Monthly Archives: April 2011

Pimm’s Cup

Pimm's Cup

Today has been a good day. After weeks of unemployment, endless wedding crafting, days and days of rain in Chicago, days and days of hot and dry and wildfires in my home state of Texas, massive tornados and many other terrible things in the world, I woke up to sunny skies and just in time to see the Royal Kiss.

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I wasn’t one to be obsessed about William and Kate’s wedding. Sure I was excited to see her dress but I didn’t expect to enjoy the coverage so much. It was wonderful to see something happy and positive on the world stage than the constant doom and gloom of late. Continue reading

doughnut plant

Doughnut Plant

I couple weeks again I spent close to a week in NYC with no real itinerary in mind. Dave was in town for work and I tagged along to utilize the free (and incredibly) nice hotel room (LiLo ended up next to Dave’s boss in the Penthouse the last night which lead to some incredibly hilarious stories). Continue reading

irish coffee cupcakes

Irish Coffee Cupcakes

I know what you are thinking, its April not March. The extended celebration of all the “irish” in America ended weeks ago. However, the Chicago running community didn’t get the memo and is hosting the Shamrock Shuffle 8K tomorrow, presumably so that it isn’t crappy cold/snowy/slushy. The Shuffle was my first running race ever 3 years ago and I haven’t managed to run it since. I ran the 8K (just shy of 5 miles) in 54:24 back in the day and I am hoping to run it sub 50 and maybe sub 49:30 tomorrow. [edited to add:  I managed to run a 48:11 in the mid 70s "heat" of April and was pretty pumped] Continue reading

pretty paper goods

Wedding Invitations

Lately the creative space of my brain has been filled with wedding program assembly, inexpensive decor, cake flavors, after-wedding brunch options, and many, many (way too many) other mundane details of planning a wedding that will occur in just over a month (holy s**t). I didn’t want to morph this blog into a 24/7 wedding blab-fest, which is part of the reason I’ve been a little quiet over here lately. However, I did want to share a little bit about my wedding, the invitations. Continue reading