• Giada
  • The Kid

    silhouette of toddler

    My son is almost 22 months, and since he’s been born, I’ve been trying to figure out how I feel about sharing pictures of him on my public social media accounts. I still don’t have it 100% figured out, but I think at this point, instead of going with rules or guidelines I’ll go with […]

  • Giada
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    roses in winter

    I wasn’t going to post today, but everyone in my house is napping (pre-feast…our family does Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve been trying to switch them over to lunch but my campaigning in the last few years has not been successful) and since I’m off hosting duties this year, I didn’t know what to do with myself […]

  • Giada
  • The 85 mm lens

    canon 85 mm lens from borrowlenses.com

    I’ve been flirting with the idea of buying an 85 mm lens for awhile now. Two weekends ago, I was in San Francisco for my brother’s wedding. I eyed his photographer’s camera and noticed it was equipped with an 85 mm. I asked her if it was something I should add to my camera bag. […]

  • Life
  • It’s a Jungle Out There

    toddler jungle toys

    Not quite sure what to say about what happened last night, but I’ll steal a line from Hillary’s concession speech: “I believe we are stronger together, and we will go forward together.” Couldn’t have said it better, Mrs. Clinton. [Pictured: My son’s drawing table filled with his jungle animals and other random things he likes to […]

  • Chicago
  • Go Cubs!

    cubs world series fan support

    Okay, the title of this post is a little misleading because I’m not really a sports follower. (I support all Chicago teams!) But at this moment in time, living in the Chicagoland area, it’s hard to avoid the sea of people dressed in blue all over town and the businesses proudly displaying their support for […]

  • Life
  • Happy Halloween!

    Halloween yard

    Hi hi, Just wanted to say Happy Halloween and share a few pictures in relation to this lovely holiday. If I had a picture of me in costume, I’d share but I’m lame and I don’t do the dress up thing. 🙂 Anyway, see that picture at the top of this post? Yeah, that’s my […]

  • Food
  • Birthday Cookies

    birthday gift, cookie jar

    My coworkers are always so nice about leaving me cards and little gifts for my birthday while I’m….not so good about doing that. I am trying to change that and was just about to do the standard soy-candle-and-card route for two coworkers with October birthdays when I came upon a couple of jars at Target […]

  • Life
  • The Drive Home

    rainy drive home

    My shoes were wet from stepping into a puddle right before getting into the car. (Boo…) Traffic wasn’t great, and I hit every red light. But the mood….ah, I loved it. Full version of this picture can be viewed on Flickr.

  • Food
  • Saturday

    Giada the Saint Bernard

    Giada usually gets a one-mile walk during the weekday, and then we “rest” on the weekends although sometimes we do take a stroll around the neighborhood if the mood calls for it. (I don’t think she likes this serendipitous approach.) Since things were a little crazy the last two days, she missed her walk two […]