A few years ago I was asked to bake an apple pie for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Having never baked a pie before, I was nervous, especially because it was for such a big holiday! I did some research and found a recipe that I liked and seemed easy enough. I followed the recipe, added […]
Meet the newest member of our family, Cosmo! We adopted Cosmo about two weeks ago from the DuPage County Animal Care and Control (the shelter where I volunteer). He is a domestic shorthair, almost three months old and a little bundle of joy. My husband and I had been contemplating getting a cat for a […]
On Sunday, September 22 I ran in my very first half marathon, the Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles, Illinois. It was an experience of a lifetime and by far one of my greatest accomplishments. Here are some before and after thoughts… Before Nervous and excited. Those are the best words to describe how I’m […]
A quick photo update of what’s been going in my life over this past year. More updates to come, I promise!
Growing up I absolutely hated running. Well, it’s funny how things change because now I am completely enamored with it. I started consistently running last summer, and have been doing it ever since. A few weeks ago I ran a 5k, the inaugural DuPage Human Race. This was the third 5k I’ve ran since I […]
There’s no denying that I love to bake (it’s in my blood; both my grandmas are excellent bakers) and recently I’ve been going crazy in the kitchen. This time I decided to stick with the classic sugar cookie. I got this recipe from my mom (even though though she isn’t into baking like I am) […]
It all began in January 2005 with my first Xanga post… back when I was a sophomore in high school and I thought I knew everything about everything (such as every teenage girl does) and of course I needed to document it all (although, I am glad I did because it’s always a good laugh […]