Arachnid in the tree


Want some Halloween Spirit? My son has it. LOTS of it! We started decorating before October 1 and we’ve continued to come up with new stuff since then. The latest was a brilliant idea from, ahem, me. Handmade giant spider? Of course he was all over that one! He even got creative and made his […]

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Mr. Big Feet


It’s kind of hard to see from these photos, but Nick Furry’s paws are enormous! They make me giggle. Maybe you can get a better perspective from this photo that was taken by his rescuers. He was at his first vet appointment and all tuckered out. And there’s that big ol’ foot in the bottom […]

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It’s ArtPrize time again!

We’ve made it a point to spend as much time downtown during the event each year as we can manage. And since our commute home after school takes us through downtown, we decided to stop by on Wednesday, opening day.

I love being able to visit during the week when the crowds are much more manageable.

We started at The B.O.B., which was right outside of our parking garage. There always interesting things to be seen there. Although sometimes it depends on your definition of interesting.

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The GRAM is always a cinch to get into on weeknights. No line. Zip! We were in. It’s always one of the better venues. I saw a couple of things I really loved in there.

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This is my favorite so far, I think.

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We stopped for a quick break at his new favorite spot downtown, Sweet Yo’s. As you can see, he was pretty happy.


Then we visited the riverfront installations before heading back to the car. It was a short trip, but we’ll be back. Next stop, Site:Lab and UICA!

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Day 1 of the Up North vacation


The vacation in question took place a week ago, of course. Because being timely is no longer an option for me. But we’re still basking in the glow of five days of touring around upper Michigan. Day one took us through Frankfort, where we played on the beach; Sleeping Bear Dunes, where we toured, then […]

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What was I thinking?


Oh, that’s right…*I* wasn’t the one doing the thinking – or the not thinking – in this case. This one was all my husband. Yay! I’m blameless. (This time.) So I give you many, many photos of our new family member: Nick Furry. (Initially named Nick Fury, but amended because it sounded cuter this way.) […]

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