Monthly Archives: May 2016

grey day away: Cosley Zoo & family outings

grey day away: Cosley Zoo Visit

Have always loved this sign; why no pink though? Missed opportunity there for sure.

I actually tend to like family outings with Veers more than most of our outings with just the two of us before we had her. I’m not talking about evening activities like concerts, bars, etc. obviously, but things like going for a walk or even just to the grocery store feel more fun with her. In many ways parenting has been more amazing/intriguing/exhilarating than anything I’ve ever done; watching a human become a human changes your perspective on life in so many ways. Continue reading

grey day casa: first floor before and after awesomeness

When we moved into our current place it was already very cozy and pretty but it wasn’t really our design style. So, slowly over the past two years,we’ve made changes: here is the result so far*

*I have tried to replicate the original photos I had which is why some of the angles are a bit strange; but I know that it’s best to have similar angles for proper before and afters!

Living room corner:

grey day casa: first floor before and after!  grey day casa: first floor before and after! [] [] [] Goods: IKEA floor lamp, IKEA Gladsax, Target train canvas print, Target Circo floor bin, IKEA PS 2014 wall rail, Veria Khaki handwoven rug, staircase Benjamin Moore Onyx

Dining room: Continue reading

grey day look: my new Bonlook “Lovely” glasses & review

purple cateye glasses, Bonlook Lovely in Lilac Tort, Dogeared gold studs [] grey day look: my new Bonlook "Lovely" glasses & review

I’m really on a necessary “not spending money on things I don’t need” stint; but in honor of Mother’s Day I got some awesome new glasses from Bonlook. I chose their “Lovely” frames in Lilac Tort; I really like the way purple glasses look with my eye/hair color which is why I now have two pairs of purple glasses! So exciting haha. I will say they’re not as purple as I expected but that’s probably because my other purple glasses are a much more saturated and red-toned purple; they really do look just like their picture on Bonlook’s site. I love that they look so feminine and vintage but modern at the same time and they look great on me without any eye makeup at all=win. Continue reading

grey day away: Lake Michigan

great lakes, Illinois, waves, black parka [] grey day away: Lake Michigan

Vera hearing waves crashing for the first time

We had planned on spending some time by the lake this past Saturday but almost gave in and stayed home because it was very close to freezing here (in May–whyyy?) We decided to brave the cold for the sake of Vera since she hadn’t yet heard the sound of waves haha—it’s so cool being present for so many human “firsts” with her, even if she won’t remember them. Continue reading