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Be grateful for the little things

Today I wanted to write something about gratitude. Sometimes in my hectic daily life, I forget that I have a lot to be thankful for. A warm place to lay my head, delicious food, friends who’ve been there through everything,…

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How to reduce your stress right now.

We’ve all been there. Life feels like it’s trying to drown you. A dozen things need to be done, all right now. You get angry and downright unpleasant to be around. I’ve found few things to help me break out of the…

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Chicago’s best farmer’s markets

I’m not someone who uses the word artisan. Its lost all meaning when mass produced Keebler crackers and Pepsi come out with freshly minted packaging claiming their products are artisan. And when it comes to the dozens of farmer’s markets across the…

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Food

Mom’s Snickerdoodles

Most of the time when I say what my favorite cookie is people say “huh”? A snickerdoodle is a really delicious little cookie with cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar.  If cooked correctly, it should be crisp along the edges with…

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Grandma’s Mac & Cheese

Autumn brings back memories of the first day of school, pumpkins ripening on the farm, and the hastening march of winter. The blazing colors of green, gold, burgundy, and brown on the trees and in the yards.  The smell of bonfires, fresh cut hay, and…

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