Spring Vacation In The City

Apr 23, 2014 +

HandyMan and I will be escaping to Chicago for a few days and I can't wait. I've been to the city a few times and while past memories include lots of shopping and getting kicked out of bars (oh, the silly things you do in your 20's!), this trip will be filled with architecture tours, good eats, and shopping (because you can never have enough for that).

There will be lots of walking so I'm planning a wardrobe built for comfort and style. The weather will be typically spring-like: cool and warm with a chance of rain. Here's some of what I'm packing:

A stylish trench coat | Slim fit tee good for layering | Mint aviators | A statement necklace
Pretty earrings to dress up dinner outfits | A tote to tote my map | Dependable dark wash jeans
Infinity scarf, perfect for chilly airplanes | Cute flats

I love planning a travel wardrobe... you're forced to edit and come up with creative outfits and be prepared for any sort of weather.  I remember when we went to Paris and I felt like a complete schlump so now I like to dress in an understated but pulled together way when I'm travelling. Plus, dressing simply means more room in the luggage for purchases (are you sensing a theme here?)

Have you been to Chicago? I'm looking for good restaurant recommendations if you have any!


Apr 22, 2014

Did you enjoy the Easter weekend? The weather was great here so we spent lots of time playing in the sunshine and out hunting Easter eggs.

I had high hopes for one project that I wanted to finish in time for Easter. You've seen these grow your own grass centerpieces on Pinterest, right? It looked easy enough to do. I found two vases that I thought would look cute with grass while out thrifting and spraypainted them a glossy gray colour.

Then I followed the instructions on the package of catgrass and planted grass seeds in the soil 1/2" apart and I got this...

... a sad looking vase of grass, one blade of grass every 1/2". How terribly pathetic is this? I couldn't even be bothered to take a proper photo of it. Maybe I'm just dumb but I really thought the grass would sprout and fill the vase, sort of like when you spread grass seed and the whole lawn springs up. I didn't think one seed = one blade. This proves yet again, that I am no gardener. Let's call this one a definite #PinterestFail.

Tell me, have you had any #pinterestfails that you want to admit to?

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