Have I mentioned that I have an Etsy page? Well look out world for Jennifer’ Mondo Village of Greatness! One of my favorite products is the custom origami. Take a look at the latest order I put together for a wedding. Pretty fun, huh? These little geometric goodies would be great for Christmas decorating or party garland or table filler for a centerpiece. Take a look for yourself at the different variations. You pick the color and I’ll make it […]
Maybe you got to see my post from earlier this week, Discovering Vancouver. Those shots were taken with my Canon 5d. One thing I’ve found in my travels is that when you walk around a new city with a giant camera around your neck–the city presents itself to you differently. When I just walk around with my phone as my camera, there is a such a different vibe. The photos above were all taken with my way outta date iphone. Makes […]
It finally happened. I made it to Canada, Vancouver to be exact. It was beautiful and so much bigger than I expected. In fact, it reminded me of Seattle with the architecture, well designed little shops, nearness to nature, and unfortunately the prevalence of homeless people. Even after five days of exploring, I saw so little of this great city that I’m already planning on a return trip. Similar to other great cities, Vancouver is sectioned into neighborhoods. Each one has its own […]
I recently got back from a trip across the beautiful state of Colorado. I started in Kim, moved along to San Jose, on to Loveland, then to Denver, and Fort Collins. Little did I know that Fort Collins is the mecca for craft beer drinkers. It’s home to tons of microbreweries and brewpubs, New Belgium Brewing Company being the one of the biggest. Folks visit from all over the world. I’m sure you’re familiar with their flagship amber ale, Flat […]
Hiking without knowing where the heck you’re going is my one of my favorite things to do (ill-advised though it may be). On my last trip to Colorado, the game plan was to drive toward some tall mountains and see what happened. We ended up in Idaho Springs, a quaint old mining town, then winded our way even higher up towards a few trails. All I wanted was to get to a peak, and peak we did on Chief Mountain. It was breathtaking […]
I got to go on quick tour of Downtown Denver a few weeks ago. The city is littered with art and interesting architecture–which I love! Here are some of my findings. (Keep your eyes open for similarities I photographed between some of the structures and my mesh sneakers.) Dancers is a steel and fiberglass statue by Jonathan Borofsky. The couple stands outside of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It was created in an effort to demonstrate, “everything is connected and all is […]
Devil’s Backbone Nature Trail near Loveland, Colorado is quite the sight. The protruding rocks poking their jagged edges along the hillside tell an old story that only geology is able to share. It doesn’t look too shabby dressed in fall, does it?!
Five years ago today, I started this blog. I was new to Chicago and looking for a way to vent my creative side. This new place was a whirlwind to me as a small town Texan. I was 23 and my friends called me baby Jenny, mostly due to my naïveté as a doe eyed girl in the windy city, donning sneakers, skirts, and too many patterns. It’s funny to look back at my posts from then till now. A […]
Well it’s fall y’all, or as I like to call it–the season for idiots to walk around dirty cities in a pair of white pants. I’m wearing some Pilcro flares and my new favorite top. I’d like to think it’s modeled after the ewoks’ hoodies. From Pittsburgh to Chicago, I’ll be the idiot breaking the no-white-after-labor-day-rule with an appropriately named beer in hand.
This was the first time I’ve spent much time in Brooklyn. Ya know, it feels a lot like Chicago (with a great bonus view of Manhattan). That being said, I really enjoyed it! On this trip, I busted out my Winter Roshes and a Nike Dry Fit Hoodie.