We went back to Ann Arbor for Thanksgiving last week and were welcomed with this beautiful display of lights. Though it wasn’t quite as impressive as the annual display back in Brooklyn, I couldn’t leave without taking a few shots (thanks 5D for the excellent high ISO settings).
With the holidays now here and the end of the semester creeping up, it’s going to be a crazy few weeks, but I’m going to try and start posting more. I’ve also still helping with my Mom’s blog Ninth and Olive, so please check that out periodically for some great cooking, gardening and other fun things. Usually we try and do a big monster blog when we get together, with lots of photos and recipes, so look for that soon since we will be going down to Florida this month.
If you haven’t heard of the site Spoonflower yet you are missing out. It’s a website that allows designers (or anyone), to upload their own fabric designs then buy or sell them as real fabric. It was founded “by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles”. But in the mean time, please take a second to vote for my friend Samarra in this weeks special Celebrity Fabric Design Smackdown (this is a thumbnail of her design here, so when you go to vote remember it’s the one with the purple background and teardrop shapes). It’s one vote per person and only one vote per IP address will be counted, so please pass along so she can win! While you are there check out her other designs. There is a theme for each weekly contest and she’s put together an amazing group of designs so far. Now I just need to get my hands on a sewing machine!
I took this with my phone around mile five of the Chicago Hot Chocolate 15k this morning. The 2nd half of the race was definitely more enjoyable because of the skyline views on the way back to Grant park.