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Pomegranate Limeade

Spruce up your desktop, Twitter page, website, etc. with this seamless background pattern*. It was inspired by the packaging from my current Trader Joe’s obsession: Pomegranate Limeade (which goes well with gin, in case you were wondering). Garnish with fresh lime and you’ve got yourself a tasty summer beverage.

If you do use the image, leave me a comment and let me know where I can see it out in action!

*Click the image and it will open in a new window (or tab)  full sized. Right click on the image and save it to your computer.

Trader Joe's Pomengranate Limeade



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Ninety Seven Days

Yes. It’s been ninety-seven days since my last post. Unacceptable, I know. And I really don’t have a good reason or excuse to explain away my absence. There were/are some big changes going on at the office which have taken up a lot of my time. Unfortunately, postings will continue to be sporadic over the summer months. With work, a couple of weddings out-of-state and (fingers crossed!) a couple big life changes in the works, it will be hard to squeeze in as many posts as I would like.

To make it up to you, I’m giving away a few images (designed by yours truly) that can be tiled for your desktop, Twitter background, etc.

Vintage Thermos

Vintage Thermos

Porch Swing

Porch Swing

Picnic Blanket

Picnic Blanket

These patterns were inspired by one of my favorite summer activities in Chicago.  Most Monday evenings, Jeff and I head down to Millenium Park with a bag full of snacks, a blanket and six-pack of some Goose Island brew and enjoy a free concert courtesy of the Downtown Sound Series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Last year, our ears were treated to performances from The Sea and Cake, Dirty Projectors and Shellac to name a few. This year’s series kicked off three weeks ago with The Ponys and Besnard Lakes. She + Him played last Monday to a packed crowd. I have been anxiously awaiting tomorrows concert: Great Lake Swimmers. And! In two weeks: The Thermals with Disappears. Can’t wait!

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