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Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway! 00

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

Reebok Spartan Race Challenge and Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Like us on Facebook or leave a comment below for a chance to win a free entry to a 2013-2014 season Reebok Spartan Race! For more information about the Spartan Race, read on! A couple years ago in efforts to increase our running and athleticism, I participated in the Warrior Dash and Will participated in the Tough Mudder. But now there’s a new obstacle race gaining...

Engagement Party at The French Bulldog 00

Engagement Party at The French Bulldog

Engagement Party at The French Bulldog

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My sister is getting married! April 2014 I will be out on the beach in Florida celebrating her exciting day and I cannot wait! In the meantime, there are plenty of parties to be had – including an engagement party. Earlier this month, Will and I traveled back home to Omaha, Nebraska for this wonderful celebration at one of Omaha’s most amazing restaurants, The French Bulldog in the heart of...

Harvest Dinner with Alton Brown 00

Harvest Dinner with Alton Brown

Harvest Dinner with Alton Brown

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On Monday night I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive harvest dinner with James Beard Award winning chef and Food Network star, Alton Brown. Hosted by Welch’s, the dinner took place at Table Fifty-Two in the heart of Chicago. Restaurant owner and former personal chef for Oprah Winfrey, Art Smith cooked a brilliant southern dinner celebrating the Concord grape harvest season!...

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts 00

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

Chicago Food Swap – Green Home Experts

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Today was my very first Chicago Food Swap! Back in March, I heard all about the Chicago Food Swap through the Good Food Festival and a couple weeks ago, my talented “foodie friend” Sarah and I decided to register and see what it was all about! We wanted to make something innovative, something unique, something all the swappers would be talking about long after the swap was over. And above...

Taste of Chicago Weekend! 00

Taste of Chicago Weekend!

Taste of Chicago Weekend!

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A couple of weeks ago my whole family came into town from Nebraska to visit for the Taste of Chicago! They visited for an entire 5 days – we had so much fun! First stop upon their arrival, The Gage! We sat out on the patio and had a few drinks to start. My sister is getting married in April so we had all sorts of wedding planning to discuss! We ordered the infamous Scotch Egg and Cherries...

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Rick Bayless Garden Tour

Rick Bayless Garden Tour

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A couple weeks ago, my girlfriends and I went on a tour of the Rick Bayless garden! It was absolutely beautiful! Located on three adjacent city lots in Bucktown neighborhood, Rick Bayless’ private garden secretly grows organic lettuce, herbs, peppers and more organic for his local restaurants.   Check out all that lettuce! Most of the lettuces were actually recently harvested, but there was...

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06-16-12

06-16-12

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First of all, a big Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband Will! I cannot believe it has been a years since we got married! Boy does time fly. There are so many loose ends to tie up after a wedding, that we finally almost feel caught up. One year ago today we were off in the Greek Islands! What I would give to be back there today instead of here in Chicago dealing with all this crazy flooding! I...

Viva Las Vegas! 00

Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!

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For our 1 year anniversary Will and I took a weekend trip to Las Vegas last weekend!     Unfortunately our flight was 2 hours delayed out of Chicago Thursday night. But we rolled into our hotel at Caesar’s Palace around 1AM and got a lovely free upgrade to a nicer room! Leaving for the airport in Chicago around 5PM, we were starving by then so we hit up a new place  called Secret Pizza in...

Printer’s Row Lit Fest! 00

Printer’s Row Lit Fest!

Printer’s Row Lit Fest!

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This weekend was Lit Fest here in Chicago! With Printer’s Row only a few block away from home, we spent Saturday afternoon browsing book sales! This was my very first time at Lit Fest and I had no idea what I had been missing out on all these years! Anyone that knows me knows that I love to read – fiction, cookbooks, food novels, you name it, I read it. I made a New Years resolution back in...

Weekend Updates! 00

Weekend Updates!

Weekend Updates!

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May was such a busy month I can’t believe how little time I had to blog! Let me catch you all up to speed with a few updates from May! Over Easter weekend, we drove to Omaha to visit our families and joined in on some Easter Sunday bowling!     Don’t let the good form fool you…I am one of the world’s worst bowlers…. Next up, Derby weekend! We took a trip to...

The Biggest Loser Casting in Chicago, May 4th! 00

The Biggest Loser Casting in Chicago, May 4th!

The Biggest Loser Casting in Chicago, May 4th!

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I have some exciting news! The Biggest Loser is casting here in Chicago for Season 15! When and Where? Saturday, May 4th @ 10AM-6PM Planet Fitness 3120 N. Pulaski Road (Pulaski and Belmont) Chicago, IL60641   What do I need to know ahead of time? Come Prepared: Visit www.thebiggestlosercasting.com to apply. Although you have the option of submitting a video, The Biggest Loser...

Saturday Fresh Picks! 00

Saturday Fresh Picks!

Saturday Fresh Picks!

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Good morning! The rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining! After returning from crossfit yesterday morning, my second order from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks had arrived! We nearly used up all of the produce from the last order, so I went ahead and ordered another fruit and veggie box! I am loving having this little surprise arrive every weekend! Here is what we got: 1 bunch Swiss...