Green Kitchen Nostalgia

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I just came across this photo of Anne Hathaway’s California Country kitchen and it gave me a wave of nostalgia…the kitchen in my previous house was the same sage green color as her cabinets. Green has always been an important color in my life and, surprisingly so, my marriage. My (only!) tattoo is green. My eyes are green. ‘Kelly’ is a very specific type of green. And in regards to my wedding…my invitations were green, my bridesmaids wore green cocktail dresses, and the groomsmen wore green custom Converse sneakers. I even had a green wedding cake! (in retrospect, it was not the most appetizing color for a dessert but I digress).

Why do I love it? It’s growth. It’s organic. It’s nature. Maybe even a little lucky.

So that’s my deal with green. Got any weird stories about your favorite color and why it’s your fave?

Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

Happy Friday, Happy March

Green doughnuts just seemed like the ideal breakfast option this morning (I get them right as the store opens so they’re piping hot).

I’m working on some inclusion projects with my church and within my hometown so I was delighted to swing by Youth Services of GlenBrook. They had the most cheerful conference room, complete with whimsical, joyous paintings.

And just in case you need to laugh, here is a photo of a jumping goat featured in an ancient National Geographic magazine from my childhood. My sister and I always found the goat’s expression hysterical, and I laughed even harder when my sis tracked down the image and texted it to me the other day. Why is silly humor the best kind?!

Happy weekend!

Weekend: Busy Fun

  • Galentines & Valentines
  • A 7th birthday at Dave & Buster’s
  • Chocolate piรฑata (!!!)
  • Meetings for LGBTQ+ advocacy
  • Tulips, roses, and hydrangeas
  • Norman Love chocolates
  • A baby shower (rare these days)
  • Elton John’s Farewell tour
  • Drinking champagne three days in a row
  • A brief trip to a casino; always fascinating
  • New Member Ceremony at my church
  • Family birthday party with a Pokรฉmon theme and a peanut butter cup cake
  • NO writing while made me crazy because I had sooo many ideas and no down time

Did you do something busy fun? Is Dave & Busters really just Vegas for kids?! Tell me in the comments…

Here we go!

Here we go!

Either what’s old is new again or WordPress just never stopped being cool. Regardless, I’m happy to be back. Things are eerily familiar and absurdly different.

WordPress was the site of my very first blog post way back in the day (2008? Earlier?!). Back then my biggest concerns were commercial real estate, Chicago restaurants, vampire books, documentaries, Netflix via mail (streaming did not exist), my Boston Terrier and running. These days things look a lot different (and definitely more suburban). I’m excited though! Stay tuned…lots of photos, stories, columns, updates, and BOOKS are on the way.

P.S. Thank you for reading and hanging out here. Bonus points if you are someone who is not my dad or my sister. Also, I painted the artwork above…it’s called ‘Walking Down the Street in a Straight Line.’ This information is both interesting and somewhat useless.