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Monthly Archives : February, 2011

Balance Disk

Longtime blog readers may remember that back in the fall I often whined about my back/butt/glute pain.  In December, I went to 6 appointments with the chiropractor and began to feel a lot better.  Lately, even with my half marathon training and gym workouts, I haven’t blogged about any aches and pains. My lifesaver? My […]

Spring Ahead

Spring fashion is everywhere.  Store fronts are featuring mannequins in shorts and tanks.  Magazines are showing photos of flowing skirts and strappy sandals. I was so happy that Style Bakery wrote an article about spring trends that you can purchase in February and actually start wearing now.  You’ll have to winterize them while it’s still […]

Uno’s Giveaway Winner

Using the random integer generator at random.org, the Uno’s Giveaway winner is… #18… Janetha! “I was just in Chicago! I wish I had tried Uno’s, I tried a place that started with a G.. Giodorno’s or something. in Chicago! I wish I had tried Uno’s, I tried a place that started with a G.. Giodorno’s […]


What I Wore… Because I went Whiskey Tasting When: Wednesday, February 23rd Where: the Cocktail Lab (ri)1 whiskey event at the Liberty Hotel What: Gray sweater w/ kangaroo pocket (Banana Republic), denim leggings (Madewell 1937), gray boots (Frye), silver double band headband (J. Crew outlet)

Chili Cup 2011

Ned Devine’s hosted the Chili Cup 2011 on Thursday February 17th.  I was fortunate enough to receive tickets to the event.  Sample 9 different chili recipes and vote for my favorite?!?!  Of course! Thank you Hannah, marketing manager for the Briar Group, for providing my tickets to the event. Natalie came along because we also […]

My Uno’s Experience and Giveaway

Last week I was invited to dinner at Uno Chicago Grill to enjoy a sampling of their food options that are now healthier than ever and I was also given the opportunity to host a fun Uno’s giveaway. First, here’s the info! Uno’s is constantly working to make sure that its menu items are fresh […]

This Week…

This week I’m going to Florida… …to visit the Happiest Place on Earth… …and run my 4th half marathon… …and motivate my friend as she runs her first half marathon. It doesn’t hurt that Molly is as obsessed with Disney as I am. The Princess Half Marathon is the perfect race for us! I’m SO […]

How Was It?

Your weekend, how was it? I visited Harpoon Brewery but missed out on taking a tour. Don’t worry, I still drank a beer or two. I enjoyed an amazing home cooked meal.  Chicken parm and garlic knots! My weekend was wonderful, and I have a really exciting week ahead.  A giveaway!  A few event recaps! […]

The Wine Cellar

I was so excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2011 with dinner at the Wine Cellar. When Jared and I first started dating, he lived around the corner from the Wine Cellar.  Each time we passed, I would mention that I wanted to eat there because there are fondue options on the menu. Since I was […]


What I Wore… Because Breweries Are Always Casual When: Saturday, February 19th Where: Harpoon Brewery and then hanging out with friends What: Argyle sweater (J. Crew), jeans (Lucky Brand), Chuck Taylor sneakers (Converse) Not So Fun Fact: I arrived at Harpoon Brewery just in time for the last brewery tour of the day.  Unfortunately it […]