Sunday, February 12, 2012

Share with me Sunday: your weekend!

Super duper thanks to everyone who left comments on my Etsy post! They were the cherry on top of a fantastic Saturday.

What was so fantastic about Saturday? Well, let me share with you, in list form:

1.) Going to Chicago. I don't get to go as often as I'd like because it's a bit of a drive, but I got to go this weekend. Just the prospect of a day in Chitown is exciting for me because there's so much to do!

2.) Lunch and cupcakes. This is a ritual for Mr. Sequin and I whenever we're in Chicago. The Angel Food Bakery is this amazing little place decorated in vintage Easy Bake Ovens, and they have the best cupcakes. I had a Boston Cream, which is my favorite. They also have incredible things for lunch, especially the BLT -- bacon, mixed greens, tomato, caramelized onions, and blue cheese on Focaccia bread.

3.) Beads. Caravan Beads was too far away this time around, but we did make it to Ayla's Originals in Evanston, and I'm glad we did. Not only were there some adorable ring displays that looked like sequined shoes, but there was a great selection of seed beads, including a color I'd been looking for forever. Everyone there was so nice, and I'd definitely go there again.

4.) Friends. Mr. Sequin and I were delighted to meet up with the Queen of Aluminum Chainmaille Jewelry, Vanessa Walilko, for dinner and show-and-tell. I can't say enough about what a great person she is and how generous she is with her business advice. And wow, it's fun to geek out with fellow jewelry artists in person! So much squealing.

5.) Dinner. We had dinner at an amazing vegetarian place, the Blind Faith Cafe, and I had enchiladas with potato and cheese and guacamole. I also had double chocolate cake with raspberry gelato, the latter of which is my newest obsession. I would definitely go to this place again!

6.) Music. And finally... a concert by Zoe Keating! The room was crowded, and there were hardly any seats left. With luck and the generosity of perfect strangers, (as well as Mr. Sequin, who knew I'd never be able to stand for the whole concert) I ended up in the front row, and it was such an amazing experience. One of those events that makes you realize there's actual magic in the world, if you're open to it.

(More on Zoe later -- she has me so inspired for Erin's Challenge of Music!)

In fact, this was a magical Saturday! But enough about my weekend -- what are you up to? I hope you're experiencing some magic of your own. And if you haven't yet, there's still time! May I suggest starting with cupcakes?

Have a sequintastic Sunday! <3

15 comments:

  1. Wow! Sounds like you had a great Saturday! Jam-packed with fun things, food and friends.

    I'd love to have a cupcake right about now. I'm elbow deep in house cleaning and could use a break.

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    1. Janet, it sounds like you both need and deserve a cupcake!

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  2. Your Saturday sounds fantastic!! I had a rather productive day, myself, cleaning out basement boxes. Doesn't sound very exciting, but since they've been sitting there for 5 years, it was about time! Made a few new jotter journals for my Etsy shop today, too, so that was great. Itching to do some drawing, but have to get some of my regular work hours in first (grateful for the job, I must say!) Hope you had a relaxing day!
    Carol

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    1. The funny thing is, I also have some basement boxes that have been sitting around for (going on) five years! So I'm proud of you for going through yours. :)

      I had a look at some of your jotter journals, and they're adorable! You do such great work. :)

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    2. Too funny about the boxes! Unfortunately, there are more where those came from, so my work is not done! At least I cleared some shelf space :)

      Glad you had a chance to see some of the jotters! Thank you so much for your kind words. Have a great week!

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  3. Your weekend sounds really lovely! I spent mine being ill unfortunately..

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    1. Aww, I'm sorry you were sick! I hope you're feeling better today.

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  4. That sounds like a lovely weekend in my father's birth place and his father before him. I have only been there once and didn't see anything.
    I found you site off Lori's thought I would pop over for a visit. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Hi, Kat! Thanks for visiting! :)

      If you end up going to Chicago, let me know, and I can give you a list of all my favorite haunts. This post was just the tip of the iceberg for all the fun things Chicago has to offer!

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  5. Sounds like pretty much the most awesomest weekend ever! I'm glad you got to enjoy it! :)

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    1. It was seriously amazing. I'm still worn out!

      By the way, the enchiladas I had were excellent, but they don't compare to the ones that you make. :)

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  6. oh wow, oh wow, that weekend sounds just about ideal!

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  7. oooh I love Chicago {preferably when it's not cold!} And you're right, nothing gets things going like a good old cupcake :D

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    1. A cupcake really is the perfect way to start off a good day, isn't it? :)

      I'm looking forward to visiting Chicago when it isn't so cold -- we tried to park close to wherever we were going, but it didn't always work out!

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