Personalized Mini Wine Bottles: A Perfect Favor for Any Occasion

Personalized Mini Wine Bottles: A Perfect Favor for Any Occasion
What to make a statement at an upcoming event by having original, one of a kind favors?  Making personalized mini wine bottles is one of my favorites.  It’s relatively easy, only costs about 1.50 to 2.00 a favor and makes a statement. I’ve made them for a few events and the idea in itself is... Read more »

I Went to Travel Europe and Ended Up in a Croatian Police Station

Over a year ago, I went on the trip of a lifetime with my best friend and partner in crime.  I’m not sure how she feels about this blogging this so we’ll use her nickname, Carl. She got there a week or so before me for her smarty pants physics conference in Milan. I flew... Read more »

Happy Birthday to Me: 29 May be more than its Cracked up to be!

Holy Crap.  I know age is just a number but it’s 12:12 on April 9, 2015 and I am officially 29 years old:  The last year of my twenties. I get that I’m still young, so everyone who is up in arms about me even hinting at a complaint can chill out.  I still have... Read more »
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How to be a Better Neighbor in an Old Chicago Building

To my new upstairs neighbor, I loathe the noise you make day in, and most of all, night out.  You make me want to leave Chicago and never return. I know I asked for it by moving into a 100 year old building with no sound proofing once so ever but out of the dozens... Read more »

I Keep My Phone on Silent, But I Still Love You

Remember back in the day when we didn’t have cell phones? I got my first cell phone at 17 so I still had some years where life was a little less annoying if you will. I mean back then I was just a kid, but I remember being able to tell my mom I was... Read more »

Single Girl Problems: I’m bad at “The Dating Game”

Once in a while, I vent to my girlfriends about being single. At 28, pretty much all your friends have left you behind for married life and parenthood. I’m sure they get tired of my complaining about it, but they get me back with the husband venting. It’s a nice balance! Lately I’ve been hearing... Read more »
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Tinder: Not Just for Hookups?

I won’t lie. I did not want to write about Tinder again but I seem to have some sort of fascination with the app. I wrote on the subject twice before (see here and here) and they were some of my best received blogs. In fear of becoming “the Tinder girl” I haven’t written about... Read more »

Being 28: The Best Year of My Life

Being 28: The Best Year of My Life
I’m 28. Just a short 18 months away from 30. I don’t have children. I don’t have a husband. Hell, I don’t even have a boyfriend. This is the time to panic right? This means my life is for nothing and I’m wasting away right? WRONG. I turned 28 just a short 6 months ago.... Read more »

I Quit Religion but Wish I Still Believed

I’m just going to come out and say it because I don’t know how else to do this. Grandpa, Mom and besties, please don’t be disappointed! I am no longer religious but I wish I still was a church going, believing Lutheran gal. Fourteen years ago, about half my lifetime ago, I stopped attending church... Read more »
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Life without a Smart Phone

Life without a Smart Phone
Once upon a time, a work kickball team, not so cleverly named New Kicks on the Block, lost seven to one. To wallow in self-pity afterward, the team found themselves at a local hang out downing one Ebel Weiss after another. The team manager, after a few beers, ended up with slippery hands and sadly... Read more »