La Notte Ristorante Italiano

La Notte Ristorante Italiano
A new Italian restaurant opened late last year on Marion Street in Oak Park that I highly recommend giving a try. The owner and executive chef, Giovanni Matteo Mancini has another La Notte restaurant located in Berwyn. Due to it’s popularity he decided to bring the flavor of Italy to Oak Park. La Notte is... Read more »

World Down's Syndrome Day Reflections

World Down's Syndrome Day Reflections
Yesterday was World Down’s Syndrome Day. This day is always special to me because I have a brother -in -law with Down’s syndrome. I have known John for twenty five years. During those years he has taught me many things: The importance of inclusion in our schools. To hug people. To appreciate the little things... Read more »

Delia Tully's Irish Soda Bread

Delia Tully's Irish Soda Bread
St. Patrick’s Day has always been a special day to me.  My father is one hundred percent Irish and so is my husband. Every St. Patrick’s Day  I grew up Irish dancing, listening to bagpipers, missing school to watch the river get dyed green, and marching in the parade downtown. My father also encouraged me to... Read more »
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The Message in Amy Krouse Rosenthal's "You May Want to Marry My Husband"

The Message in Amy Krouse Rosenthal's "You May Want to Marry My Husband"
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The Secret Weapon for Perfect Curls

The Secret Weapon for Perfect Curls
Here I am blogging about hair again. I promise to have more than just hair products to talk about, but I really want to share this curling iron with you. I am not a person who styles their hair, I can barely work a hairdryer, let alone a fancy curling iron. The Beachwaver S1 by Sarah Potempa... Read more »

Hair Treatments Worth Trying

Hair Treatments Worth Trying
The other day I noticed I had somehow grown bangs over night.  I wondered how this new growth had occurred suddenly. My hair stylist kindly informed me it was actually damaged hair that had been broken. Another wonderful result of turning forty, and let’s be honest, from dying my hair and blow drying. I guess... Read more »
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It's All For You

It's All For You
When I created the blog, Live What You Love, I had no idea what I was getting myself into, nor did I know exactly what I was doing. All I knew was that I wanted a way to share information about things that I found helpful, useful, and interesting with others. Holy cow, I had no... Read more »

Trader Joe's Faves

Trader Joe's Faves
Who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s?  Well, maybe some people, but I am guessing most of us go there on a regular basis.  The problem is, I am usually running in with a few minutes to spare, hoping the check out lines won’t be too long, or that the parking lot won’t be full.  What happens, is... Read more »

You Will Love These, I Promise

You Will Love These, I Promise
Ok, so maybe I shouldn’t promise that you will love this recipe for brussel sprouts, most people can’t even stand the smell of them.  I am telling you, these taste delicious.  Every time I make them people are always asking me for the recipe.  My father requests this dish for holiday dinners, that is how... Read more »
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Everyday Spring Looks For Less

Old Navy striped rib- knit swing dress $24  Old Navy long textured cardi $39.94
Some of you may be heading somewhere warm in the coming weeks for spring break.  For those of us who are staying here, the good news is, the spring weather looks like it is here to stay.  I thought I would share some everyday spring looks to brighten up your wardrobe for the new season. ... Read more »