11. I have a collection of spoons - the kind that are in tourist shops from the state you are visiting.
12. I'm very excited to go to a wedding this weekend.
13. I would like to learn calligraphy.
14. Right now I'm listening to the song Red and Purple by The Dodos. I like it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Urban Image

Simple, Modern, Sentiments

Come on over to the Urban Image Etsy Shop. My friend Sarah and I are in business selling greeting cards. We'll add new cards frequently, so browse often. Need something specific? Let us know and we'll work with you to create just what you are looking for.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

download this. ALL of this.

A huge thanks to Kate at For Me For You who posted about the great free music from Urban Outfitters. I'm downloading all of it today!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

make this.

Fajitas Marinade

for 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts

3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons onion salt
1 1/2 teaspoons season salt
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Place cut strips of chicken in a large plastic bag and pour the marinade over the chicken. The marinade smells delicious.

My sister Kelly gave me this recipe and I have made it on two different occasions. Both times I only let the marinade set into the chicken for about an hour. Then I cooked the chicken and in a separate pan I cooked peppers with garlic and olive oil. Build your own fajita with the chicken, peppers and toppings of your choice. The best thing about the marinade (besides the taste) is that there isn't a lot of remaining marinade to dispose of after you soak the chicken. It all covers the chicken and cooks nicely.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I <3 Wisconsin.

Bosacki's Boat House, Minocqua, Wisconsin

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


From top to bottom - More pics from the DC Trip.

The ceiling at Union Station.
The Old Post Office Building.
The Willard Hotel.
The Rotunda Ceiling at the Capitol.
The Metro.


The pictures from my DC trip continue...
From top to bottom:
The original poster used for the Obama Campaign.
Fotobama exhibit at the Newseum featuring professional and amateur pictures.
Bike shop in Georgetown.
Pieces of the Berlin Wall on exhibit at the Newseum.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Here are a few more pictures from the trip to Washington, D.C. The top photo is my reflection in a tour bus. Then in the middle that's me, Wendy, Mary, and my Mom outside the Newseum. And the last one is obviously from the Air and Space Museum. I'm considering all of these 'practice' for when I have a chance to take reflection photos at the Bean in Chicago. I want to go there.

Thursday, July 02, 2009


There are so many pictures from my trip to Washington DC. In an effort to share some of the best pictures I have put them into categories. This is the doorways set. The doorways are all located in Old Town Alexandria. We took a food tour in this area that really should have been called a food and history tour.


Someday I want to go on a vacation like this. Biking and wine and beautiful sites - who wouldn't love a vacation like that?

Someday I want to make jam.

Someday I want to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I don't know why I have a fascination with this parade.

Someday I want to make a map to chart travels.

What are your someday wishes?