Being thankful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Before I head back to the kitchen to finish preparing the first Thanksgiving my SIL and I are preparing, I wanted to put up a post about being thankful. This year has been full of change, but I’m still thankful for so many things in my life. Now, I just need to be better about being thankful […]

Guess who is making Thanksgiving dinner?

For as long as I can remember, my grandma made the Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, cranberry relish and the best mashed potatoes and gravy. I have a lot of fond memories sitting at their house, watching football and stuffing myself until I have a three month food baby. But now that my grandma is older, it’s a lot […]

Taking back control

That is my new motto. As a Type-A, anal retentive, perfectionist and people pleaser, control is something I struggle with. I’m either totally in control of a situation or I have given myself completely to helping, entertaining or taking care of others, that I don’t even remember to take care of myself. Lately, I haven’t been in control. I’m willing […]

Belated London recap

Cheerio readers! Or, the handful of you that might still be out there. Things have been a little crazy since I’ve been back. But yes, I am back from the other side of the pond. Yes, the London adventure is in the books and it.was.amazing. And honestly, my first overseas trip where everything just…fell in to place. Paris and Italy […]

iPhone 8 Plus: A Timeless Classic for Modern Users

Welcome to our exploration of the iPhone 8 Plus, a timeless classic in Apple‘s storied lineup of smartphones. In this presentation, we’ll dive deep into what makes the iPhone 8 Plus a standout device, combining elegance and performance to cater to modern users. The iPhone 8 Plus, with its sleek glass front and back, exudes sophistication. Its meticulously crafted aluminum […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! So, I didn’t intend on taking more than a week blog break again but, it’s fall and things are busy. But one of the things I was busy with was my Halloween costume! Friends of mine know that I’m not very Halloween-friendly. Maybe it’s because I’m more of a Christmas and Thanksgiving kind of girl but I’m […]

Wifi and me, so happy together

Lately, things around my house have been under construction. The city of Chicago is repaving my street, my building is getting a new sidewalk and my apartment needs to have some touch up repairs done. And then, on top of this, my wifi went out at 3 am on Sunday morning (don’t ask why I was up and online then […]

Food Crawl: West Loop edition

So now that I’ve told you about my DIY food crawls, I thought I’d give you a little example of my most recent one in Chicago’s West Loop. Located on the west side of Chicago (shocking), this industrial, lofty, warehouse district has grown exponentially over the last 1-2 years. The unused space is now housing a lot of new restaurants, […]

Chicago neighborhood food crawls

I love food, and in Chicago there are no shortages of places to eat. There is no way to visit every place, so when a handful of new places I like open up around each other, I like to organize a little neighborhood crawl. It’s like a bar crawl but with food (and a few drinks). The intent isn’t to […]

Evolution of birthdays

I may play it cool but I love celebrating birthdays. And when you’re a kid, birthdays are like a mid-year Christmas. Huge parties, friends everywhere, running around, gifts and CAKE. As you get older, the birthday parties change a bit. Then, once you hit college and/or 21 (whatever comes first), it begins the next phase of celebrating, which involves copious […]