Weekend Recap Vol. 16

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Well I hope all of you beautiful people had a fantastic weekend. The weather couldn’t have been better here in Chicago, 70 in November? I’ll take it!

* On Friday I took the fiance out for his birthday dinner! The big 2-4. We went to this amazing French restaurant in Lincoln Park, 3 courses of deliciousness.

* Saturday was super chill. We woke up late, watched a ton of TV, snuggled with our lil Luna, and wandered around the neighborhood all afternoon.

* Saturday night was as equally chill as Saturday: pizza, friends, and a movie night. Sometimes you just need to kick back and relax, and by sometimes I mean all the time.

* Sunday was as basic as a Sunday can be: grocery shopping, gym, fro-yo, and hanging with my BFF.

What’d you do this weekend?

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Weekend Recap Vol. 15

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Hello friends! Another awesome weekend for the books over here. It was so chill, and low-key, my fav! Not to mention the weather here in Chicago has been absolutely amazing!

* Friday night we went to the Whole Foods Event, 5 after 5. Not the best food we’ve had there, but it was still a good way to spend an evening

* Saturday morning Logan and I took some engagement pictures. We decided not to pay for them, because we knew we could easily take and edit them ourselves. Kayla (the twin), also snapped some for us *THANKS* I’ll share more of them later! 🙂

* I did some major shopping damage at some resale shops #cantstopwontstop

* Fiance and I had a double date with Twin and her BF. We went to a little pub called Brownstone, SO AMAZING. Turkey burger + sweet potato fries (sounds basic, but it was amazing).

* Sunday was spent walking around our beautiful neighborhood enjoying the crisp autumn air, and a couple of lattes (does it get any better?!)

Weekend Recap Vol. 4

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Another great summer weekend with great people!

* Kayla and I went to the Chicago Air and Water Show on Sunday. The show is a bunch of tiny fast jet planes doing tricks in the air. I think the best part was being able to hop in the lake and watch the show while bobbing with the tiny waves.

* Logan and I celebrate 6 YEARS together on Saturday! I’m so lucky to have grown up along side him and travel the world together. I’m excited for all the adventures our lives have in store for us!

* We made the trip up to WI this weekend for a friends wedding. It’s so fun to see our friends growing up and making big commitments like this. The wedding was close to our college town, so we were able to drive through our alma mater, talk about nostalgic feels.

Weekly Recap Vol. 3

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I forgot to do my weekly recap on Monday! My weekend was super low key, but I did have a pretty good week:

* There was a really cool storm coming through while I was on one of my Lakeshore runs

* I crashed an Optimus party with some of my Leo Burnett amigos, so fun!

* I wrote this post about what it’s like being a twin, spoiler: it’s pretty great

* I went to the conservatory and Lincoln Park Zoo with some friends, and we had an absolute blast

* Chicago is chuck full of street art, it seems like every corner I turn there’s another masterpiece on a brick canvas

What It’s Like to be a Twin

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I have been “#blessed” to have been born an identical twin! That’s right, there is someone walking around who looks just like me, so I guess the world is #blessed as well, did I just use that phrase twice in two sentences? Well I’ve decided to answer some FAQ questions we’ve gotten over the years from friends, family, and random ass strangers.

How can I tell you apart?

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This is only from our newbie friends. Because once you get to know us, you can easily tell us apart. But just for shits and giggles: I have a nose ring, and a mole on my right cheek, Kayla (my twin), does not.

Can you feel their pain? 

Ummmm what….? No.

How do you know you are you when you wake up, and you aren’t actually Kayla?

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Again, ummm what….? Yes we have legitimately gotten this question more than once.

Can you read the other’s mind?

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Yes!

LOL JK. But we usually are on the same wavelength, and more often than you would guess we say the same thing at the same exact time. Or I’ll text her something she was JUST about to text me. Not to mention, when we show up at the same place wearing essentially identical outfits… But I think these things happen because Kayla and I are freakishly close, like seriously guys, we are the poster twins for being BFFs.

Do you like being a twin?

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DUH! Being a twin is like being served your soul mate on a golden platter. I honestly feel bad for everyone else, because I cannot possibly imagine not having this kind of relationship in my life #sorrynotsorry. Obviously, I don’t know what it’s like to not be a twin (I’ve been one my entire life hahaha), but I assume the grass is greener over here where I am.

What’s the worst thing about being a twin?

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The list of cons is very short, but I’d say identity is the biggest struggle for twins. People often lump the two of you together into one mega personality, but Kayla and I are very different. This was especially prevalent growing up because we were involved in the same activities (we were tennis doubles partners), had the same friends group, and just generally liked doing everything together. But Kayla and I went to different colleges in different states, and I even moved abroad for a year – so we’ve come a long way in developing our own identities. But, honestly, if I have to be lumped together with another person, I’m really lucky it’s her.

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