"Photos" of the Week by Michelle Brooks


First off, this is not becoming a music blog. I just couldn't resist sharing my new discovery of the band Typhoon. Thanks to a free podcast subscription I found out about this band last Friday and listened to them all weekend. Their new album White Lighter is definitely worth a listen, or two.

New "logo" (for now) by Michelle Brooks


I know bloggers tend to pick a "logo" of sorts and stick with it, but I feel my tastes are always changing and evolving, so my "logo" should too! Many thanks to laidbacklindsay on instagram for the photo. I was debating using a clothesline font, but by a happy coincidence this clothesline is from my hometown of Chicago. So I couldn't resist. 

brooksbrooks + MRdesign giveaway! by Michelle Brooks

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brooksbrooks and MRdesign have teamed up and are celebrating the launch of their new blogs with a giveaway! To enter, simply leave a comment on both the brooksbrooks and MRdesign blogs that includes your email address and explains what your favorite city is and why for the chance to win a one-of-a-kind drawing of that city, courtesy of Maja of MRdesign. For an idea of what your city might look like, check out Maja's drawing of St. Petersburg below. The winner will be announced next Monday, April 22nd on both blogs and via email. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Harriet who has won a drawing of Rome! (Maja will be in touch with details.) Thanks to all who entered and be sure to check back for a look at what Maja comes up with.

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