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A Walk in My Neighborhood

We needed flowers for Eleanor’s photoshoot, so she and I took a walk to the local florist.

If there’s an upside to Chicago’s six months of cold temperatures and dead-looking landscapes, it’s that when spring’s warmth and lush greenery arrive, we really appreciate it.

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  • nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    May 3, 2012 at 12:17 am


    and this spring feels a bit undeserved, given our unseasonable winter here in chicago.

    regardless, it’s may.


    • Making it Lovely
      May 3, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Winter was really easy on us this year.

  • my honest answer
    May 3, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I think you’re in Oak Park… I read a book about it recently and thought of you! It’s the fictionalized tale of Frank Lloyd Wright and his partner Mamah Borthwick, called Loving Frank. Can’t remember the author, but if you haven’t read it, check it out – it talks about a lot about the homes in the neighborhood, their design and first owners. It sounds like such a beautiful place to live.

  • Colleen
    May 3, 2012 at 8:06 am

    What a beautiful area you live in! I do love Eleanor’s baby and stroller! My 3 year old and I go on lots of walks with our baby and stroller too. I’m just over in Iowa and I agree, we have had an easy winter, but nonetheless the spring trees and flowers blooming is fantastic!

  • Melissa
    May 3, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Pretty lanscaping and love that you walked to the florist

  • emily @ go haus go
    May 3, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Eleanor is too cute with her pink, glitter-y shoes. What type of flowers are those? The ones that you picked are gorgeous.

  • Patty
    May 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I’ve been planning a little photo walk myself through my little city of Santa Barbara. Can’t seem to find the right day, though! Love your photos.

  • Erin
    May 3, 2012 at 11:31 am

    So nice that you can walk places. I so miss living someplace where I could actually walk someplace. Driving is the only option here. :/

  • vera
    May 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    how lovely! this little photo set made me miss chicago so much and excited for an upcoming trip back home.

  • Ellen
    May 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Oh! My old apartment building! I loved that courtyard tree.