November 10, 2013

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Chicago: Much More than the “Windy City”

Known as the Second City, visitors to Chicago find the usual tourist fare in world-renowned museums, art, theater and vibrant nightlife venues. Chicago also has its share of unusual and lesser-known attractions that don’t always make it on a traveler’s must-see list. Whether you are looking for the usual or something a little different, Chicago […]

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November 2, 2013

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Can This Kitty Relax Or What?

I’m feeling a bit envious. I wish I could konk out on the couch like that! Gotta love the kittehs. :luvs:

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October 25, 2013

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WordLess Friday…

…because Wednesdays are just too busy…

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October 11, 2013

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Just Stuff

Checking in with some random thoughts. The blogs are still frequently on my mind, I’m just busy during the day, and by evening I am too exhausted to write. I will also admit, a bit guiltily, that I am really enjoying my life without going on the computer every day. I check email and peruse […]

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October 11, 2013

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Random Tasting But Purposeful Purchases

A lot of the wine that we drink is random. A friend fills our glass at a dinner party. A server suggests a wine with or without our input. A label jumps out at us on a shelf. We have a smart phone application that suggests a purchase. We follow scores. Clearly, the attractive label […]

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August 8, 2013

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Why Don’t You Write?

Well. It’s been a while. But I am still here! Life is just busy. And it seems that the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer screen anymore. But some of you ol’ pals are still around, wondering what on earth I am up to and why I’ve been […]

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June 1, 2013

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Frugal Alert: Cooper Tire #springsavings

This post brought to you by Cooper Tires. All opinions are 100% mine.   Out with the old, in with the new, as they say.    Yes, we're changing the car tires again. 🙂 Now that it's June, I *think* it's safe to take off the winter tires. It DID snow last week, by the […]

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May 25, 2013

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Mega Freaky Spider Story

This post is not for the fainthearted! I’m warning you! Graphic image loading! At work the other day, the janitor opened the cleaning closet to pull out his mop bucket. “Hey, come here! Look at this!” he hollered. I trotted over. OH. MY. GOSH. This is the honkingest, hugest, monstrous-est wolf spider I have ever […]

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May 25, 2013

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Solving Super-Dry and Rough Skin

This post brought to you by Tree Hut. All opinions are 100% mine. I really love my job, and it's been an absolute blast meeting new people and learning new skills. I also like dressing up again. It's been a long time since I've done that. I wasn't terribly motivated working as a writer at […]

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May 23, 2013

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The Thistle

We visited a lovely historic saw mill (still in operation, too!) Saturday. It was our first trip in many months. It felt good to get out, even though my unaccustomed leg muscles cramped from the drive. Along the bank of the mill pond are a cluster of thistles. They caught my attention. They are beautiful […]

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