Rosette Apple Pie

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santa claus is coming tooooooo townnnn. i’m like the female version of clark griswold. there is something about the holidays. yes, i love them. it feels like life fills up my glass with champagne that bubbles right over. like there’s a little extra warmth in everyone i meet. strangers are kinder. there’s a little more hope….

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4th of july things.

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guys. It feels like christmas morning. tonight, i’ll be heading up to my version of disney world – the lake. the 4th is a big deal in my life. it seems to become an even bigger deal every year as my friends and i have busier schedules, less vacation time, more weddings, more obligations. but…

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an american flag fruit salad

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i need help. i can’t stop with the corny holiday themed things. but i mean, how adorable is this? and it’s the american flag. so you have to love it. it’s the land of the free after all. one of the very best weekends of the year is coming soon. memorial day. not only an…

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deviled eggs

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note, you can totally dye this for easter and you look like a genius. now back to regular scheduled programming. you guys.  i am PUMPED. it’s warm out. patio furniture is being used. things are colorful again. chicago literally feels like the movie pleasantville. we’ve been living in black and white and suddenly life is…

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grateful notes & toasty buns

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the blues. eeyore days. audrey calls them the mean reds  (breakfast at tiffany’s? oh come on folkssss, work with me here) there’s a cure for them. my friend and i created it and i swear it works. have i steered you wrong yet? don’t answer that. well whenever these days strike us for whatever reasons…

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