Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Chicago anymore. That’s right, folks. I made the move to Kansas City, MO. So far it’s been a blast with all the concerts, bike rides, breweries, farmers’ markets, and First Fridays. Get a feel for this mid-sized city as you scroll through the photos below. And if you’re already familiar with the area, give me tips on what to do there next. Cheers!
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 […]
The Dallas Museum of Art has been around since 1903. That was a long time ago! It started off as a room, founded by The Art Committee of the Public Library. Show after show, the organization pushed forward and expanded. The collection continued to grow until it became what it is today. You know me, sneakers and art are paramount, so exploring an art museum in a new set of kicks is one of my favorite activities. I love seeing […]
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Cancer. It’s a cruel enemy to the sweetest of beings. This is Orfeo, my family’s dog. He was only with us for seven years. They went by so quick– and it still feels like they were a lifetime ago. He was a puppy. I was a kid. He used to chew on my rollerblades, and I would get so mad. I’d give him all the rollerblades in the world for chew toys now, just so we could have him back again. He […]
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So I started a new blog a while back. If you’re into wacky photography, check it out. Posted above are a few samples from brokenhomeofconvention.com that have my usual Nike flare. I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think. _________________________________________________________________________
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I’m a travelholic, I admit. But this weekend, I actually stayed in town. That left time to act like a tourist in sunny Chicago. On Sunday, I went to the the Lincoln Park Conservatory, The Chicago History Museum, and Lincoln Hotel for a drink at The J. Parker. The Lincoln Park Conservatory: This paradise under glass was built in the late 1800s. Room after room is categorized and filled with different plants. It’s steamy, beautiful, and overwhelming to think how […]
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You know I love you guys! You’re the best followers around. These are few of my favorite moments from 2013. Sharing and connecting with y’all makes me so happy. Thanks for being there to laugh and enjoy the fun junk of my life with me. Happy New Years to you and yours! Let’s do this, 2014!!!!!!
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Do you ever get tired of hearing- “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” I know I sure do. And I feel as though I’ve heard that way too much lately. This has been a really tough week- I’ll spare you the details. Today I knew I just needed to run and get everything off my brain-frame. Usually I run on a treadmill…lame…I know all you avid runners are rolling your eyes at me right now. I’ve just always felt […]
The first drawing shown above is based off of something I’ve been thinking about today. You only have one life that lasts for who knows how long. Enjoy as much of it as you possibly can. (and I mean that in the least trite way possible- if that is possible) The second drawing is based off of a Japanese woodblock print in The Art Institute of Chicago titled Kohada Koheiji, from the One Hundred Stories series. You should check it […]
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