Weeklong Rewind: Thanksgiving Fun

Hey all, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? I had a relaxing, low-key holiday back at my parents’ house. It was exactly what the doctor ordered—except that now I have a cold. Bah humbug. But I got to spend some quality time with brother who was home from college and my grandparents who came over for Turkey Day (and the velcro dog, of course), and for that I was very thankful.


Did anybody get any good deals at the sales? I didn’t partake in the Black Friday madness—crowds aren’t really my thing—but I did order a new pair of boots online. Is it just me or is it incredible hard to find a cute (but quality) pair of caramel/cognac/whiskey boots this season? I’m still not sure these will fit the bill, but we’ll find out soon enough.

What every Thanksgiving dinner needs: turkey cake (For the record, I did not buy this.)

What every Thanksgiving dinner needs: turkey cake. (For the record, I did not buy this.)

Speaking of whiskey, I toured one of Chicago’s distilleries last weekend! Koval Distillery is actually just up the street from me, and I’ve been meaning to go on a tour for over a year now. Finally a few friends and I made it happen—and boy, did we get our money’s worth! We got an Amazon Local deal so we only paid $5 each, and I bet we got to try 10 different products. Most were whiskeys, one vodka, a few liqueurs… made for an interesting Sunday. I was a fan of the Ginger Liqueur (would be awesome to cook with) and the Toasted Rye. My advice? Stay away from the white whiskey!photo


I want that Wednesdays

“I want that Wednesdays” are a series of posts that, well frankly, are just of things (real estate, decor, food, etc.) I like. Egotistical, right? I’m hoping in time it’ll help me define my personal tastes. Let me know if you love it/hate it/can’t get enough of it.

It’s really truly fall now, isn’t it? I feel like summer just kind of passed me by this year (I’ll blame that on a mix of rain, work and laziness), but I think I’m ok with it. I’m ready to embrace fall. And what better way to do that than with a new pair of boots?

Now since I’ve joined the working world I’ve pretty much eliminated brown from my wardrobe, but the great thing about the caramel/camel color (as opposed to a chocolate) is that I can still wear it with black! That color combo is actually quite in style this season, and it goes nice with my current crush on gold. But finding the perfect pair has proved to be QUITE CHALLENGING.

I swear everyone and their cross-dressing brother has these, so definitely a no…

These are in the lead right now. They’re a little plain, but I kind of like the fact that there’s no hardware to have to match with…

These are the in-my-dreams pair. They’re so beautiful, but also $500…