A Peak Onto Our Rooftop

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

In a surprising turn of events, I woke up feeling energized and excited about today.

I say "surprising" because typically the day after a long weekend/vacay I can barely move for a few hours. Yet, for some reason I jumped out of bed before 6:30 a.m. and was at the park with Har by 6:35 a.m. I can only attribute this odd behaviour to the fact I officially have that summer feeling.

And it feels so. damn. good.

It's that feeling when you want to stay up late and get up early. Be outside as much as possible. Do things you might not normally do, like sit on your stoop with a book, or lay in the park with your pup. After months of hibernation, Chicago is awake and the energy is infectious!

So last night, after a day of walking the neighborhood, eating tacos at Big Star, and buying Harlow a pool for our rooftop... Chris and I decided to tackle our usually boring Sunday night (now Monday night) emails from the comfort of our deck.

Our twinkly lights were on, a light breeze was felt, and a few glasses of wine were had.


It was so so nice. Summertime in Chicago always seems too good to be true. Simply walking out your front door and not being slapped with cold air almost feels like a fairytale.

"You mean we have at least four months of not being afraid to go outside?! For real? No time to waste then, let's do EVERYTHING."

That seems to be the mentality for most Chicago people in the summer. Every patio is packed, the beaches are full, and boats are everywhere up and down the river and on the lake. Like I said, it's pretty amazing.

Speaking of, this week (or next) I'll be doing a summertime guide to Chicago. If you're planning a vacay here, let me know anything specific you'd like me to include!

Chris and I typically tend to seek out patios, the beach, or rooftops. This is our first summer with our very own private rooftop area and we are VERY excited about it.


Pretty much everything you see is from Hayneedle because their outdoor furniture is amazing and so is their customer service. You've probably heard me talk about this company a lot, but that's because I seriously love all of their stuff. (It's also where so many of our indoor rugs come from, like this runner I get frequent emails about.)

I basically live in this egg chair right now... And guess what? I'm partnering with Hayneedle and actually giving one away tonight on my Instagram @thedailytay, so check it out later if you'd also like to live in your very own egg chair.


Vintage string lights found here and solar lighted umbrella found here.




And that's a peak onto our rooftop. Not pictured: small swimming pool for Harlow (he insisted.) What are some of your favorite outdoor pieces?

Posts to come this week:

*Chicago Summer Guide.
*Unsolicited Advice For Brides-To-Be, (a list of things I wanted to skip out on, but am glad I didn't.)
*Memorial Weekend in North Carolina. (so. many. pics.)
*Changes in T-Shirt Town (exciting things happening!)

That list is more for me than you, (I have a feeling staying on task this week may be difficult.)

Happy Tuesday. Happy Summer. Happy everything! Stay present or it will be Fourth of July before you know it!

14 comments:

  1. So I know this is cliche but I really want to know the best pizza places. My family is in Chicago and they always recommend Gino's East. We went and it was okay. Not amazing. So a pizza guide for my fat ass would be awesome. K, thanks bye.

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    1. Hello,
      I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful
      to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex
      because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I
      wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in
      the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of,
      especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he
      dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
      When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a
      relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wantve him all to
      myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in
      saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There
      were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months
      right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When
      we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress
      on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things
      better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our
      relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they
      went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least
      took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and
      disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears
      running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in
      my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back
      to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i
      thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr
      alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return.
      Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and
      that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to
      love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till
      now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2
      month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad
      between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i
      have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving
      my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share
      my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope
      in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope
      and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his
      website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him
      direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you
      Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every
      social media or place i may go to.
      (From United State Of America).
      Mrs Tracy Grilli.
      http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr
      https://tracygrilli59.blogspot.com

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  2. Your. Patio. Is. Dreams. How I wish I didn't live in Hong Kong sometimes so I could have a patio like that. Imagine the parties! (though who am I kidding, I don't even like socialising ha ha)

    Seriously though. It looks great.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  3. Looks great! I love a good rooftop. A "peak", I see what you did there! Bring some of this summer weather our way, it's so grey and cold here today. Ooof.

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  4. LOVE your patio. It's like the perfect size - space for a table, space for relaxing and then just open space to hang...or put Harlow's pool. :)

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  5. I have serious heart eyes looking at your patio. I love how everything came together! I don't have a trip planned to Chicago this summer, but one of my friends and her husband will be there next month. They're huge baseball fans and love watching the games at local bars, which one do you recommend?

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  6. Your patio looks amazing, and I especially love that outdoor rug!

    Allie | www.lunavidablog.com

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    1. Hello,
      I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful
      to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex
      because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I
      wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in
      the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of,
      especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he
      dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
      When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a
      relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wantve him all to
      myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in
      saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There
      were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months
      right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When
      we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress
      on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things
      better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our
      relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they
      went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least
      took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and
      disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears
      running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in
      my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back
      to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i
      thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr
      alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return.
      Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and
      that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to
      love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till
      now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2
      month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad
      between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i
      have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving
      my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share
      my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope
      in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope
      and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his
      website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him
      direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you
      Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every
      social media or place i may go to.
      (From United State Of America).
      Mrs Tracy Grilli.
      http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr
      https://tracygrilli59.blogspot.com

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  7. This is the most amazing space! (And that view!!! Wow!) I've got that summer feeling too.
    The one thing you did not mention in your post, but caught my eye, is your planter (the multi-pot rack one)...where'd you find that thing? I am obsessed with plants lately and I'd love to have something like that!

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  8. I like the look of your rooftop, what a bloody nice looking space

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  9. Yea, so I totally think that I'll be venturing down from Wisconsin to enjoy a glass of wine in that awesome space you got. :)

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  10. Yea, so I totally think that I'll be venturing down from Wisconsin to enjoy a glass of wine in that awesome space you got. :)

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  11. Hi Everyone,
    I'm from United Kingdom London, City(GB). I met this spell caster called Dr IyaryI of driayaryi2012@hotmail.com online and so many other, but i decided to go with this particular spell caster and this is about 2 weeks ago.I needed the spell caster to reunite me and my lover because she started behaving strange and a day came she text me and told me she cannot continue with the relationship anymore, that she just want to be alone.But a close friend of hers shows the guy to me that she was now dating.So i contacted this spell caster because i was totally heart broken and i smoked and get drunk till i could not even notice if am standing or lying.This spell caster told me not to worry, he gave me hope that am to have her again just like old times, and i provided all the requirements, and in just 5 days, my ex lover called me crying over the phone asking for me to forgive her for her stupid act, and she swore with her mother grave to love me and never hurt me again.This was what the spell caster earlier told me and it came after he has done the spell and that same night, my lover came back to the house to me. I have never seen spell as powerful as this but now, am convinced that Dr IyaryI is the best ever, You can contact him through him email address: driayaryi2012@hotmail.com or driayaryi2012@hotmail.com or And also Reach him on WhatsApp Number: +2349057915709 Thanks Dr. IyaryI

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  12. Hello,
    I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful
    to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex
    because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I
    wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in
    the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of,
    especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he
    dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
    When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a
    relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wantve him all to
    myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in
    saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There
    were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months
    right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When
    we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress
    on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things
    better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our
    relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they
    went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least
    took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and
    disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears
    running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in
    my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back
    to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i
    thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr
    alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return.
    Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and
    that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to
    love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till
    now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2
    month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad
    between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i
    have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving
    my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share
    my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope
    in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope
    and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his
    website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him
    direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you
    Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every
    social media or place i may go to.
    (From United State Of America).
    Mrs Tracy Grilli.
    http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr
    https://tracygrilli59.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete