October 31, 2011

New Items Coming To My Shop

I've been busy getting ready for the Passion for Style Show. It's so exciting to be in my first arts & crafts show!!

In creating products to sell, I've come up with some new items.

Take a peek at these items, making their debut at my show.

Girl Hair Clips


Fancy Paper Clips



Holiday Cards

Gift Card Holders

If you're in the Chicago area on November 20, stop by & see me! And maybe get a head start on your holiday shopping :)

October 28, 2011

...where morning dawns...

Psalm 65:8
{available for print...contact me!}

October 20, 2011

Sunrise to Sunset {with some wine & apples in between}

I have always wanted to watch the sun come up over Lake Michigan in Chicago,
then drive over to Michigan to watch it set on the other side of the lake.

This weekend, I got my wish.

My sister, her sister-in-law & I planned a fun day of sunrises, wine tasting, apple picking & sunsets. With a bit a driving mixed in.

~Here's a photo journal of our day~

October 15, 2011

Sunrise over Lake Michigan
{view from Chicago}

It's early, but we're bundled up & ready for the sun

Leaving Chicago & heading to Michigan...
of course we hit a traffic jam on Lake Shore Drive

but soon, our views changed from busy highways & skyscrapers
to open roads & trees

Apple Picking at Jollay Orchards
{Coloma, MI}

Karma Vista Winery
{Coloma, MI}

Their views are just as amazing as their wine!

Lemon Creek Winery
{Berrien Springs, MI}

They were extremely busy, so we didn't stay for wine tasting

But there was some more gorgeous scenery to photograph, so not a complete loss!

Round Barn Winery
{Baroda, MI}

Tabor Hill Winery
{Buchanan, MI}

Stray Dog Restaurant for dinner
{New Buffalo, MI}

Sunset on Lake Michigan
{view from Union Pier, MI}

boots + beach = perfect October evening
the wind was blowing so strong & steady, we had to brace ourselves to not fall over
but it created beautiful ripples in the sand

fighting the wind




A gorgeous end to a perfect day!