Monday, November 1, 2010

New Blog!

Hello friends!  I invite you to visit me at my new blog, The Rotary.  Heartland was all about the great things in the Midwest and now you can follow along as I explore New England and find things to love here.  I miss you all, so please stop by! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bumblesea Jewelry Giveaway

Getting my heart back to the Midwest with a post about a great Illinois designer. You may remember Jennifer of Bumblesea from my earlier post. Well, she has just released a new line of glass vial necklaces and you need to check them out! Maybe you'd like to win one for free? Is that a resounding Yes??!

Well then, enter the jewelry giveaway sponsored by Bumblesea indie jewelry / indie fashion blog.

This necklace is my favorite, I love the black and white...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Newburyport, MA

Weeks of hectic days were starting to take their toll, so our first real weekend here we wanted a nice relaxing day strolling around. So we headed to Newburyport, on the coast. Apparently we're not the only ones to think this place is pretty great, the NYtimes definitely got to it first. But they are really onto something! The town really is picture perfect and the beaches on nearby Plum Island are beautiful!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Looking back

We're here!! The move and settling in to Boston has taken SO much time and energy. I only recently got my computer up and running and I wanted to stop in for a few minutes to at least share a few photos from our last few days in Madison. More photos (of the ocean!) are coming soon.

There's an appreciation that you really just can't get for a place until you are leaving. The sunsets get a little richer, the food at your favorite restaurants tastes better and your friends and neighbors are even nicer. Madison definitely had that sparkle for the last couple of months, making it that much harder to go. Thank you to all of our family, friends and colleagues who gave us a lovely sendoff and had so many nice things to say about us. Who knew you liked us so much? ;) We already miss all of you.

The Memorial Union Terrace

One final brunch at Marigold. I'm really gonna miss those potatoes.

The Memorial Union Terrace, Lake Mendota in the background

Sunset over the Yahara River

Lake Monona

Monday, August 16, 2010

Final day of sale!

Just a little reminder, today is the last day of the sales in the Habit and Pravina shops. Shops close tomorrow!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower was at its peak last night and luckily we had a beautifully clear summer night to enjoy it. I took my camera down to the lake to try capturing a few photos of meteors and I did get a couple of faint ones, but not too many. There were definitely about 100 mosquitoes for every 1 meteor, so I didn't last too long outside. One thing that I was reminded of though is how much I LOVE night photography. Clearly though, I need some practice at capturing good night photos. So I've vowed to take more photos of our neighborhood at night in the next week before we have to leave!

Just a reminder...check back next week for the unveiling of what's next for Heartland...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Thank you everyone for the well wishes!

The big move is coming up quickly... and we have to get to packing! Help us out by clearing out some inventory! I've reduced everything in the Pravina and Habit shops, some items are up to 50% off.

The sale lasts until Tuesday August 17th. After that date, both shops will be closed until September 1st for the move.