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Polka Dots!

In the midst of Christmas shopping for the family, I have, admittedly, been doing a teeny bit of shopping for myself.  You know, just in case those boys of mine forget to shop. I happened upon Milkhaus Designs via Handmade Chicago (I think?)…
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Baubles!

I am so excited (and happy!)  to share some baubles from Kluster Jewelry today.  Their full name is "Kluster Happy Jewelry" and the jewelry really is happy.  From the bright colors to the fair prices, it all makes me happy. I've been on…
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Holiday Shopping!

Why hello!  It's been a while, right?  We've been busy refreshing our logo, revamping the website and a whole host of other things - some more interesting than others!  In the interesting category, our blog finally has a title - yay! - we've…
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Shopping Around...Retro Resort Finds

This week we stopped in at ANTHROPOLOGIE and found all kinds of goodies that reminded us of things we'd see at summertime resorts of yesteryear!  Just look at all the cool retro, yet new, things we spied there...      …
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Shopping Around...Vacation Finds

August is here and many are enjoying the last stretch of summer by hitting the road & going on vacation! This week, we're featuring some fun & functional things we've found on display in various shops while on holiday this summer.…
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Shopping Around...Frozen Summertime Treats

    Summer is full of fun in the sun and seasonal treats, like popsicles and other frozen favorites to keep cool in the hot weather.  Our kids have been having a blast riding their bikes up to 7-11 to buy Slurpees a few times…
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Shopping Around the Farmers Market

  In the midwest, we not only look forward to the warm temperatures, but the fantastic fruits and veggies that summer brings!   Fortunately, we have many areas nearby that host weekly Farmers Markets where local farmers bring their…
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Shopping Around Before Splashing Around: Fun Stuff for Beach & Pool

Summer means soaking in the sun and playing in the water at the Beach & Pool as often as possible!  So that's where we're heading off to this week.  But first, we stopped into a few shops to replenish our ever-diminishing supply of sand…
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Shopping Around...Camping Gear

The warm summer temperatures have been keeping us outdoors and this week is no exception--we're getting ready for camp!  Sleep-away camp for one of our kids and a camping trip for the rest of us. We headed over to L.L. Bean to stock up on…
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Shopping Around...Stars & Stripes Abound

  This week we stopped in at OLD NAVY and were amazed at all the merchandise they had available for 4th of July!  The first things that caught our attention were the special edition "Stars & Stripes" Cubs and White Sox t-shirts--a…