:: Meanderings from life + the interwebs ::

:: Bundle Up :: This week Chicago was hit with more than 12 inches of snow on Tuesday, resulting in early work dismissals and eerily quiet nights. I came across this photo of the famous Millennium Park "Bean" from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. It perfectly captures the magic of the city upon snow fall, doesn't it? I love the pop of red form the umbrella that the couple is under.

:: Watch :: Have you seen the new Google commercial? Happy tears. Remember Dear Sophie? Happy tears there too. Seriously, their commercials get me every time.

:: Create :: Brynn always has the best DIY projects. How creative is this watercolor gold dipped lantern?

:: New 'Do :: I recently tried out an impromptu hairstyle; a single braid starting on the right of my head and ending on the left.

:: Vintage Finds :: Doug visited San Francisco last week and came back with these unique gold & copper pendants. I turned them into a really cool DIY necklace that I can't wait to share with you on Monday!

:: Click Through ::
:: Next week I have a fabulous blogger guest post lined up. Before then, check out her blog + her latest DIY for Self Magazine!
:: My team at DDB got some exciting news this week.
:: This song has been on repeat.
:: Ever wonder how much sugar is in your drinks?
:: These street style photos from Paris make me want to hop on a plane.
:: Speaking of hoping on a plane, on Thursday I'm jetting off to Naples for Kelsey's wedding. So excited!
:: Cutest. Grandma. Ever.
:: Ashley's post on Identities was really thought provoking.

Have a great weekend! xo


  1. How does Google do it!
    With Luck

  2. I'm really hoping Chicago steers clear of any more snow in the forecast! That photo of the Bean is awesome!

  3. Thank you so much for the feature, lady!!! What a sweet surprise :) I can't wait to see how the necklace turned out! Have a happy, happy weekend :) XO Brynn

  4. That braid is so well-done! I tried to do one on myself... let's just say it was a hot mess. :) Happy Friday!

  5. can't wait to click through the rest of these links, but thanks so much for the shout out!! happy weekend! xox

  6. the snow started last night for us and it's still snowing now - i was hoping for a half day at work - doesn't look like it - i wish i could do that side braid on my hair!

  7. Its still snowing there? Though the weather would be clearing up now...the bean landmark looks quote cool! Love the pretty lantern and your hairstyle looks so lovely.

  8. Thanks for the sweet shout out lady! I hope you're enjoying a cozy snow weekend–and creating a tutorial for that braid. Share! Share!

    The Glossy Life

  9. Hey thanks for your comment!! It introduced me to your blog :) love this roundup. It got me a new song (great Friday jam), a new DIY to try, and I definitely shed some happy tears over that video. You're not the only sap out there.

    Google reader subscription: check. Happy Friday!!

  10. love the braid! the bean is so cool looking with all the snow, i have never seen a photo of it with sean, all the times it is sunny and people are smiling in front of it

  11. ooh-the bean looks so cool--and agree,the red umbrella makes the photo for sure. excited to see these diy's coming!

  12. Those lanterns are crazy good and I love the braid! PS - I think something is wrong with your blogger profile... when I click to respond to your comment on my site, your site is misspelled - just thought you should know!

  13. I love Chicago and that picture is gorgeous! This winter for us has been extremely harsh with a lot of snow.


  14. that photo of the bean is so pretty, especially with that pop of red!! love it.
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  15. Love those vintage pendants! Can't wait to see the necklace you made.

  16. Great post. Love your hair do and your picture!

    See you in my blog, maybe.

  17. love that "bean" photo! you're right about the red umbrella being perfect.

  18. That Google commercial is the best! I also loved that post on Identities. Thanks for sharing! By the way, I nominated you for a Liebster Award.

    XO Hannah

  19. I haaaave to visit Chicago. I have never seen the bean with snow, and it makes me want to visit right now!


  20. that lantern is so cool!

  21. Thanks for your kind visit hun....Have a lovely weekend!

  22. Those pendants are sooo Asian. Totally my life. I can't wait to see what you do with them. I'll be tempted to copy...

  23. That photo of Chicago is so perfect! I'm from the city as well but have been traveling a lot for work as of late so I missed the big storm. I'm one of the weird ones who loves snowfall so I was kinda sad about it. You have a great blog... I'm looking forward to keeping up! XO

  24. ugh so sick of the snow!!! We got it in NY too this week and I'm crossing my fingers its the last of the season!

    xo Jackie
    Enter my mark. Giveaway!

  25. That pic of the bean is pretty amazing!!!
    I'd love those pendants! and maybe i don't have the most patience for those hairdos...

    Andie's Traveling Pants

  26. Just came across your blog and i'm loving it! Love your style, lady!


  27. Love the video as well. So tender!

  28. chicago is so pretty in the winter time! I really want to move back there one day!


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