sheagilliam sheagilliam

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Shea Like The Stadium  City girl always | Mama x2 | Wife to an innovator | In love with Chicago food

Even though @hojulee won't see this post for another six hours (at least), I wanted to give her a lot of birthday love. Jess is always the balance in our trio and there's just no replacing her. Grateful @trevhaus drug her to Chicago! Hope you go buy yourself a new bag today and eat lots of carbs. Happy Birthday Jess!! 🍜🍑🍦🎈🎁😘

Happiest of birthdays to the girl who always completes our Asian sandwich. She was my first #instagram friend and has become invaluable to my life. I consider her family my family and look forward to many more meals and years with @snackhappy. You don't need sunshine in LA - you are your own β˜€οΈ. Happy Birthday Jules!! #betterwithage #bestie #rideordie #BFF #foodiefriends #asiansandwich

I'm a firm believer in women helping other women, in life, but also in business. I was honored to be asked to speak today on an all women's panel at the @saleshackerconf alongside these successful women. #buildingabetterworld #girlpower #womeninbusiness

Their cookies get better every year. #ValentinesDay2017 #feelingthelove

I'm sure I'll get a lot of comments on this photo, but I think it's the cutest. It's less about her taking pictures of the food and more about her taking an interest in something creative and that I care about too. She doesn't have to be entertained by a tablet at a restaurant, she engages in conversation and appreciates trying new things with me. She totally got a kick out of helping @chicagofoodgirl style this photo and enjoyed tasting everything after. @doxchicago you might have a new fan ☺️ (see my @thefoodiest account for the after product). #naomilove #startemyoung #minime #foodstyling #foodblogger #chicagokids #foodphotography #photosbyOmi #sundayfunday #byappointmentonly #youprobablycantaffordher

My littles aren't so little anymore....

I love telling the story of how my Hamilton tickets came to be, but needless to say, I owe @cammyemiller and @keshar_. I've been holding these tickets since June and from the moment I sat down in my seat and the lights dimmed and the first note played, I knew the wait had been worth it. It lives up to every bit of the hype, people. The talent of every person on the stage left me breathless. I didn't listen to a single song before yesterday and I'm so glad! Hands down the best musical I've ever seen. #wannagoagain #onceisntenough #hamilton #themusical #waynebrady #snuckbackstage #missedFil

The end of the biscuit saga looks something like this... flakey perfection with local honey and a matcha latte. I'm not mad about any of it. #onmythird #dontjudge #fourstoreslater #smittenkitchen #iblameyou

You guys - I missed my calling as a news anchor. But you can still catch me on #fox tonight presenting a check on behalf of #VZW.

I'm really fortunate to have found a career that I truly love. I love what I do, the people I work with, and the opportunities that it affords me. But I especially love when I get to act as an ambassador for #VerizonWireless. This morning, I got to present Roosevelt Middle School with a $5,000 grant for winning the best in region award for our app challenge and they couldn't have been more excited to represent their school and community. And I smiled the whole way back to the office. #verizongivesback #verizonfoundation #STEM #positivevibesonly #imshorterthanmiddleschoolers

I was crazy excited to get @stuwaters and @potalpo's beautiful wedding invitation in the mail! Plane tickets purchased, airbnb wishlists are made, now I just need to know - has anyone been to Israel? What can't I miss while I'm there? SO excited to celebrate love in such a beautiful place with beautiful people! #HolyWaters #thejewandthegentile #wanderlust #israelhereicome #travelbug

So I stink at consistency, but back to my #meaningfulmonday posts dedicated to the friends that keep me grounded and feeling loved. β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ Today's is dedicated to @larahausholter. We were all of 8 years old when I met her and she told me I had a funny nose. At which point I told her mother (what - you weren't a tattletale?) and our mothers decided that spending more time together was the appropriate response. So naturally, we became best friends. We were in the same small homeschool group and lived on farms not too far from each other. We've always drifted in and out of each other's lives and have always been there for the major events or just to lend a listening ear or shoulder to cry on. She's one of the few friends I have that remembers my mom and even has stories of her own that she reminds me of often.
Lara is one of the most ambitious and hard working women I know. She got her masters in nutrition and a few years ago, called to tell me that she thought she might like to be a doctor. So she took the MCAT, got accepted, and started that long road much later in her life than the rest of her classmates, but I'm pretty sure she's putting them all to shame. After being in med school for a couple years, she got pregnant and had the most adorable baby boy - but she was still a med student studying for exams and standing on her feet for hours at a time. Now, she's doing her rotations and trying to figure out her specialty. I stand in awe of a woman who isn't afraid to say yes to things, who is an example to me in how to be a mom and wife, and who will drop everything and drive two hours just to have dinner with me in the middle of a crazy week. I aspire to your greatness, Lara Householder. β€πŸ†