Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Things I Love

Happy Valentine's Day!!  If you follow my blog then you probably love many of the same things I do. So today, the day of love, I thought celebrating Valentine's Day with things I love would be a good idea. Since my list is long, I shortened it up ... otherwise we'd be here all day! In no particular order, here are just a few of my favorite things. { Home Decor } White ironstone is definitely on the top of my list of things I love. Some of my … [Read more...]

Join Me for an Escape to the Country

One of my favorite ways to unwind and get away from it all is to escape to the country. Lucky for me, we live on the fringe of the Chicago suburbs so it doesn't take long for my little red Yaris to reach the rolling farm fields. But what I love most is walking or running down these country roads, many of which are dirt or gravel. Often I'll drive to a scenic location, park my car, and go for a run from there. It allows me a chance to enjoy new … [Read more...]

Midwestern Rustic Red Barn

A lot of people make fun of the fact that the Midwest is so flat, but its big blue sky and expanse of prairie grass is quite endearing. Dotted with rustic red barns, bucolic farm fields stretch as far as the eye can see. The clean scent of fresh mown hay drift along the gentle summer breezes. I love our state of Illinois and adore the beauty of all the old barns. You'll discover they appear in a variety of colors but my absolute favorite is the … [Read more...]