cornflake dreams.: good things.

7.19.2011

good things.

don't you just love long weekends?! today is my 'monday' and it's a little tough to start the week again after a fun weekend::

-movie date: sideways (i really want to take a trip to cali vineyards now)
-jewelry that makes a statement. i LOVE my urban natures necklace ($23) and earrings ($19) the pieces have a vintage look and the company donates 10% of its profits to children in need
-a local festival and ice cream
-long bike rides
-sunday farmers market - fresh blueberries and lots of cheese samples


-my blate with {av} from {long distance loving}
-goat cheese marinara dip with pita chips
-mason jar mojitos at moonshine
-chatting and planning (look for a big announcement next week!)
-afternoon shopping in wicker park
-ahhmazing bbq at lillie q's

i hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!
xo, 
jillian


ps a few more good things:: i am smitten with summer over on inspired design 
and featured on breakfast at toast in her girls who inspire series!

65 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful post! You sure know how to live life with good food, good friends, and fun places.

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  2. mason jar mojitos?! genius!

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend -- love the purple tank -- seriously been obsessed with that color all summer -- awesome!! :-)

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  4. I wish I could make a smiley face in 72-pt font. Happy Tuesday, my dear! I am already dreaming of my next visit to Chicago...and a few other things on the horizon :) thanks again for everything! xoxo {av}

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  5. today is my monday too! I got yesterday off since I work Tuesday-Friday this week. I love lazy mondays at home!

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  6. So fun, looks like a wonderful weekend! And the perfect blate :)

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  7. ahh! you two are cuter than words! (i see miss av has her sweet new shorts on!) what a fun weekend! :)
    p.s. goat cheese marinara dip? wow. i want that and it's only 9 am!

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  8. I need more farmer's market berries in my life STAT.

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  9. YEAY for fresh blueberries and lots of cheese from the FM! Such fun pictures..have a great rest of your week!

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  10. this sounds like such a fun weekend. yay for blates! :)

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  11. Aw, you two look so great in those photos! Glad you had such a good time :)

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  12. This post has me craving a trip to the farmer's market...and goat cheese! Looks like a fun blate!
    xxkristin

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  13. Great pictures!! I wish they had berries like that at the market I went to this weekend!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! <3
    -Val

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  14. Moonshine Chicago?! Delicious!

    Love these pics! They make me want to get downtown asap and start living life! :)

    -Carly
    www.createliveblog.com

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  15. Awww..you two are so adorable and I just got a whole box of blueberries as well. I cant get enough of them this summer. Have a fantastic Tuesday, sweetie. Muah

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  16. the food looks amazing!! "monday's" are always the hardest!!

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  17. Sweet fresh food...nothing better and the necklace is adorable. Happy Tuesday!

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  18. Great pictures and it sounds like it was a great weekend! definitely trying that goat cheese marinara dip sometime soon.

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  19. it sure looks like you had a marvelous weekend for sure! beautiful photos ~ love farmer's markets!
    xo ~ kristina

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  20. Looks like a great weekend! Your blate looks fabulous. :)

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  21. Looks like a fab weekend! So happy you guys had a good blate! :)

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  22. Um I am also in love with your necklace! How sweet is that? P.S. Kirby and I are working on the form you sent us. Will finish soon! :)

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  23. You and {av} are so cute! Hope you had a fun blate! :)

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  24. i want to go on a blate with you... and i'd take a mason jar mojito, too. :)

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  25. aww you guys are so cute! can't wait to hear the big news :)

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  26. Oh the new blog looks so wonderful, love :) I wish I would have known you were in Chicago when I lived there too. I would have loved to meet up with you and AV xoxo

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  27. Yes - long weekends are the best! The cherries & blueberries look so delicious!

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  28. long weekends are the best! Love the pictures of the fruit.

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  29. I looove the farmer's market! I am heading to one now!

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  30. you and miss av so cute!! are you still planning a trip to the northeast in september? looks like such a lovely weekend :)

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  31. These pictures are all so great! It looks like you had a very eventful weekend! I adore that jewelry and will definitely be checking them out :)

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  32. aren't farmers market great?

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  33. Yay! you made it to lillie's Q! wasn't it amazing??? Glad you had a great weekend and happy "monday"
    xx
    z

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  34. Your haircut is seriously cuuuute! We went to a farmer's marker over the weekend also. Isn't all of that raw food so beautiful?!

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  35. Looks like you had such a fun weekend! So glad you and {av} were able to get together!

    xo lamb loves

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  36. what a fun weekend! can't wait to check out your post on danielle's!

    xo.ash

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  37. looks like such a fun weekend :) gorgeous farmer's markets photos! so glad you liked sideways... and looks like a lovely blate. i realized that i said i had my first blate...but it was actually a skype blate ;)i want a real-life blate, too! Fun :) xoxoxo brynn

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  38. after seeing sideways i was totally ready to book a trip to napa too!

    love the new blog layout/design! looks fabulous : )

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  39. that is so so cool that you guys got to meet!!

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  40. Yum Lillie's Q is my favorite, so delicious!

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  41. look at all those gorgeous veggies!! what a fun weekend - you girls look lovely.

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  42. love this post, reminds me that i need to take advantage of all the great stuff my farmers market has to offer right now!


    flemingfiles.blogspot.com

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  43. What a fun filled weekend with such yummy food! My Mom use to live in the Santa Ynez Valley, where Sideways was filmed. It is amazing out there. Let me know when ever you visit, I have some "secret spots" for you. Wishing you a beautiful week! xo Samantha

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  44. I love this weekend-so fun, and from the looks of it, delicious! Can't wait to hear what your big news is!

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  45. looks like you had a fab weekend. Looking forward to your big news, for sure!

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  46. Those blueberries look delish and doesn't a mason jar make any drink taste just a bit better?! So glad you and {av} got to meet up!

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  47. What fun! I've only ever had one blogger meet up, and that was with Vivian of Lost in Translation in Osaka, Japan. We had the best time!

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  48. What a lovely post. Those necklaces look beautiful!

    www.badjoan.com
    http://blog.badjoan.com/

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  49. goat cheese marinara dip?! that sounds divine. And the California wine country is UNREAL, i went camping there this weekend and it is so beautiful!


    asktheduplex

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  50. i'm dying to try lillie q's!!!

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  51. That produce is so beautiful! Love the pictures.

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  52. that mojito in a mason jar just made my day!!!

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  53. love the post and love those fresh berries... YUM!!!

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  54. All of your weekend activities sound like so much fun! I have been in the midst of working, packing and moving and am craving some fun in the sun! Have a great week!

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  55. lillie qs is one of my favorite places!

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  56. Great post. And I like your jewellery. Plus I love that the company donates 10%. It always makes it better. x

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  57. Wow your weekend sounds amazing girl!!! ;) Now I'm off to check out that goat cheese marinara recipe... sounds like heaven!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  58. love these pics! sounds like an amazing weekend. headed to see what all the buzz is about your breakfast toast :)

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  59. Gorgeous photo collage, darling!
    Love that necklace!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  60. Looks like a great weekend! I love your blate pictures with {av}!!! xoxo

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  61. Suddenly I'm craving cherries, and a mojito! Looks like a fantastic weekend full of fun adventures.

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  62. You guys are so cute - when I eventually make it to the States, I am going to go on so many blates! (That is, if fellow bloggers want to meet me...).

    Andrea x

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  63. You have the most amazing weekends :) I need to start "collaging" - is that a word? - my weekends. What a neat keepsake!

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  64. jillian,
    looks like you adore the green city market as much as i do...i post on it weekly...

    http://goodiesandbesties.blogspot.com

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  65. Fruit Market~ such and indulgence!!!

    Im your new follower!

    Come check us out!

    AllGlamThings

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