1. mom and i went to see the husband's band play for her birthday (she loved it!) // 2. got to see our little bean again (and it's a girl!) // 3. summer s'mores rule // 4. daily organic tomato harvest from our container garden // 5. my little sister, the master gardener // 6. sunny skies turned into a summer storm out of nowhere // 7. j'adore this art print c/o By Luciana // 8. this pregnancy pillow is finally allowing me to get some damn sleep y'all (thank you bump nest!) // 9. i couldn't resist getting these, obviously. // 10. playtime at the park with my favorite little dude, roman // 11. baby's very first show at her daddy's work // 12. painting the nursery was exciting, until the grey paint dried powder blue. round 2/new shade coming this week. // 13. i love love love my amazing desk goodies from poppin // 14. my furry nice, isis (aka the 'bean' in 'bubby and bean!') // 15. i love my city in the summertime // 16. most people find loose change in the dryer. when you're married a stage manager, you find guitar picks. every single time.
Time for another 'life lately' update, via good ol' cell phone pictures. I used to post these monthly, but it's actually been almost three months since the last time I did one. Things have been so busy lately, with so much activity, but I just haven't been capturing it all like I normally do. This summer I made a conscious effort to enjoy life more and not focus quite as much on pulling out my phone or camera to chronicle every moment of it. (Keep in mind that for a normal person, I probably actually chronicled quite a lot of it. For a blogger, not so much.)
What's new with you? I usually try to not work at all on the weekends, but I did work this past Sunday so that I could take yesterday off and go see Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Art Institute before it ends later this month. There aren't any pictures in this post because they wouldn't allow photography for this particular exhibit (which was actually pretty nice because I was able to just be in moment with each piece). It was really, really interesting, and sort of forced me to look at familiar Impressionist paintings in a whole new way. I never go to the museums here, which is kind of ridiculous since Chicago has some of the best in the world. Truthfully, the only time I ever do anything touristy is when I have out of town guests. We're so lucky to have so much awesomeness so close to us, and I'm going to really try to take advantage of it more often. Other than that and what you see in the photos above, I've just been tying up a lot of work projects, squeezing in lots of hang time with friends before summer slips away, and getting the house ready for baby when I can find the extra time. And my husband finally got home from the band's (long!) three-week late summer tour the day before yesterday. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. What about you?
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