I have had the same salad four times in the last week. I’m actually eating leftovers of it right now, as Yogurt tries to steal some thinking maybe he’ll like it. (He won’t.) Every summer, like clockwork, I obsess over the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad at Saint Louis Bread Co… much like autumn’s Caramel Apple Milkshake at Steak ‘n Shake and the … Keep reading…

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Like any child given the opportunity, I was madly in love with rock candy. Uh, d’uh, Julia. What’s not to love? It’s sugar on a stick. Beyond that, I adored how it looked. The jagged edges, the translucency, the sparkle… It was like the geode I had in my room, except I could eat it. That’s a magical combination. As a bill-paying … Keep reading…

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Let me paint the picture for you: After crepe brunch and extreme silk flower shopping, Sara and I went to T.J.Maxx, at which I spotted an adorable Cynthia Rowley striped skirt for a mere $13.99. I was figuratively drunk off wedding planning and that 3,000 calorie (give or take) meal, so I grabbed the item with sugar-high stagger and declared it mine. … Keep reading…

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The holidays quite literally sparkle. And while I play perpetual cynic on a variety of occasions, the holidays are no mocking matter for me. Whether it is the shiny ribbon on the outside of a perfectly-wrapped present or the glisten of just-fallen snow, this time of year comes with a definite (practically blinding) shine, and I love every glitter-covered moment. It only … Keep reading…

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