Something Worth Listening To

February 29, 2012

It’s arrived. The final #FebPhotoADay and the end of another month. Happy Leap Year! Today’s challenge was “something you’re listening to.” I decided that instead of posting about my playlist on Spotify (which I finally got on for the first time and am loving), I would showcase a manifesto I listen to and follow every […]

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This Little Piggy

February 28, 2012

**Non-food post ahead. Though admittedly there will still be plenty talk of greens.** Let’s talk money. After all, it’s the subject of today’s #FebPhotoADay. Although the above piggy bank is mainly used for spare change and random one-dollar coins, it’s also the ubiquitous symbol for saving. [History lesson: The name originated from “pygg,” a type […]

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February 27, 2012

It’s hard to believe there are only two days and two photos left in #FebPhotoADay after this post. I’ve really enjoyed the challenge! Fat Mum Slim has recently announced a #MarchPhotoADay project in case you’re interested in joining up. Today’s photo was of something I ate, which makes it all the more appealing for this […]

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Every Day I’m Hustlin’

February 26, 2012

I hope LMFAO won’t mind that I altered their Party Rock Anthem a bit. I had a good reason: I was in need of a song to motivate me to climb 94 flights of stairs at this year’s Hustle Up the Hancock! We arrived at the John Hancock Center a little before 11:00 a.m. to […]

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February 25, 2012

Thank you all for the input on my restaurant week post! Last night’s meal at Japonais was great. My friend Lauren was my dinner buddy for the evening. After checking out the poll for the appetizers, it looked as though the Crispy Shrimp & Salmon Maki or the Lobster Rolls (I’m looking at you, Erica!) […]

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My First Foray Into Restaurant Week {Poll}

February 24, 2012

I need your help. Tonight is the first time I will ever be participating in Chicago’s Restaurant Week. It’s been a long time coming, and our restaurant of choice is Japonais, which touts itself as contemporary Japanese cuisine and sushi. I’m thrilled. But I need your help. The pre-fixe menu has a lot of great […]

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February 23, 2012

Hey, I put some new old shoes on and suddenly everything’s right. I apologize if the Paolo Nutini song is now stuck in your head. Or should I say, you’re welcome? Today’s #FebPhotoADay is “your shoes.” Even though it’s not Chuck Taylor Tuesday (a series from Heather, who just announced she’s having a boy and […]

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Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

February 22, 2012

My book club’s inaugural read was Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. We had the chance to chat about it last week (right before my adorable nieces became triplets) and I’m excited to share my review with you today. I haven’t had a chance to see the ELAIC movie yet, but am […]

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