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DIY Flower Crown

In the spirit of spring and the fact that I love love LOVE flowers, I am going to show you how to make flower crowns! The first time I made this was for a party I did for a friend who was getting married a few years ago. And when I made it, it was a real struggle but then eventually I got the hang of it. I recently did another party for a friend and made these very spring inspired flower crowns! What you need: -Bouquet of flowers (one that includes filler flowers like baby’s breaths) -Floral Wire -Floral Tape -Wire Cutters -Scissors What you do: 1. Select the color combination you prefer 2. Cut the flowers, leaving about 1-2 inches of stem 3. Make little bunches of flowers and arrange them in a pattern you like so it will be easier to tape them on the wire when you are ready 4.…

A Fall Brunch – Potato Skillet & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

*This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on them will not cost you anything.* Happy day after thanksgiving everyone (for those who celebrated)!! I hope you all had a lovely day with your family and friends full of food, fun and laughter, I know I did! I thought today was the perfect day to share this recipes with you as one of them could be made from thanksgiving leftovers! We had about 5-6 dishes of just potatoes last night and I’m pretty sure I could make this skillet (the recipe that I’m sharing with you today) with those. Anyway, I actually made this last weekend when my friend and I decided to do a small brunch party. I had never really properly made brunch, so I looked at a lot of different recipes. I finally settled on a breakfast potato skillet that I had always wanted to try making. My friend had some…

Open House Chicago 2016 Series – Part 2

Saint Edmund Catholic Parish in Oak Park, Chicago Another site on the Open House Chicago 2016 was the Saint Edmund Catholic Parish. It is the first Catholic Parish in Oak Park, IL and was founded by Archbishop James Quigley in 1907. It is a 14th Century English Gothic style church which was designed by Henry Schlacks and dedicated in 1910. For a more detailed history, you can click here. It is one of those places which one has to see in person because the photographs do not do justice. The details of the ceiling is impeccable. It all looks like tiles, but if you got closer to it, you would see that it’s actually little squares of paint that are made to imitate tiles, so brilliant! I could not get enough of it but we had to move on if we wanted to see more sites on the tour!

New York City in 2 days! – Part 1

*This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on them will not cost you anything* As summer is coming to an end, I believe it’s time to share all that I’ve been up to these past few weeks! It all started when a friend of mine from the UK called me up and asked if I’d be free to show her around while she was visiting here for a wedding that we both were going to attend. And so since I am always ready for adventures, I said yes! The big thing on her list of places to see was New York City which ended up working out nicely because it was a 3 hour drive to NYC from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where we both would be. Between the wedding festivities and sight seeing, we only had two days for NYC, so I knew it would be hard to fit everything in. But somehow, we…

Sunken City – San Pedro, California

*This post contains affiliate links. Clicking on them will not cost you anything.* In 1929 a landslide caused a community of homes to sink into the ocean. What remained was broken sidewalks and cracked roads. All of which have become a canvas for graffiti artists and a place to hang out for the adventurous. Sunken City is located in San Pedro, California (near Long Beach) and is fenced off with a “No Trespassing” sign. When I realized that you weren’t really allowed to go there, I kind of questioned it a bit. But once you see the pictures, you’ll understand why it was necessary that I went. Hopefully I won’t get into some sort of legal trouble for this post. I can see why it’s blocked off though. It looks a bit dangerous and if people aren’t careful they can easily slip and fall over the cliffs. So, how do you get there? It’s…

Venice Beach, California

Another beach post? Yes. And still there might be another because it’s my favorite place to go to in Southern California. In all of my 10 years living here, I never went to Venice Beach. Mostly because it is one that is near Los Angeles and it’s just a hassle to get in and out of due to the traffic that it’s famous for. My friends who know me well are always telling me that I needed to go here and that I would really like it. I was told that I should walk on Abbot Kinney Blvd as well as go to the Venice Canals and that is exactly what I did! We parked in one of the Marina Del Rey Public Parking Lots and walked towards Abbot Kinney Blvd. This was such a cool street with a lot of very artsy shops and restaurants. My friend and I…

A Road Trip – LA to Chicago Day 2: Albuquerque, NM & Amarillo, TX

*This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a commission at no additional charge to you if you make a purchase using my links.* Okay, so after the Grand Canyon we kept driving and stopped in Albuquerque, NM to spend the night there. We decided we would have some sort of steak/burger dinner here since we had been so good at not spending our money on anything besides gas for day one. This some how ended up being a fail. Probably one of the first times yelp has ever failed me. We went to a place called Frontier Restaurant with over 700 reviews and 4 stars. I can’t remember exactly what we had but I remember a burger and a steak. They lacked flavor, maybe we didn’t order the right thing? Whatever the case, think before you go there. Anyway, the cheap gas in this state made up for the…

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