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Guilty Pleasure

I'm sure we all have many, but I'm talking about the boob. Ahem...the boob tube. Anyway, since we gave up cable, idly watching TV isn't really possible since you have to pick something on Netflix or Hulu or whatever vs. putting HGTV on in the background.  Not to mention, binge-watching TV is really the only way to go - its ...

The Art of Terrarium Making

Chicagoans: have you been to Sprout Home? It is a haven for cool plants and other household goods - filled to the brim with succulents, cacti, air plants, ferns, flowers, candles...yum. Not only do they do arrangements for weddings and events, or landscaping for your home, but they offer classes too. I met Dan there ...

A Day at the Botanic Gardens

What are you up to this weekend? Last night Dan and I went to the newly opened Soho House for drinks after work, and then I got home and my throat started hurting. Hopefully with some rest today (along with some Emergen-C) it'll go away. Since I'm just hanging out watching The Mindy Project, I thought I'd share these photos ...

Renegade Craft Fair (aka shopping heaven)

Have you been to the Renegade Craft Fair? It's like the best of Etsy in person, on a cool street, with beer. In other words: amazing. It was in Chicago last weekend on Division St., but if you missed it, it's coming back in December! I am already planning on going and getting most of my Christmas shopping done there! ...

Ode to A Stick Bug

So, we found this really cool stick bug in Michigan. He was on our back deck, and then later in the day on the pathway, so we moved him to a plant to ensure he wouldn't get stepped on. He just hung there not moving, looking like a stick, as stick bugs do. I was inspired to write a silly little poem about him while going to ...

Michigan Sunsets

When we got to our rental house in Michigan, this is the view I saw from the back deck. Bells rang I tell you. We stayed near Saugatuk, a cute artsy town on Lake Michigan which was a great place to grab dinner or ice cream. Overall, it was pretty relaxing week, with a lot of time spent laying out and reading, grilling ...

Chicago Jazz Fest

We are a week into September already, and so much has happened since my last post! Let's see: we spent a week in Michigan and I celebrated my 30th, my friend had her baby (a sweet boy named William), I got a promotion, we went to a concert at Ravinia to see The Temptations and Beach Boys, had a belated birthday dinner at ...