Friday, September 19, 2014

Life Lately with Thoughts on Blogging | Summer 2014



Blogging, guys. Blogging. I've literally sat down to write this post about a dozen times in the last month or so. I have been so so absent from this blog lately and this space is something that I have been missing. A lot. Not necessarily the act of blogging or sharing information or photos, but I missed that weird, giddy, energized feeling that I get from writing something that I'm passionate about. 

Blogging for me has been a creative outlet. It all started really because I thought it would be fun. After awhile I found my blogging voice and style and it gradually became something so much more. It turned to a place where I could share anything I wanted to share at that moment. Photos, stories, food, personal experiences, favorite spots in my favorite city...anything. 

 I think that everyone starts their blog just wanting to do your own thing. I didn't intend to become the next Taza or mega food and fashion mogul. I wanted to just have a space to share things that I loved. But then you read books on blogging and you see fellow blogging friends becoming more popular (so happy for them, though, really.) And you want to do more, be more, and put things out there that people will like. Things that will attract attention. Things that are just forced.

Because, apparently, that's what you do when you have a blog...

It's just exhausting. This is why I have been away. I was burnt. out. From my blog! The thing that had been so much fun to me.

But now, it's fall.
Last week I stepped outside and I got that fall smell. The brisk air smell. The soon-trees-will-be-orange-and-red smell. And there will be lattes. Lots of lattes. And you know what? THAT is the smell of blogging. Not kidding. When I smell the fall smell, I smell blogging. I don't get it. Maybe it's because I started this blog during autumn. (Almost exactly two years ago(!!)) Or maybe it's just that clean, fresh smell, like restarting...?
I don't know. All I know is in that exact moment I missed c/oMKE. A lot. And I knew I had to sit down and finally write this post.

So I'm back. It's different this time, though. No schedule for blogging. No blogging because I feel like I need to or that I owe it to my followers--although, I love you guys, I really do, thank you for being here--but blogging for me. Because I missed it. And really it should be light and fun and, ok maybe serious sometimes, but real and not forced.

I'm back, guys, and you're stuck with me. Well occasionally. When I feel like it. ;)

Ok, but really, tell me about your summer.

Lisa
c/oMKE

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tenutas | Bayview, Wisconsin

Well Hiy!! I feel like it has been a while since I've seen...er...written (?) to all of you! Things are still really crazy around these parts. With moving and weddings and trips and all around great summer activities, I just haven't found all that much time to catch  you up or to share good 'ol MKE posts. Slowly, but surely I will get back to regular blogging, it may be sporadic and at weird hours, but I will, I will!

In the mean time, I found some photos from a little date with Morgan from a really long time ago. I mean, before Cuba, long ago. So, I know this little date and photos aren't much, but I cherish these times I have with M. She has become such a close friend and rock to me and sadly (but also excitedly(!!!)) she will be leaving soon to move back to California to start work with her dream job. Girls gonna be working with horses, which is awesome! She is just so so excited so cheers to her!



Anyways, I thought I would share this place because 1) great company and b) seriously guys, this food is amazing. I probably sound like I'm preaching old news about Tenuta's, but this was the first time I had been and I was blown away! If you don't already know then I. Am. Your. Savior.
You can thank me later. :)

First off the little restaurant is very quaint and intimate. It's the perfect place for a first or fifteenth date. There are small tables lined up with crisp white linens and even some tables outside for those comfortable summer days. The wait staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Our waiter helped pick out a wine for us (yes, lambrusco, yes it's bubbly and delicious and just a little bit sweet and I have no qualms.)
So when Morgan and I get together we don't stop talking. Like, ever. We just sipped our wine and devoured nibbled on the bread and chatted away. It took us forever to decide what we wanted to eat. But once we did...
That pizza! The photos don't do it justice, believe me. We ordered a large virgin meat lover's pizza. We both only ate a few slices because it was just so darn filling! Honestly, one of my favorite pizza's in the city.

So pretty much you should just go. Now.

Have you found any new haunts lately? Tell me ev-ry-thing.

Lisa
c/oMKE

2995 S. Clement Ave
Bayview, Wisconsin
414.431.1014
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Propaganda Billboards from Cuba



Faithful to our History



In every neighborhood we follow a united, vigilant, and combative assembly



This is a nation of ideas and action


Live, always, the revolution!

Lisa
c/oMKE

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