Posts Tagged "liz"

Wedding Cake Macarons

On our anniversary, Liz and I didn’t do the whole “eat your wedding cake” thing. We had the top of the cake in our freezer soon after our wedding, and ended up sneaking a few bites before we left for our honeymoon. It didn’t quite taste right, so we ended up throwing the thing out (I think we left it…

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Liz Makes Whoopie Pies

For a coworker’s surprise wedding party, Liz put aside the sewing and was in the kitchen on Sunday… back to baking. This time around, she wanted to try making Whoopie Pies, which are apparently the new thing. Last I heard, cake balls were the new macarons. But I don’t see those having really caught on yet (Liz assures me it’s…

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One Year Anniversary Dinner: Blackbird

Thanks to an extremely generous wedding present from Ben and Allison, Liz and I got to have dinner at – a place I’ve heard Ben rave about before. We ended up getting the tasting menu, so that we could sample more of what the restaurant had to offer. On arriving, we chose to sit inside and the only complaint I…

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Liz Makes an Ottoman

On Saturday, Liz had another class at The Needle Shop. She’s attended quite a few workshops there, and has been slowly learning how to make more and more. What’s really neat about the workshops here is that each class works on a specific object or item. Typically four hours in length, students walk out of the classroom with a finished…

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Rookery Building, Hand Delivered

Last month, I posted about Rob’s Rookery Building print and how he was selling them via his online store. Liz and I ordered one up, and we had the fine experience of Rob hand delivering the print over to our apartment. We spent some time talking about his process, and talked a lot about the various details in the piece….

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Fireworks in Frankfort

For the 4th of July, Liz and I headed down to Frankfort and spent the evening there. After an incredibly filling dinner, we all headed out to the nearby school to watch the local fireworks display. It was pretty dark when we set out, kids and chairs and blankets in tow. While the rest of the town was on the…

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Tornado Sirens, Logan Square

While we were home last night, about 30 minutes after I got home… we heard the tornado sirens going off in the distance. For whatever reason, I felt fine staying where we were (third story of a large, brick building)… but Liz felt strongly that we needed to head to lower ground. And so, we grabbed the two cat carries…

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Two Handmade Skirts by Liz

Liz has been doing a LOT of sewing projects, ever since she first started taking classes at The Needle Shop. In addition to learning how to sew pillows and to sew the piping, she’s also been working with a lot of patterns and making skirts. Here’s a skirt she made during one of the classes. Front view. While in the…

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Sewing in the Dining Room

A few weeks back, Liz started to take some classes at The Needle Shop, learning some of the fundamentals of sewing. The classes are pretty intense, as far as I can tell, with each one usually lasting about 4+ hours or so. That said, the classes are usually designed so that participants walk away with some tangible project/object. So far,…

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Grilling, Logan Boulevard

Jake and Lisa are back in town, and we’ve been hanging out with them over the past few days. Early in the evening on Memorial Day, despite the rains during the first part of the day… we all set up a small camp on Logan Boulevard, and did a little grilling. Liz and Jake, relaxing as the day winds down….

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Bunny Burritos!

Last night was time for the bunnies to get a little ear cleaning. Liz set up the kitchen table as a makeshift work area, and got out a blanket for the “bunny burritos.” For those who haven’t seen it before, the burrito method ensures that a rabbit won’t thrash or try to run away when delicate things are happening (nail…

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Ben and Allison Get Married

Before the guests arrived for Ben and Allison’s wedding, folks gathered at Jane’s in Bucktown for some photos. Stu (who also photographed my wedding) flew in to do all the photography. All the kids, being asked to make some silly faces for the camera. A view of the flowers along the bar, before the evening gets underway. Ben and Allison…

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