Newlywed Brunch

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Remember when I used to share recipes on the blog? Yeah me neither. But believe it or not, I do still cook every once in a while. So what if I made these two months ago. Or that I’ve had the photos sitting on my camera ever since just reminding me how good they would […]

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Happy Daylight Savings Day!

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Happy Daylight Savings Day! And good morning to those of you with small children. Please know that Swiss Mountain Dogs with a precise feeding schedule share your child’s excitement for the 6:00 hour. May you be blessed with a short nap at some point today. So how many Elsa’s did you count on Friday? I was going […]

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5 years later

It’s not often that I use the blog as a platform for love and mushiness but with our big announcement last week, I figured this was as good a time as any. 5 years ago today I went on a date with my best friend’s brother’s best friend from college. We watched the Illini get their […]

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The Power of 30

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As I approached my 30th birthday this month, I started to think about how different it felt than I always assumed it would. Should I feel older? More mature? More motherly? Some schedule events or bucket list trips to celebrate the big milestone. Others brush it under the rug like it’s not happening at all, refusing to speak […]

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So I’ve got some bad news. Jurgen Klinsmann did not select me for this years World Cup team. I know it’s hard to believe considering I’m 1) female and 2) retired as of 10 or so years from traveling teams whose international experience included little more than a random exchange student, but still. Those ESPN 30 for 30 episodes […]

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Workout Wednesday: How NOT to run outside in the winter

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This workout Wednesday is being remotely broadcast from Antarctica! OK not really. But it might as well be. In case you are confused, that would be Chicago weather on the left. Irritated, annoyed and angry don’t even encompass the attitude of Chicagoans this week. We’re breaking records set back in the 1800’s and we’re not […]

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A Family Affair

I come from a large family. Not quite Duggar-sized but large nonetheless. My mom is the oldest of eight. I am one of 10 cousins on the Bosch side. And that doesn’t include in-laws. Needless to say our family functions are well-attended. Over the years I’ve become accustomed to record attendance. The more the merrier […]

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Marathon Season

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This weekend was an early indication that marathon season is approaching here in Chicago. I’m not sure if it was the slight temperature increase (hello 39 degrees!) the sunshine, or the fact that it’s nearly April, a month where many, myself included, have to put feet to pavement for races. Whatever the case, there was […]

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January is the month for resolutions, right? After revisiting my Meyers Briggs personality profile over the holidays, I was reminded that in order to get anything done as an ENFP I need to set goals and deadlines. “An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for […]

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>It’s Apple Season…

> So I’m a little obsessed with apples. I don’t remember having such an affection for the fruit growing up, but I look forward to my 4:00 snack every day now in my adulthood. Yes, apparently I’ve reverted back to snack-time. Apples are just one of many reasons I love the fall season and after […]

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