13 mph

I drive past this sign at the entrance of my apartment complex twice a day and each time I wonder, why 13 mph? If you hit a pedestrian, does 13 mph hurt any more or less than 12 or 14 mph? If you hit a car, does 13 mph do any more or less damage than 10 or 15 mph?…

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Fish Pedicures

There is nothing like a pedicure to relax and enjoy some me-time, but I draw the line at fish pedicures. A spa in Washington DC charges customers up to $50 to soak their feet in warm water tanks with as many as 100 “doctor fish” that nibble away dead skin. Customers then receive a normal pedicure, with the fish taking…

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Vanilla Honey Butter Recipe

I neglect to eat breakfast almost every morning, which is a damn shame when I could have¬† an English muffin with homemade vanilla honey butter before I start my busy day. This is vanilla honey butter recipe is from our chef at work, and it is heaven. Vanilla Honey Butter Recipe 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons sifted confectioners’ sugar…

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Buddha Everywhere

For Valentine’s Day, my sister sent me a new tiny little Buddha statue to add to my collection. A collection I didn’t even realize I had. I’ve picked up figurines at little stores, Epcot, and through friends, and without even realizing it, I’ve acquired 11 Buddha’s, which officially qualifies as a collection. He always looks so happy, so I can’t…

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Valentine’s Day Pound Cake Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate this all important holiday, I continued a family tradition by making mini heart-shaped pound cakes with cream cheese frosting from my favorite sour cream pound cake recipe. It is the best cake ever, super easy to make, and you can decorate them for any holiday, so try it out! Sour Cream Pound Cake 1/2 lb…

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Salt Cocoon Roasted Chicken

I decided to try my hand at domesticity today and have dinner ready for when Mike gets home from work. I followed Talina‘s recipe for salt cocoon roasted chicken and it is unreal. The cooking process is strange, making a salt cocoon around the chicken, but it really locks in the juices and cooks very quickly. I was worried that…

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Amy Freeze – Chicago Meteorologist

I’ve only been back in Chicago for two weeks, so I’m still re-familiarizing myself with the news stations. Particularly the meteorologist, because we all know that Chicago weather is crazy. All of the familiar faces are there. Andy Avalos, Steve Baskerville and Tom Skilling, but there’s a new meteorologist in town, and she may be the perfect person for the…

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I <3 Frederic Fekkai

I’m desperately trying to let my hair grow, but when it acts crazy, I want to chop it all off. My latest obstacle…static. My sister bought a bottle of (deep breath) Frederic Fekkai Winter Hair Anti Static Weightless Mist and it is amazing. It’s a mist that you spritz on your hair when you’re finished styling, then smooth all the…

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