There's something extremely therapeutic about being home for a weekend. I's a sort of quiet comfort. The kind that comes with getting regularly home cooked meals, fresh smelling air, and open space. It's a nice change of pace from the everyday school in the city kind of life. Don't get me wrong, I love living in Chicago, but every once in a while I need a break from the fast-paced environment and noisy streets. I went for a run yesterday through the bike trail and I felt like I was alone running through a forest. It was amazing. Different, but equally as awesome as running down the lakefront. Not to mention, being home is nostalgic and reminds of times when Friday night football games were the most I had to worry about. I definitely needed this, but it's time to get back to business.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I absolutely love walking around farmers markets on Saturday mornings to check out locally grown foods and flowers. I think it's the fact that the sellers care about their product enough to put in time and effort into growing and selling them and are really passionate about offering the best that they can. I am always willing to put in an extra dollar to support local farmers. The smell of fresh baked goods and live music also helps the situation.
Anyways, I was excited when I stumbled upon a large farmers market on my way to work. I had a few extra minutes so I thought I would stop by and check it out. I knew was going to be working outside for most of the day so I thought that most of the items would't keep throughout work. However, I did find one of the most amazing products ever...
I've tried out my fair share of lip balms and I go through phases where I want to try out every possible kind that I can. Nothing compares to this locally made chapstick. The vendor had over ten different kinds of balms informed me that all of them were made with fresh beeswax. This one caught my attention pretty quickly. I love minty chapsticks and this one was made with fresh mint. For two dollars, I couldn't pass it up. It glides on smoother than butter while melting into my lips and keeps them hydrated and slightly tingly for extended periods of time. I love it. It's perfect. I want to go back and try all of the varieties.
I would definitely recommend checking out a local farmers market. You never know what you're going to find.