back at it

8 Jan

Hey guys, remember me?

2013 was a bit silent on the blog front, and for that I apologize. (What’s that? You didn’t even notice? Cool.)

Anyway, one of my goals for this year is to start blogging regularly again. About what? I’ve not quite decided yet. If you have suggestions, feel free to share in the comments.

Stay tuned…



Vinegar Strokes Press Release

26 Jun

Context: The following email was sent by my friend Tim, a fellow member of the YHF Fantasy Football League, on behalf of his team Vinegar Strokes (co-owned with Elli). 


Attention Fellow Owners,

After much deliberation the Vinegar Strokes have decided to part ways with our dynamic but deeply troubled TE Aaron Hernandez. While the Vinegar Strokes organization believes everybody is entitled to their innocence until proven guilty, we do not feel that Mr. Hernandez embodies the character, Klass or proud tradition of the Vinegar Strokes.

This decision is independent of any anticipated action taken by the Commissioner; be it a fine, suspension or removal from the Strokes’ roster and subsequent waiver claim of said player (theoretically speaking, not insinuating the Commissioner would ever use her power to do such a thing).

To be clear, the Strokes do not condone this type of behavior. We hold our players to a higher standard and expect them to use better judgment – primarily in the form of more discretion when destroying evidence and the expectation they hide the body better than in a ditch near their home. We wish Mr. Hernandez the best of luck; and by luck we mean retention of Ray Lewis’ attorney and a friend willing to take the fall.

– VS


wedding update

17 Apr

Me tracking down RSVPs.


Friday links

15 Mar


Happy Friday! St. Paddy’s Day is a big deal in Chicago, so this weekend we’ll be partaking in the festivities, including going downtown to see the river dyed green and consuming a few pints of Guinness. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Extra links, since I’ve been a slacker!

Love this song and want to be on this rooftop

Baked potato soup with sriracha

Choosing the right seat

What mason jars are really thinking

5 minute filthy burgers

How good does this BLT look?

Me on my honeymoon

How to give a foot massage

Bacon cheddar waffles

Love everything about this look

Pecan salty caramel tart

Hangover cures

Nutella banana swirl muffins

These shoes,  I want

Barack & his grandpa

wedding update

13 Mar

We booked our honeymoon and the time to pay balances is quickly approaching.


Weekend links

23 Feb


This weekend, I’m in Milwaukee for my bridal shower! My sister has been working really hard to plan this soirée, and I’m excited to see the end result. I’ll be sure to post about it next week. Hope you have a great weekend too!

And now, links:

#20 made me laugh

Slow cooked jerk pork with Caribbean salsa

Hair tutorial gone very wrong

Three cheese chicken and artichoke bake

Loving these glimpses into Parisian homes

This blouse is great

Dippin’ soldiers

3 ways to arrange supermarket flowers

Heart elbows

Friday links

15 Feb


How were y’all’s weeks? Tyler and I had a delicious dinner at Telegraph in Logan Square  last night (we ordered the lamb meatballs, mushroom tartine, and heublumen cheese – all delish). I love going out to eat. This weekend is the last without something planned for quite some time. Max relaxing going on fa sha.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Whipped feta – wahhh?

#8 is totally what my locker looked like

Executive cat

Jalapeño bloody mary

Best toys of all time – #1 is spot on

Sweet cruiser

Client feedback turned into posters

Crock pot caramel – yum

Make a cheap bookcase look rich


Friday links

1 Feb


I am riding the rails to Milwaukee tonight. Gotta love the Amtrak and its mini wine bottles. Tomorrow I’m getting a much-needed haircut and getting my wedding dress fitted. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Heading here for brunch with my friend Ashley tomorrow

A gif search engine. Friends, prepare for even more gif texts

Two of my favs breaking into show tunes (which is exactly why I love them)

This made me laugh (We are working on wedding invites)

Pickles and brie grilled cheese. Two of my favorite things!

Slow cooker tips

Gin swizzle cocktail sounds refreshing

YOLO, you guys

28 Jan

Friday links

25 Jan


Yay weekend! It’s going to be a fun one! My sister is coming down tomorrow and we’re doing a double sisters weekend with our friends from home. Brunch, shopping, and a night out in Boystown. Hope you guys have a fun one too!

Wasabi bloody mary

How to fake a great night out


Inauguration 2013: A Bad Lip Reading

Neighborhoods of Paris

Downton Abbey bingo

Pinterest fails

Sriracha cocktail


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