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I’m getting married!!!!! After 7 years of dating, my boyfriend proposed to me 🙂 I am still getting used to saying “fiancé” instead of boyfriend. I can’t believe it’s finally happening! Now I’m caught up in a whirlwind of things to do even though we want a year engagement. Who knew that you really, truly … Continue reading


After 3 weeks of the Whole30, I’ve made a few observations. 1. I feel and look the same. 2. It’s mostly not that hard except for no alcohol or fun fall-y Starbucks lattes I love. 3. It’s impossible to follow at “said French liquor restaurant and liquor bar” in Chicago. 4. It’s just not working … Continue reading

30 Whole Days

I would like to preface this post with a minor confession. I am going on a girls trip to New Orleans this weekend. I will be bad, and eat beignets. Ok, now that I put that out there… My sister and I are starting The Whole30 Challenge Monday, September 17th. I know we can do … Continue reading

Cashews – Friend or Foe?

I am feeling like I really shouldn’t keep cashews in my pantry. They are evil and make me eat uncontrollable portions at late night hours. This post comes to you upon starting AND finishing a little container of them at midnight. I am Jackie and I have no self control when it comes to cashews. … Continue reading

Chocolate Chili

After a wonderful book signing event with Melissa Joulwan and her paleo cookbook ‘Well Fed’, I had new paleo inspiration and was dying to put it to use. Ironically, becoming paleo has caused me to become more of a chef in the kitchen. I like to mix it up sometimes now! I made her Chocolate … Continue reading

cafetière à piston

My birthday has come and gone. I am another year older and wiser. From my generous birthday haul, I received a French Press. My French Press gets me out of bed in the morning and fuels me with extra caffeine. If you love coffee and you have never used a French Press, I highly suggest. … Continue reading