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Date Night to Motown!

In this case, it was a date night with my mom :) Last week my mom came to Chicago for a special girls' night to see Motown the Musical, so she and my dad drove up on Thursday, I took a half day off from work and we met up for lunch. After, we walked around the Gold Coast and shopped a little before going to dinner at the ...

Travel Guide: Nashville

Nashville has been on my list of places to visit, as it seems to be exploding recently - it feels like I am constantly hearing about people going there and how much fun they had! So, one day I came across this post on Gardenista via Reading My Tea Leaves, and after about 10 minutes of talking about how cool it looked, ...

Happy Weekend!

The last few weeks have been pretty busy - in the good sense of the word - so I have been terrible about posting here. Oops! But, I do have some fun posts planned for the next few weeks. Plus, it is finally feeling like spring here, so we are headed to a friend's house for a Cinco de Mayo dinner party! In the spirit of ...

Chicago Lately + Weekend Links

After January and February dragged on and on  and ooonnnnnn, March just whizzed right on by. It's still chilly, but the days are longer and there have been more blue skies, and with the changes we've been busy the past few weekends! For those of you in or visiting Chicago, here's what we've been up to lately (plus some links ...

Kale & Sweet Potato Enchiladas

  One of my go-tos in the kitchen is Mexican. Tacos, enchiladas, you name it. I have some taco tricks up my sleeve...I mean these look good right? But, thats not why we are here tonight. I would like to share these other, less photogenic, red chile sweet potato enchiladas instead. Yum! This recipe is LOOSE - I ...

The Best Braised Short Ribs

Dan and I made braised short ribs for dinner on Valentine's Day - our first time making them  - and they were phenomenal. In fact, Dan might have declared it one of the best meals he's ever had. All the better I'm sure because we typically stick to vegetarian dishes or fish when when we cook at home, plus we used high ...

Spring Trends & Other Musings

It's March! This has been a doozy of a winter, leading to too much time spent watching TV and general boredom (although I finally watched New Girl - all 2.5 seasons. Love it!). I try to stay busy, but it is easy to get in a rut after months of below freezing temps and one of the snowiest winters on record. I am definitely ...