Turtles All the Way Down, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Somewhere in mid-June 2014, Josh and I went to see the movie The Fault in Our Stars at the theater. Based on the John Green young adult novel of the same title, The Fault in Our Stars is a non-conventional love story featuring two chronically ill teenagers who meet in their cancer support group, fall for eachContinue reading “Turtles All the Way Down, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The big March reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Has there ever been a month quite like February 2019? Here in the upper midwest, we have been pummeled with one snow storm after the next after the next. We’ve missed so much school that I can’t remember the last time we had a five-day week. I drive through a snow tunnel to get outContinue reading “The big March reset, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Thoughts on 31 day mental wellness challenges, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I recently set out to complete a 31 days mental wellness challenge. More accurately, I recently tried twice to start a 31 day mental wellness challenge, but on both attempts, I stopped woefully short of making it through the entire month. This was not a product of losing interest in mental wellness, but rather thatContinue reading “Thoughts on 31 day mental wellness challenges, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Artisan pizzas: fancy and fast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

If there was one food that I had to commit to for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. It’s got everything that you need: some carbs, some protein, some veggies, some dairy. You can pack it full of flavor. It’s not even bad cold the next day. New York and Chicago willContinue reading “Artisan pizzas: fancy and fast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Three things for the start of February, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

It’s Friday, and it’s February! The shortest month of the year features Groundhog’s Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and these three things to kick off the month of love! Have you heard, conversation hearts, the most popular Valentine’s Day candy in 2018, won’t be on store shelved this year! Personally, I always found aContinue reading “Three things for the start of February, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The best way to eat oatmeal for breakfast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I’m a breakfast lover! Big breakfasts, brunches, cold cereal, it doesn’t really matter to me. I NEED to have some breakfast in the morning to get my day going. My husband is the opposite. Give him two cups of coffee, and maybe a piece of fruit around 10:30, and he’ll be set until lunchtime. IContinue reading “The best way to eat oatmeal for breakfast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

8 words I wish we had in English, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Earlier this week, I wrote about hygge, the Danish art of enjoying the cozy, comfortable and intimate feeling of a perfect moment. Hygge is difficult to define in English because it takes about a dozen words to attempt to recreate the sentiment…and even then it’s still not an exact match. I’m fascinated with language translation,Continue reading “8 words I wish we had in English, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Appetizers are one of my favorite things. That is, perhaps, misleading. Appetizers in a restaurant are often, I feel, named incorrectly. For example, if you’re going to plow through 2,000 calories in beer battered cheese curds before your meal (and I’m not judging if this is you!), then you probably shouldn’t call that an “appetizer.”Continue reading “Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The last post of 2019, Friday kudos, wine for your New Year’s Eve!

We interrupt this holiday bog hiatus for a final post of 2018. One more chance to kudos the good, drink to the great, and think through those things that maybe could have gone better, all in the name of living our best lives in the new year ahead! Are you a resolution maker? I tendContinue reading “The last post of 2019, Friday kudos, wine for your New Year’s Eve!”

The Christmas Price Index, Friday kudos, wine for your holiday weekend

Need a holiday conversation starter? Look no further than the PNC Christmas Price Index, which every year prices out how much it would cost to purchase every gift in the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas.’ How much will it set true loves everywhere back this year? The priciest item on the list this year?Continue reading “The Christmas Price Index, Friday kudos, wine for your holiday weekend”