Christmas In Chicago

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Today I’m sharing some of my favorite Chicago Christmas traditions – the city is always a festive place at this time of year and there are so many activities to enjoy. Below are some of my favorite traditions – some are old and from childhood, while some are new. I love my city at this […]

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Introducing Landon Lacey & An Opal Necklace Give Away!

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I can’t wait to share about my first collaboration with Landon Lacey! I don’t have too much jewelry but I do have a few pieces that I wear almost every day. Most of my pieces tend to be small and delicate, but always have a story and history behind them. The most sentimental jewelry that […]

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Introducing Gathered Boutique & Workshop

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We’ve officially entered the holiday season and with that comes the time for shopping and gift giving! In honor of this weekend’s Small Business Saturday, I wanted to celebrate one of the best stores to open in my hometown of Mount Prospect – Gathered Boutique & Workshop. Whether you’re looking for vintage pieces, locally made […]

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Door County Favorites

This Labor Day Weekend was spent up north in Door County, Wisconsin. It’s becoming a tradition that we go up there for the holiday weekend and its something I’ve begun to look forward to each year. Below are some of my favorite things to do in the area – if you want to learn even […]

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Randolph Street Market

Over the weekend Ted and I discovered the Randolph Street Market. Its located in Chicago’s West Loop and has such a fun variety of arts, crafts, clothing, and furniture. It’s a place for those who value the unique and different things in life. I think this would be a fun place to go on for a date, […]

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Three Galena Favorites

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Every Spring Ted and I make a point to head out to the small town of Galena, Illinois – one of our favorite day trips from Chicago. Ted and I first visited the historic town when we were in college and have many happy memories there. My favorite being when Ted proposed to me our senior […]

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Three Reasons To Visit Door County

Labor Day weekend has come and gone. It signals the end of summer and the beginning of my favorite season Autumn ! To enjoy the long weekend Ted and I drove up to Door County, WI – a perfect day trip location from Chicago. I think the universe felt bad for the failed rainy weekend […]

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Devil’s Lake – A Weekend Comedy Of Errors

Last June when Ted and I went to New Orleans we flew Spirit Airlines. It was my first time using the airline and I remember getting lots of frowns and winces when I told people we were flying Spirit. But honestly, we had no problems – we got there on time and the only surprise […]

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Farmer’s Market Love

One of my favorite parts of summer is the the farmer’s market. They have a community centric, locally inspired atmosphere that I think harkens back to they way people used to buy their food. Before the vast warehouse-like stores took over, before 86 different brands of pasta appeared on the shelves, before the florescent lighting. Back when food was […]

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Antiquing in Galena Illinois

Anyone who knows me fondly considers me a grandma. I am a proud twenty-something grandma and frankly can’t wait till I become an old lady because I feel like I will finally fit in with my peers. Like all good grandmas I love antiquing and recently took a day trip to Galena to do just […]

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