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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 ...

Hot Town, Summer in the City

[caption id="attachment_805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Geraniums in our flower boxes[/caption] The past few weeks have been so good. With Memorial Day last week, it's finally (un)officially summer, and the weather is cooperating. We have spent so much time outside, just soaking in the sun and enjoying this beautiful ...

100 Happy Days Update

Remember this challenge? I think it is time for an update! I am 85 days in and although I don't post a pic everyday, I do think about this daily. I am generally a very positive person, but it is a good reminder that pops in my head and makes me snap out of it when I'm feeling overwhelmed at work or negative about the weather ...

Happy Mother’s Day

[caption id="attachment_767" align="aligncenter" width="600"] coming home from the hospital - always so fashionable![/caption] Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's in the world! I hope every day, but especially today, you feel loved and appreciated. I am so grateful to my mom for teaching me compassion, loyalty and ...

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Cable, I Quit You

Would you go without TV? I find that when I am active and busy I can easily go without it, and in Maui we didn't turn the TV on the whole week - it was so refreshing! But, I do love a good series...I can definitely binge-watch like a champ (see: New Girl, True Detective, Breaking Bad). That said, we've talked about ...

Wordless Wednesday