Sunday, August 26, 2012

My week in photos

Here's what I was up to this past week.

I rarely wear dresses to work. I decided I needed to wear my wardrobe, so I changed it up and threw on this dress one day. People noticed. Note to self-wear more dresses and buy more. :)

dress and shoes

Craig and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday. We went out to Ann's Italian restaurant in Hales Corners for dinner.

Craig at our 3rd anniversary dinner

I had mushroom ravioli and it was delicious!

me at anniversary dinner

Dessert was chocolate lava cake.

dessert-chocolate lava cake

We were near our wedding site, so hopped over there to walk around.

I love this picture of my husband.


The rose garden (our site) at Boerner Botanical Gardens.


bench at Boerner

I was inspired by Karis's kale frittata last weekend, so I made frittata muffins by adapting this recipe.

Kale frittata muffin

I think this will be a great way for me to use up our kale, have a healthy snack at work and to get my protein in.

I went to the Parade of Homes with my mother-in-law yesterday. We walked for about 6 hours and saw at least 20 houses. I have a very good idea of what I want in a house now.

I liked this exterior--particularly the gray/blue shingles with the white trim.

house I liked the exterior of

I found my dream kitchen in my dream house. I need to take Craig to see this model.

my dream kitchen

Brooklyn great room

The dream home even had a screened porch. I'd love one some day.


After the parade of homes, we went to my nephew's b-day party.


I loved the angry birds theme since I'm a big kid and enjoy the game myself.

angry birds napkin with dinner

Today, Karis and I met some new Milwaukee bloggers at Blogs and Books.

Blogs & Books


Such a cute welcome table.

Blogs & Books table

Pretty flowers from fresh design in Milwaukee.

pretty flowers

For this first event, we read and discussed The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

The Happiness Project, flowers and lemonade

We discussed the book in this fantastic and unique space, the Pabst Theater pub.


We had spiced pecans from Treat Bake Shop and delicious lemonade!


Sara showed us Japanese gift-wrapping. I plan to use this soon for a gift to someone.

Sara wrapping books with scarves

So pretty and eco-friendly!


I am looking forward to the next Blogs & Books in the fall! Thanks to Sara and Colleen for organizing it and bringing bloggers who love to read together.

It was a good week! Hopefully this one is just as great, especially since my birthday is on Friday.


  1. Haha I pretty much ONLY wear dresses to work, because it saves me from having to put together an outfit ;)

    Spiced pecans sound amazing!

  2. I have frittata in the oven right now, only with Swiss chard instead of kale :) After a long weekend of drinking and bar food, the four of us decided a healthy meal was in order.

  3. Happy Anniversary :)
    My book club read that book in January, I really enjoyed it.

  4. Pretty dress! I love buying dresses, but I don't wear them nearly enough. I love that Japanese gift-wrapping. Very creative.

  5. wow, I've never heard of a Parade of Homes before. I love that house with the blue gray shingles, and also your dream kitchen! So lovely!

    happy Anniversary! :)


  6. I love the wrapping!! I will have to remember this for some of my christmas gifts!!