Saturday, February 16, 2013

Finding Beauty

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
 - Audrey Hepburn 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Greek-Style Flatbread

Cheers to a long weekend!! I don't know about you, but this weekend came at the perfect time for me! I really feel like making an awesome meal this Saturday, and I think I will start with this grilled Greek-style flatbread! My only problem is that John is not a fan of olives... So maybe they will just stay on my half...

 Click here to find the video from the blog, Three Many Cooks (where I found the recipe!) - Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines day!
 I know you can see my reflection in the picture below, but I just had to show you the view from my office - It's like Cupid came and hit me with an arrow of love for Chicago - OK that was pretty horrible and corny, but isn't that the point of this Holiday?  

This weekend,  I saw this sign at the Lululemon on Southport, and I wanted to take it home with me! It is so true and would make the perfect Valentine's Day card.

Whether you have a Valentine today or not, I hope you have a wonderful day - and take some time to enjoy the view! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Girls Weekend

Maggie came into town this weekend, and we had an awesome time! Even with the weather being a drag, we were able to spend some time outside and had some great meals. Ballou is super in love with her Aunt Maggie, and seriously would not leave her side. 
These kinds of weekends always make me wish my college friends would move back to the city - I try to remind myself of that girl scout song we used to sing - "make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold"... But I keep finding my preferred company to be those I already love with all my heart...

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Question - how many layers do you have on your bed?
 I am a big fan of (at least) four layers - top sheet, duvet, quilt and throw - but I know that can seem a bit excessive... Maybe I like layers because I'm such a freeze baby! If I had to have just one blanket, I would 100% pick a quilt. They are wonderful to look at, super warm, and not as bulky as a comforter.  

Here are a few quilts that I seriously love! 

This light brown quilt is shown here on top of a duvet, but you could totally do on or the other!

Full disclosure - this is my quilt - but I love it, and think Anthropologie has genius patterns! 

Last, but not least, this patterned quilt from West Elm is fun and classic enough to work with most bedrooms. I would take them all if I could! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Super Bowl Food

The Super Bowl  is here again, and this year, I am making this Cheese Dip and those Buckeyes!

John and I are heading to a family party, and I am super excited to bring a little Ohio treat over with me (I am referring to the Buckeye's - which are the nuts on Ohio's State Tree) to share with some Illinois folk. 


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