Friday, December 7, 2012

Theology, Art & History: New Books on My Shelf

A few months ago I made myself promise not to buy anymore books until I got through at least half of the books that I bought and still have to read. I cannot keep promises. At least not when it comes to books. For a while I did okay, but that was because I got a Kindle and in addition to books constantly being sent to me, there are a lot of really great books offered at great prices. When it comes down to it, anytime I am within a few feet of books for sale I end up forgetting my promise and browsing.  

Most times I am able to show restraint, and only purchase a couple books that I really, really want to read and know that I am not going to be able to find later.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Shopping For The Hostess, A Gift Guide

Finding the perfect hostess gift is something I have had to do a lot in life, and it never gets easier. For the holidays I knew I was going to be doing a lot of visiting and that visiting is going to happen with people that I do not know the best, but have opened their doors to me. Shopping for the hostess this year has been the hardest, especially since I need to be able to fit whatever I buy into an already packed suitcase. 

Still, I have run across a ton of things that I know just about anyone that loves hosting parties and people will love. Might buy a few of these for myself too!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snoozing at the Hard Rock Hotel #Chicago @HardRockChicago #Travel

I've been meaning to mention my stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago for a while now, a long while. My stay there was packed in between a long series of events-- been meaning to tell you about some of those for a while now too-- and between all that and everyday craziness, I just never got to it. Well, today is the day. 

The one crappy shot of the outside of this beautiful building I remembered to take before leaving.