Jun 25, 2011

Luminarium - Architects of Air

How happy I was when my friend told me about this wondrous attraction happening at the local summer festival in our town! Below is the Amococo Luminarium, a brilliantly lighted walk-through set of connected domes, semi-resembling a child's moonwalk structure on the outside, but without the bouncy bottom on the inside. It was, in a word, MAGICAL!

I LOVE surprising Lukas with neat little outings like this, and I think this particular one tops almost all of our little adventures in the past year!

The outside of the structure reminded me of a cartoon. I completely felt like an overly excited child when we were waiting nearly 2 hours in line to get in!

Just before entering. We were both so eager to see what this Luminarium hype was all about!

There was peaceful music playing in the background, and I kept thinking of how awesome it would be to be completely alone inside with nothing but the quiet and light.

My friends enjoyed the experience so much too! I preferred the red light, to me it was the most calming.

The top of the red dome looked like the sun on the horizon. Love the way this pic turned out of Lukas & his friend!

Lukas kept saying he felt like a little worm in his holey worm home underground. I'm so happy he loved it! :)


We were pretending we were on mars. I love this pic of my Luke!

Check out the website because apparently the structure is touring now and definitely explore the dome if it comes to your area! It was totally worth the 2 hour line wait! Here's a little video if you want to learn a little bit more about the wonder that is the luminarium.

I love adventurin' with my son! We're headed off for another one just after I'm done with this post. Northern Mitten here we come. (I'm on a vintage hunt!) :D Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Jun 24, 2011

High School Besties!

Finally getting around to posting a few pics of when my high school best friend came to visit. This is Pahoua Monique. {Pa-hoo-a} I call her Poohbear. ;) A couple of years ago I visited her in down in Miami. I hadn't seen her since then. She used to live in Detroit, but moved shortly after the scary Michigan economy started going down, so I really can't blame her. It was sooo good to see this girl when she came back to the mitten though! When she moved to my high school in our 10th grade year, we hit it off immediately. I loved her excited nature, she screams this cute little scream when something grand happens, and it's how I know good news is coming when I answer her phone calls! I was floored by her closet in high school and even now -- she's the friend I mentioned who keeps her clothes organized by color. (we're so different!) But she's got such a cute style, and because we are very similar in size, it was a blast trading clothes as teens!

Back in our senior year we had decided we'd live together, attend the same school, and all of the other things high school besties plan out together. Funny how things change, huh?! She is now a logistics genius in the corporate world in Miami and I'm still in the mitten, now running my own little vintage shop online. I just wish I still had all of those vintage dresses from our thrifting days way back then!

Do any of you girls still keep in contact with your high school best friend? Isn't it fun to rehash memories of adolescence together? ;)

Phillip, the cute German boy she brought along for the trip.

Jun 20, 2011

Sheer Beauties

I adore sheer blouses & dresses, and this is the perfect time of the year for them -- well, if you are in an area experiencing the spring/summer season anyway! ;) All of the items below are sheer or semi-sheer, super light & easy to wear, and almost every piece has just been added to the shop in the past week! If by chance you don't see a certain item in the shop just yet, don't fret, I'll be listing all day today!
Happy Monday!

{Shop Lola}
Tiny Calico: 1980s Sheer Tulip Sleeve Blouse
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