10 Best // Tools for Organizing Finances

10 Best // Tools for Organizing Finances

although i'm still struggling in this area (numbers, math, blah), i am getting much better at getting my finances under control.  i have debt to pay off, like student loans, and i want…
A Harry Potter (Marathon) Party

A Harry Potter (Marathon) Party

so.... yeah.  this happened.  natalie and i marathon watched the harry potter movies.  it started with the idea that we needed to re-watch all of them.  then we decided we'd do it all …
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

admittedly, i have a great affinity for little white lies.  i tell them believably, i wouldn't say often but often enough that the thought occurred to me just how good i am at them.  h…
Obscure Old TV Show Favorites

Obscure Old TV Show Favorites

90s television was 100 times better than what's on today.  children's television, really.  everyone remembers the classics - clarissa explains it all, boy meets world, full house. …
10 Best // Ways To Avoid People

10 Best // Ways To Avoid People

i think the highlight of my month might be the one weekend where i stay in and do nothing.  i'm okay with admitting that, because i know i'm not alone.  it's relaxing and rejuv…
Chicago // Date Night Ideas

Chicago // Date Night Ideas

there's so many, many things to do in chicago - restaurants, navy pier, millennium park, bars, zoos, museums, even mini-golf.  yet there's so many nights where we're debating w…
Little Life Win // Perfect Timing

Little Life Win // Perfect Timing

nothing brightens my day like perfect timing.  let's be honest here of course - i'm never late.  i plan for things to go wrong, like terrible traffic or a delayed train, so even if…
Mid-Month Resolution Excuses

Mid-Month Resolution Excuses

january 1st was on a wednesday, that week was already shot.  i might as well start on february 1 instead. well i'm too fat to go to the gym, i need to diet first. the gym is too crowde…
Blogging Questions Answered! (via Twitter)

Blogging Questions Answered! (via Twitter)

last weekend, as part of blogging weekend, i also crowd sourced a bunch of blogging related questions on twitter.  i summed up some major points, but definitely check out the links to see …
10 Best // Life Lately

10 Best // Life Lately

1. went to the sears tower (i'm a chicagoan, it will never be the willis tower) with tara and we went out on the ledge.  to cross this off both our 101 in 1001 lists.  it. was. terrify…
Cocktail Cupcakes // Harry Potter Butterbeer

Cocktail Cupcakes // Harry Potter Butterbeer

i first saw the golden snitch cupcake idea here .  with adorable wings and all.  i don't have the patience for wings (sorry.)  so i decided to just make the 'butterbeer' part of…
Get Organized // Minimalist Home Decor

Get Organized // Minimalist Home Decor

i finally crossed getting my fancy bedding off my 101 list.  it included a new duvet cover (in white) and matching pillow shams (in white) and these super luxurious and way too expensive s…
Let Me Just Confess

Let Me Just Confess

i wear pants, especially jeans, multiple times before washing them.   pants never get dirty, man.  it's science. i'm a notoriously bad sleeper.  tossing and turning, never able to fal…
Blogging Resources (Part 2)

Blogging Resources (Part 2)

blogging resources part 1 can be found here . as i previously posted, we're spending the weekend working on all things blog.  i asked yesterday if what other resources people had to add. …
Blogging Resources

Blogging Resources

i'm spending this weekend concentrating on blogging.  betsy and i are really going to focus on writing more posts so we have a lot of scheduled posts stored up.  i'm also going to …
10 Best // Items To Keep On Hand For Guests

10 Best // Items To Keep On Hand For Guests

parties, at least at my place, always go hand in hand with having guests stay the night.  sometimes (like tara, now) they come from out of town and other times (like megan, always) i like …
Stephanie ... the Babysitter?

Stephanie ... the Babysitter?

the new year had me thinking back on years past - how exactly did i spend my new year's eve before i could (legally) celebrate at the bars?  i remember being at my friend jessica's…
I Don't Feel I Need to Explain My Art to You, Warren

I Don't Feel I Need to Explain My Art to You, Warren

today's annoyance is a little thing called criticism.  and my biggest pet peeve relating to criticism.  i bet you think that i'm about to talk about how annoyed i get when people le…