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Dream catchers

According to Dream-Catchers.org, Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. The dream catcher, when hung over or near your bed, swings freely in the air, catching the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher–slipping by the outer holes and sliding down the soft feathers, so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams don’t know the way and get tangled in the dream catcher. They perish with the first light of the new day.You can…

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Rent a tent

Michael and I own a European-style canvas tent that we’ve never used. We bought it to sleep in the night we got married but it was too cold and we had to sleep in a cabin. The plan was to deck it all out in plaid blankets, bunting and lantern light. Anyway, now that we have the tent, we’ll have to find some opportunities to set it up this summer — maybe up at Wandawega or over in the park for a game day and picnic. If you’d like to buy your own tent or want to rent one, you…

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Tomboy Style

In the past few years, I’ve started dressing way more tomboyish. Skinny jeans and plaid button-downs with hunter boots or moccasins…I dress like a retired painter living in the woods of Michigan, at least that’s how I’d characterize it. In addition to my expensive love of J.Crew, my style is heavily influenced by blogs and bloggers. Tomboy Style is one of my favorites. A style blog written by Lizzie Garrett (who is on hiatus from her other great blog Design Watcher), it features interviews with current hip women and profiles of famous tomboys, along with media and gear for a rustic kind…

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MEET HILLARY. your new camp counselor.

And finally, third in the ‘camp counselor series’ is HILLARY SCHUSTER! Chicago-dweller, party-thrower, crafter, information designer, pop-culture obsessor, coffee drinker, nerd, recovering engineer, cat owner, beer lover, wife, daughter, sister, friend (and I have to add: lovely style maven + bundle of inspiration) Here’s a little something about Hillary: RESIDING AT…An apartment in Ravenswood with my husband Michael and our 2 cats. We live near Lincoln Square and close to many many parks and the North branch of the Chicago river. FAVORITE SUMMER CAMP MEMORYMichael and I got married at a camp in West Michigan (I grew up near Grand Rapids)….

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