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March 19, 2017

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Hi, pals.

This place looks a little different right? Some of the links are still broken, and I’m still trying to fix my categorization system, but this is what this nice Sunday abode will look like from now on (kind of). Let me know what you think!

Things have been weird, but in a great-stretch, surprising-spring-breeze, light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel, holy-cow-it’s-light-outside-when-I-get-home-now kind of way. Spring is coming, and he told me so himself.

Yesterday I tried to make cookies and ended up making doughy hockey pucks, but there’s honey instead of brown sugar, orange, and dark/semi-sweet chocolate bits. I may pawn them off on my coworkers come tomorrow. If they like them, you sure as hell can count on a recipe. If they hate them, let’s forget this ever happened, yeah?

My sleeping schedule has been ridiculous, so today I’m trying to exhaust myself to the point of a reasonable bedtime. Let’s get to it:

Forever food inspiration Joy the Baker released her brunch cookbook “Over Easy,” and yes, it is next on my cookbook wishlist, thanks for asking. Still loving/worshipping Molly Yeh’s “Molly on the Range.

One reason I hate traditional “work” clothes is that they all seem to generally look the same. I love this piece from Refinery29 on nontraditional, but still appropriate, work outfits.

This thinkpiece from Man Repeller on a new theory about millennials made me cackle alone in my apartment.

This roundup of funky interiors is just something you should have.

Another reason to love Emma Watson: she’s only wearing sustainable fashion on her Beauty and the Beast Press tour.

Lastly, I’m back on Pinterest, even though it overwhelms me. #toomuchcontent

Have a great Sunday, friends. Look out for more regular content here. Look out for each other. Look out for those teeny spring flowers.

Lots of love.

In Uncategorized on
October 23, 2016

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Walks around Georgetown.

This week has been absolutely crazy. I’m fighting to get back on a normal sleeping schedule, my boys are in the World Series again, and there were moments this week where I was so homesick I couldn’t see straight. But I’m here with a full cup of coffee and cold Thai food and stretchy pants. It’ll get better.

Happy Sunday, friends.

I bought some running gear from Oiselle, and while I misjudged my size, you need to check out their thoughtfully-designed line of running clothes for women. The cuts feel like a breath of fresh air.

Speaking of design: Girls to the Front, via Vichcraft. #Fempire

Because you’re ready for election season to be over just as much as I am.

7 Single Girl stereotypes we need to stop perpetuating.

Something heavy, to balance the silly: Becoming One of the World’s 65 Million Refugees. Here’s the lead:

Majid Hussain didn’t know who would turn up on his doorstep first: Colonel Gaddafi’s foot soldiers following orders to purge Libya of its migrant workforce, or vengeful rebels wielding Kalashnikovs and the conviction that everyone with black skin deserved to be lynched.

There are really dark pieces of this world, and we need to look at them as much as we look at the lighter pieces, if not more so.

Have a nice week, friends. Get lots of sleep. Get your heart rate up. Smile.

(Here’s where the title is from.) That’s why I’m easy / Easy like sunday morning 

In Uncategorized on
June 6, 2016

I’m Moving!

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Today I’m boarding a flight from Chicago and moving to Washington D.C.!

I’ll be working at Ogilvy PR in the city and while I’m still looking for an apartment, I’m thrilled to be back in a city I love and miss terribly. Chicago will always be my home (more the suburbs than the city, to be honest), and I can’t wait to come back and visit when I can.

If you’re from the DC/VA/MD area and have recommendations for food, drinks, shows, or coffee, please let me know! You can comment here or find me on Twitter (see the fun sidebar on the right).

I’m excited/scared/nervous, but I know this will be the start of a great adventure.

(Picked two of my favorite photos of Chicago–I’ll miss this city, but I’ll be visiting soon.)

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In Uncategorized on
March 12, 2016

Things I Wanted to Write About This Week, But Didn’t

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(Coffee and my good friend’s favorite book. I’m halfway through!)

This week has been long and full of lots of coffee, mostly to do with my senior capstone project. Here’s what I wish I could’ve written about:

“Before Salem: The First American Witch Hunt”  from this History Channel.

“Learn the Eight Limbs of Yoga: Yoga Philosophy”

“Esquire Meets Emma Watson”, interviewed by the glowing Tom Hanks.

“Why Olivia Pope’s Wearing Bold Colors on Scandal”. Such an interesting look into costume design.

“The 10 Best Sheet Masks To Try” (It wasn’t all heavy reading, guys.)

“Get Well with Amy Keller Laird” by the Coveteur. If anyone knows about wellness, it’s the EIC of Women’s Health, right?

“Where Are All The Women Chefs?”

I hope your weekend is restful and beautiful. I’ll be in St. Louis today and back to tackle more job applications tomorrow. Wishing you all the best.

In Uncategorized on
March 7, 2016

Learning Polish.

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On top of everything else I’m attempting to do during my last year in college (apply for jobs, make the most of this time with all of my friends in one place, etc), I’m also attempting to learn Polish.

I speak a decent amount of French, but not as much as I used to. Learning French in high school and college was easy with an instructor; I had someone to keep me accountable, correct my mistakes, and give me instruction. Now? Learning Polish is so hard!

That’s where the Duolingo app comes in.

The app lets you practice multiple languages at a time, so I’m currently switching back and forth between French and Polish–mastering the nuances of French I never could quite get to stick and learning words for “breakfast” and “thank you” in Polish.

The app has lessons grouped by difficulty and topic, with the option to test out of some. The lessons aren’t long at all, either, which makes them perfect for me. Whenever you tap on a word, a speaker will read it to you for proper pronunciation. This is especially helpful for me in Polish because words tend to sound a lot different than I think they will! The lessons are quick and I typically do one with my morning coffee after checking emails, or after I’ve put away my work for the day and want to exercise my brain before bed.

I’ve been learning pretty much every day for a month now, and I already feel more confident with basic vocabulary and grammar. Picking up a language and practicing it every day is tough, but this app has helped a lot with the journey.

Check it out here on the app store!