3 weird things that make me happy and thankful

I’m having a blah kind of day, so it’s time to write a post about some weird things for which I’m thankful. #1 Right now, I’m feeling thankful that my husband lets me wear his clothes. No, I’m not wearing his pants and button down shirts to work. I’m talking about his giant socks. The man wears a size 13… Read more →

Our Love Story: Part 2 – The First Meeting

If you’re new to the blog, be sure to start with Part 1 of our love story. The school year wrapped up and I headed up to Chicago to live with my Aunt and start my super exciting internship. The first week I was in town I called my future boss as instructed to set up a time for orientation.… Read more →

Our Love Story: Part 1 – Why I Moved to Chicago

Last week was National Marriage Week and Valentine’s Day. With all the love stories that flood social media and tv leading up to Valentine’s Day, I realized I haven’t shared my favorite love story with you yet. Time to fix that! Part 1 As a freshman in college, I refused to declare a major. I didn’t like to commit to… Read more →

Have you listened to the radio lately?

I turned 21 for the 11th time this week. If you’ll indulge me, I think this new age entitles me to one fun squashing, grown up rant. Have you listened to the radio lately? I didn’t know how out of touch I was with popular music until I Googled the phrases “turn down for what” and “turn up” after seeing… Read more →

The man with the holey pants

On a cold October morning I was walking briskly from the train station to my office, watching the ground in front of me so I didn’t trip on anything. #theclumsylife About half way there, I noticed a very thin man darting across the sidewalk. He looked confused and in a hurry, but like he wasn’t sure where he was going.… Read more →

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 22)

I’ve been out of the 7QT habit for a while, but ready to jump back in just in time for the new year. Do you like cooking? I really love to cook, but when I get home after working a long day I’m too exhausted to decide what to make. As a result, we end up eating whatever hodge podge… Read more →

Did that psychic really predict my future?

When I was around 10 years old, I accompanied some family members to a psychic reading. Though I wasn’t the subject of the reading, before we left, the psychic looked at me and said, “You will be a writer when you grow up, as long as you don’t let a man get in the way.” What the psychic said never… Read more →

How our brand new car brought me to tears

When we bought our new car earlier this year, I sobbed. They weren’t tears of joy. I cried because I felt terrible about spending so much money on something that was more than what we needed. The car we replaced, a 1998 Dodge Stratus, was in need of a repair that cost more than the car was worth. Instead of… Read more →

Pinterest Wins: Recipes We Loved

I did some cleaning. And by “cleaning” I mean I deleted some old pins from Pinterest. Same thing, no? In the process, I realized there are several recipe pins I’ve tried lately that were big hits in my house so I made a new board called, “Pinterest Wins.” A few of my recent favorites are below.   Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed… Read more →