My dating Venn diagram

My friends share some pretty hilarious, true and interesting links online. And last week, TC shared something called the dating Venn diagram, which had me laughing while nodding my head in agreement. It’s tag line: “Venn Diagram describes your entire dating life in two pathetic circles.” Those circles are basically divided between “Guys who hit on me” and “Guys I […]

Back to blog!

Two weeks. I didn’t intend to take a two week hiatus from this blog, but once I got back from my unsuccessful dog sitting weekend, things got busy and then I was off for Los Angeles and Park City, UT. And boom, two weeks are gone. Summer is a tough time for me to keep this site updated too. I’m […]

Weekend recap: Dog sitting reality check

Hello everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. It was gorgeous in Chicago but I was Wisconsin, dog sitting my adorable fur nephew…. ….and getting a huge reality check. Dog sitting is hard. Like, really, really hard. Maybe I was spoiled with my previous fur nephew visits where it was all loves and snuggles and kisses and joy all the […]

Playing puppy bonus mom

This weekend, I’m trekking north to my second favorite state to attend a retirement and graduation party. I’m also playing “bonus mom” or “super auntie” to one of the loves of my life: my fur nephew Steve. And I’m scared sh*tless. Sure, I’ve been around him before but my bro and SIL were there and they knew what to do […]

Dress me: Retirement party chic

As much as I love fashion, I am very indecisive at times about what to wear to certain events. In those situations, I turn to my friends and then Twitter and/or this blog for your feedback as well. Brace yourself, it’s that time again. This weekend, I will be attending a retirement party, so I thought a new, fancy dress […]

Things I love right now

Right now, I’m not spending crazy, but let’s just say…I’m enjoying not funneling all funds in to a trip fund again just yet 🙂 So now that I’m helping Chicago’s economy by doing a little spending, I’m making a little list of things I’m loving right now. Target’s Grocery – Okay this is a little lame but I’m obsessed with […]

Two stories about karma

As much as I may want to deny it, karma exists. I’ve seen two examples of this recently and I thought I’d share both. One is funny and one is kind of sweet. Funny Karma About a month ago, my friend dropped me off at home after dinner and we ended up sitting in her car chatting for a bit. […]

Revamping the Memorial Day plans

On Friday, I made a list of things I hoped to do during Memorial Day, because I’m a planner and need some kind of list of what I’d like to do, even if I achieve nothing. Yeah, it was one of those weekend when the best laid Memorial Day plans went awry, but in a good way! I got my […]

Looking forward to a long weekend

Yesterday was Thursday but I was playing Rebecca Black’s song “Friday” in my head because that’s what it was for me. FRIDAY. My company closed our office today so I get a four-day weekend, and let me tell you something, I need it. Yes, it’s officially my Memorial Day weekend and I will be staycationing it in Chicago because, well […]

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 […]