Thank you to all who contributed to the very lively discussion on name change. I loved hearing everyone’s perspectives and since there is no right or wrong answer, was interested to see how sometimes our family history and how we were raised plays a role in our decisions. I’m very glad that Heather brought this up on her blog.
This past week was a definite blur. While I did not attend seven events in seven days like my business partner Jill, I came very close! To summarize, I thought it would be fun to bring you food, fashion and fancy. I don’t know if I have ever talked about fashion on my blog so we’ll see how this goes!
After writing about oatmeal last weekend, I found myself craving it more than I have all winter.
That said, I do not take the blame for the blustery, frigid conditions that have struck Chicago this week. That falls solely on the city’s shoulders. I am very much looking forward to our first real day of Spring. It has yet to make its presence known to us here.
Good thing I had oatmeal to warm me up, along with copious cups of Coffee Cocoa and an apparent fondness for alliteration that has made itself known in a lot of my writing this week.
Another food that warms my soul are these Lightlife Buffalo “Wings.”
Throw them on a bed of spinach and you have an amazingly fantastic – and filling – lunch.
What to supplement this lunch with will come later on in this post.
Speaking of writing, Jill wrote a phenom post about embracing her inner magazine editor yesterday. This all was inspired by our trip to Ann Taylor Loft on Thursday, where we came across a plethora of new options and just about bought out the store.
Don’t worry, Bobby, I did not really buy out the store. I did, however, find two new dress options for an upcoming conference we are attending. The red one above can be found at this link. It also comes in black and I assure you that it is the most comfortable piece of “nice” clothing I have ever worn. It’s also now 30% off on the website. Le sigh.
The occasion for dressing up was the Rock the Red Fashion Show, an event put on by The Red Pump Project, which aims to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and young girls. It is an organization co-founded by one of our former co-workers and we were very excited to support her! Plus, it was my first-ever fashion show (the first event dedicated to fashion I’ve ever been to, honestly) and I was excited to experience something new.
Continuing with the “F” words – why yes, I do realize that I have the humor of a twelve year old – in this post, let me tell you all what I’ve been fancying this week.
Here’s a hint. Yesterday, I posted an open letter to the company on my Facebook account that reads:
Dear Jolly Rancher,
Thank you for allowing me to continue my favorite once-a-year tradition of purchasing one bag of your sugar-laden Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 1 and Yellow 5. Better known as strawberry, orange, watermelon, grape, apple and blue raspberry. Especially blue raspberry.
Love, Jelly Bean Jenn
I think you know what comes next.
I get so excited when I see these on the Easter display at Target. I know that they are nothing but cavities waiting to happen, but you can’t deny what you fancy, and I adore these little beans.
Food. Fashion. Fancy.
What falls under each of those categories for you this week?