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It was freezing here in Chicago a few weeks back. I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner, I went in to the fridge and saw that I had left over rotisserie chicken from Sam’s club. Immediately, chicken pot pie popped in my head! There is nothing better on a cold night than a creamy pot pie with a ridiculously decadent crust! Am I wrong? This…

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20 Lessons I learned by 40…

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Let me be honest with you, in my head I am still 23. Whenever someone asks me how old I am, that is the number that rolls off my tongue. So, the mere fact that today I turned 40, just seems so ridiculous to me! When I was younger 40, was old. Forty was depicted as middle aged, stuck in a slump, in capable of fun, shall I go…

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The Best Homemade Green Bean Casserole

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As a kid I remember my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner was the green bean casserole. Not much has changed, other than the recipe I use today! I still cannot get enough of this casserole! Don’t let the words ‘Homemade’ scare you away, it’s actually pretty easy and SO worth the time. I make this year round, just sauté and cube chicken breast, throw it in and…

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Picture courtesy of FamilyRecently I was browsing through my Twitter feed and came across a tweet about a little boy named Jacob. He is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. Unfortunately, he may not make it to Christmas. His one wish is to get as many Christmas cards as he can, from all around the world! Cards, Presents and well wishes have been pouring in!My very favorite app, INK…

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White Chicken Chili

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Once the weather changes, I am ready to start playing with new recipes for the crisp Fall nights. I had never had white chicken chili. I looked at a few recipes but wasn’t really impressed with any of them. They seemed really heavy, thickened with a ton of cheese or heavy cream. I wanted a hearty, creamy chili, but wanted to control the amount of cheese I put in…

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Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is right around the corner! If you have never been here to see it, you need to at least once! There is so much to see the entire weekend, and I am here to break it down for you. The first time I went I had an itinerary, and my boyfriend was laughing at me, but we had the best time!! The fun…

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JORD Wood Watch & Giveaway

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 I absolutely love wearing watches, but I am very hard on my jewelry. Most watches are very heavy and I often find that I scratch them so fast! Then I found out about JORD watches. They are made from 100% natural wood which is very light. They also feature scratch resistant glass, which is perfect for me. I love the different colors of wood and color faces they…

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Target’s Car Seat Trade In Program Is Back

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Target’s Car Seat Trade in program is back for a limited time, for National Baby Safety Month. That means from September 10-23, you can bring in your child’s car seat, booster seat or travel system and receive a coupon for 20% off a brand new seat of your choice.”After collecting more than a million pounds of car seat material to be recycled in April, they are…

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WILL & GRACE I don’t know about you, but I was seriously sad when Will & Grace left us in 2006! So when they announced they were returning I was ecstatic. On September 28, 2016, the whole gang will be returning! Rumor has it, Harry Connick Jr. will return as Grace’s husband.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkGn3l8wdG4THIS IS USJust like most episodes, this one…

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10 Fall Essentials Under $40

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Fall in Chicago is beautiful, the trees change glorious shades of red and orange. There’s a slight chill in the air that just begs you to layer in your coziest sweaters and boots. I just love this time of year! From making homemade stews, to going to pumpkin patches, and drinking pumpkin spice lattes, what’s not to love? Here are some of my favorite fall items! Bobeau…

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