As fun as the holidays are, they can also be super duper draining. I don't pretend to know the secrets to balancing it all in the best possible way, but I do have some suggestions for having fun and and avoiding feeling bad, mentally or physically. Part of me is creating this post as a… Continue reading Survival Tips for The Holidays
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZh7FLrzUao I love Bob's Burgers, always have. This television show captures a very realistic depiction of humanity in a very funny and sometimes heartwarming way. The characters are good people, but they make plenty of mistakes and regularly display the kinds of flaws that a real person has. Like materialism and a touch of greed!… Continue reading Oh, Nice Things are Nice! Thoughts on Gift Giving
Do you guys look at apartment, condo, or house listings on the reg? Do you ever look at puppies online and come up with all of their full name in an instant? Do you ever Google "____ pain treatment" on a daily basis? Do you delete the same horsesh*t dating apps off your phone every… Continue reading Am I Where I’m Supposed to Be?
I haven't done one of these in awhile, but that doesn't mean I'm not discovering new accounts on Instagram that capture my imagination, make me laugh, teach me something, or all three! Round III of IG account recommendations. My hope is you may find some value in checking them out if you're a regular Instagram… Continue reading The Instagram Accounts That Give Me Life!: Part III
After a weekend trip to Trader Joe's where I really took my time instead of rushing in and out on a Tuesday night post-gym, I felt inspired to do another post about them and some of the unique and special items you can find there. As Chicago is celebrating pride this weekend, I really appreciated… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Treasures: Part II
*Before I get into today's post, I just want to thank friends and readers for their positive feedback and encouragement. If ever I had doubts about this blog, I certainly cannot now. So, again, thank you so very much.* Today's post includes some fun outfit ideas for the 4th of July! Now, I know it's… Continue reading Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!
Oh friends. It has been a week! Spring fever has melted into some kind of weird suspended reality where dating now requires an Olympic sized pool of patience and a complete lack of expectations. Absolutely no expectations. Specifically in regard to general etiquette. Some of you saw my Instagram story and reached out with words… Continue reading Single in The Windy City: Part III
For all of you true crime fiends, armchair detectives, Wikipedia mongers, and amateur researches, I wanted to start a series presenting a "Crime of the Century" that you maybe haven't heard of. Even though I find "mainstream" cases like Jack the Ripper, the Lingbergh baby, Ted Bundy, the Manson Family Murders, the Valentine's Day Massacre, the Unabomber,… Continue reading Forgotten Crime of the Century: Part I
I finally got out of bed today! I had so much fun yesterday at the Cubs game with my lovely, hilarious, and generous friend, Danielle. I was very fortunate to experience the 1914 Club with its exceptionally good food (I had a veggie burger and arugula salad with gorgonzola and peanuts), lot of vodka sodas,… Continue reading Lazy Sunday
Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge