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
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
Hello dear friends! Apologies for the delay, but she's been celebrating for the gods this week, so much so that by the end of it all, I was shakier than Liza Minnelli on a boat. That's okay though. It was worth it and I'll be continuing to recoup today. Brace yourself for a long one,… Continue reading So You Think You Can Weekend?
This was a rather front-loaded fun week. On Thursday, I enjoyed happy hour with my colleague/friend Abbey, who is delightful, smart, mature beyond her years, and very fun to hang out with. That happy "hour" turned into a romp through Boystown, as her dad had a work event at Sidetrack, which is always a treat.… Continue reading This Week in Shenanigans
What obsessions are reigning queen in my world right now? Let's break it down! Jonathan Van Ness! The "Groomer" on Queer Eye. Also, the genius behind Gay of Thrones. Also just the light of social media, topping my "most searched list" these days. He's by far the most flamboyant of the Fab 5 and there… Continue reading My 3 New Obsessions
Saturday was spent in celebration of my "niece", Lily's, 7th birthday! She is the sweetest little lady and is clearly adored by her family and friends all who know her, myself included. It's been super cool watching her grow up in the last four years. She's very talented (ballet, gymnastics, handwriting), a great big sister… Continue reading Young Heart, Old Body
I haven't posted as frequently in the last week because I've been just enjoying some time "off", as it were, with the holiday and a few days off from real work. Also, if I don't go out and live my life, I will have nothing to write about. Beyond the extraordinary weather last week, which included… Continue reading Let’s Catch Up!
Truth be told, I'm not one for resolutions or steep goal setting. I don't like to set myself up for feeling like a POS if I deviate from a plan. So the less rigid the plan or intention, the better! Still, I think now that half of 2018 has passed, it's a good time to… Continue reading Mid-Year “Resolutions”
My post today is simply devoted to one of my favorite colors: bubblegum pink! There's something about it that's so vibrant, happy, girly, youthful, fun, and a little wild. Bubblegum pink has a firm root within popular culture, beauty, and fashion. Let me show you! Who could forget this epic opening scene, starring the color… Continue reading Bubblegum Pink!
Last week, I was helping my mom out after she had knee surgery, and at one point, the little peanut lady asked me to go upstairs into my brother Bill's old closet, aka the room he used to live in that looks way nicer now (sorry, Bill), to grab some toilet paper rolls to restock… Continue reading Vintage Toy Treasures!