Posts in category "Frugal Living"

Will Freshii fill the Chipotle void?

With all the news reports going around, it’s clear that stock market analysts and bankers are worried about whether Chipotle will ever be able regain the stronghold it once held. Since news broke in late November about food-borne illnesses being linked to Chipotle chains, many people have given up eating there. The lines that once stretched... Read more »

Pamper Yourself: Feel fantastic, look fabulous at $25 Head Shot Party

I have always said that people should live their life feeling and being fabulous. Regardless of what it takes, one should always feel completely awesome about who they are and where they are in their life. My dear friend Jetta Bates Vasilatos of Jettasetting encourages people to do the same thing. She advocates for people... Read more »

Chicago Ventra Card: Double-dipping into your wallet

Chicago Ventra Card: Double-dipping into your wallet
You probably already have your new Chicago Ventra Card, or will soon, and expect everything to be perfect from here on out. Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but it is not going to go exactly like that. Of course, let us be honest, you did not expect it too. If you are like... Read more »

Lincoln Park Zoo: A Chicago Summer Must

This bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo is not sure if his nails are cute enough to be photographed.
Note: ChicagoNow Bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans. The Lincoln Park Zoo, my... Read more »

Chicago plays Hump Night at Strawdog Theatre

Chicago plays Hump Night at Strawdog Theatre
The Strawdog Theatre Company welcomes back Hump Night this Wednesday evening. Hump Night, returning after a two week vacation, is a three-part hysterical show that guarantees laughs and giggles for over three solid hours. I had the pleasure of attending the performance right before their break, and I must say that this is a Chicago must... Read more »

Free and Frugal things to do in Chicago

After watching Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder on Wednesday, my partner and I stuck around Navy Pier for the fireworks show. Believe it or not, we had yet to catch the fireworks at the Pier. Let me tell that I am now ashamed it took so long. The fireworks are awesome. Watching them while the beautiful Skyline of Chicago... Read more »

Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder is a must see

Cirque Shanghai Chinese Flex Bar
After seeing last year’s Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon, I could not wait to go see their new Dragon’s Thunder show this year. Fortunately, my chance came last night during the Press Opening of the new show at Navy Pier’s Pepsi Skyline Stage. I just have to say that everybody has to go see... Read more »

Obama, Romney, Pizza, or Chips? Your vote, you decide!

Did you go out and do your civic duty today? Do you feel you need to be rewarded? Well, you are in luck. Apparently lots of places give out freebies to people with voting stickers. Thanks to the wonderful people over at Hey! It’s Free,  here is a list of  just a few of the places... Read more »

Job Report doesn't help those unemployed!

If you have seen any media reports today, you are well aware that the unemployment rate rose very slightly to 7.9% last month. That is up just .1% from the September rate. I think we can all agree that we are just happy the rate is still below 8%. In addition, though the rate went... Read more »

Avoid negative influences on Social Media Outlets!

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since my last post. I guess life just got in the way. However, I am back, and I promise to do better. The main reason for my lack of blogging is that I had planned to take a week off to evaluate where I am in... Read more »