1.22.2011

7 things i love right now.

kristen from a kapple a day, christine from bun&burough, rali from styles n' cream, robin from our semi organic life and the ladies from jet setting divas all gave me the stylish blogger award/shout-out on their blogs 
(thank you ladies!!)

i'm going to combine the awards (is that legal?!) and respond with 7 things i am loving right now:: 

comfy ballet flats are my favorite. i like heels but i am way too klutzy to wear them everyday.
i love making travel plans with h, we come up with new places to visit all the time. i am so happy to be with someone who wants to travel and will actually make it happen.
lately all i want to eat is sugary cereal, peanut butter and jelly, and mac n cheese. and yes, i realize this means i have the diet of a four year old.
h has been reading up on urban gardens and this spring we are going to plant a few veggies. hopefully this will help combat my super processed eating habits...
on our way home from our roadtrip the other week, h and i starting made our chicago summer to-do list:: visit navy pier and ride the ferris wheel (it's been a few years), taste of chicago, lay out at the beach (yes, we have a beach), bi-monthly trips to farmer's markets,  neighborhood festivals and concerts, ravinia!, a cubs game, roosevelt flea market, rooftop restaurants, botanical gardens... and the list goes on.
another thing i want to do this summer is bike. i haven't ridden a bike in years, and i am a little nervous about biking in the city. all of that aside-- i love with the idea of bike dates and i think it would be a great way to explore the city.
i love old family photos. i made photo albums for my family this christmas and it was sooo fun to see how everyone has changed. i am so thankful that i am close with my parents, grandparents,  brothers, and cousins (i now have 20 cousins on my mom's side).

now i would like to pass this hybrid "stylish blog award- childhood memory post" along to a few of my favorites:: 

the women of haute apple pie

be sure to check out these blogs! 
xoxo jcd

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this post. I haven't had lucky charms in forever. It looks absolutely wonderful. I am your newest follower

    xo

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  2. I love this! And I love all your pictures too...

    And sometimes we just need some sugar...I definitely have Lucky Charms in my cabinet right now.

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  3. oh fun!! thanks for including me! mine'll be up a little later today.

    xo.ashley

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  4. Love eating like a four year old sometimes! PB&J is my FAVORITE! ahh I want some now!

    xoxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  5. Lovely post! I'm glad you are getting to see all the places in the world that you want to go, I lack the money to do such things but hopefully in a few years I should be able to go myself!

    http://flossyblossom.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this post! I think it's totally legal to combine :)

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  7. Congratulations! I love your list and totally share the wanderlust. And I'm dying to buy a pretty bicycle with a wicker basket! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  8. I could have sugared cereal for every meal!

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  9. Ballet flats <3 <3 lovelovelove them (:

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  10. I love this post, I am obsessed with ballet flats too. They're just so timeless. =]

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  11. I love all these things too! Especially old family photos. :)
    Xx

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  12. Jillian I love your images and getting to know more about you!

    spread the word...

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    Come and join my Gorgeous Giveaway from Blydesign!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  13. Adore your list. Just found your blog and I love it. I'm your newest follower!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  14. I love the flats that you pictured and I'm sad that I can't wear flats for a while because of all the snow we have here!

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  15. we seriously are kindred spirits. I love ballet flast, I love travelling, and I love the same foods in your current diet {except I hold off on the jelly haha!}. hope you've been enjoying your weekend, my dearest! loved this post! xoxo {av}

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  16. cute post! no problem with the award! you have a great blog!

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  17. Love the pictures!! LOL at your food cravings. And those family pictures are HILARIOUS!

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  18. Lovely!! I love those traveling sets!! So fancy. I, too love sufary cereal!!

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  19. Catching up on blog reading this morning. Your Chicago summer to-do list made me miss my favorite city. We've been in TX 18 years this March, and I can never get back "home" enough times for me - not enough time or money to go there AND all of the million other places I want to go!

    And your family photos made me smile as I remember those cute little kids you once were and know how proud you've all made your mom and dad! Here's to big families and LOTS of cousins!!

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  20. I second old family photos!! I could look at those for hours! My family HATES when I'm always snapping shots of them but I think one day they'll thank me ;-)

    Happy Monday Darling! xo

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  21. Thanks for including me Jillian, what a sweet gesture! Your photos are great by the way!:)

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  22. I love those bicycle photos. I am so ready for summer! It is freezing here in NY.

    xo,
    Dreaming of Palm Trees

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  23. I absolutely adored this post (I've been wearing my flats to ride my bicycle, and eating pbj's for energy), and I'm even more delighted that you passed the award on to me! I admit, I'm terrible at doing them, even though I absolutely LOVE when bloggers do!

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  24. So, this is a post from a few months ago, but I just thought I would let you know how awesome your blog is...

    I was just googling "things I love" and this post was number three on page one.

    That's awesome.

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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