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Yes, Please: Stitch Fix

I love everything about this jacket, and continue to suck at taking camera phone pictures. :)

A few months ago a good friend introduced me to a fantastic service for women like myself who are fashion-challenged: Stitch Fix. With the assistance of answers you provide on a quick questionnaire, as well as links to your Pinterest boards or Twitter profile (if ¬†you choose to share them), a professional stylist will send […]


Yes, Please: Pimp My Game!

Hodor had to inspect the new fancy meeples.

At this point, I don’t think it’s news to anyone that I love playing board games, and a recent acquisition to my collection has sparked tonight’s post. A couple of weekends ago I was at a local game convention (Geekway to the West), and on the last day I decided to purchase one of the […]


Yes, Please: A Good Night’s Sleep

Yes, Please: A Good Night’s Sleep

The other day I woke up and realized that I had just experienced one of the best night’s sleep in a long time. Normally I don’t have any trouble falling or staying asleep, but lately that hasn’t been the case. Between the kittens waking up in the middle of the night, and my mind not […]


Yes, Please: When Real Life Conversations Turn Out Better Than You Imagined

Whenever I’m faced with having a conversation that might be challenging (talks with co-workers or bosses about unpleasant things), or meeting someone for the first time in real life (online dating guys), I often get a little worked up wondering how the conversation will turn out or the meeting will go. In my head I […]


Yes, Please: Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Yes, Please: Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

In an effort to make my diet a little healthier, I decided to cut back a little on my baking projects, and haven’t made anything too decadent in a couple of weeks. I hadn’t really missed the sugary goodness of cupcakes or cookies until last week, when my friend Lauren introduced me to a brownie/cupcake […]


Yes, Please: Discovering Good Screen Adaptations of Books

I wasn’t sure how exactly to phrase the title of this specific subject, so hopefully the final one I went with makes some sense. ūüôā A quick perusal of upcoming movie releases for 2013 has me both a little excited and nervous, because usually when books become movies or tv shows, something essential to the […]


Yes, Please: Vanilla

Yes, Please: Vanilla

The word vanilla is often synonymous with things that are boring and dull, but I’ve found through my recent cooking and baking experiments that adding this little ingredient makes a world of difference. Adding a little extra from what a recipe calls for suddenly makes the flavor just pop and explode in your mouth. I […]


Yes, Please: The Fabulous Fox

Yes, Please: The Fabulous Fox

One of my favorite things about St. Louis is the availability of theater performances, and being able to spend an evening with my best friend enjoying a Broadway caliber musical without needing to travel all the way to New York for one night. Over the years, I’ve attended many shows at The Fox, and have […]


Yes, Please: Zumba

One of my newest favorite weekly activities is a Zumba class at a local gym. I’ve read several articles over the last few weeks praising this workout, and the success of the company because so many people are now using this workout program. Some popular musicians are actually mixing special versions of their music just […]


Yes, Please: Laundry Fresh from the Dryer

It may seem a little strange that as much as I detest certain household chores (taking out the trash, washing dishes) I actually enjoy and look forward to folding my laundry. On a chilly fall or winter day, being able to sit down with a pile of still-warm laundry and mindlessly fold while catching up […]


Yes, Please: Finding a Book You Can’t Put Down

I may have mentioned this a time or two before, but one of my favorite hobbies is reading– especially when the book is so good that I don’t want to put it down. When I was a kid, my reading habits were something of legend around my neighborhood, as I would often stay up reading […]


Yes, Please!: Running into a Familiar Face Unexpectedly

Thursday afternoon (or earlier today), I spent my afternoon volunteering for a 5K race (The Glow Run) ¬†happening in St. Louis this weekend. ¬†It was a fun experience, and something I would definitely do again if the¬†opportunity¬†arises. While helping out, I ran into an old classmate from one of my college classes. When we first […]


Yes, Please: Girl Scout Cookies

It’s always a sad day when you get to the last of the cookies you have¬†painstakingly¬†rationed to last as long as possible. One day last week, I finally broke down and opened the last sleeve of my cookie ration from earlier this spring. Knowing that I won’t be able to acquire more Girl Scout cookies […]


Yes, Please: Being the Little Spoon

One of my favorite things in the world is cuddling. I’ve enjoyed being cuddled ever since I was a little kid, and it’s one of my favorite parts of relationships I’ve had as an adult. I sometimes feel awkward when trying to initiate a hug, or cuddle up, so an unexpected or unplanned snuggle, and […]


Yes, Please: Five Great Things About Fall

The recent cooler weather we’ve had in St. Louis has made me very grateful that fall is right around the corner.¬†I love the hot weather of summer, and the excuse to find the nearest swimming pool to escape the heat (of which there was no shortage of hot days this summer), but I also really […]


Yes, Please: Finding an Old and “Forgotten” Piece of Clothing and Discovering it Still Fits

Over the years I’ve¬†amassed a pretty sizable wardrobe, and most of the things that I’ve purchased on a whim never see the light of day. On the other hand, some of those impulse buys (which I’ve resolved to not do anymore) have become my favorite things in my closet, and I’ll probably wear them until […]


Driving Lessons: Rules of the Road (Trip)

Over the past week I spent way more time in the car than normal while taking my niece back home and to attend camp with her. I made the epic journey back to St. Louis by myself today and came up with a few tips for long drives. Some are things I like for long […]


Camp Fun

After the camp session ended I was able to spend some time with the high school and college kids who help out at camp. We had a fun day of carpetball, round the world ping pong, and finished off the afternoon with some good old rock climbing out on the ropes course. I was able […]


Yes Please, Surprise Flowers

I had something else entirely planned for today’s post, but due to Internet connectivity issues with my laptop, instead I’m updating from my phone (hopefully). Over the weekend, my older sister surprised me with one of my favorite things: surprise flowers. Because of my not so good news I received on Friday, my older sister […]


Yes, Please: Handwritten Letters

With so much of our daily communication happening through e-mails, text messages, and social networking sites, the handwritten letter has become a thing of the past. Instead of taking the time to write out a letter, it’s easier to just type out a few sentences, hit send, and wait for a quick reply. The only […]


Yes, Please: That Moment When You Give in to the Food Craving

Lately I’ve made several adjustments to my diet in an effort to eat better. Mainly, I stopped being a vegetarian, and have even experimented with a vegan diet, which I quickly decided was something I couldn’t handle. Before this decision to start eating healthier, I pretty much ate like a little kid, as I always […]


Five of My Favorite Foods from St. Louis

Even though I’ve moved away from St. Louis three times in the last eight years, I still always manage to come back home. That many moves in a relatively short amount of time has earned me the nickname “Boomerang” from my step-dad, which is pretty fitting. It wasn’t until I moved away from home for […]


Yes, Please: Bubble Baths

One of my favorite activities has always been taking a bubble bath. A recent conversation made me think back to one of my favorite episodes of¬†Friends,¬†where Monica teaches Chandler the art of the bubble bath, and he discovers that baths are enjoyable. Chandler loves it so much that he can’t stop taking them, and gets […]


My Not So Inner Geek: Doctor Who Top Episodes

By now, I think Doctor Who has become for the most part a household name, but if you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, it’s a British Sci-fi show on the BBC that has been around since the 1960s, and in 2005 was re-introduced with new actors and story-lines. With it […]


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