Sunday Post: Book Haul

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So another busy weekend for me. Even though I work 4 10hr days there seems to be no rest on my 3 days off. Mostly because I have to entertain my crazy children. I did go a couple of my favorite places. One is Cantigny Park. It has extensive gardens and a couple of Museums. One is a Mansion the other is a war museum. It was the summer house of the Chicago man who started the Tribune and WGN. Here are some of the pretties you see in the gardens.

Honestly the grounds are a writers dream. I used to go there when I was younger and fill journals with stories and ideas.

I also went to one of my other favorite places the Morton Arboretum. One of the things my kids love there is the hedge maze. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

They also have extensive grounds. I mean it takes a half an hour to an hour just to do the driving tour. It's a cool place and so relaxing. They also have lots of fun events.

Next weekend I will be off the grid because I will be at 
music fest. So I have a lot of reading I need to get done during the week since I won't be reading on the weekend. Luckily this year we have 3 day bracelets which means we can go in and out. One year I think I almost sweat to death. Chicago has pretty unpredictable weather but it looks like it's be in the low 80s. Phew.

I also was messing with the graphic that I have no idea what I'm going to do with it more. That's a long sentence but really I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I've changed it about 15 times and the only reason the trees and fence are in it, is because I was getting frustrated. lol This is definitely not the final version yet.
Well enough of my crazy adventures. The blog has been slower because I've been so busy but here is what you might have missed last week.


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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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  1. What a beautiful place! I am excited for your new reviews!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  3. Lol I wanted to say "oh your graphic is finished", but it's not. Am really curious what the final version will look like as it looks so awesome already!

    My Sunday 

  4. Wow, ten hours a day, that's amazing. Aw, it's too bad you don't get much rest with the children, at least you're making memories though. :)

    I love going through gardens, greenhouses, and museums, unfortunately I don't really get to where I live. There aren't many here. That rose garden sounds like an absolute dream for a wedding. As long as the bees stay away. Haha. I would love to go to Cantgny Park.

    A writer's dream you say? Well let me just pack my bags and order a flight there now. Now I really want to go. Oh gosh. That sounds magnificent, just taking in all the beauty and being so full of inspiration to write. Lovely.

    The hedge maze looks beautiful. Very fairy tale and Alice In Wonderland like.

    It sounds like your weekend was great.

    You're going to Lollapalooza?! Have an amazing time. I've been wanting to go and although I live in Kansas, I can never really afford the transportation, hotel room and passes. :( I hope you have fun. I know how midwest weather is. Here in Kansas it's been feeling like it's over a hundred degrees for the past few days. Like Chicago, it's going back to the low 80s. I couldn't be more joyful.

    Nice graphic. :) I like the trees myself.

    This Summer has been on my TBR list. The premise for Four House sounds really interesting. I'll have to check it out. Ah, only a dollar on Amazon, you can't beat that.

    Somehow my comments on blogs always seem to be relatively long. :)

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  7. Morton Arboretum looks like fun, and my kids would have loved the maze too. I like the graphics, I am sure you will put it to good use! Enjoy your new books Jen and I hope this week gives you a little more me time :)

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