Gorgeous Wedding Flowers on a Budget

The most outrageous wedding flowers story that I've ever heard was from someone whose friend told them to budget $3,000 just for the flowers in her wedding. - No, thanks.

Bickell’s First Bark Box: A Review

We're digging into Bickell's first Bark Box today on the blog - too many good treats and toys not to share! Plus, a referral code for a FREE month of @barkbox at the end of the post.

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

Wondering What the Latest Apple Update Does for You?

Good thing I carved time out of my day to put a hold on urgent matters i.e. group texting and games for the iOS 8.2 software update forced shameless promotion of the Apple Watch. So far no there is no real sign of what this update has actually done for my device except add another non-erasable app to my hard drive … Continue reading Wondering What the Latest Apple Update Does for You?

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

Parks and Rec Will Change Your Life: Here’s 10 Reasons How

I am suffering from the lack of new Parks & Rec happening in my life right now. The second I pressed play starting the last episode aired I knew I was in trouble. I was told this was the last season and would be without new material forever (false alarm, it's returning in fall 2014). Still, … Continue reading Parks and Rec Will Change Your Life: Here’s 10 Reasons How

Fantasy Football Year 2: Bigger and Better

With one season under my belt, I'm coming in hot. | Fantasy Football Saga at foodwinediy.com

How Veronica Roth’s Friends Described Allegiant

In short, it's that new outfit your best friend just bought and is wearing for the first time, with a clear sense of accomplishment and pride; you're smiling and complimenting her even though you think it's hideous and hate every second of it. It's that upsetting. I'm laying here, so awestruck, just repeating "I can't … Continue reading How Veronica Roth’s Friends Described Allegiant