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Hostess with the Mostess

Did anyone else wonder where that phrase came from?! Well wonder no longer because thanks to our friends at Quora we now know! "[The phrase] comes from The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball, a song in Act I of the 1950 Broadway musical Call Me Madam, originally sung on stage by [character] Sally Adams, a rich… Continue reading Hostess with the Mostess

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Connecting with God as a Creative

As a child I watched my mom read "Our Daily Bread" every morning. I would come down for breakfast and there she was. Spending her time with the Lord. Praying for her children. Being still before God. To this day she still sits in her same chair in the corner of our living room with… Continue reading Connecting with God as a Creative

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It’s Christmastime in the City | Christmas Home Tour 2017

Maybe it's just because I love Christmas, or maybe it's because we had a December wedding and acquired 2 additional trees after our big day... but I've always done Christmas big. I can't help it. It's my favorite holiday! Back in high school I even dressed up as Prancer the Reindeer (one of my good… Continue reading It’s Christmastime in the City | Christmas Home Tour 2017

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Tour Chicago Like a Local: What to do in Chicago for FREE this summer!

So you’re visiting Chicago this summer?! Awesome! Chicago is a city that comes alive in the summer. It takes on a whole new persona. In fact, the first day over 50 degrees after a long cold winter you’ll likely see people outside running, at the parks, out in beer gardens and simply enjoying the first… Continue reading Tour Chicago Like a Local: What to do in Chicago for FREE this summer!

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Hand Lettering – Chicago IL

This past summer I took up a new hobby - hand lettering and modern calligraphy. I'm mostly self taught and have greatly enjoyed practicing - especially with my monogram & rap lyrics. (I'm not sure why but writing rap lyrics in calligraphy really cracks me up).  One of my friends bravely allowed me to address her… Continue reading Hand Lettering – Chicago IL