Things I’m Enjoying Lately: March 2017

Good Morning!

I hope you had a great week! We were in survival mode over here and we made it through. I thought today I would keep things light and share some of my favorites for the month.

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Things I’m Enjoying Lately: December 2016

Good Morning!

This week has been super satisfying and tiring for good reason. I’ve been up every morning getting to the gym, working hard all day closing out my 2016 work projects and then Rich and I stayed up past 10:00 every night going room by room putting everything back together at our house. I’m in the best mood today and feeling great about how the year is ending. Today I thought I would share a few things I’m enjoying this month with my last Things I’m Enjoying Lately post for the year!


First things first, I’m thrilled with how our house is coming together. As of today our house will be complete with only a few things left on our list. We have vent cleaners coming this morning and this afternoon our family room sectional is being delivered. Other than a few random tasks Rich will be able to complete tonight and the need to clean out our garage and storage unit in the spring, we can finally relax and enjoy our new house!

Overall I couldn’t be more relieved and excited to enjoy our house in the new year. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want in 2017 and I am honestly stumped. This year has been such a whirlwind and finishing up our house somewhat serves as an anecdote for closure for a challenging year. I am craving peace and slowness and could use some time to slow down and reflect

900534us01var0025869-bi-1-2132I’m also enjoying my annual tea advent calendar from Davidstea. I’ve been bringing each day’s tea to work and it’s been a nice afternoon treat, especially because I have a cough I can’t seem to shake.


I bought this lace up sweater dress from Madewell when I was in Seattle for work earlier this month and finally got around to wearing it this past week. It’s so comfortable and warm and can be worn casually or dressy which I always love. I expect to wear it a lot more this winter!


I’ve been obsessively reading the Winter series by Elin Hilderbrand and am on the second book of the series with the third on hold at the library to pick up today and binge read over the weekend. (In my new bath tub!) The books are easy to read, entertaining and funny. They have been the perfect, light books to read during the past few weeks and have got be back into the habit of reading before bed to wind down. I think it’s helping me sleep better! (or maybe it’s a combination of everything else winding down as well)


As I mentioned earlier in the week in my recap of our trip to Michigan, I’m enjoying the combination of new and old traditions this year. I was expecting this year to be a bit harder than it has been and while I shed a lot of tears last weekend, overall I’m really enjoying the season. This weekend we’ll be sticking to our usual Illinois Christmas traditions and I’m excited to add one new one to the list. I’m attempting to make my Grandma’s cheesecake recipe for our Christmas Eve dinner! I can’t wait and I hope I do her justice.

I’m looking forward to an enjoyable, relaxing weekend with my little family and friends. I’ll be back next week with some scenes from our holiday and a recap of 2016.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a great weekend!

Things I’m Enjoying Lately: November 2016


Good Morning!

I hope you had a relaxing weekend! After a whirlwind trip last week and my busiest work week of the year I was more than happy to have a weekend with no plans. I grabbed a beer with coworkers on Friday and spent the rest of the weekend getting organized around the house for Thanksgiving and had lots of downtime.

Today I thought I would pop in and share some things I’m enjoying lately. This month flew by, but in general it was a good one!


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Things I’m Enjoying Lately: October 2016

Good Morning!

It’s been a good month so far. I’m loving the change of weather, the fresh feeling in the air and the slower pace our life has seemed to take. In general, I’m enjoying this month and gathered up a few of the small things that are making my month to share with you today.

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Things I’m Enjoying Lately: September 2016

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It’s time to share the things that are making my days more enjoyable this month.

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Things I’m Enjoying Lately: August 2016


Good Morning!

Slowly but surely I’m starting to feel like myself again after getting knocked on my butt over the weekend. I’m stopping in to share the things I’m enjoying this month! This series is where I share the running list of things I love to share with you all. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Things I’m Enjoying Lately: July 2016

Good Evening!

How is your week going? It’s been a chaotic week over here, but we’re making it. My week started off with a visit the new-ish Chicago Google office and dinner at the new-ish Swift and Sons on Monday night. I signed the documents to close on my childhood home today and this evening at our home we’re finalizing our project plan with our contractor so things are about to get hectic. However, compared to the past few months it seems like things are calming down and we are starting to be able to slow down and enjoy summer.

Today I thought I would stop in and share some things I’m enjoying lately. I’m hoping to make these posts a monthly thing since I constantly have a running list of things I want to share with you all.



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