Regional Candy Swap!

Heidi over at My Paper Crane organized a really fun candy swap. Everyone got a partner from another geographic area and had the task of buying candy specific to where you live. My partner was Lesley in Pennsylvania, you can find her design site here. Of course the first thing that came to mind for me was Ferrara Pan, we pass the factory when we drive into Chicago. They are best known for Lemonheads but there are many variations and other candies as well. I went to a little candy store in downtown Naperville and bought all the boxes of Ferrara Pan candy they had. ... Read More

A Trip to the Japanese Market

Over the weekend we went to Mitsuwa Marketplace for lunch. We used to go a lot more often but now it's a longer drive out there so we don't go as much. Mitsuwa has a Japanese grocery store, food court, bookstore, and bakery. After eating we went into the bookstore to look around. I wanted to see if I could find any neat craft books and they didn't disappoint. I had a hard time tracking down the cross stitch books because the section names were all in Japanese, but I eventually found quite a few great books. This one was part of a series, I had a hard time ... Read More