I first got bit by the decorating bug when I decided to open a furniture store in Massachusetts. I had no real experience with home decor or owning a furniture store, but at that time I loved Mexican Furniture ...mostly the raw pine carved furniture. At first I was weary about how the towns people of Wayland, MA would receive my store, but I was happily surprised by the warmth and acceptance of something new.
Dating at any age is hard, dating at 40 something is excruciatingly hard! Now that online dating sites are the top goto places to meet people, what's considered the first date is more like a first meet. When I was single, I found that the hardest thing to do was to trying to figure out where I could go on our first meet without putting a lot of pressure on me or the man I was meeting. If you live near or in Glen Ellyn, IL you're in luck. The town of Glen Ellyn has a couple of places you can go to that are both safe and fun for that online first meet.
OK let's be real, this Italian girl loves her pasta, bread and cheese! However, six years ago I decided to go gluten and dairy free to be proactive with my health. There are many gluten-free options out there, so many that actually taste close to the real thing. But I soon realized some gluten-free options were full of sugar and chemicals to make it more palatable. That's when I decided to simply eat cleaner. If nature made it, I will eat it! Nothing from a box!
Would you believe I never knew what a Rhubarb looked like or tasted like until I moved here to Illinois? Yup! I came across these beautiful red colored stalks at our local supermarket Mariano's , excited and curious I decided to take them home and make me some Rhubarb Pie!