Satisfied Monday! We’re back with 10 things! So, the 1st 10 random stream of consciousness items as they appear to thoughts today–ready–go!
10 Issues 10.31
1. We’re heading trick or managing with close friends tonight!
(Our first time trick or treating, definitely June was way too young final year!) Not confident if the rain will keep off or how extended we will last. June has both equally a bat and a bunny costume–here’s a picture of her bat costume previously mentioned. 🥰 We could change into the bunny later–we shall see!
2. A sweet buddy dropped off two candles from this local Chicago candle organization (she’s on Etsy!) as a gift–the “Midwest” (like a pumpkin-y vanilla scent) and “Provence” (amber + lavender) and they odor Awesome.
They are nontoxic manufactured of coconut wax and $30 just about every. I love them. Thank you, Deb! Also, you ought to adhere to Deb’s household Instagram account–it’s SO gorgeous!
3. On staying a dad or mum and vacation:
I have traveled very a little bit without having June because turning out to be a mom and was reminded of a person of the best components of being a father or mother returning home from Lisbon: you are in no way sad to occur dwelling from vacation any longer. As somebody who would generally get unhappy at the tail-stop of a journey mainly because it was nearly over, it is seriously pleasant to be similarly as fired up to appear residence to see your little one as you were to go on holiday in the first spot!
4. Talking of, I know I just acquired home but the impending drizzly climate has me itching to plan a excursion to Florida.
We ordinarily often go to Ft. Lauderdale and hoping to sneak down there at the very least when right before our trip in the spring. We’re arranging to do the similar matter we did last 12 months in leasing a friends condo for the month of March (splitting time with Neal’s parents—so we’d take two weeks and they’ll choose two months or something alongside those people traces). Fingers crossed we can get there in December or January however. (FYI, the Hilton correct on the seashore is pretty family members friendly, we’ve stayed there a couple times!)
5. 1 of my favorite foods in Lisbon was this Greek cafe that has me craving Greek food stuff, so Greek rooster bowls have been in the rotation a ton these days!
June loves them far too! (Nicely, minus the salad section. I can not say she’s significant on salad.)
6. Speaking of Mediterranean food stuff, I went to Lyra for meal a several months back with girlfriends and it was so great.
Really hugely advise if you’re looking for a great spot in the west loop. Its extremely lively and exciting atmosphere and I assume it would be wonderful for a date. There’s a wine and piano bar down the avenue known as Grapes & Grains that would be terrific for a nightcap!
7. Speaking of fantastic dining places, I’m dying to get again to Armitage Alehouse.
Neal hasn’t been but (I have only been as soon as) but it is SO cool—the decor is like a attractive previous English pub with elevated Indian fusion food stuff.
8. Did you see Blondo arrived out with the Sierra boot in a stunning darkish chocolate brown? 👀
Chocolate brown water-proof suede tremendous cozy tall boots Sure You should. (I obtain them TTS. Genuinely the biggest boots!) Also, I just realized Tuckernuck carries the Velma (really related edition, I have owned both over the years) in chestnut tan!
9. My task for this 7 days:
I purchased a bunch of classic South Shore Line posters for our hallway, and I need to have to get them hung! The South Shore Line is the train that operates from Chicago to Northwest Indiana (like Beverly Shores, exactly where Neal’s family’s lake dwelling is!) and they created a bunch of posters to encourage tourism back again in the 1920’s. There are a ton of genuinely great kinds and I assumed it would be a fantastic use of the really blank house in our very long slender hallway! (Eventually getting artwork on the walls, you know, 6 yrs afterwards.)
10. Aged Navy arrived out with new “Built in Warm” denims!!!
And they are 30% off ideal now! I Reside in these jeans for the duration of the coldest wintertime months–they’re lined with a lightweight fleecy product and are so substantially hotter than regular pants, but they do not make you overheat inside! I have two of their Rockstar skinny designs (which are fantastic for tall boots) but I just requested a pair of their straight leg designs to examination out, way too.