Forgive the lack of posting lately. It’s been somewhat busy in the small microcosm of the Freeman household. Boo recently was neutered. The surgery was successful and he returned to normal a few days later after the anesthesia wore off. I had him wear an inflatable “donut” around his neck so he could nap more …

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Now that I’ve put together my bookshelf and my new television has arrived, I feel like I can finally share more pictures of my apartment. With the exception of the balcony (part of the table arrived broken and I had to order a replacement part), everything is pretty much done. I will likely add more …

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Hello, friends! Last week from Thursday to Sunday, I was in Austin, Texas on a solo vacation. This was my first time in Texas and my first trip alone and I want to share my experience in case you decide to visit Austin someday or if you’re considering going on vacation by yourself. Or perhaps, …

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Last night, my dear friend Sarah and I went to the Art Institute of Chicago’s After Dark event, featuring “Andy Warhol”. Beforehand, we had a delicious dinner at Acanto, a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Michigan Avenue near the museum. We enjoyed some scallops as an appetizer and I ordered lobster spaghetti for my entrée. Our …

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One of the reasons I love the holiday season is because I love shopping and giving gifts to my friends and family. Compiling a gift guide is also one of my favorite kinds of blog posts to create. This year, I decided to make my holiday gift guide one with an altruistic focus. I’ve picked …

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This year I began keeping a journal. I don’t write every single day, but when I feel compelled to because of intense emotion, boredom, introspection, or a particularly interesting day locally or in the world. The frequency ebbs and flows as often coinciding with the action in my life. The benefits are multi-faceted. For me, …

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It’s been a while! You may or may not have noticed, but I recently enjoyed a much needed vacation out of town. Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I traveled with friends to Savannah, Georgia and experienced one of the country’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades. Upon our exit from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, I …

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WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Yesterday I had the privilege of going to see a popular musical, newer to Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (formerly The Oriental). I always feel lucky whenever I get the chance to experience theatre of any kind. Based on the book by Steven Levenson, with music and …

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On Sunday afternoon, I attended a very fun kind of brunch where your stomach hurts from laughter, large quantities of rich food and mimosas. We celebrated my dear friend Sarah at a newer restaurant on North Avenue, quite close to Wells Street. Two Lights Seafood & Oyster has been around only seven months and apparently, …

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