31 October 2012
30 October 2012
29 October 2012
i was trying to change a format thing on my blog in hopes of making all my personal photos the same size on the blog. well it kinda worked but it also made some images HUGE... so sorry about that.
this past weekend was very predictable. we ate. we did chores. we took the pups out. we relaxed. maybe we're in a weekend rut... but we need to get all the life maintenance stuff we don't have time, energy, or natural light out to complete during the week so it all gets crammed into the weekend... leaving not a ton of go juice to do much else but relax after all the chores have been completed.
here's to a full week in the office and hopefully a few surprises during the weekend.
26 October 2012
22 October 2012
|Howie, Me, and the proposal that was tied on his collar last January|
that pup up there has my heart and he's going through a bit of a rough patch right now. to me pets are not just pets they are family and ever since adopting my very own pup Chloe i'm just crazy about her and can't image losing her or being without her... the same goes for this pup Howie... we didn't maybe realize he was getting old until this past week when we needed to rush him to the emergency vet at 2:00 am. i'm making him as comfy as possible and make sure he has enough treats and extra attention so he truly realizes how loved he is in our hearts.
mr. howie you are going to be with me forever and you are with me right now xoxo.
15 October 2012
08 October 2012
|Chloe got to par take in the Duluth road trip... she looks thrilled 'eh...|
if you're heading up North and will be stopping in Duluth try Tycoons! we started at the Brewhouse but they had an hour long wait so after seeing a billboard on the way up to Duluth i remembered Tycoons and we found out they served Brewhouse beer so we ditched out on the hour long wait and headed to Tycoons. we could have sat at a table or the bar and there was no hour long wait for a relaxing Saturday afternoon lunch at Tycoons. the food was tasty and we'd try it again and felt kinda proud we broke from the norm to give a new business a try :)
03 October 2012
long story short i was finally able to order the Lo & Sons O.G. travel bag last week. the bag arrived this Monday and i was so excited to get home and tear into my new package. first, let's make clear these are my honest to goodness thoughts and impressions on this travel bag. no one nowhere helped me purchase or gifted me this travel bag it was my own purchase with my moola. i am NOT a handbag review expert either so take my opinions as just that my opinions!
let me sum up my experience with i'm happy with my purchase but i'm slightly torn if i should return this travel bag. the customer service so far with Lo & Sons has been just fine and their O.G. travel bag is unique with the adjustable back panel that slides over a rolling luggage handle and extra side pocket compartment to store shoes, heels, or what have you. i love love me some free shipping and they offer free exchanges too but there is a but…
i could say the same things as other bloggers have been saying out this bag… lots of pockets, able to stay organized, padded sleeves for iPad and laptop but for me something is just a bit off about this bag.
when it arrived the box was crumpled and it looked like someone had opened the box and then taped it back up during travel but very poorly taped it because if it had rained this box/bag would have been all wet inside and out. i did find the O.G. bag in a sealed plastic bag but that was it besides paper stuffing to try and reduce the bag from rolling around in the box during travel which was considerate but no tissue, no finding the bag in it's dust bag, no note or other special touch from the company. maybe i’ve been spoiled by other sites that put more attention and detail into how they ship their products because with the O.G. there was a lack of presentation or that something unique that usually goes hand in hand with an independent company. again this may not matter to anyone else but me.
there was and still is a strong odor to this bag and i’ve been trying to air it out since Monday but it’s still really present. i haven’t had an issue with smell with any handbag purchase recently so this caught me off guard and part of why i’m not sure if it’s an ultimate keeper. the hardware for the shoulder strap is not anything compared to my MZ Wallace handbags so that makes it seem “cheap” to me… i’m talking about the clasps on the shoulder strap that attach to the ring already on the bag. i’m picky and particular and i know this was not a terribly expensive travel bag but it was a semi big purchase for me so i didn’t want to be let down on quality. i don't know why this caught my attention but the zippers are scratchy... and my MZ Wallace zippers are smooth... meaning if my hand brushes against the O.G. zippers they scratch my skin versus the smooth zippers on my MZ bags.
i'm writing so much and being so personal because the purchase was important to me. no one else where i live has a Lo & Sons O.G. travel bag so i couldn't see this bag prior to purchase. i can only image how important it might be for someone else to put down almost 300 hundred on a travel bag and i want them to be able to read a review that was not sponsored or part of a c/o post etc.
okay so that's my two cents right now... i do like the bag, the size of it for travel, and the function that it fits over a rolling luggage handle but i also have some things to think about before the time period that i can return the bag expires.
01 October 2012
|each piece on top needed to be hand brushed... oh my shoulders|
|tah dah... done!|