Fashion, Travel, Poetry
Our Christmas bonanza last weekend was a success. We made Chex Mix, frosted cookies, and watched a whole slough of Christmas movies: Elf, Charlie Brown, The Grinch, Claymation Christmas, Rudolph, It’s a Wonderful Life, and even Home Alone (which I hadn’t seen since the ’90s). We drank spiked nog and had a great time. Now… View Article

Joules’ Weekly Reading: Holiday Parties, Lace Dresses, and Christmas Quotes

Season: Winter
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Our Christmas bonanza last weekend was a success. We made Chex Mix, frosted cookies, and watched a whole slough of Christmas movies: Elf, Charlie Brown, The Grinch, Claymation Christmas, Rudolph, It's a Wonderful Life, and even Home Alone (which I hadn't seen since the '90s). We drank spiked nog and had a great time. Now I can't wait for next weekend, when my husband and I will be driving home to Ann Arbor to spend the week around Christmas with his family.

I picked up these socks from Old Navy a few years ago. Aren’t they adorably festive? Here’s a similar version. This was a bit of a stressful week–well, it started stressfully anyway. After driving back to Chicago from Ann Arbor late Sunday night I had to get up early on Monday, drive over an hour… View Article

Joules’ Weekly Reading: Colors of the Year, Charm Bracelets, and Healthy Egg McMuffin Alternatives

Season: Winter
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I picked up these socks from Old Navy a few years ago. Aren’t they adorably festive? Here’s a similar version.

This was a bit of a stressful week–well, it started stressfully anyway. After driving back to Chicago from Ann Arbor late Sunday night I had to get up early on Monday, drive over an hour in rush hour traffic (and if you know me, you know I really don’t like driving very much to begin with) to go to JURY DUTY. It was my first experience, and honestly it wasn’t as horrible as I thought it would be. Thankfully I didn’t get picked to actually be a juror, or I would have had to do that drive again on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This past week has been a real treat. We rented a lodge in Northern Michigan for the weekend and invited my husband’s family as well as one of our friends and his family up to spend the weekend together. It was perfect. The lodge was rustic in all the right ways and came equipped with… View Article

Joules’ Weekly Reading: Lodge, Turkey Day, and Bring Back MST3K

Season: Winter
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This past week has been a real treat. We rented a lodge in Northern Michigan for the weekend and invited my husband's family as well as one of our friends and his family up to spend the weekend together. It was perfect. The lodge was rustic in all the right ways and came equipped with a huge fireplace (over which many s'mores were roasted). On Saturday we got a huge snowstorm. It was wonderful to watch the snow drift down with my feet by the fire and a martini in hand. I'll have a full travel post with lots of pictures up soon.