Saturday, June 30, 2012

For Greater Glory, and My Family #Entertainment #Movies

I mentioned the film, For Greater Glory a few months back, and that I was conflicted about going to see it. Prior to this very Hollywood version, some smaller production companies put together similar films about this neglected topic in the history books. 

If you haven't heard about it, For Greater Glory, is a film about the Cristero Wars that occurred in Mexico during the Presidency of Plutarco Elias Calles.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cantigny Gardens and My Garden #Chicago

I love visiting public gardens, and fortunately we have a lot of them here in the Chicago area. The Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL, just an hour west of Chicago, has gardens and a house museum (golf course too) that I have been visiting since I was a child. 
Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
This past Saturday was the second time I had been to Cantigny in as many months, and hopefully it won't be the last time this summer. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Interesting Day on the Trail

You never know what or who you are going to come across out on the trail-- the bike trail that is. We live relatively close to a main bike trail here in IL and now that I have a spiffy new bike I get out on the trail a lot more often. 
My Terry bicycle

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Top 5 Apps for the iPad

My top 5 favorite apps for the iPad change all the time, naturally, as I add new ones. There are one or two that have stayed favorites no matter what else I find. I know I usually categorize everything, because that is how I like things, but the 5 apps listed are all over the place in interest. 

5. Video Star


Friday, June 1, 2012

5 Thrift Store Finds to Recycle into Crafts

I've never liked thrift stores, though you wouldn't know that now. When I was younger my mom would stop into them to scout out antique furniture-- the finds were few, but every once in a while she would score something great. One time I accompanied her and found a piece of vintage costume jewelry, never found any ever since, but I always take a peek in the glass cases up front. Over the years though, I have come to see thrift stores as a treasure chest for crafting materials-- albeit, most of the things I pick up are taken apart and recycled in entirely new ways (and I'm not talking junk art). 

I was reading a post over at, Let's Go On a Picnic, about being a thrift store addict and I got to thinking of all the things I look for at thrift stores to recycle into crafts.