My Week In Review (otherwise known as WIR) posts are just that: a review of my past week. I post an update here every Tuesday sharing some tidbits of my previous week as well as an accompanying photo recap with selections from my Instagram. Here’s the buzz from my week:
July has been so sweet to us in the midwest so far this year with gorgeously sunny days and glorious sunsets. I have been relishing the weather lately as it has been more mild than usual and certainly less humid, which is nice. There are gorgeous flowers everywhere, both outside which I enjoy while walking my dog, Winnie, and inside from my sweet hubby. He’s been on a lily kick lately and I’ve really been enjoying these long-lasting beauties. My favorite time of day to be outside is dusk, which right now falls between 8 and 9 PM. It is quiet, calm, and beautiful, plus the sunsets have been amazing lately. I know it’s important to relish this now before the typical midwest humidity strikes, and trust me, I am.
I’ve gotten some fun things in the mail in the last week that I’m super excited about. Deborah Harkness has just released the third book in her All Souls Trilogy called The Book of Life. I absolutely loved the first two books, so you can imagine my excitement for this final installment. My new Erin Condren personalized phone case showed up on my doorstep last week as well. If you follow my OLJ posts then you’ll know I’m a wee bit obsessed with all things Erin Condren right now, including my fabulous new Life Planner. I love this case in the party pops designs! I also received a surprise press kit from Sigma with the new Standout Eyes gel liner collection. These are gorgeous! I can’t wait to play with them.
I posted a lot about my planners on Instagram over the weekend. I’ve been working on making the jump from using an A5 Filofax to a pocket size planner. I want a more portable option for my day-to-day calendar, which is why I’ve decided to give this a go. It’s no easy feat for an A5 lover like me, but where there’s a will there’s a way! I still use my Erin Condren Life Planner for my posting schedule. It helps me keep on top of my longterm plan and short term goals. I do have a great fondness for my planners and journals, which I use my handy Reisenthel Market Basket to tote up and down the stairs as needed. These baskets are great to have on hand for carrying things around a multi-level house.
Don and I shared a wonderful day-ate (day date) together on Saturday with a full day downtown. We enjoyed the gorgeous weather by eating lunch al fresco on the patio at RL Restaurant on Michigan Avenue. We did a bit of window shopping on the Magnificent Mile before heading over to Museum Campus to go to the Adler Planetarium. It was my first ever visit and Don’s first since grade school. We both love learning about solar systems and the universe, and the planetarium is a great place to do so! We meandered through the exhibits and saw two shows, which were both excellent. Afterwards, we headed over to Frontera Grill for dinner at our favorite Mexican food restaurant in Chicago. We ate and ate and then ate some more! Savoring some Mexican hot chocolate was the perfect ending to not only the meal, but a wonderful day together.
Every once in awhile Don and I like to enjoy a weekend without the camera, so we took the weekend off of vlogging. We did, however, film a Couple’s Q&A video with questions you submitted in last week’s post:
I hope you are all enjoying the season, good food, and good company wherever you are!
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