Since my last post, Summer decided to show up. And boy, does she know how to make an entrance. Drama queen. The temps here in Chicago have been hovering around the low to mid 90’s. Our apartment does not have central air. We lost power yesterday afternoon due to the number of ACs running to combat the heat. Then there are the sudden thunderstorms that pop up out of nowhere. Fun times.
Also, technology has not been kind to me. My internet has been spotty at best these past few days, hence the lack of activity on the blog. That should be fixed this weekend (shakes fist at Comcast). In good news, I have used this new found free time to get reacquainted with my Singer Protege 2639 . I should have some new items to share/make available for sale at my Etsy shop in the coming days. Stay tuned!
Oh yeah, the weekend with the in-laws went very well. I’ve uploaded a handful of pictures the husband took while showing them Grant Park. Enjoy.
It has been two years, seven months and seven days since I put on a a white dress and said “I Do” (that sentence makes me sound like Jim Dale, no? Oh, Pushing Daisies, how I miss you already). One would think that with the 950 days that have passed since that blissful day, I should have had more than enough time to put together a wedding album. HA! Procrastination is my middle name. It’s a shame, really; our pictures are fantastic and our photographer, PiNK Photojournalism, is all kinds of awesome. Plus, I kind of promised my mother and mother-in-law their own albums for Christmas two years, seven months and six days ago. Better late than never, right?
If’n Books + Mark (via IndieFixx.com) has some very handsome, handcrafted options: Circle Buttonhole and Corace. They also have a whole collection of journals and other books, paper products and odds and ends. Each book is made by hand using vintage and contemporary equipment. I like!
The Newport and the Newbury albums at Kolo also caught my eye. Clean and contemporary. Plus, they don’t scream, “Tulle! Doves! Rice! Jordan Almonds!” That is a definite bonus. Hmm, that Hudson album is handsome as well.
Then there is this little gem I found over at Paper Source. Quirky? Yes. Unique? I believe so. Quality? Paper Source has not let me down… yet.
See why this project has taken me so long to start? I can’t even decide on which album to use. Can you imagine how long it will take me to choose which pictures to include? At this rate, I *might* have this finished by our tenth anniversary.