When I was in Utah my sister and nephew recommended another great book to me.  Wonderstruck by Caldecott Medal winner Brian Selznick is really fascinating.  It's 608 pages long with over 460 pages of original artwork.  Selznick weaves two stories--one in text and one in pictures--in an intriguing way.  I really enjoyed it.


Art from Deseret Book

I was in Utah over Labor Day weekend to attend the open house for the newly renovated Ogden Temple with my family.  I also visited Deseret Book and found some great artwork.  This piece by Scott Sumner is called Come Follow Me - I love the lambs.  Below is a print of "The Pioneer Temples."


Better Than Cannoli Ice Cream

We've found another fabulous flavor of ice cream.  Brennan's Market in Monroe, Wisconsin, has become our new favorite place to shop.  They have great produce - including peaches from out West.  When we were there over the weekend, we discovered Better Than Cannoli Super Premium Ice Cream.  It's so great.  It's a mascarpone ice cream with chocolate bits, cannoli pieces, pistachios, and maraschino cherries.  Yum!



I think I've found the perfect solution for wet, stinky shoes at YW Camp...  Bogs waterproof boots are stylish and functional.  This pair would definitely do the trick!


Rowallan of Scotland

One of the recent catalogs that I received from Sierra Trading Post included some cute jewelry keeps by Rowallan of Scotland.  Cute and handy for traveling!


Naf Naf Grill

Have you heard of Naf Naf Grill?  It's like a Middle Eastern Chipotle.  You choose whether you want a plate or a pita and chicken or beef and rice or homemade potato chips, etc.  Their pita bread is so great.  It's like eating a doughy cloud.


Cath Kidston

I just love Cath Kidston.  When we were at Heathrow about to come home from England this summer I spent my last 5 pounds on a little zipper pouch made from this cute "London Scene" fabric.  These new totes are adorable and practical (just not affordable...).


Whitey's Graham Central Station

We discovered some amazing ice cream this summer.  Whitey's is based in Moline, IL, and they sell to Hy-Vee stores.  That allows us to pick up some of their yummy Graham Central Station ice cream whenever we want to...  (Check out this delicious photo from their Instagram!)


Braunschweig Pottery

When we visited the Iowa State Fair, I saw a booth with pieces by Braunschweig Pottery.  I loved these ceramic loops for hanging dried flowers on the wall.  I really wish I would have bought one!


Dave Matthews Band - Sister

I love the Dave Matthews Band song, Sister.  Probably because I have 4 sisters...