Five Things Friday – with a #Giveaway!

My next burlesque performance is next Friday! I’m pretty excited! I posted the details (and a discount code for tickets) on Facebook (via my personal account), so if you’d like to go to the show, look there.


Practice makes perfect. 

My brothers’ best friend (and my friend too) just opened a brewery! It’s the Blue Island Beer Co. and as the name suggests, it’s in Blue Island. And the Grand Opening is in a couple of weeks – you should join us!

I hosted a clothing swap last weekend. There were only 5 of us, but it was still a success! And I got invited to another clothing swap next month, so hopefully I’ll find even more treasures there.

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These are terrible pictures. 

During the clothing swap, we tried some Chocolate Cheezecake from Daiya FoodsIt’s vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free … and pretty tasty!! Wanna try it yourself? Daiya agreed to send four complimentary cheezecake coupons to a lucky reader! You could try all four flavors – New York, Chocolate, Strawberry and Key Lime! Enter via Rafflecopter.


This week was my company conference. It kicked off Tuesday evening at the Chicago Cultural Center, and in addition to all of the delicious food and drinks and entertainment, there was a gal in a champagne skirt (on wheels). We joked that when she walked with it, it looked like she had a walker … so sign me up for this kind of walker when my time comes.


  • What’s the oddest contraption you’ve seen to serve drinks?
  • Have any of your friends opened a brewery or winery? My sis-in-law and I joked about opening a Brinery – Brewery/Winery/Brining (pickles, mostly). It could happen. 
  • What’s the most ___-free food you’ve ever had? Or made? I once made a cornbread that was vegan, gluten-free and soy-free
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