Every Town Should Have an Honorary Dog Mayor

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to visit Happy Acre Farm in Sunol, California. Sunol is a teeny tiny town with a population just under 1,000 people. Back in the early 1980s, Bosco Ramos, a black Labrador and Rottweiler mix, beat out two (human) candidates in the mayoral election. Bosco ended up serving…

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Carhartt x Nike (when your favorite brands collaborate and you’re in Amsterdam)

Just before the holidays, Carhartt WIP and Nike came out with a beeeaaaauuutiful line of sneakers. (Yes, I’m very behind in posting.) As you probably guessed, it was a men’s line, but that would never deter me. I got a pair of the Air Force 1 07s. These little babes are covered in Dearborn Canvas,…

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cheers to a frothy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July, y’all! Wrap yourself in an American flag, guzzle down a good brew, and watch the fireworks roar. This year, I’m celebrating in Sea Isle. Sun and sand make everything better. If you’re up to seeing a few of my other patriotic posts, take a look at this crafty gif and this…

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one if by Portland, two if by sea

Take a look at the Willamette River, folks! And take a look at the great view it boasts. Since the last few posts have been about Portland, I thought we could go a little deeper and learn some interesting facts about this great city. Here we go! Portland was named by the flip of a…

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good food, good beer, and the best sneaker sightings

Downtown Portland is fun too. Sometimes I forget because I love exploring the nature that surrounds the city so much. But this place is jam packed with good food and good beer. I ate a food truck almost every day and I wore lots of plaid. Plus, how cute is the little lady in the last…

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THE HARDER YOU LOOK THE HARDER YOU LOOK

Trips to the Art Institute always improve my day. Honestly, they improve much more than that. After visiting a museum, seeing new pieces and familiar works, those creations stick with you. It’s like the images are on instant replay in your mind, just like a good movie (or a bad one for that matter). Recently…

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sunless Seattle

Last week I went to Seattle for a couple of days. What a great city! And what a great place for a night stroll, as long as you stay dry and warm. I wandered around Pike Place Market for a bit. Did you know it opened in 1907? That makes it one of the oldest…

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all me all day, baby

This is my niece, Lily. It’s the funniest thing when you catch babies in very grown up stances or poses. This is the day we taught Lily what pockets are. She liked them at first, but got a little frustrated when she couldn’t pull her hands out of them on her own. If Lily could…

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memberships to art museums are a girl’s best friend

I recently received the best gift a gal could as for: a membership to the Chicago Art Institute. That means I can go there whenever I want! for free! and bring a friend. AHHHHHHHHHHH! Here are some photos from my latest art filled lunch break. It was fun to see some similarities between my sneakers…

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yippyity-do-day-day it’s Independence Day!

STARS AND STRIPES! What are you wearing to show your American pride today? I kicked it anti-colonial style and stitched this flag together for the back of one of my Carhartt vests. Very patriotic, I must say, paired with my Gap Cami Dress and my Liberty Sky Highs. (Also let it be known that I…

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