7 Best Parts of New Year's Eve

7 Best Parts of New Year's Eve

like i said last week , i'm torn on the new year's eve front.  people and crowds just make celebrating the holiday... not so fun, so there's certain parts of the holiday that i a…
10 Best // Planners for the New Year

10 Best // Planners for the New Year

1.  weekdate  ($23) // 2.  emily ley  ($54) // 3.  aridum  ($19) // 4.  adamjk  ($12) // 5.  sugar paper  ($17) // 6.  erin condren  ($50) // 7.  sarah pinto  ($20) // 8.  whitney english  ($60) // 9.  plu…
Disco Ball Sparkle

Disco Ball Sparkle

although it's still technically christmas as this post goes up, the season is swiftly coming to an end.  the one reason christmas on a wednesday isn't cool, in my opinion, because …
Truly Awesome (Overlooked) Things About Christmas

Truly Awesome (Overlooked) Things About Christmas

christmas time has finally arrived.  i'm sad it's going to be over soon, of course, but at least i get two more days of enjoyment.  and sure, i appreciate things like family time, …
10 Best: Ways To Avoid People

10 Best: Ways To Avoid People

yes, i like to celebrate (in the form of things like tbox ) but as you know, i'm a big fan of spending one weekend a month celebrating time off, doing nothing, and seeing no one.  it…
Beeronades for Your Bowl Game ... Cupcake Style

Beeronades for Your Bowl Game ... Cupcake Style

beeronades.  i had the ingredients, i literally had to .   and there is nothing more fitting for a bowl game than a beeronade.  so in honor of bowl game season being almost upon us: beeronade…
Little Life Win: Adorable Hawkeye

Little Life Win: Adorable Hawkeye

coming home to a dog is the best feeling.  they greet you like you've been gone 10 years, whether they saw you 7 minutes ago or 7 hours ago.  you don't get the same kind of uncondi…
Tips For Having a Wonderful TBOX

Tips For Having a Wonderful TBOX

we survived!  tara and i went a full 17 hours of bar crawling and completed all our tasks to successfully go 'wire to wire' at this year's tbox .  we're pretty proud of ours…
10 Best: Life Lately Moments

10 Best: Life Lately Moments

(warning: long and loaded with photos. eh, it happens!) 1. my birthday , of course.   john is the absolute best , he got me my gorgeous birthday flowers and chocolate covered strawberries and…
The Best Chicago (Winter) Attractions

The Best Chicago (Winter) Attractions

eh, what does she know?  she doesn't go outside.  i know tuesday's post made chicago winter sound a little scary, but if you use my tips and decide to brave it, even just for a vis…
Get Organized: Tips for Holiday Gifts

Get Organized: Tips for Holiday Gifts

the holidays, as enjoyable as they are, tend to come hand in hand with stress.  a lot of that stress is just being busy, but i think a part of it is also not being prepared.  trust me when…
7 Tips for Surviving Winter in Chicago

7 Tips for Surviving Winter in Chicago

i, being in downtown chicago, got my first real snowfall of the year on sunday.  it's been cold, and it's definitely had freezing rain and light flurries, but it's the first ti…
10 Best: Holiday Party (Alcoholic) Treats

10 Best: Holiday Party (Alcoholic) Treats

1. an easy yet beautiful idea -  frozen cranberry skewers in champagne .   2. bump up your  chocolate covered strawberries by soaking them in vodka  before coating with chocolate.   3. festive…