Treating Ourselves: @MagnoliaBakery

Magnolia Bakery in Chicago's Block 37 is a little hidden gem for tourists and locals alike. I had it for the first time yesterday (thanks to @slamkarim) and not only were the treats delicious, but the entire experience is almost out of a fictional cupcake shop you may have seen in a movie or TV show (at … Continue reading Treating Ourselves: @MagnoliaBakery

Goodbye Chicago, Hello Evanston: Packing Tips

At this point I am basically a professional mover. Including my first move to Chicago in 2013, through my move to Evanston in 2 days, I will have moved 5 times in just over 3 years. #ProStatus Exhausting as it sounds, every single move was worth it. I've lived in a walk-up in Lakeview, a high … Continue reading Goodbye Chicago, Hello Evanston: Packing Tips

Love at First Bite: My Sprig-sperience with Mobile Ordering

In the past few days I received emails from different brands talking about #Sprig and finally cracked open the App Store. One email, for me, is hit or miss. Maybe I give it a shot, maybe I don’t, honestly, it depends on how well you sold me during your elevator-pitch email equivalent. But two emails? … Continue reading Love at First Bite: My Sprig-sperience with Mobile Ordering

Homemade Sushi: It’s Really Not That Hard

First and foremost, shout out to Betches Love This for giving me the inspiration to try and tackle this surprisingly small beast on my own. It was actually their recommended shopping list that I used to buy the ingredients but ultimately grabbed what I could find and used the construction recommendations on my purchased Nori's packaging. … Continue reading Homemade Sushi: It’s Really Not That Hard

Why You Need to Read #ReadingIsGood

It was not until I started traveling and working full time (somewhat ironically) that I became a more regular reader. I had new time on train rides, planes from here to there, or down time in a foreign city by myself, which was not as exotic as it sounds and reading really was my preferred … Continue reading Why You Need to Read #ReadingIsGood

Why More People Need to Speak Up On the CTA

Yesterday on my commute home from work I was making my usual transfer from Red to Purple at the Fullerton stop and an older lady hops on at last second and asks me in her hurry, "this is the Purple Line right?" I advised her it was; she smiled gratefully and thanked me. It really … Continue reading Why More People Need to Speak Up On the CTA

Reduce Your Single Use: How to Go Green Without Going Broke

I was always under the impression going green was pricier, as going organic/healthier has been known to be. The more I looked at some of the things I was already doing the more I realized it really isn't much more (if even more at all) to cut a few corners and starting adding a little … Continue reading Reduce Your Single Use: How to Go Green Without Going Broke

Bachelor Monday: B-Ball Shorts, Wine, and Homemade Cookies

That's exactly what kind of Monday it was at work. Luckily for me, Jill, Charles Shaw and my bag of 2011 expired Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips were to the rescue - and let's not forget the quality entertainment found in Juan Pablo attempting to know what the hell is going...ever. Also, Chelsie should have gone … Continue reading Bachelor Monday: B-Ball Shorts, Wine, and Homemade Cookies

What I Took Away from #SuperbowlSunday: #followyourdreams

Do you recognize Gwen? She quit her job during the Superbowl. No, I'm not about to quit my job but I am about to do something(s) I have wanted to for quite some time now, and that is building and maintaining my own website. GoDaddy.com has an absolutely irresistible special offer of $1/month for your … Continue reading What I Took Away from #SuperbowlSunday: #followyourdreams

uber Excited – Riding in Style

My most recent obsession: Uber. For those who are unfamiliar it's actually all over the globe these days so you're really not looking very hard. It's an awesome start up company with the concept based off of calling a cab at will. Sure, there are a couple of other companies in the industry but none … Continue reading uber Excited – Riding in Style