Good at Life?

I like to think that I give pretty good advice. Sometimes people ask for it, sometimes….they don’t, but I still offer it. I’m not saying I’m a guru at life or have had anything massively profound happen to make me an expert, but I listen and when it’s appropriate, I share my experiences in case that helps others in their […]

My obsession with the color purple

Nope, I’m not talking about the book, movie or even Oprah this time. I’m literally just talking about the color purple (and its friends, lavender, lilac, berry, etc.) My wardrobe and accessory collection have been infected with a case of the color purple. And it was totally unintentional. And fortunately, being infected with the color purple does not involve a […]

Death of the phone call

When I got my iPhone a few months ago, I picked a plan with the lowest number of minutes but highest data package. Someone I’m related to asked why and I answered without thinking, “because I never make phone calls, the minutes will never be fully used.” I thought I was crazy but according to a New York Times article, […]

The Forbidden Shopping Fruit

As I mentioned last week, I’m in hard-core savings mode for Italy and I’m not a fan of it anymore. I know it will be worth it but after four months of heavy saving, I WANT TO SPEND MONEY. Disposable income? I MISS YOU SO MUCH. Oh and it’s 20 degrees in Chicago, so winter is back and that is […]

An attempt at homemade veggie pizza

Lately, I’ve been seriously lacking in my vegetable consumption. Apparently, chocolate is just more attractive. So in an attempt to get more veggies in my diet, I decided to keep the kitchen adventures light this week with making my own pizza loaded with veggies. And the ingredients only cost me $10. Not bad. Here’s how it turned out: Ingredients: Trader […]

Taking a look at self-compassion

Tuesday night while cruising Twitter, Chickbug posted a link to a New York Times article about self-compassion. Intrigued, I clicked over to it and was nodding my head along with this theory after the first paragraph. So what is self-compassion? Turns out, it’s pretty simple: it’s how people view themselves. It’s further summarized as “giving ourselves a break and accepting […]

Another apartment pet peeve

I’ve developed another pet peeve about my apartment building. Yes, another one to add to the list, along with laundry room antics, fires and thin walls. This one has to do with the buzzer to my apartment. For safety, there is a buzzer intercom at my building entry that goes to each tenant’s apartment. And of course, you should not […]