Archive | October, 2012

Friday links

26 Oct

This week has been a bit crazy, but the good news is – I got a job and I start Tuesday. Now, if anyone wants to find me an apartment in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, I’d really appreciate it.

Happy Homecoming Badgers!

Killer bloody mary (with a skull garnish!)

Emergency compliment

LifeSwap is like AirBnB for careers

Eggs Benedict: 3 ways (not Eggs Benedict threeways you sicko)

What it was like to be a telephone operator on the night of War of the Worlds (skip to 1:25)

This movie looks intriguing

30 reasons

The Onion’s take on TED Talks

Tiny doors!

10 hearty vegetarian pasta recipes


coolest flight attendant ever

26 Oct

I’ve never flown Southwest, but after this, I will be checking them out for all future trips.

Friday links

19 Oct

Happy Friday everyone! And Happy Birthday to my good friend Ann!

Tonight we’re heading out for mexican food and tomorrow we’re going to a Halloween party. I found a fabulous denim jumpsuit at Goodwill that, paired with a blonde afro wig, turns me into a 70s disco queen. Very pumped about it. Hope you all have a fun-filled weekend.

Unfinished Portraits by Colin Chillag

What your American Girl doll says about your life. (I didn’t have one and actually didn’t realize they were that big of a thing for girls my age. I was all about the Barbies.)

The sockeye salmon‘s last swim

Lobster wall hook

Put a fox on it?

Turn your Instagram pics into a book

I need this app

Hair how-to: ballerina bun

99 life hacks to make life easier

Cheap places to travel on the US dollar

Happy Birthday Tyler!

13 Oct

Just want to take a sec to wish a very Happy Birthday to my future husband and current favorite person in the whole world, Tyler.

I hope the final year of your twenties is the best!

Love you, love you, love you!

Friday links

12 Oct

Have a great weekend everyone! Tomorrow is Tyler’s birthday and we will be celebrating at the 5th Annual Bierbach Badger Bash. I will be contributing my award-winning chili and this cake to the spread. What are you guys up to?

Swiss table manners

Pretty Ladurée watercolor

Gorgeous elopement (with a buffalo plaid wedding dress!)

Salted caramel banoffee eclairs

Painted pumpkin ideas

Vegetable tea towels

Rocker table circa 1970

Fantastic greeting card

Disney short: Partysaurus Rex (via Courtney)

W+K & Nike do cool shit

10 Oct

weekend recap | mostly football

8 Oct

Before going back to school, Tyler spent his falls coaching high school football. Which meant that I spent my falls as a high school football spectator (at least on Fridays). And though I don’t miss freezing my butt off on metal bleachers, I do miss the amazing group of friends we made in the coaches, their wives and their families. So on Friday we drove to Verona to watch the Homecoming game and catch up with one of our favorite groups of people. And I must say, this group has the cutest fricken children ever. It almost makes me want my own (but not). The Wildcats killed it, shutting out Madison East, and our Nutella cake/brownies were a hit at the post-game get together.

Friday night lights. Go Wildcats!

On Saturday we met up with Ashley and Josh at Ian’s for a slice of mac n’ cheese pizza before heading to the Badger game. They won (thank god). Afterward Tyler’s fam took us out to dinner at Quivey’s Grove to celebrate his upcoming birthday. If you haven’t been to Quivey’s and are in the Madison area, I cannot recommend it enough. Especially the Friday fish fry and brandy old fashioneds. Yum sauce indeed.

Ian’s. A Madison classic.

A sea of red – one of my favorite sights.

I also finished one of my book club books. And even though I know you’re all waiting with baited breath for my first review, I will be holding off on posting it until after the club meets. Wouldn’t want to ruin anything for my fellow readers!

Have a great week!

Friday links

5 Oct

Hope you all have a fantastic fall weekend! We are in Madison, heading to the Badger game tomorrow with my sister and brother-in-law. I haven’t been to a game since 2010, so hopefully they can get their act together and pull out a win. If not, I’m drowning my sorrows in a melting pot burger from Dotty Dumplings Dowry.

Ridiculous business jargon dictionary

Book trailer: The Where, the Why, and the How

Made this last night. Yum show

Bicycle chain chandeliers

Hot tub jacuzzi boat

Autumnal cocktails

Bike love

Coming soon to Chicago (and Boston and NYC)

book club(s)

3 Oct

As you may have surmised from the plentiful “currently reading” posts on this blog, I like to read. A lot. A LOT. So when I was invited to join not one but two book clubs, I jumped at both chances. This also fulfills #6 on my 30 by 30 list: join/start book club. Win/win.

I’m excited to branch out from my own to-read list and see what others are interested in. My plan is to post a review of each selection here once I’ve finished. So often I fly through books and then completely forget what they were about or even if I liked them! Hopefully the reviews will help me slow down and absorb what I’m reading.

This month’s selections are:

Divergent by Veronica RothThe Good Dream by Donna VonLiere


Currently reading

2 Oct

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