Monday, August 23, 2010

chicago










Chicago was marvelous! Our friends Meg and Brad showed us lots of lovely places, including a really delicious bakery, navy pier, and the best ice cream place of all time, iCream. It was nice to take a trip before the start of school, which was today. I feel totally unprepared for this semester, because summer seems to have gone by too quickly.

Has anyone made a book with lulu or blurb? I have a class dedicated to making a book through one of those publishing sites, but I can't think of what to do yet. I wish perfect ideas could just float into my mind this semester, and for forever.
I'm trying not to get too stressed out already. Listening to the new sufjan album and looking forward to hearing his glorious voice in person, this october.

42 comments:

Leigh said...

really adorable post! glad it was fun...i love chicago!

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abigail oliveros said...

I've made a book on blurb before for a friend of mine. it turned out incredible but then again it was my first book ever published.

i'm glad you had an amazing time at Chicago! what's that colourful pastry called? I've been trying to figure out what they were but never came up with the right results.

with great love
abigail

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

these photos are the cutest! you guys are adorable :)

i've never made a book on blurb before either...

rosanguyen said...

Yum the bakery sells macaroonies! :O
Yum yum, I love the cute shots.

The Velvet Bow said...

Lovely photos. Are those forever 21 brogues? I need them!

Mani said...

Chicago sounds like fun :) Your photos are so cute!

SMASH said...

Those macarons look amazing! And Chicago is always a blast!

xx
MILK TEETHS

Artpixie said...

hey what camera do you use?

Esther said...

your class sounds like a really fun one to take :) i've taken publishing modules for magazines & such but never using such online tools. i think blurb is pretty user-friendly. all the best!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

These photos are wonderful. I've never used lulu or blurb before, but I keep hearing about them. Let us know how you go with them!

miau said...

oh lovely photos!


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Maria said...

lovely pictures. I especially like the first one. it's adorable. :)

cleggggg said...

love your post and photos. i've used blurb before and i loved what i came up with! i agree, the summer has gone by too fast i can't believe the fall semester is just around the corner!

postcards from far away... said...

I've made a book through blurb before, it's really easy to use and the prints are beautiful!

love your photos btw

x

april said...

I went to Chicago this past June it was amazing, too bad I didnt get to go to an awesome bakery like you did! What bakery did you go to?

anna elsa said...

aaw the loveliest couple. love your photos a lot a lot.
i get to see sufjan in october in kansas city !! ah, it is a lifetime dream. so excited.
x anna

as love's silhouette appears said...

Aw! That’s quite alright lady. Next time for sure. I hope you had a wonderful time!
Your pictures are lovely, as usual :-].

Gooluck to you on the new school year! I am excited to see what you create.
L,
Angella

sara said...

such beautiful photos! looks like a lovely trip.
listening to sufjan is perfect for no stress!

Li. said...

Ohh, your photos are like dreams, I love it all! ♥

Casie Jean said...

this looks like a refreshing weekend. what lovely pictures to remember it by! xox
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Casee Marie said...

I've never made a book with either of those sites, but I'll certainly be checking them out.

Your Chicago pictures are marvelous! I'm rather envious that you found macarons there. I lived outside of Chicago for years and I was never able to find them!

Jen said...

MACAROONS!!! ♥ I want some!!

Looks lovely! Sounds like you had fun.

taylorkitto said...

1. that top picture might be one of my favorites! your hair looks wonderful
2. macaroons! they look delicious
3. looks like you had a wonderful time :)

Jackie said...

So was this your first time in Chicago?

Loooooooooovely photos -- they make me want to visit the Midwest again x

Ashley Marie said...

Beautiful Photos!

A lot of my classes require a blurb book as a final project. It's really easy to use, you can pick the paper quality, hard or soft cover etc. They also have multiple layouts, and you can customize them as well.

Little Miss said...

Your photos show a marvelous summer trip to Chicago! You must tell me where that bakery shop is located, I'm going to visit Chicago in October!

Madi said...

My uncle just posted something about Blurb and said that it was REALLY crappy quality. Apparently lulu is better. But that's just what I've heard.

Jada C. said...

These photos are just darling! The windy city is really beautiful, so much to do. I am in LOVE with the new Sufjan ep and also seeing him, but in November. Have fun at the show dear!



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Megan said...

These are such lovely photographs - I love the lighting in them. Oh they're so sweet! I WISH I could go to Chicago it looks beautiful.
Have a lovely time at your concert in October.
Thank you once again for the give away xx

Athena. said...

Oh, it looks like you had a most wonderful time!
And Sufjan's new album is amazing! You are so lucky to be seeing him live!
Isn't it funny that this post is about Chicago and Sufjan Stevens; and one of my favourite songs of his is called Chicago?
Love, Athena. xxx

alison said...

D R E A M

Joanna said...

I love these photos...they remind me of movie stills.
Sounds like you had a lovely trip:)

Jess. said...

Oh I do love Chicago! I was there for a short time last summer, and had the most fun! These pictures are wonderful, dear.

x
Jess.

Gabriela said...

just discovered your blog, it's so lovely! good luck with the back-to-school blues, i know i'll be getting them in less than two weeks!

kiss me quick said...

I love this. so inspiring.

xxx kissmequick

Charlotte Elise Jay said...

Wow, I just found your blog and I love it, I love all your imagery and style

Char x

Nicole said...

Love your pictures. I've used LuLu a bit, it's kind of annoying to be honest. Maybe it's improved though since I used it! I was just frustrated at how little you could control the layout of pages.

Jealous you are seeing Sufjan!

meghan said...

I'm from Chicago and just moved to New York and I really do prefer the former. It's such a lovely place. I really enjoy your photos

Aino said...

just found your blog and fell in love with it. you are so adorable

Harry said...

Hello could you please tell me what kind of camera you used to take these photographs, they are really good :D I love your blog. <3

amanda jane said...

really lovely photos....jealous you get to see sufjan. jealous.

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