you gotta wrap it, wrap it up

Behold–the greatest Nike Gym Ballet Wrap ever twisted about my torso! Thanks for helping me pick a new Nike piece to add to my wardrobe the other day. I couldn’t be happier with our collaborative shopping effort. We should do that more often! I’m already dreaming up ways to wear this thing in a zillion different ways.…

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a trip to Syracuse

I just got back from a quick trip tp Syracuse, New York. Not too much to report. It’s a small-feeling town surrounded by a good bit of nature. A few fall leaves were still hanging around, but for the most part, winter has already taken its first breath. I’ve been scouring the internet trying to…

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Is this what purple mountain majesty means?

Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in my life. It’s made up of around a million gorgeous acres spanning the upper portion of Montana all the way up to Canada. Glacial movements a really long time ago created the natural wonders of the area. If you know me,…

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road trip essentials

I would post Montana pictures everyday if I could. Here are a few more snap shots from my trip. I thought I’d share a few of the travel hacks I’ve picked up over the years. The idea is to pack as light and smart as possible. Keep it simple and only bring along necessary items.…

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stepping back in time

Tinsley House in Bozeman, MT is over 100 years old, and life goes on about as if no time has passed since the day it was built. The entire structure was moved from its original location of Willow Creek so it could be near the Museum of the Rockies. A staff, dressed in the traditional…

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Let me be your Pittsburgh tour guide.

Pittsburgh is surprisingly a fun city to see as a tourist. It’s hilly and bridge-y and filled with good art. The natives, also known as Yinzers, are down to earth, sports fanatics, and like french fries in their sandwiches. where to drink: Fathead’s  Fatheads is the place to grab a great beer (or a few…

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little lion puppy

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…

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airy and watery

The Air and Water Show in Chicago is one of the greatest summer events in this grand ol’ city. Pilots perform tricks over Lake Michigan and boats do there thing in the water below. It’s the right time to find your way to a rooftop deck so you can sit back and enjoy, drink beer,…

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for the hate of lolla

Another year, another Lolla. I have a love/hate relationship with it myself. I’m sure that’s true for many. But hey, where else can you see an endless number of bands in a matter of 3 days? Here are a few things I learned about the festival.Let’s start with the etymology of the word. Lollapalooza (lä-lə-pə-ˈlü-zə)…

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they call me the photography fiend

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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