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Is your bedroom cold? If you live in an urban area, especially if you're in an apartment or condo, chances are your place gets cold in the winter. I've lived that life long enough to know that is just what happens with a cute, classic older building.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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