Chicago Spring, chicago winter, Home, Planting Season, Spring

The Tale of 2 Seasons

Yesterday in Chicago it was 55 degrees and sunny. I spent the morning running a 5k with just a light jacket and the entire afternoon working in my backyard to get it ready for the summer.  It was so nice to be outside after a long, cold, dreary winter. Today I woke up to some… Continue reading The Tale of 2 Seasons

Flowers, Gardening, Home, Spring, Vegetable Garden

Spring Has Sprung

It’s a cold, misty day here in Chicago and as much as I would like to lay around and be lazy I am doing a little spring cleaning.  I figure better to do it on a day like this then on the sunny breezy days that are hopefully ahead of us. It’s always such a… Continue reading Spring Has Sprung

Brunch, chicago winter, Cozy Home, End of Hibernation Months, Home

Brunch in Chicago

It’s Friday night and we finally saw the sun here in Chicago today.  Even though it was only 40 degrees it was beautiful - it was so good to soak up a little Vitamin D! It has been so dark and gloomy here this winter it makes staying home and getting cozy the only thing… Continue reading Brunch in Chicago

Cozy Home, Healthy Lifestyle, Home, Pampering, Self Care, Yoga

Mindfulness

Mindfulness.  What does that mean? Here is the definition: “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” I have been working on being mindful lately.  It is not an easy task as i am used… Continue reading Mindfulness