Fall Porch Decor


Living in a condo has its perks like not having to shovel snow, mow the lawn, etc.  However when it comes to being able to decorate outside for the seasons, there isn’t much space to do that.  My MIL gave me a pretty fall wreath several years ago that I hang on our front door… 

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Butternut Squash, Kale, and Quinoa Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing


Last week I had my monthly dinner club with some of my girlfriends from church.  Our theme for October was “fall food”.  For our dinner club, we rotate houses each month and whoever hosts prepares the main course while the rest of us bring the sides and dessert.  This month the main course served was… 

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Labriola Cafe & Bakery


One of my favorite restaurants to grab lunch or a casual dinner out is Labriola Cafe.  Any time Kevin and I are out shopping in Oak Brook we always make a point to eat at Labriola.  There menu has everything from sandwiches to salads, pizza, pasta, and burgers.  There really is something for everyone’s taste… 

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Five on Friday

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Happy Friday!  Did this week drag on for anyone else??  Thank goodness the weekend is here!  I am extra excited because two of my best girlfriends are coming into town and we are having ourselves a girls weekend in Chicago.  We’re going to whoop it up Vicki Gunvalson style!  I’m so pumped!  I hope you… 

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Fall Fashion Essentials


Happy October!!  The temperatures finally dropped this week after the Indian Summer we’ve been having and I think it’s safe to say that fall weather is officially here to stay.  I wore my boots for the first time this week and the cooler temps inspired me to start thinking fall clothing.  Today I am rounding… 

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Top 5 Favorite TV Shows

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Recently I started recording Dawson’s Creek episodes every morning on ABC Family.  They are currently in the middle of season 3 and I have enjoyed re-watching the series.  My mom was saying she does the same with Gilmore Girls.  This started us on a conversation of our favorite TV shows of all time.  Last week… 

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