1.20.2014

good things.

Happy Monday and happy MLK day! I had a really wonderful weekend with friends and family. Friday night our fiesta plans got post-poned (I forgot to make reservations!) so we decided to visit a Chicago favorite - Portillos! they have the best italian roast beef, hot dogs and burgers. H and I shared a cake shake (a vanilla milkshake with chunks of Portillo's famous chocolate cake mixed in). so. so. good. 
On Saturday I chopped off my hair (I posted a photo of the cut on instagram) thank you for your sweet messages... I'm still getting used to the short length, so the positive comments were much appreciated. Later Saturday night we went to my father-in-law's house and he taught us how to make alabloo polow, a Persian dish with rice, sour cherries, slivered almonds and chicken onion meatballs. We also learned how to make tadig (everyone's favorite!) crispy potatoes or flat bread cooked under rice so one side gets crispy and the other is coated with crunchy rice. 

I spent sunday with the girls, brunch at beatrix was tasty (I recommend the lemon pancakes!) and I am still wrapping my head around the movie her. I loved the music and the story was interesting, although, as much as I love my phone and computer I hope things never evolve to the point where technology completely replaces humans in relationships. 

My the weekend continues today with some reading, jillian michaels yoga meltdown and the bulls vs. lakers game tonight! 

How was your weekend? 
xo, 
Jillian 

12 comments:

  1. sounds like a great weekend! I hung out with friends, went to a 1st bday party and wallowed over the Pats. Glad to have a day off today! :)

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  2. I saw that first picture on Instagram and was drooling over Portillo's. Jillian Michaels videos are my absolute fav especially her yoga ones :-) Looks like a great weekend!

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend! And I LOVE your cut! I have been dreaming of doing the same with mine!

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  4. ohh i missed that IG post, but i love your short hair! looks soo chic!! i have debated on getting a major cut too, but i am too chicken hahah!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  5. Sounds like a great weekend, Jillian and I love, love how your hair turned out. Looks so good on you! :)

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  6. i LOVE your hair--saw it on IG. And that food looks amazing. is it lunchtime yet?

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  7. I cannot believe I was in chicago for five days and did not stop at portillos. their chopped salad is so, so delicious. and cake shake!! xo - chels @ LLinaBC.com

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  8. Looks like a wonderful weekend, and I love your new cut!

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  9. what a fun weekend! enjoy the day off :)

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  10. That cake shake sounds delicious!

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  11. Holy moly, all that food looks fantastic. LOVE your hair - it's so healthy looking and is the perfect cut for you.

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  12. Sounds like such a great weekend and I am totally hungry now after looking at those scrumptious photos. Muah

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