• Seaside, Florida Travel Guide

    July 24, 2021

    I’d never really even heard of Seaside before going there (on a “work retreat” aka a vacation with my coworkers). I live by the beach, so I don’t have a ton of people wanting to vacation with me to a different beach, and if I’m going to Florida, I’m going to Orlando (Harry Potter, anyone?).…

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  • Why I Love Stitch Fix

    December 16, 2020

    I’m the type of person who will look at cute outfits on Pinterest and instagram and think, oh I love that! … and then literally stick to my jeans and Harry Potter t-shirt, forever and ever amen. I haven’t been to the mall since January 2020 – partly because of the pandemic, but honestly, the…

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  • 13 Things That Are Always On My Travel Packing List

    May 20, 2019

    I am forever scrambling at the last minute to try and figure out if I’m forgetting anything. I’ll make a travel packing list, and then make several others as I thought of things but didn’t have my original list within reach. Even after all that, I usually end up forgetting something. Some of the following…

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  • Gluten Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

    May 19, 2019

    Several years ago, my cousin came to visit and brought with her a recipe for pumpkin squares. We fell in love with them instantly, making them several times a year. It didn’t matter WHAT time of year – these were too good to restrict to only fall baking. After a while, I decided that it was…

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  • Chicago Must: Gluten Free Donuts

    May 19, 2019

    If you’re gluten free like I am, then a huge Chicago must is getting gluten free donuts at Do Rite Donuts. I can’t vouch for their regular donuts, obviously, but I can tell you that they’re always busy and they look fantastic. The gluten free ones, however… excuse me while I go drool over the…

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  • Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe Review: Chicago Travel Guide

    May 10, 2019

    My best friend Meagan and I had big plans to get up early, get donuts, catch the Bean at sunrise, grab breakfast, and go ice skating – all before noon. You can stop laughing now. What actually happened was closer to the usual: we slept in a little bit, took our time getting ready, gossiped as…

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  • for whom the bread rolls: book review

    January 19, 2017

    My OTSP (On The Same Page) Secret Sister told me about NetGallery, a website where book reviewers can get copies of upcoming releases in exchange for honest reviews. That’s how I got this one from Alibi. All opinions are my own, and as I mentioned in the review of the first book, I purchased that…

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  • the crepes of wrath: book review

    January 17, 2017

    I’m a sucker for these “cozy mysteries”. The premise is simple: a usually small-town local business owner, going about their daily life, encounters a dead body. (Most that I’ve read have been female, so I’m going to go with that assumption, but male narrators are welcome!) Sometimes, she’s new to town and sometimes, she’s lived there forever.…

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  • dear 2016: goodbye

    December 31, 2016

    Dear 2016, This isn’t an easy letter to start. As I type, you’re only with us for four more hours in my time zone, but part of me won’t consider you gone until all time zones are in the new year. I don’t think I’ve ever wished a year goodbye as fervently as I have…

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  • Dear October (2016)

    October 31, 2016

    Every year, I write letters to the month of October. I’m not always consistent with it, and it’s not always on my blog… but I think about it a lot throughout the year. In 2016, I was blogging on a different site, and despite migrating that site to my own domain, I lost everything on…

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