GF Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

And back to work we go … In honor of our current president, I spent yesterday’s holiday being lazy, spending too much time looking up nonsense, investing in dramatic TV shows and eating things I shouldn’t. 😏Just kidding, of course! But as for dramatic tv shows, does anyone else watch The Affair? It is this train […]

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6 month celebration!

Today is shockingly the last day of January! I have been meaning to get back on here to say thanks for listening the past 6 months. I am thrilled I’ve been able to cover so much with you and always astonished by the support. Finally, things have started to pan out in the way that […]

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Recipe: 15 Minute Pesto Zoodles

I’m off to work! I can’t complain, I had a great few days off, although the cold had me seriously deterred from doing much. Another reason I am happy to have Henry; I would’ve stayed in all weekend if he wasn’t so rowdy. Not shockingly, he had just as great of a time at the […]

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Are We Still Talking about Resolutions?

  Just when you thought the resolutions posts were beginning to die down … here I am, with more talk about change! Yep, everyone is still freshly committed to those resolutions for the year and were all faced with the challenge of how we will, in fact, live our best lives in 2018. While some of […]

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Entyvio: Dose 6

Entyvio Dose 6 Another rushed morning. I thought an early morning appointment would make things easier for the rest of the day but I was just more groggy than usual. My first thought after looking at my watch to realize I was 10 minutes late walking in, was wow, everyone here today is so young. […]

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Iceland Ideas

And it is already Sunday … This weekend was a productive one, which is surprising given that I had Entyvio treatment Friday. I did a lot of running around today which isn’t that exciting, but I wanted to shout out Patagonia for having the best customer service alive. Long story short, they absolutely stand behind […]

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Henry’s Howling Happenings

HAPPY FRIDAY! I am having a great start to the day but I have Entyvio at 9a, so that is a different story … Let’s be honest, I have been in a serious rut with this blog lately, but last night I sat down and had the ‘breakthrough’ I needed. I can’t wait for you guys to […]

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New Year, Same Me

All I can say about the new year so far is … nothing has gone as planned! We had friends visit after Christmas, (you guys know Jess & the Colasanti gang) which was great. We went to the Lincoln Park Zoo, ate way too much at Zed 451, watched a number of shows and movies, […]

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Holiday Happenings

Two whole weeks! Well, actually 15 days to be exact. That is how long it has been since I have connected with you blogging peeps. I am not sure why, maybe it was the busy nature of the holidays or all the other little life and work happenings that I, as usual, over-committed myself to, but […]

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Guest Post! Sadie Nagle, RD: Handling the Holidays with a Gluten Free Guest

Guest Post: Meet Sadie! She is on here today to talk about Celiac Disease, not only from a personal perspective, as her partner Ryan has a pretty serious diagnosis, but also as a registered dietitian who specializes in treatment for Celiac. I met Sadie and Ryan a few weeks after I met Alex and they […]

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The Basic Buddha Bowl

Current feelings: a little sad to wake up to see that the snow came and went so quickly! Christmas is only 13 days away at this point and while the cold weather has hit, without some snow I haven’t been able to fully get in the holiday spirit quite yet. It was nice having a […]

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Day 7: Going Forward

Day 7: Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week comes to a close! This past week has been a really fun one for me, as I’ve been able to embrace my personal journey while not feeling the need to justify who I am otherwise. That feels good. As for tomorrow, I am very much looking forward to […]

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Day 6: Brunch with a few Besties

Brunch with a few Besties Last weekend I had brunch with two of my best friends that have I’ve known for a long time, far longer than my diagnosis. In high school and since, they’ve always been understanding of my situation, however, I never really thought about how things looked from their perspective. Since we […]

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Day 5: La Dolce Vita(mins)

Okay so the title may be a stretch, but hey, making a discussion on blood work and vitamins humorous is kind of impossible. For many people, getting blood work done is a major fear, but for us IBD sufferers, it can be a pretty routine part of our lives. For the first few years after […]

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Day 4: Guest Post! My Mom, Lore Hynan

Guest Post: Lore Hynan, aka my beautiful mother, writes about my diagnosis and dealing with life thereafter as a parent. If you know my mom and I, you know we are as thick as thieves. I truly do not know what I would do without her in my everyday life. Growing up, we always had […]

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Day 3: The Restroom Access Act

In 2005 The Restroom Access Act became the first law of its kind in the nation and was unanimously passed by the Illinois House and Senate to ensure restroom access at retail stores for those with medical conditions. The law states that if a retail establishment does not have public restrooms, those with medical conditions, such as […]

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Day 2: IBD Explained.

This morning was SO typical – I woke up at 7a with a migraine. Yesterday was such a great day, I was so excited and inspired about this week and all of the things I had planned but instead my body said eh, I’m changing up the schedule. So I finally got out of bed […]

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Day 1: Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week Is Here!

What makes today special? It is Friday! It’s the first of the month (wake up, wake up, wake up), which also happens to be one of my favorite months! Cue Christmas themed everything.  Today is the official start of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week! It is off to a great start, with athletes like New Orleans Saints Linebacker […]

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Liebster Award Nomination

Tuesday, you are serving me well so far! Here are a few reasons why: I am now featured on Feedspot’s Top 100 Chronic Illness Blogs on the Planet! I am really excited to share this space with other like minded individuals working to raise awareness about chronic illness and their journeys. Keep up all the […]

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Weekend Wind Down

Well, it’s not exactly the end of the weekend, but close enough. I don’t know how a five day break goes so quickly, but I do know that a break was much needed. And after an exciting drive back from Detroit yesterday, I pretty much melted into my bed when I got home. I had […]

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