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Just a Sliver: Chicago Surprise

Chicago Surprise

Last weekend was my brother's 30th Birthday! As a surprise, our family went out to spend the weekend in Chicago. On Friday afternoon my sister and her boyfriend surprised him, then his friends surprised him at dinner, and then we arrived at 8:30am Saturday morning for the third and final surprise. It was such a fun weekend made even better because he had no idea what to expect. Happy 30th T! One for the record books. P.S. Chicago is the best. Seriously. … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: Manchester, VT

Manchester, VT

Last weekend we had a family weekend in Manchester, Vermont.  The last time we were in Manchester was for my cousin's wedding at Hildene. If you haven't visited Hildene, add it to your list of things to do! Especially in late May/Early June when the gardens are in full bloom. Hildene is the Lincoln Family Home built by Abraham Lincoln's son, Todd, in 1905. It is such a beautiful property and a really incredible wedding venue! Manchester is such a beautiful Vermont town, especially as the … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: Mexico

Playa del Carmen & Cancun, Mexico

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I was in Mexico last weekend! I was given an opportunity through work to visit the Cancun area. We stayed in Playa del Carmen at the Paradisus and visited a couple of other properties in Cancun as well. On Saturday we went on a Jungle Tour excursion [there are several vendors that do similar excursions] - you hop in these mini two person boats, speed through the mangroves, and out to the reef for 40 minutes of snorkeling. The reefs were … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver Summer Feature Image

Summer 2015

On the first day of Fall, it's only right to look back on an incredible Summer. As usual, it quickly became jammed with weddings, travel, and visits with family & friends. I guess I should no longer say that I'm surprised with how busy it became and fast it went because it seems to be a trend! While last summer was certainly hard to top, we had a really great few months. Although we didn't stay put too many weekends, it was great to be in New England for our first Summer. So farewell, sweet … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: TMM Day 10

The Miracle Morning: Day 30

I have officially completed the Miracle Morning 30 Day Challenge! Besides a few off days of travel I was able to complete TMM each morning for 30 days and as I've said before (here and here) I loved it. During the week I wake up at 5:20, do the entire MM and finish with a workout. On the weekend I will usually get up a little later but no later than 7am to make sure I have quiet time to complete it. I have been flexible if need be [like when I had to leave for the airport at 2:45am last Friday] … [Read More...]