Category Archives: Chicago

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The Week’s End

It’s Thursday, but this whole week has felt like one long, happy, relaxing weekend. After a busy, bustling holiday season with the Shop (thank you a million times over – I still pinch myself at the end of every painting day; ask Scott!), I’d been looking forward to a week of downtime, to recharge these batteries. Truth be told,KEEP READING >

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The Week’s End

After a semi-stressful week of heavy, self-imposed to-dos (and not knocking many of them out, gah!), Scott insisted we take the weekend off. As in, for the last several weeks (months, even!), we’ve been working 7 days of week. I always say that my out-of-the-box job creates for some fuzzy work/life balance, and as a mostly right-brainedKEEP READING >

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The Week’s End

After a long week for both of us and working later than I’d like to admit on Friday evening, Scott and I exhaustingly pushed each others’ buttons – poking and huffing over little, nit-picky things. We can see this clearly now, but at the time, we were pissed at each other. In his attempt to start the night over and kick theKEEP READING >

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The Week’s End

We hit the last work week hard. Scott had more than a handful of 4am wake-ups (I cringe!), and we acted as adults for an afternoon, discussing retirement with our accountants. To counteract the grown-up have-tos, we spent the last few days de-stressing. We ate heavy, sugary donuts for breakfast, watched live music in the park, and spent more timeKEEP READING >

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Overdue

Before launching The Pet Shop v.2 last Friday morning, I was scared. I was scared that we’d pushed ourselves so hard, we’d worked late into countless evenings – and what if we hear crickets? This was not the case (how many ways can we thank you?), and while it’s easy to see now, we were scared because it was new; it wasKEEP READING >

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31

I know Scott wanted a no fuss, no muss 31st birthday this year (we properly celebrated his 30th with a hoopla last year), but we still stole moments from the weekend to eat cake, sing and be merry. Before we spread our picnic blankets at the Ravinia Festival last night, we squeezed in a few hours of work on Saturday afternoon, but more than madeKEEP READING >