Chicago in One Day

Chicago is a big city, but it is absolutely possible to see all of the touristy sights in one day. I recommend starting reasonably early in the morning, 9:00 or 10:00, if you plan to spend a good bit of time in each location or if you are a “sight seeing walker”. If you are … Continue reading Chicago in One Day

The Bombo Bar Chicago, IL

It's summertime at the moment and if you're anything like me, you're craving smoothies, ice cream and pretty much anything icy cold and sugary. The Bombo Bar is widely known for their incredibly appealing shakes, delicious doughnuts and fabulous gelato. Sitting next to Bar Siena, on the corner of W. Randolph and N. Green Street … Continue reading The Bombo Bar Chicago, IL

Chicago’s Most Thrilling Paddle Board Experience

Standing up, paddle boarding and yoga, three things I love, but never thought I would combine. With the help of Chicago Paddle Company, it was made not only a reality, but an incredible experience. With a variety of classes ranging from introduction to paddle, to SUP core fitness, Chicago Paddle Company and their awesome team members … Continue reading Chicago’s Most Thrilling Paddle Board Experience

Firecakes Donuts Chicago, IL

I'm not sure that I've ever run into a more accurately named restaurant. Firecakes donuts is just that, little cakes that are FIRE A.K.A AMAZING. A unique, little donut shop on E. Hubbard Street in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Firecakes is a shop you do not want to pass up. With an enormous selection … Continue reading Firecakes Donuts Chicago, IL

The Doughnut Vault Chicago, IL

Where in Chicago, IL can you be blown away by incredible doughnuts and an adorable atmosphere? The Doughnut Vault on the corner of N. Franklin and Kinzie Street, that's where. On this quaint side street in Chicago's River North neighborhood, the Doughnut Vault is easily spotted. Not only does it stand out because of their gorgeous blue … Continue reading The Doughnut Vault Chicago, IL

The Best Sunday Farmers Market in Chicago, IL

The greatest little market sits just a block over from our apartment every Sunday between July and October. If you're ever in the Chicagoland area between these months, pop on up to the Rogers Park neighborhood, Glenwood Sunday Market, right off the Red Line Morse stop. This weekend, I decided to go and grab some … Continue reading The Best Sunday Farmers Market in Chicago, IL

The College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska

A few weeks ago Cody's friend mentioned the possibility of grabbing some College World Series tickets for a very irresistible price and asked if we would be interested in joining him and his wife in Omaha for the weekend. After a very quick answer of "absolutely", we decided upon our road trip and planned to … Continue reading The College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska

Vacationing in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

In late June Cody and I enjoyed a much needed family beach trip in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. After lots of planning, it was finally time to clock out, both physically and mentally, from work and run toward the waves.   The commute to and from the Island was about 15 hours each way so we … Continue reading Vacationing in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Dabbling in Ornament Making

In December I met up with My friend Marette from Floradise, a travel and lifestyle blog, for my first Dabble class! (check out her awesome post about the calss here!)We chose a custom Christmas ornament making class which  was so much fun! Our host Katie Netti had a variety of ornament sizes and a plethora of … Continue reading Dabbling in Ornament Making

8 Surefire Ways to Make Holiday Traveling Easier

Holiday traveling can sometimes be more of an adventure than the actual adventure you are going on. As I have traveled for the holiday's MANY times, I hope to share some quick tips for successfully venturing about with the least amount of stress possible. PLAN AHEAD! Figure out where you are going at least 4-6 months … Continue reading 8 Surefire Ways to Make Holiday Traveling Easier