In the holiday spirit

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Before you start reading go ahead and click that little button above this sentence and join me in grooving to some Brenda Lee on this snowy Monday morning. Oh and try not to picture Kevin McCallister as you listen. If you are any generation near me, or have kids in any generation near me you’ll appreciate […]

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Thanksgiving reflections

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Ok so I’m a little delayed on my post-turkey post. But let’s get serious, if you’re anything like me you are just now starting to feel like a normal human again after a serious bout with tryptophan. Just me? Ok, then. I love Thanksgiving. I would tell you it’s my […]

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Gobble, Gobble

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OMG it’s Thanksgiving week y’all! I know. I can hardly believe it either. I can hardly believe it because we’ve been experiencing full-on Christmastime weather here in Chicago. Saturday was the annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, complete with 14 degree wind chills and boughs of frozen holly. As a staunch no Christmas cheer before Thanksgiving is […]

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Running Shoe Polygamy

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I must admit, my blogging life is taking a hit as of late, both in content and in frequency. Trust me, I feel awful about it. Please accept my sincerest apology for my lack of blog effort over these past several weeks. I wish I could offer you a baked good in solace, but then […]

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Dinner and a show

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We ended Wednesday with dinner and a show. I’ve always wanted to say that. It sounds so regal, doesn’t it? Perks of a blog. You finally get to say all the things you’ve always wanted to say without anyone telling you how silly you sound. Well at least not until I click publish. Anywho, my […]

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On new beginnings…

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I was going to write this post about chicken tostadas. About making the most of the awesome weather we’ve finally been having here in Chicago and using your grill for a whole meal. Chicken tostadas with grilled corn, fresh guacamole, and homemade salsa based off of this Cooking Light recipe.  But I got too hungry and rushed […]

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Summer Spaghetti

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I told you I would share a recipe with you in my IKEA post earlier this week as proof that I actually do cook real meals every once in a while. It’s true. I’ve been slacking on my recipe posts the past few months. You probably think all I do is run and spend time […]

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Weekend Recap: Rally, Ravinia, Run

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Maybe it’s the short work week. Perhaps it’s because I just realized it’s July first and I’ve yet to don a swimsuit, go to a pool or lay on the beach. Or maybe, just maybe, this is a rare moment when I really don’t have much to say. Whatever the case I’m not feeling very motivated […]

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It’s all Greek to me

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I’d like to dedicate today’s post to my recent obsession love with Greek food. Ever since I moved to the West Loop a year or so ago, I’ve been trying out various spots in nearby Greektown. How could you not? It’s only a few blocks from my place, the food is fresh and incredibly affordable and […]

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Off to the Races

indianapolis half marathon

This weekend I traveled down to Indianapolis to run the mini marathon with one of my best friends. She and her husband live in nearby Carmel and were gracious enough to host us and another couple for the weekend. Oh and two babies. Remember the days when the only person you had to coordinate before […]

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