Directions from Country Inn Suites to Hayloft Theater Barn

Posted by Casey // dreams and bones. on Monday, March 26, 2012. Filed under: , ,
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Begin at Country Inn & Suites
1901 E Kilgore Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

1. Head southwest on E Kilgore Rd toward Portage Rd

0.2 mi

2. Take the 1st left onto Portage Rd

0.9 mi

3. Turn right onto E Milham Ave

0.7 mi

4. Turn left onto Lovers Ln

1.6 mi

5. Turn right onto Garden Dr

0.3 mi

6. Continue straight onto Garden Ln
Destination will be on the left

End at Hayloft Theater Barn
7334 Garden Ln

Portage, MI 49002
0.3 mi 

 "A" refers to Comfort Inn & Suites 
"B" refers to Hayloft Theater Barn

Directions from Red Roof Inn to Hayloft Theatre Barn

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Begin at Red Roof Inn: Kalamazoo East
3401 E Cork St
Kalamazoo Township, MI 49001

1. Head east on E Cork St toward Gembrit Cir

0.4 mi

2. Turn right onto S Sprinkle Rd

240 ft

3. Merge onto Interstate 94 W/I-94 W via the ramp to Chicago

3.4 mi

4. Take exit 76B for Westnedge Avenue N

0.3 mi

5. Turn right onto S Westnedge Ave

0.2 mi

6. Make a U-turn at Andy Ave

2.1 mi

7. Turn left onto Garden Ln
Destination will be on the right

End at 7334 Garden Ln
Portage, MI 49002
0.2 mi

"A" refers to Red Roof Inn: Kalamazoo East
"B" refers to Hayloft Theater

best thing i saw {this month}

Posted by Casey // dreams and bones. on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Filed under: , ,
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Sometimes I think my life is boring..

I wonder where the time has gone and why I have accomplished so little. And then I look back at the photos I happen to capture over time and I realize I've accomplished, experienced, and seen so much. Then I get really smiley, and really grateful. Perhaps I should look at these a little more frequently.

Many exciting and fun things have happened since February 1st. Here's a recap.. 

 There were lots of Bobtail runs..

I tested out some of our wedding decorations.

 My Valentine's day present was a brand new legit sewing machine.
mmmm.. Miss Viking.. you are my favorite.

My other Valentine's day present was a heart shaped brownie.

 I caught a beautiful sunset on Mardi Gras..

 and we ate paczkis with Chelsea at Dinkles.. so worth it!

Jacob built a whole bicycle on his own. I thought it was sexy.
  {don't look at me like that! I'm marrying him! I'm allowed to say that!}

 Started purchasing centerpiece goodies.. 

 and vintage fabrics for bowties..

 There were more paczkis for breakfast (mmmmm..)

 I learned a little bit of code.. and cracked myself up..

 and then there were bow ties.

 We went to rare beer tappings {lots of Founders. February is for Founders} .. which sometimes resulted in picking up Chipotle ahead of time.

 I got my dress for Hannah's wedding, and I couldn't be more excited!
(OH Do you see that on the floor behind me?! THOSE ARE MY $7 CAKE STANDS! I can't wait to introduce the DIY for that next month! Once I get some paint on those babies!) 

Frances and I had a Noble Tree date, only when we got there, it no longer existed!!
... we were sad. 

Then Jacob and I went to a Half Acre beer tour! We were the first group ever to learn about the science of beer making, instead of the creative side. 

Right after that, we visited Hot Doug's for the first time ever, and ate yummy dogs..

with these cool kittens 
(ps; please click the link to see how Keef is cycling to raise money to fight sex trafficking)

on another day it was nice out, so we went for a walk where we stopped for random smoothies and tasty beverages..

and I still plugged away at those bow ties.. (can't wait to open an Etsy!)

 while smiling at this adorable dude.

On another day our brooms and eggs were standing on their own
and a friend decided that it was time to make LOST's Dharma Initiative fish biscuits 
(aka sugar cookies) 


 There's my egg standing up all on its own. The broom did it too but my pictures show my messy floor..

The day before that, two of B's pals drove out here after being awake for 30 hours.
to SHOP.
Needless to say.. the second they got to me (and B wasn't around), they made jokes and promptly fell asleep.
Later this happened.

 the Mister took me to Fountainhead for fancy drinks and noms. (highly recommended!) 

 I think I made my bridal hair piece. 

 I drank iced coffee. In the sunshine. IN SEVENTY DEGREE WEATHER. Life was good that day.

 sushi + paper cranes

and orchids on my day off.

There you have it!
What were your favorite moments of February (and the beginning of March)?

Texas Part Two.. Sunny Skies.

Posted by Casey // dreams and bones. on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Filed under:
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A couple of weekends ago, we were blessed to get to leave cold and snowy Chicago 
for the sunny skies of the South! 
Our plane was delayed more than four hours when a snowstorm hit the city.
For a while, we were afraid we'd get stuck here.

but we made it.
Strolling into the airport in Dallas at 4am, 
we were excited to say hello to family,
 joyful to see them once again.

I brought my camera along.. too eager to soak up some sun through my little lens.
What resulted was a lot of laughter, a heck of a lot of "real live Texans", 
and a cute little lady named Molly Kate. 

We visited mr. b's grandparents, where he was able to borrow a really beautiful pocket watch from his grandfather for our wedding.

This watch has travelled with b's grandfather since 1948.

 there was sun. lots and lots of sun.

 there was a funny brother in law, fresh squeezed lemonade, and a fried dough thing..

there were chickens. and cows. and pigs. and sheep.
and i loved every second of it. 
the cute little guy in the top right corner is b's dad's prize winning chicken! 

there were inherited flannel shirts..

"real Texans" haha!

and there was a sweet little lady who captures everyone's hearts.. Miss Molly Kate.

Later in the weekend, we saw the other side of the family,
who put up with my crazy love for their furry friends.
Not just any furry friends though..

we're talking.. donkeys.

 the donkey's visit with me produced my favorite pictures from the weekend.

and longhorns!!

b's mom made my new favorite treat in the entire world.
toffee, pecan, chocolate deliciousness.

we were treated to a cookout with lots of family. 
sorry there isn't more to see from our time with them. :)

in the middle of dinner, b ran up to me and said 
"grab your camera. the sky outside is beautiful." 
man, was he right.
40mph winds blew up all the dust into the sky.. and at the right moment, it was stunning.

finally.. there were two new pups in the family who were happy to be my frans.
i adored them, muddy paws and all.

we were both so thankful to see friends and family in the sunny state of Texas.
the experience showed us how much we hope to return - for good - as soon as we can.