Posts by: Cortney

I am a 28 year old Chi-Town city gal living in a cozy condo with my boyfriend, Jeff. Monday through Friday I go by Miss Schmitt, as my main gig is working as a speech-language pathologist at a school in the burbs. Beyond my day job, I adore decorating, finding treasures at flea markets, seeking new adventures in the city, laughing, indulging in anything sweet, and spending time with friends and family (especially my lovely sis, Kali). Read along as I share my hopes, dreams, and outcomes (the good and the bad!).

Jun
13
goodbye yellow
By • Filed In: Projects

Well that was a long break, wasn’t it!? Kal and I both got super busy with end of the year type stuff at work and just did not have much time left for blogging. I’m not kidding, the last two or three weeks were ca-razy. But we’re back! So I have my favorite white t-shirts

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May
17
Cake Pop Craze
By • Filed In: Recipes, Sweet Tooth, Weddings

Cake pops have become such a craze lately. So much so that they’re everywhere you turn. Books, stores, molds, you name it. Well apparently our family caught the cake pop fever last summer right around Kal and Brian’s wedding. Kal decided that instead of buying a desert for the rehearsal dinner, she wanted to make

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May
4
Wonders of the Web: Engagement Gifts
By • Filed In: Gift Guide, Weddings

Ever wonder what to get a friend as an engagement gift? While it is definitely not expected or necessary to give engagement gifts, sometimes we just want to show that we are happy for them with a little something special. Here are a few ideas, some of which are similar to gifts that I’ve received

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Apr
23
Invites & Embossing
By • Filed In: Party, Weddings

Last week I shared what Kal’s bachelorette party entailed. Today I’m going to share what the invites looked like. I actually initially thought I would purchase some cute ones and just print out all the info. Yeah, that was a no go. Most of the invites I saw were black and bright pink, or with

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Apr
19
For The Single Lady
By • Filed In: Party, Weddings

Sorry to those of you who subscribe and got an email with a completely unfinished post yesterday. There were some really odd technical difficulties going on, but I think all is back to normal. So back to the scheduled post… I guess I could have titled it “For the almost not single lady” as this

Apr
13
Wonders of the Web: Birthday Edition
By • Filed In: Wonders of the Web

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KALI!   My little sister, friend, an blog partner is enjoying a birthday today and so I thought that our wonders of the web post should be birthday themed. Kal is the best sister a girl could ever ask for. She has been there for me throughout the years and I am so

Apr
12
Accessorize
By • Filed In: Jewelry, Weddings

So I guess we have been slackers this week huh? Sorry! But remember when I said that my spring break was a complete whirlwind? Yeah well I feel like it’s been that way since. Want to know why? I have another video for you that just might explain.     Yep, I have a new

Apr
5
Love and Lobster
By • Filed In: Recipes

Over my break, Jeff and I decided to do something that we had never done before. We decided that although we love going out to dinner and trying out all the new restaurants, we just wanted to do something fun at home. So we decided to….drum roll please……cook live lobsters! Ahhhh! It was actually way

Apr
3
Easter-ish
By • Filed In: Projects

I’m baaaack! As Kal said yesterday, we took a week off to enjoy our spring breaks. We sound like college students heading off for a week-long party when we say spring break but being a teacher means that we still get one glorious week off during the month of March. It just doesn’t included a

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Mar
23
Wonders of the Web
By • Filed In: Wonders of the Web

Here are a list of things from around the web that have caught my eye lately. Pin-up girls before and after. So interesting! The weather just switched from 80, sunny, and perfect to rainy, and chilly here in Chi-town. That means layering pieces is a must! Yummmmmm, quinoa mac and cheese. Rule number 234 of

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