Chicago is amazing… obviously. Here are some of the things on our summer bucket list in Chicago.
1. Get a drink on the rooftop of the JParker or one of these other patios
2. Pitchfork Music Festival July 19-21
3. The Chicago Air and Water Show August 17-18
See our post from last year’s show
4. Day drink at Castaway’s at North Ave Beach
5. Brunch at Zella.. best deal in the city!
6. Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo… free admission!
7. Margs and Tacos at Big Star
8. Visit the Green City Market on a Saturday for fresh and locally grown fruit and veggies
9. Get DOSED on a Sunday
10. Taste of Chicago, July 10-14
11. Lollapalooza! Aug 2-4
Did we miss anything? Suggestions? I have a feeling we’ll be adding a Chicago Summer Bucket List Part Deux sometime soon….
We hope you have an awesome mother’s day~ as a mother, with your mother, or with your families!
xoxo ~ l&l
F. Scott Fitzgerald, that classy betch. Can’t wait to see this movie!
“I hope she’ll be a fool– that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” -Daisy Buchanan
My coworker gave me this amazing huge frame when she was moving out of her house. It is a huge, gold, ornate frame with a Monet oil painting in it. As pretty as the frame and painting were, they didn’t match my living room. Soooo… I decided to attempt a spray paint DIY and re-do the frame. I love it!
First I took the canvas out of the frame
Then I set off to Lowes. I bought a spray primer, bright red spray paint, and a glossy top coat. I chose red to match my little Ikea rug. I thought it would make both of the pieces pop!
Then I had to find somewhere to spray outside Thankfully my friends allowed me to use their backyard! I used a plastic dropcloth and primed it, waited about 15 minutes and then sprayed it red.
It was a windy day so I had to keep fixing it up because when I walked away the plastic kept flying onto the wet paint! Also… never spray around trees with loose things that can fall on your frame. Oh well… adds character! Then we enlisted Michael to hang up and viola! Finally we have something hanging above my couch!
Summer’s coming up & that means we are doing everything to get our beach bodies ready.
The #1 tip for healthy eating/living is water! If you’re looking for an awesome way to make your water interesting, try getting an Infuser Water Bottle. You put fruit in a compartment in the middle & it infuses your water, making it more fun to drink!