I am home from Chicago and if you are wondering how my trip was…….it was busy and fun.  I spent much of my time working (but good work) and took in what I could.  As is typical Tracy, I pretty much ate my way through the Windy City (hey, you know what they say "When in Rome….")….

Dunkin Donuts ….yum-O!
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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza….filling!

Chicago-style Hot Dog at Portillo's

Garrett's Popcorn…fattening!

Thanks to seeing old friends and new friends I worked hard and was able to take in a bit of the city including Windy City Scrapbooking.  What a great store!

I also passed by Oprah's Harpo Studios and look who came around the corner, Reggie her make-up artist. Seemed like a good photo op!
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There is new and exciting news on the Helmar front and I am excited about their new availability in HELMAR_RED_web_header the USA Market!  I have always said they had the best products and now everyone will get to see that firsthand!  The official Press Release is being written up so I need to hold off on details (but am dying to share!) until that is released.  Very exciting!

Pete held my job down for a week and did a great job.  I think he also is handing it back over happily.  Thanks for holding down the fort!  I know it is no easy task.

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!  There is still time to enter (ends today!). Random drawing is tomorrow!  I will be responding to each and every one of you!  While I was away I could receive emails but not send them so I have tons of emails to write!  So if you emailed me I will get back to you just as soon as the house, life, laundry, etc. are back in order.  Did I mention I will be returning to the mountains and the gym?  I wonder why I feel that is important???