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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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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Travels to Charleston

I’m in the plane back from Charleston (for those of you living in Chicago, it’s such a quick flight – only an hour and half) and I am dying to see Henry. We were lucky enough to have one of my best friends stay with him all weekend, which really helped ease the anxiety I […]

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“I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this …”

Travel Recap: Denver, Colorado Repeat: Why can I not vacation forever?! I love a good trip, more than ever lately. I want to say Denver ‘didn’t disappoint’ but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate, however, we made the best of it and if that is the worst that Colorado really gets … sign me up! Day […]

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[Friday Feels]

After looking through all these beautiful Colorado pictures and recapping the trip (I’ll post more next week because I think I am Jimmy Chin and took about 500 pics), Denver has me thinking more and more about making moves to a more relaxed lifestyle. Not sure where that is or what it even means, but […]

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Fallin’ Fast Salad – Ode to the Avocado

Update on Colorado: Getting a break from the city is always nice, even when I don’t realize how much I’ve needed it. My stomach has kept up for the most part, through both acclimation (cannot believe how fast my heart was racing when we got here, does everyone struggle with that!?) and a (surprisingly snow […]

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Prepping for the Peaks

All of a sudden, the vacation we booked two months ago is almost here and the hyper-organized side of me is out in full swing! I am SO excited to get out to the mountains, do some hiking/biking, see some friends, and relax. While we’re leaving record high 90 degree summer temps in Chicago for […]

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Solar Eclipse of the Heart

A day off down the road less traveled to chase the solar eclipse

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Mas Toñas! Nicaragua Pt. 2

Nicaragua Part 2:  Onto the fun part – the breakdown of our travels through Nicaragua! I was surprised to learn what a quick trip it was when we were booking it. It took about as long as flying from Newark to San Diego, and we had a layover! (Chicago – Miami – Managua) Although I […]

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Traveling with Crohn’s: Nicaragua Pt. 1

Nicaragua, te amo! Over the past few years I have been feeling the need to make a change and do more to address my condition, but often times these feelings have been drowned out by school, work, and responsibilities. It is a constant struggle and challenge for me to mindfully take a step back from […]

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