Seen and noted.

The weather was beautiful today and we saw a ladybug…

😀🐞❤️

Holtman’s Donuts West Chester.

We found ourselves out in West Chester this morning so we stopped to get a little box of delicious Holtman’s Donuts

YUM! Holtman’s has some of the best donuts around Cincinnati. 😀🍩❤️

Another trip to Ikea.

This afternoon we drove out to West Chester to visit Ikea again

We wanted to get another bookshelf and a proper desk chair for our office. We got those and we also got a little bookshelf for our living room. And we picked up some other odds and ends. Afterwards, we had lunch with Genifer’s mom at BDubs. Then we came home and put our new stuff together. Here’s our new shelf in the office…

Our office is actually starting to become pretty functional. So functional, we hung out in the office for the rest of the evening. 😀🇸🇪❤️

Our Thanksgiving.

This afternoon we went over to Genifer’s mom’s new house for Thanksgiving dinner…

I ate one of the turkey wings. It was like a giant chicken wing only with turkey! We hope everyone had a very thankful and delicious Thanksgiving! I know we did. It was a great day filled with wonderful food and family. 😀🦃❤️

Seen and noted.

Yesterday on our way back home from West Chester, we stopped at Circle K to get some gas. We saw these chile & lime puffed wheat snacks that I have never heard of before…

And there was this clever floor sign…

Next time, we’re trying some of those snacks. This afternoon we stopped at Home Goods. We saw these adorable little polar bears…

And we saw this seven-foot-tall giant polar bear…

It can be ours for just $999. What would you do with that guy and more importantly, where would you store him for the other 11-months of the year? 😀🇲🇽🐉🐻❤️

 

Lunch in West Chester.

This afternoon we drove out to West Chester to see Genifer’s mom’s new house. It’s super nice and really big with a big yard and all very West Chester. I didn’t take any photos because I’m really super weird about taking photos of other people’s stuff and posting it online. It’s not my thing. I just don’t do it. After we hung out at Geri’s new house for a bit, got the grand tour and the lay of the land, we all went to Dingle House in West Chester for lunch where I had this monster of a bacon burger…

The last time I talked to my parents, they were telling me about their post-Halloween All Stouts Day adventures at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. And specifically, they were telling me about Bell’s Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout. And look what I found at Dingle House…

Unfortunately, it wasn’t actually on tap. Even though we were told a couple of times that the draught beer was completely current and just updated that morning. And that’s a bummer. But we’ll be out there to visit a lot of more. So we’ll keep checking back.

Personally, I think the vast suburbia that is West Chester gets a bad wrap. On our way to Geri’s house, we passed a bunch of places I wouldn’t mind checking out in the future trips out to the ‘burbs. And I could see the draw of living there. Big home, big yard, white picket fence, two-car garage and all that. It’s not for everyone. We like our more urban, walkable little neighborhood. But different strokes for different folks. And I look forward to our trips out West Chester to visit. 😀🏡🍔🍺❤️

Out in suburbia.

This morning we headed out Ikea in West Chester…

After picking up a few odds and ends at Ikea, we continued on to Liberty Center

After wandering around Liberty Center for a little while, we headed over to Pies & Pints to meet Cleve and Alyssa for lunch…

As the name suggests, Pies & Pints had a bunch of great beers on tap. They didn’t really do tasters or flight but they did do half-pints. We sampled a few of their beers we’ve never tried before. From the right, we tried North High Jalalima Jalapeno Chile Beer, Victory Kirsch Gose, Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rose and Avery Raspberry Sour…

We started with some delicious char-grilled hot wings…

We shared a Classic pie with pepperoni, sausage, roasted mushrooms, banana peppers & tomato sauce…

And a Pine & Swine pie with fresh pineapple, red onions, applewood smoked bacon, feta & tomato sauce…

Pies & Pints has a bunch of great beers and really good pizza pies!

It was a pretty fun afternoon out in suburbia. 🙂

Monday afternoon in suburbia.

We drove out to Ikea in West Chester to pick up a few new things for our house…

After any trip to Ikea, we always stop at Dingle House for lunch….

It was a really productive afternoon out in the ‘burbs. 🙂

Another trip to Ikea.

We made another pilgrimage out to Ikea in West Chester this afternoon to get some more innovative Swedish home solutions and furnishings for our house…

And now I have some more projects to complete. I’ll post photos of the new additions to our home just as soon as I get them built. 🙂

Keep checking our T+G Home Tumblr for updates very soon.

Taken with Instagram.

A grey and rainy Sunday was a perfect excuse to head to Ikea in West Chester to get some much needed stuff for our house…

Our new stuff will be delivered tomorrow. Ikea delivers for just $59. Best investment ever. Ever. Taken with Instagram. 🙂