Visiting Venice: Day 2

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It’s day 2 in Venice and by now you’ve established that a day well spent begins with a cappuccino and a chocolate croissant. To give you a little history on Venice. Years ago, ok centuries, the Venetians decided that a big old swamp with a few islands looked suitable for establishment of a city. So […]

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Visiting Venice: Day 1

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Today you’re off to Venice. Get excited! Wait. Not yet. First you have to get to Chicago. And then Toronto, dontchaknow. Add in a brief stop for Fruhstuck (thanks 4 years of German class) in Frankfurt and you’ve made it. But you’ll get there eventually. And you’ll be pleasantly surprised by both the quality (very good) […]

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Oh hello there!

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Should we try this again? You know that whole I actually login and write stuff down about what’s going on in our crazy life and you occasionally read it, offer color commentary or just secretly binge read a month’s worth of posts like I do with oh so many bloggers? Truth is its hard to […]

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on girlfriends…

bachelorette party, chicago, girlfriends, wedding, spring, friends, travel, family

Sitting 30 days out from our wedding day (no hives yet), I was browsing through the photos one of my girlfriends sent to me yesterday from the festivities and I realized something. People should really get married more often. I mean when else do you get a chance to spend time with all of your girlfriends from your […]

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Weekend recap: Chicago style

Historically I’ve not been the best at weekend recaps. Especially weekends that involve all of my favorite females in one room, baby snuggles and Chicago nights. I suppose it could be because recapping a weekend means it’s over and I have to accept the finality of it all. And just like knowing when to end […]

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Sand Art

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Before I begin this post I’d like to issue a disclaimer for my readers to the north. Disclaimer: this post references 80-degree weather in November but is in no way intended to be a gloat, brag or the like. I braved enough winters in the Midwest to be empathetic during this time. Please accept my […]

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A weekend under the Arch

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a weekend recap on the blog. Please accept my apologies. It’s not that I don’t love sharing my every free moment with thousands of my closest friends and the occasional Internet troll, but rather that our weekends haven’t been filled with much more than trips to Lowe’s and the […]

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30!

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I’m thirty. 30 years old! Thirty! I did it. I finally passed the last milestone birthday that all of my friends passed nearly a year before me! Being the youngest of the group, I was used to being last in line for all age-related events. Last to drive at 16, last to do whatever a […]

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Approaching 30

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Do you know how hard it is to write a recap of a weekend you aren’t ready to let go of yet? Hard. Chicago had everything going for it this weekend. Great food, perfect weather, a music festival that keeps hundreds of thousands in Grant Park so you can enjoy the rest of the city crowd-free and a […]

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Cupcakes and Ice Delis

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Please accept my apology for ignoring the blog late last week. I had plans to fly home and surprise one of my best friends for her 30th birthday and I was not entirely confident in my ability not to spill the beans. All of them. All over the table and the floor. I love surprise parties, but […]

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