Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Off to Chicago!

Every year at this time Mike and I take a little trip to Chicago.
He has business meetings and I get to go along.
There are lots of dinners and meetings and for me a little shopping.
Now if I were really organized I'd do a little Christmas shopping.
But I'm not....darn it!

Actually I might take it easy on the shopping.
After all the shopping and walking in New York 
a couple weeks ago I don't think my feet could take it.

Oh but what fun it was.....

They have these wonderful open markets.

 Farmer's markets!

 Aunt Kathy lead us to this place!
Only the best cupcake I have ever had!!!

Quaint little shops!

Check out all  those old sewing machines!
Now I am a big fan of Papyrus.
But Kate's Paperie was to die for.

Now let me tell you after all this shopping and walking
and high heel wearing 
my poor pigs were killing me!
(the poor babies were even swollen....but I just couldn't stop!)

So the last night we were there I threw on my tennies
(real classy....huh?)
and Mike and I headed for
The Waldorf Astoria!

He's a Hilton Honors member so it was free with his points!!!
How fun is that..... beautiful and free!
The room was a suite and it was lovely!

What a lovely place to
rest my pigs!

So now off I go to Chicago! :o)
I'll be back posting next week. 
Have a fabulous weekend my friends!