Sunday, February 24, 2013

Glazed & Infused

Husband and I skipped town to road trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul this weekend.
Before leaving the city, he wanted to take me to a new doughnut place, Glazed & Infused.
Always up for this sort of thing, I barely batted an eye.

Tucked inside a hotel lobby just past the bustle of Michigan Avenue, we found what we were looking for and husband ordered their creme brulee doughnut and the old fashioned, while I walked away with a cinnamon sugar and red velvet.

You guys, I could cry thinking about my first bite into those doughnuts.
Very, very best doughnut I've ever had!
I can't wait to take you there (so I can have another).

There are several locations of Glazed & Infused, so click here to find one nearest you or one in a neighborhood you want to visit.
Thanks, Luci for the recommendation!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Baby Nursery Beginnings

Here are a few things I'm loving the idea of for baby's future nursery.

Literature classics adapted to baby books.
(The book club would be proud.)

Chicago art print for the nursery
(Depicting various landmarks including Navy Pier ferris wheel, the Willis Tower, Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Lakeshore Drive, perfect.)
(Embroidered and ready to frame!)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Dear Baby

Dear Baby,

You and I have been together four months already.
Good job baby, way to grow!
Your daddy looks for you everyday, hoping for a baby bump.

The Windy City is going to be your home, imagine!
In all the world.
We can't wait to show you all around.

Life feels normal, but then anything but.
Having babies seems like something other people do, while your daddy and me cruise around the city on the red vespa, devour books, and explore our way through the Windy City's neighborhoods, parks, and restaurants.

But then the thought of you with us now pops into my mind and I suddenly smile as big as my face or cry for happiness, right in the middle of the city sidewalks.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Snow Globe

It's finally snowing in Chicago!
In the past couple weeks it's finally started to feel more like home here in the Windy City with the snow and cutting wind that we know so well.

With our corner floor to ceiling windows, being in our apartment feels like being in a (square) snow globe.

I almost lost my fingers taking this photo, and I think my coat is still trying to dry after we walked out for Chicago style pizza tonight, but we're back home in the snow globe now, and it's beautiful.