Sunday, December 23, 2012

From my "house" to yours :)

Gift and grocery shopping...check! 
Wrapping while watching Love Actually...check! 
Laundry, not so much ;)

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

When Presence is a Present

I look forward to our annual "Glenview Girls" Christmas Party every single year.  After knowing each other for the vast majority of our lives, it is so special to me that we're all able to grow as friends as we continue to grow as human beings :) 

Collectively among us, there are now countless countries traveled, two doctors of PT,  a manager of a medical clinic, half a dozen masters degrees earned, published writers, and six incredibly fortunate children (who clearly have hot successful mamma's ;)


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Details, details ;)

I really do appreciate CHASE Bank's fraud-protection texts.

Well, most of them...

For real though, 
aren't "1" and "HELP" pretty much the same thing in this scenario?!

Friday, December 7, 2012

I love and miss you, Uncle Jay

The world became a lesser place with the loss of my Uncle Jay :(

There are no words to make death easier to comprehend, but I did very much find solace in this lovely quote: 

"There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they're faster or stronger than the other fish. They're just touched by something extra." 
~Young Ed Bloom 

We were blessed by an "uncatachable" fish; 
which makes us, the lucky ones

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's a...


The sweetest dessert there ever was :)


I'm over the moon to be an Aunt :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


This Exists

Which leads me to ponder, 
do I go ahead and bring one whole turkey ice cream cake...
or rock one leg per peep at a dinner party?!

Monday, November 12, 2012

More like Laughable ;)

Mashable picked up our research today on the impacts social media and messaging have had on relationships.

"Are Text-Message Breakups Suddenly Okay? 

Ask the Dating Experts"

"Dating experts"
Too funny
If they only knew that I work for Lab42 ;)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Home Improvements: Sponsored by Theraflu

I caught the change-of-season cold, 
and have been out for the count :(

If these walls could talk, 
they'd tell you that sneezed all over 'em, 
but "mission floating book shelves" turned out 
even better than I'd hoped!



Mudroom Makeover

On the topic of home improvements, 
this little shut-in decided to put my shoes away
in order to make a mudroom...

Visitors welcome :)

The BEST possible medicine

I woke up to a "Good Morning!" email from my cousin, with recent pix of Colleen & Sara which made me smile from ear to ear :)

May we all be so lucky in this lifetime!

My Favorite Things (November Edition)

Indian Summer Days

Mary Randolph Carter's coffee table book

Setting the table for Friendsgivng dinner with my co-workers

Rob Ryan's flower vase

Wrapping myself up in the snuggle-sensation that is 
Yes, please, thank you :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Slice of Life

My next door neighbor's house is ginormous
(Note: this is not an apartment complex, 
it's an actual single family home in Lincoln Park
whose American flag is larger than my old apt in NYC)

Fact & Confession: 
My current apartment is just 17 miles from where I grew up, 
and it makes me smile every time I pass this American flag, 
before turning onto my parent's street...

So close, yet so far away :)

Election Day 2012

"In wine there is wisdom, 
in beer there is Freedom, 
in water there is bacteria.” 
― Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My Heart Goes Out to NYC

As of tomorrow, all of my friends in Hoboken, the 
East Village, and Lower East Side will have power again. 
Seeing their posts and pictures 
and hearing stories since Hurricane Sandy 
have been entirely devastating -- my heart and
 every well-wish goes out to each and every
one of the families who have lost their apartments, 
homes and personal belongings/memorabilia 
during this natural disaster.