Monthly Archives: March 2013

Farewell, Chicago

Chicago was fun as always and now I’m on a very early train back to Indiana to meet up with my family to do the Easter thing.

Though we stayed right downtown at the Silversmith, we actually spent quite a bit of time in Wrigleyville. We did a little Goose Island.

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Turkey burger with avocado – yum.

We got lots of sass at…

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We of course did a little obligatory Bean action.

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After all that, I of course dragged the mister down Michigan Ave to spend all our money do a little shopping. But I think my favorite moments were last night. We went back to Wrigleyville, and before we laughed our asses off at IO (which I thought was much better than Second City), we tried a tapas place called Twist. Brett kept trying to get me to just eat at any old random bar, but I’m so glad we held out for Twist – it was divine.

I started off with a mojito (of course).

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We had beef skewers and chicken meatballs with mashed potatoes…

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But the best part? Oh my god, the best part was the mac and cheese. I can’t even tell you how good this was. I’ll just show you a picture (that doesn’t do it justice).

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A late night red line back to our hotel….

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And here we are…already headed back home. Until next time, Chicago.

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Chicago Bound

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In honor of Spring Break and my birthday yesterday, we are headed to Chicago for the weekend! My mom took me shopping yesterday, so I have lots of great new stuff to show off to the city.

Stripey “Spring”

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We got hit with a snow storm here in Indy, but for one glorious day on Saturday it was almost Spring.  At least I pretended it was by taking pictures and then immediately throwing a sweater on because it was still just a bit cold.  Now there are 5 inches of snow outside.  Spring.  Cool.

Jeans: American Eagle

Shirt: Similar

Cardigan: Similar

Scarf: Similar

 

Monday Uplift / 03.25.13

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3 - enjoy

3 - live simply

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Sources: 1 I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6

Disclaimer: Most pictures are found on Pinterest; I try my best to link back to the original site (not just Pinterest).

Blues and Yellow

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day (a day early)

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The Forgotten: Fuchsia Cap Toe Pumps

I can admit that I am a typical melodramatic girl at times in that I constantly complain that I have “nothing to wear.” Clearly, that’s not true; however, I am guilty of hoarding certain items that I never wear. Because of this, I’m going to challenge myself to style those forgotten items in an effort to broaden my closet. If I can’t, then I’ll get rid of them. Maybe.

First up, fuchsia cap toe pumps from Target. I first saw these here, and some time later, I snagged them on clearance for $10 (pssst…I bought the navy pair too). Great deal, but I rarely wear heels to work, since I’m on my feet all day.

Here’s what I came up with:

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#1: Double Denim

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#2: Casual Blazer

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#3: Work Approps

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I think my favorite is #2.  It’s the most “me” out of all of them.  Also, please excuse the poor picture quality; I’m presently trying out different iPhone photo editing apps, and it was too cold to shoot outside.  Any suggestions?

 

I hope…

Do you know what it sometimes means, Brittney, when you feel a bit bummed out and aren’t sure why? When you catch yourself looking back over your shoulder and wondering? When you feel doubt, sense uncertainty, and experience fear? When you sometimes wonder what’s taking so long?

It means you’re normal.

Yeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
The Universe

Green smoothies!

I tried the green smoothie craze a couple years ago, but back then I had a crappy blender…so imagine a smoothie with chunks of chopped up spinach. I’m sure you can imagine why I never made another.

But now…now I have a blender that actually blends (wedding gift), so I decided to try again.

I rounded up my ingredients. On the right is a frozen, chopped banana. I prepped this earlier in the morning.

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Threw them all except the yogurt in the blender (I read a suggestion to add it last so as not to get a foamy smoothie)…

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I poured my green concoction into a chilled mug (to stay colder longer)…

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Boom!

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It really is good! It was not as sweet as I expected, but I really liked it. Now my goal is to lay off all the frappuccinos and drink these instead (she types as she sips on a frappuccino).

Find the actual recipe from Skinnytaste here.

 

Color on a Dreary Day

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Like my ghost hand?

I’ve had this H&M dress for a few years, but I always forget about it.  Maybe that’s because I found it crumpled up on my closet floor.  Maybe not.  The leggings were added simply because it was freezing Monday morning, and I had no desire to be a lady and wear tights.  Actually, now that I think about it, almost everything I’m wearing is pretty old.  Throwback Monday?  No, not a thing?

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A little pre-shoot warm up.  Literally.