Birthday Planz

Last weekend was spent celebrating my honorary "niece", Emma's, fourth birthday! It was gorgeous weather in the suburbs; sunny, blue skies with a nice breeze. It was a fun mixture of family, friends, adults, and kids, as well as numerous unicorn related paraphernalia, including a cake, stuffed animals, various gifts, and balloons. From my estimation,… Continue reading Birthday Planz

The Tale

On Saturday night, I went to visit and sleepover at my dear friend Arie's newer home in Evanston. We had a girl's night, which included face masks by Tony Moly, delicious and very healthy snacks prepared by Arie, and a couple of movies interrupted frequently by our typical disjointed chats, talking about everything in our… Continue reading The Tale

Smörgåsbord IV

I like cooler weather, but September has been really all over the place in Chicago between the thunderstorms, humidity and overcast clouds. Not exactly what I was hoping for post Labor Day. It does lead me to believe that I could be a meteorologist for one of Chicago's news stations because apparently, you don't need… Continue reading Smörgåsbord IV

Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

Part III and the conclusion of The Closet Diaries covers my "linen closet", where I'm storing my accessories as well as my linens and towels. I have a fair amount of jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and other miscellaneous items without a proper home. My goal in all of this was to have my closets be more… Continue reading Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

Rededication & Updates

Happy Labor Day Weekend, all! Part III of The Closet Diaries will be coming soon (click the links for Part I and II. I want to start by saying thank you to my friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers that have offered me encouragement to write this blog. I'm sure you've noticed I've taken my foot… Continue reading Rededication & Updates

Organized & Orderly: Part II of The Closet Diaries

This weekend was spent focusing on my closet cleaning/organization project; for a recap of the "Before", you can read Part I. The biggest game changer had to do with my shoes, which were haphazardly placed both inside and on top of original shoe boxes of various colors, shapes, and sizes. It made the whole closet… Continue reading Organized & Orderly: Part II of The Closet Diaries

Claustrophobia & Clutter: Part I of The Closet Diaries

Hello, hello. I don't know if you've ever lived in a studio apartment or an environment with less storage available than necessary, but for me, it's becoming a problem. I have a large closet, but I do keep a vanity table in there in addition to hanging a large majority of my clothing. On the… Continue reading Claustrophobia & Clutter: Part I of The Closet Diaries

Fun Dining With Friends

This weekend has been pretty magical! It was full of friends, omelettes, and interesting experiences around the city. My dear friend Britt was in town for a girl's night; a kind and thoughtful suggestion made to her by her husband Tom. She's been working hard caring for her infant son 24/7, so it was a… Continue reading Fun Dining With Friends