February Photo A Day: DAY 28

So you know that little chair I have been waffling on for a while? Well, today, I accidentally saw that it went on sale. And I accidentally bought it. Yes, I know: I bought the shoes, too. Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge word today was appropriately MONEY. Here is how I justified it:

  • For some silly reason, deep down I believe that such a good bargain is sort of like it might as well be free.
  • I have been wanting a chair in a spot in my bedroom for-like-ever, but could never pull the trigger. Here is me thinking about it back in the summer of ’10. That chair I used in that mood board hasn’t existed on that site for purchase since then. Sooo…
  • I am afraid this chair will be discontinued soon, too.

So, there you have it. I am so terribly excited to see it in real life, and hope I love it as much as I do in the photos.

How do you justify home decor expenses? Is it just me that always feels guilt at the drop of any $ for my home – even though it brings me such comfort and happiness in the long haul?

February Photo A Day: DAY 25, 26, 27

Getting close to the finish line of Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge. Here are days 25, 26, & 27:

25 – GREEN: I have embarrassingly admitted several times before on this blog that I have an addiction to tortilla chips. Add a little guacamole – and I am one happy ex-Texan.

26 – NIGHT: A few fun moments playing together last night. We put together a city-wide veterinarian clinic using trains, legos, and cars. (Look closely and you can see me in the reflection.) 🙂

27- SOMETHING YOU ATE: My husband and I have been pretty detailed in our diet the last month or so, and even share a Google calendar of our meals and snacks. It really appeals to the organizer in me. I feel so much better when I stick to this list – snacks and all. (But will admit, I don’t always do this. See day 25.)

February Photo A Day: DAY 21, 22, 23, & 24

Here they are! Days 21-24 of Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge. (I think I can, I think I can…)

21 – A FAVE PHOTO OF YOU: This is funny – taking an old photo and then aging it in Instagram. I like the idea, but not really sure it worked in practice. Here’s a photo that brings about intense emotion for me. This is me and my Nan. I lost her last year, but I still don’t accept it.

22 – WHERE YOU WORK: I tried the desk shot, but it really says more to show you this image I snapped of the tote I carry to work each day.

23- YOUR SHOES: A while back, I asked you what I should blow $300 on: boots or a chair? Well, I chose the boots. They rock. Good decision. Still – way too much to pay for a pair of boots. (The chair was cheaper!)

24 – INSIDE YOUR BATHROOM CABINET: I almost skipped this one. SO personal. Also – do you REALLY want to see my toothbrush? In the end, I gave you a very cropped in shot. Then, when I started glancing at other folk’s images of this day, I saw that it was a tough one for a lot of people. But I also found it intensely voyeuristic and fun to look into their cabinets.





February Photo A Day: DAY 18, 19 & 20

I am still going at Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge. Here are days 18 (a rare but much needed Friday night cocktail inspired by this word), 19 (I don’t really HATE the laundry monster – I just wish he didn’t come around EVERY weekend) , and 20 (girl knitting on the bus. What do you think the handwriting on her hand says? I couldn’t tell – but it looks rad.)





February Photo A Day: DAY 16

Do you ever have one of those days when you need a little retail therapy?? Of course you do, and so do I. Today is just one of those days. Luckily for me, the Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge words are “SOMETHING NEW”. Also lucky for me – one of my favorite Michigan Avenue boutiques: Veintiuno Siempre (perhaps called Forever 21 by you) offers fun and trendy little trinkets for under $10 that do the trick just nicely. I can’t stop loving on hot pink these days.



February Photo A Day: DAY 14 & 15

For Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge day 14 and 15 – the words were similarly simple: heart (a nod to Valentine’s day) and phone. So here we are: my son’s Valentine’s pizza (heart-shaped pizzas are big in Chicago on Valentine’s day, but this is the first one I have actually seen), and a shot of camera phone infinity – lasting almost as long as this photo a day challenge is starting to feel like. 🙂

February Photo A Day: DAY 10, 11, 12, & 13

Timing and life made it so that my family found itself in New York City this past weekend. It was my son’s first visit to The Big Apple, and his favorite spots were Times Square, all the great restaurants, The Staten Island Ferry, and our hotel room at the Sofitel!  Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge was fun to do on this trip, as I got to be a tourist on a mission with my camera phone. I lumped them all together in this post, and here are the results:

February Photo A Day: DAY 7

Day 7′s word for Fat Mum Slim‘s photo a day challenge was BUTTON. Amazing how many different little buttons I saw today, but my favorite by far were the ones I spotted on these sweet boots on the bus. Sometimes I wonder if I moved to Chicago just so that I could see and wear boots most of the year. *sigh*