thanks a latte


I’ve gotten back into making cards recently!  I have found so many cute stamps that I am excited to play around with and make fun cards because who doesn’t like getting a hand written letter?  It is becoming almost archaic.  All the invitations I get are usually printed (super cute, but not like the old days).

If you know me, food and coffee made cutesy is my weakness so I decided to do a simple little thank you card with that in mind.


Products used

Paper Studio Kraft cardstock

Washi tape from Michael’s

Twine from Target

Tiny Attacher

Coffee printout

Labels from my Epson LabelWorks

Linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


Weekend getaway


This past weekend we made a road trip to Chicago. What is The Windy City known for? Well, pizza and hotdogs. So, while in Chicago you at least have to try them. I had never had a Chi style hotdog but it includes “yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt” (according to Wiki). Also, deep dish pizza. I thought it was deep dish just by using a lot of crust but no. That thickness comes from layers of cheese as well!



Clockwise from top left. Eataly has been on a few blogs I read and I was excited to see this food paradise! Inside included around 8 different restaurants (one being a Nutella bar for all you Nutella lovers) as well as a ton of kitchen gadgets. We ended up grabbing a sandwich made with prosciutto, buffalo mozarella, tomato and basil. Next is an assortment of the sweet treats they had out. I didn’t have any. #patience

Third, one of the huge buildings that graced downtown Chicago. Fourth, after waiting in the cold rain for an hour and a half we toured the famous Shedd Aquarium. This blue lobster is one in a million! For our special exhibit we got to touch stingrays! Next, obviously coffee. The locally roasted Metropolis is what we sampled. Last, previously mentioned hotdog.

Random sidenote, Snapchat has stories now where they feature a specific city or event and while we were there it was Chicago! Turns out, the spring awakening festival was going on…bring on all the highschoolers.

Some of the spots we went to eat and drink included FruVe Juicery

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and it was amazing. I loved the info graphic they had out shown above. I had a drink with maca, cacao, banana, chia and coconut water, it was delish! More reviews to come later.

Have you tried maca before?

The end of 50 in 500


May is my favorite month, it’s usually the time where the weather starts warming up, my birthday happens, and flowers start to bloom.  I also realized the start of the month concluded my 50 in 500.  I reflected a bit over this list and realized how goals can change, which ones stopped seeming so important, and others that still will remain on my next list!  I completed 22/50, and I am proud of that.  I went out of my comfort zone to join a yoga studio, a running group, take a certification test, and try acupuncture.  I also thought of other things I had conquered that didn’t make the list, like mastering the sock bun 🙂

Of course, now I am brainstorming my next list. I see this next one include more learning ( I am going to take a dance class of some sort someday!)

Just thought I’d let you know the progress that happened and what I am thinking up next.

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