Thursday, October 29, 2009

The fall bon bons are here!

How super cute are these fall arrivals at our local chocolate shop, Stam's (with locations in Des Moines and Amsterdam, thank you very much)!

Iowa City fall fashion

We made our annual October visit to Iowa City/University of Iowa campus. There is so much to love about this place. The drive is right out of American Gothic and what's not to love about the vibe of a college campus? We spent our time at a fun breakfast joint (Hamburg Inn, home of politicos during the presidential caucus), thrift shops, the Museum of Natural History, Prairie Lights (where Kurt Vonnegut used to hang), and the myriad shops. There are some really fun clothing stores on the pedestrian mall. Unfortunately, the one I really wanted to go into was already closed when we passed by.


This street is next to ours. It doesn't have sidewalks, which is charming. I so love the red barn house and I like the first house on this post for its Great Expectations/Grey Gardens qualities.


On the ground in our 'hood and on the mantel in our the middle of the street.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday running route

My 8-mile run was especially beautiful today with gray skies and fall color. The run takes me by old homes, the edge of downtown, an old barn, a small pond, an old wooden bridge, and a horse farm.