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Lifestyle, Style

Nose to the Grindstone

You know those weeks where you have so much work to do you don’t know how you’ll get it all done and in the meantime oh my goodness everything seems to be exploding in your personal life and you are simply running out of energy to do things like eat let alone blog? That’s been the last week for me. And will continue to be this coming week. Now don’t get me wrong on the work front, I love having work to do. I love that ...
Beauty, Lifestyle, Style

Fishtail French Braid Updo, Blanket Scarves, and Doggy Debut!

Last weekend, Chicago displayed its most undecided weather and gave us a day of sun and warmth immediately followed by a day of cold, extreme wind, snow, and gross. Conveniently, we decided the warm day would be a good day to take Zoe Dog on an adventure around her new neighborhood. We walked over 2.5 miles, discovered sand, met other dogs, chased squirrels, played in the mud, and had a grand ol’ time. Safe to say, she was exhausted ...
Food

Vegan Tofu Benedict with Avocado and Beer Bread

So let me tell you about my Saturday morning. 7:00 rolls around and the dog upstairs scampers down the stairwell (which our bed shares a wall with so we hear everyone going up and down) and wakes Zoe up. Like every morning. Suddenly Zoe realizes she also has to go outside so we get all bundled up in our respective coats, venture out into the world, and greet the day like any good dog should. Come back inside, have some doggy breakfast, and ...
Style

Statement Necklace Styling and Dog!

Sunday’s outfit was inspired by Dolled Up With Liz’s post, “Never dull your sparkle!” about styling an entire outfit around a statement necklace. So that is exactly what I did, inspired entirely by her outfit. I know this chambray has been featured in my last three outfit posts. I promise that 1) it’s been clean (we’ve hat a lot of laundry to do lately. And I’ve just been tossing it in) and 2) I will ...
Style

Vacation Week!

Happy Monday! I believe the quote “may your coffee be strong and your Monday be short” is appropriate for many today. For me, it’s vacation week! Well, it’s staycation week. I’ve got this glorious week off between my contracts at my job that’s giving me a chance to catch up with everything and be ready to go into what is going to be a VERY crazy busy spring theatre season. I’ve got 4 shows between ...
Beauty

Beauty Review: Urban Decay Naked

  Christmas sort of because the Christmas of Urban Decay. Lots of make-up and fun things to try out. I’ve entirely revamped how I do my make-up now and it’s wonderful! So I’m going to share with you lot what I’ve been doing and sort of review this palette. I know it’s already popular and everyone loves it but let’s call me basically brand new to make-up and reviewing it from that perspective. ...
Food

Homemade Hot Toddy

Chiberia has returned and it’s more powerful than ever. (That’s a complete lie. It’s still warmed than it was last year this time) And with that intense cold comes an intense need to warm up fast. I only recently discovered the true wonder of the hot toddy and decided that with the cold, it was high time to make this at home. Now before I get into the recipe, I need you to remember a few things: 1) I don’t have any ...
Lifestyle, Style

Stovetop Potpourri and Cozy Fridays

This grip of cold around Chicago hasn’t quite released yet. And this apartment, while not freezing, is certainly not warm. It’s been rather chilly around here. We’ve pulled out the heated blanket, the flannel sheets, and additional blankets on top of that. To be honest, though, that’s probably my favorite part of winter. The layers. I’m such a blanket fiend. We have no less than three blankets out at any one ...
Beauty

DIY Beauty: Vegan Scrubs

Per a request from a fellow blogger, Wild Hearts + Green Tea, I present my vegan DIY scrubs that you can make out of stuff you find in your kitchen! I’m a huge fan of scrubs and things but they cost more money than I think they should for a product that goes on your legs and down the drain shortly thereafter. At least lotion absorbs into your skin. Many DIY beauty products include essential oils in the ingredients. By and large, these ...
Lifestyle, Style

Christmas Date #2- Joffrey Nutcracker at the Auditorium

I’m a fan of holiday traditions. My personal one is seeing the Nutcracker every year. It started during my semester in London with a Matthew Bourne adaptation (so good, highly recommend!) and has continued here in Chicago with the Joffrey Ballet’s presentation. This is now the second year my lady has come with. I love having an excuse to get all dressed up, go to dinner, and see a show. Bringing her with just makes the tradition ...