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 […]
Welcome to the family, Cosmo!
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 […]
My First Half Marathon
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 […]
The Past Year: Where I’ve been!
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 […]
Granny’s Sugar Cookies
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) […]
New Beginnings & New Words
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 […]