Friday, June 15, 2012

Foodie Friday - Pho

The utmost thing I adore most about Chicago is the diversity of cuisine. I'm not just talking everything from Chili's to Outback steak house; I mean real ethnic diversity.  Within about one mile of me, I have the choice to chow on authentic Vietnamese bahn mi, Mediterranean Shwarma and falafels that are out of this world, or Ethiopian grub in an establishment that frowns upon using flatware. Chicago is truly a foodies paradise and I am soaking it all in. 
Vietnamese Pho for dinner.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Throwback Thursday - Swank Clarinet Lamp

I used to play this lamp in 6th grade. :o) My dad helped me by cutting out and routering the base.  He also taught me how to wire it which came in handy later when I installed my car stereo. It's painted black with silver edging. The shade was given to me as a gift specifically for this project. It uses night light sized bulbs. This is my favorite project yet because of the sentimental value it holds.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two Cent Tuesday- Tulsi

I've been terrible at posting lately.  Work has been a frenzy! In the evening I'm just too pooped to do anything. I'd like to sit with a cup of tea and space out.  One of my favorites is Tulsi because of its health benefits (described here). The box even says its "stress relieving and magical". :)

Organic India is the brand I always get and I think my favorite flavor is Sweet Rose.  As its name suggests its floral, sweet and mild.  There are others like Lemon Ginger and Honey Chamomile.  Its organic and fair trade certified.