The perks of a long weekend

incredibly delicious vanilla strawberry cake, thumbprint cookies, young house love book, blueberry lemon poppyseed scones

Bet you didn’t think Tuesday could feel like a Monday, did ya? Neither did I but here it is. The dreaded post-Labor Day Tuesday that feels like a Monday. At least we’re all in it together. Well, except for those smart people who took the whole week off. But they’ll be right there with us […]

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Christmas in July?

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I spent the better part of the weekend making chili, watching football and picking out pumpkins. Time out. What the heck is up with this weather, July? Apparently we set a record low in Chicago Saturday night. Meanwhile, we had plans to go to the beach. Ok, so I didn’t spend the weekend raking leaves […]

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Vacation Recap: full heart, tired body

sprinkle wedding cake

My body is tired. My heart is full. I may or may not be reconsidering having children of my own someday. These are just a few of my symptoms after a weekend spent with my family to the (slight) northwest. It was a Murphy/Gleason weekend and it was lovely. Give me a weekend filled with […]

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