wine talk: a note on why i’ve been away

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hi guys. I’ve been sitting here, trying to figure out what to say. I’ve been away for the last couple of months, I know. My heart just hasn’t been here – it hasn’t been in a place where I feel like I’ve been a good enough me, the best me. The sassy me that started this little place….

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cheersing to..

A little girl explaining what she doesn’t understand about Easter. The beautiful moment a grandpa sees color for the first time. These reunions always gut me but I’ve always thought that one of the most beautiful things you can witness, that you can experience, is the end of missing someone. I only hope that if…

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Bunny Butt Cupcakes

The faces seemed too difficult, so bunnies got butts. Or well, technically tails. Basically, bunnies got back. How is it already easter? I swear it was just March 1st. And this is the time of year that usually drags on, especially as Chicago has a historically slow uptick on the whole spring thing and summer…

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French 75

I present to you, a present. Or, er, well, it’s a potential present. Or a present you can give someone as a present. Which is really a present in and of itself isn’t it? I think so too. I’m at an age where getting presents for people isn’t as easy as it used to be….

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Cheersing to…

1. international women’s day. to all you strong, fierce, warriors. 2. to the women who are brave and sharing their stories about things like this one about postpartum depression. 3. this dog. he brings a whole new meaning to how far people will go for love, for a home. 4. badass female chefs who prevail…

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Sparkling Sage Grapefruit Cocktail

One of the worst things that could have ever happened to me happened to me. (if you think i’m serious, i don’t know if this is going to work out between us…). You know how life comes down to timing and luck? (for those who lack talent and strategic planning skills) – well apparently timing…

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Dill Baked Salmon with Veggies in Parchment

you guys. i decided what to name my hypothetical cookbook. drumroll pleaseeeeeeee….. “recipes to cook when you don’t feel like cooking.” – amirightoramiright? would you read it? would you at least take it off the shelf? probably not because i’m the last person who actually goes to bookstores. but you know what i mean….peachesncream? essentially,…

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