Bucktown.

Another day of smiling through the cold. That's how it works in February, right? Whelp, if you're gonna do it, might as well stay stylish.

Consider this week an official week at home. We now have three out of four of us down for the count. My living room looks like an infirmary. I have calls and one meeting scheduled but beyond that you will find me in sweatpants this week. I think my body is still trying to decide if it's gonna give in to this nasty flu virus that has taken residence in our house. 

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SelfMade Speed Round - Melanie Kahn

Melanie is the Queen of Lemonade. Her eponymous, mouth-puckering lemonade can be found amongst the shelves of specialty grocers as well as Jewel and soon, Mariano's. From a consumer standpoint, our family cannot.get.enough of this delicious beverage. Comprised of aronia berries and low on sugar, it makes for the perfect beverage for your babes and for the adults...try it with vodka or bubbles!

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Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.

And a Happy Tuesday to you! I feel like I am still recovering from the Super Bowl despite remaining completely sober. Is that possible? Maybe sleep is the answer. I have so much on my mind and some pretty tight deadline. Am I already dreaming about next weekend? You betcha!

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SelfMade Speed Round - Jennifer Dieas

Jennifer is the Goddess of Faux Beauty. And you know what, I quite like the sound of that. She makes it easy for the ladies, and a few gents, to scoop up the essentials in one pit stop. Think nails, airbrush tans and blowouts. And isn't that all you really need to set the record straight and feel confident as you hit the mean streets of Chicago? I think so. Read on...

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My family tree.

I've always known my roots were Polish but I never knew much beyond that. And that worked for many, many years. When all of these DNA kits launched, I'll admit. I wasn't that interested. My fair skin and blonde hair pointed me in the direction of Eastern European and Scandinavian. Done. Enough said. 

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SelfMade Speed Round - Jacqueline Marie

If there was such a thing as being a "Jane of all trades" than I think Jacqueline has cornered the market. She's got style, <obvi> beauty, brains and an impeccable sense for creating environments that evoke a mood, an emotion and a sense of calm. FT interior stylist by day and weekend lifestyle blogger by night. Now that's what I call multitasking...in the best way possible! Take a read to learn more about this Windy City interiors maven...

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