Happy Thursday, friends! So sorry about the lack of daily posts this week. Our wireless has been down in my apartment, my full-time job has been pretty hectic, and also, I like to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Moving right along, today's post is in response to a reader question I received about throwing an affordable shower for her friend in the city. My own experience has leaned towards home-thrown showers, but if you'd like to take the pressure off for cleaning your apartment and having to do dishes (also known as "the way I live my life"), check out my favorite picks this month for Chicagoland shower locations. Links after the jump.