9 Books Reviewed + a Giveaway I’m a binge-reader. Once I have a couple of books in hand that I’m excited about, there’s really nothing else I’d rather do than curl up on the couch and get lost in a book. The older I get, the more I choose staying in over going out, saving … Continue Reading

*Written from my iPhone on a plane in real time. I’m on an airplane headed to Ft Lauderdale for a work trip. Currently, I sit in the middle between two “seasoned” ladies. The one near the aisle is playing solitaire on her phone. The lucky one, who got the window seat, is reading a romance … Continue Reading

Do you believe in miracles? The Cubs won the world series! Holy guacamole. That was quite a game! Despite my husband’s die-hard love for the Tribe, I’m happy the curse has been broken. Miracles really do happen 😉 It’s a fun time to live in Chicago.  I wrote a guest blog post on the season … Continue Reading

I started writing this in my head a while ago. I began typing it up at my desktop the other day. And most recently, I had a phone conversation with one of my dearest best friends, Jess, which lead me to finish it up… because I have a feeling some girl out there needs to … Continue Reading

I set my alarm for 5:57 AM last night. I had every intention of waking up and going to a 6:25 AM workout class this morning. I woke up at 7:28 AM, sooo that didn’t happen. I rolled over and felt the empty space where E usually lies. I was reminded that this was the … Continue Reading

Dear Guys On The Train, I must apologize for starters. It’s all my fault. I was eavesdropping. I tend to do that on the red line. Unlike most folks who keep their earbuds in and their music up loud, I don’t want to miss anything. I’m a chronic people watcher. And lately, I’ve found that … Continue Reading

I’ve been thinking about habits a lot lately. What mine are, what others might be, where they come from, and how they impact our lives. I’m realizing that our mindless, little habits often add up and become the sum we call: life. Sometimes I do things not because I necessarily want to, but entirely out … Continue Reading

I can’t believe it’s already October! September didn’t really happen, did it? This weekend was wonderful. Of course there were a few hiccups because that’s life, but those resolved and when I reflect on the last few days I just smile. E and I left the city to head back to our hometown so that we … Continue Reading

I woke up this morning determined to finish writing this post about our awful date night last Friday, as promised in my Monday morning email, for those of you who get the inside scoop 🙂 However, I keep struggling to find the words to tell you what made this date the worst we’ve ever had. … Continue Reading

Over the last couple of years I’ve repeatedly made jokes about how I’m “no good in the kitchen.” I’m notorious for using the excuse that my mother never really cooked as justification for my disinterest in fulfilling that role. I’ve admitted that on numerous occasions E and I have had to pitch the meal I attempted to … Continue Reading