back from Break


blazer, shoes, bag and jeans: all thrifted here in MI :)

phew...i'm back. i had a nice little week-long vacation back in IL where i got to spend lots of time with family and friends. i had such a great time that it's been hard getting back into the so-called swing of things here in MI. i got back to town on friday night, and my in-laws were visiting til this morning. this was their first time visiting since we have moved to MI. we had lotsa fun showing them around campus and the botanical gardens, thrifting and antiquing, cooking out and playing cards, and walking around the cider mill/fruit house winery. i indulged in many thrifting adventures while visiting back home as well as this past weekend with my in-laws. i am hoping to get some pictures taken and posted sometime this week (hopefully tomorrow) of my finds. it was so nice to have a little break away from blogging and the internet in general, but i'm happy to be back and i'm busy catching up on my blog reading and posting.

update on the soup-making challenge: hasn't begun yet. we had a short cool spell here in MI which got me all excited about having fires and eating soup. then the warm weather returned and i went away. so, i'm thinking this challenge shall commence this week! i said only one new soup a week, so that shouldn't be too hard. eek. we will see. i have already found some amazing vegetarian soup recipes! can't wait to get started. here's to hoping the cool weather returns soon!