Cheersing to..


This whole post goes to the Obamas and Bidens. Politics aside, they ran the White House (in my opinion) with integrity, grace and class. 1. Ellen says thank you. 2. This one gave me all the feels. It was awesome to see a president and VP have such a strong bond – it can only behoove…

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Winter Sangria


Patience. It’s not something that comes innately to me. I might be the person with the least amount of it. I get angry when people are walking slowly. Taking up the whole escalator. Counting change at the counter. When the elevator doors won’t open quickly enough. I get impatient that I’m impatient. This time of year…

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Cheersing to…


  1. Being the cafe girl. 2. To breaking free and your friends helping you do it. 3. To POTUS and the year of photographs. These are worth looking through, stunning and powerful and insightful. 3. Those parents that are reaching that halftime point. 4. Going to all of these places. 5. This new uncle the…

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Vegetable Soup


garbage soup. that was the name i gave the dish i made most often when i first moved to the city. i’m a real martha stewart if you haven’t figured it out by now. when i first came to chicago, i didn’t know anything. i had one friend who lived in the suburb. i didn’t…

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Butternut Squash Soup (& PEAPOD GIVEAWAY)


(This giveaway has closed) Oh it’s frigid, frosty. The polar vortex is upon us but for some reason, in December, it doesn’t seem so bad. At least not to me. I don’t mind the cold around Christmas when there are so many fun things to do in Chicago – zoo lights and Chriskindlemarket, ice skating,…

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