• Life
  • Project 365: Week 3

    Lightbulb moment

    [My lightblub moment earlier in the week.] Hi there! Happy Friday! So I’ve been trying to blog once a week for awhile now and have been wanting to try to do it twice a week. Seth Godin suggests doing it everyday, but er, one thing at a time. For now, let’s shoot for twice a […]

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  • My Dog Was a Snapchat Filter!

    She never is though!

    Last Wednesday night, I left the house to go to a work dinner. Moments later, I received a text from my husband: “Giada is a Snapchat filter!!!!!” I had no idea what he was talking about. I figured he was trying to use one of the selfie filters on our poor dog as a means […]

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  • Photo book for my mom


    My mom came into town from Vietnam last month for my brother’s wedding. And since there was an impending addition to our family, she decided to extend her stay until January. My mom has been here helping out with things that get neglected when you have a(nother) child. So far that has included cleaning (A […]

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  • December Snow

    saint bernard dog in snow

    I have lived in Chicago/Chicagoland area my whole life, so I get that our weather is unpredictable. Last month, for example, there were a few warm days followed up by winter-like temperatures. Still, I didn’t have much hope that we’d see snow until the new year. But then it snowed the first Sunday of the […]

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  • The Kid

    silhouette of toddler

    My son is almost 22 months, and since he’s been born, I’ve been trying to figure out how I feel about sharing pictures of him on my public social media accounts. I still don’t have it 100% figured out, but I think at this point, instead of going with rules or guidelines I’ll go with […]

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    roses in winter

    I wasn’t going to post today, but everyone in my house is napping (pre-feast…our family does Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve been trying to switch them over to lunch but my campaigning in the last few years has not been successful) and since I’m off hosting duties this year, I didn’t know what to do with myself […]