Friday, September 18, 2009

See you in a week!

Off to California for a vacation/family visit/wedding! Can't wait to share the pics I take with my new camera (an early birthday present courtesy of my wonderful husband)!

I leave you with a couple of my favorite shots from my last trip to CA - read the sign on the restaurant closely (yikes - right?)...

Picture credits: © 2008 Suzy Rohan

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Renegade Craft Fair: Part 1

There was so much to see at The Renegade Craft Fair, that I thought it was only fair to break it up into a few (maybe more) different posts. All of the wonderful vendors deserve their day in the spotlight (my blog being the spotlight - if that's a fair analogy?).

My first stop at the show was a visit to the Circle Street booth. As shown below - all of these paper products have such lovely touches in the form of delicate feathers and colorful bits of decorative stocks that have been ever so thoughtfully sewn on. A really neat little extra was the opportunity to get your very own custom message typed out on the card of your choice via a vintage typewriter - that's got to be one of the cleverest (and coolest) onsite customization methods I've ever seen!

Thanks again to the owner of Circle Street - Lindy Adams for letting me take these snapshots. Please visit the Circle Street Etsy store to peruse and purchase:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Zoo

Our friends, Thea & Geoff, paid us a visit this weekend and we all went to see the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. On the one hand, the zoo is free - on the other, they get you with the $20 parking... still worth it, but make sure to pack your car full of people to get your money's worth.

My favorites included the monkey that carried his blanky around and the beaver who kept trying to swim through the glass. In the reptile house they had the coolest play area for kids - it looked like a series of flying carpets all held together with mesh (see below). I'm totally going to get my stepdad to build one for our future kids...or maybe just one for us to play in!

Picture credits: © 2009 Suzy Rohan

Thursday, September 3, 2009


My husband and I both have a thing about the food on our plate touching - yes I know it all mixes in your stomach, but some things you just never outgrow. Luckily for us, we won't have to. Check out these awesome eco-friendly lunch boxes (as featured on

goodbyns goodbyns2

Available at

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Inspiring Photographer

I was catching up on my blogs yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see that Me Ra Koh's Blog featured my friend, Tracie. Please check out her inspiring interview with Me Ra.

For those of you who know me, you know that I have a passion for paper and creating invitations - what you may not know is that Tracie is the one who started me on the path. Thanks again Tracie - for taking a chance on a newbie....

If you live in or around WI/IL and need an amazing photographer, please check out Tracie's website: