Posts Tagged ‘ grandma ’

¡Bienvenidos a México!

December 18, 2012
¡Bienvenidos a México!

I would like to welcome you all to the Mexican edition of BIG THINGS…COSAS GRANDES! I arrived this week in Mexico City and am very excited to be back in this chaotic place. Some of you may have been wondering what the hell is going on over here: sporadic postings, flash sales, etc. So...
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chicago highlights

February 21, 2012
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because of the BBC event, i didnt have as much time or energy to explore as i usually do in chicago. so i mostly hung around my mom’s in lincoln park, walked the dog, went to the dentist, and tied up ends for the party. i did manage to see a good group of friends...
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chicago in technicolor

November 11, 2011
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chicago! you are my home! i only see you twice a year, but i always know that even if we don’t talk in between, we’re still cool. you’re fickle when it comes to your weather, but it’s usually an exciting change from california and a chance to employ a new wardrobe! you are so...
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i love you, mom!

May 7, 2011
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not only is tomorrow mother’s day, but monday is also my mom’s birthday! it’s a whole weekend of mom love! i love the idea of dedicating one day to our moms & moms all over the world, showing our respect, appreciation, gratitude, and love for all their hard work! forget all the hallmark gift-giving...
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snowed in

February 22, 2011
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from vegas i flew to chicago to celebrate my grandmother’s 91st birthday. little did i know that a huge storm was arriving along with me…what turned out to be the third largest blizzard in chicago history!! on tuesday my mom and i went out to run errands, despite extreme winds and a 24hr blizzard...
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go nuts!

December 26, 2010
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every year around the holidays i go a little nuts baking and preparing snacks as gifts for parties and family and friends. this year, in memory of my grandmother who died in the spring, i’ve been trying to make more of her recipes, including this one for the traditional german christmas market snack,  gebrannte...
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passover in reno: part 2!

April 14, 2010
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chicago has been great, remembering my grandmother with everyone who meant the most to her. thanks to everyone for the words and support. here are some more photos from our seder in reno…
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goodbye, sabta.

April 9, 2010
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this is a hard post to write. my grandmother, irmgard harff goldschmidt, died on friday morning. quite shocking….i just saw her in reno last week for passover. she was a spry 91-year-old, german-born matriarch of the family with stories and dignity and sarcasm for days. she was a stickler for the rules but always...
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pompompalooza!

December 28, 2009
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the other day, my grandma and i made a bunch of pompoms for my brother’s new kitten. her ancient yarn collection is just begging to be used, so today dorothy and i made a few more pom poms and some friendship bracelets… we then proceeded to make the world’s largest pom pom……which as, as...
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my grandma's house

May 4, 2009
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my mom and i live on the first floor of my grandmother’s house in chicago. she and my grandfather bought the house on a quiet side street in the then-mostly-puerto-rican lincoln park in the 60s for $26,000. now the property alone is worth more than a million, thanks to gentrification! last winter my grandmother...
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