Posts in category "Chicago Living"

Upside of Suburban Life: No Parking Dibs

Upside of Suburban Life: No Parking Dibs
A few months ago, I packed up and moved myself out to the suburbs. Well, that might be generous as I live in a small country town outside of Chicago now.  After spending the last five years in Chicago, living in the suburbs can be quite the treat. It used to take 20 minutes or... Read more »

Café Tola: Go To Lunch Hot Spot

Café Tola: Go To Lunch Hot Spot
I would love to be the person who packs their lunch every day for work. It saves money.  It’s healthier.  Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Fact is, that’s not me. I forget my lunch, er, plain don’t plan a lunch more often than not. I’m often on the hunt for somewhere to eat during the work day.... Read more »

Women's March on Chicago: Why I Marched (Part I)

Women's March on Chicago: Why I Marched (Part I)
I originally was going to just share pictures, however, on one of my fellow blogger’s Instagram account, a woman stated that she didn’t understand what the walk today was all about.  I understood where she was coming from to be honest.  There were so many messages.  So many different view points.  So many different causes.... Read more »
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A Spider during the Cubs Game at Wrigley Field

A Spider during the Cubs Game at Wrigley Field
It was the 2nd game of the NLCS. Cubs versus Dodgers. My sister and I were sitting in the nose bleeders. No, worse, we were one row from falling out of the very back of the stadium. Humidity was high, but so was the excitement in the souls of fans around me. The crowd goes... Read more »

Chicago Bears, Yoga, Movies, Music & More -- Free Admissions and Activities in August 2016

Chicago Bears, Yoga, Movies, Music & More -- Free Admissions and Activities in August 2016
Looking for things to do that are a little easier on the wallet this month? Check the list out below! Looking for something different?  Check this list out.   Monday, August 01, 2016 Music in the Park, Jose Gonzalez + Tall Heights, Millennium Park, 6:30 PM Chicago Bears Training Camp, Olivet Nazarene University Tuesday, August... Read more »

August Music, Sports, Movies, Trivia, and More: What to do in Chicago every day in August

It appears the July list of things to do was a hit so here I am again with my top suggestions for August 2016. Let me know what you go to, how you liked it and what your excited for this summer in the greatest city in the world! Looking for things to do that... Read more »
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Fantasmagorie -- Surprise dance performance at Humboldt Park in Chicago

Last night I was out catching Pokémon with a friend. Judge away. We decided to go to Humboldt Park as we had heard it was the Pikachu hub. It’s true. Well we ended up pulling up to the boathouse at the park. We find a parking space next to a Chicago news vehicle. Strange. I... Read more »

The Best of the Best Barbecue and Craft Beers at Chicago's 2016 Windy City Smokeout

The Best of the Best Barbecue and Craft Beers at Chicago's 2016 Windy City Smokeout
The music was great at Chicago’s 2016 Windy City Smokeout, but what really stood out to most was the food and craft beers. I mean, barbecue from 16 different vendors around the states as well as over 20 breweries offering over 40 different beers. Those 36 vendors don’t even include the other small stands like... Read more »

Windy City Smokeout 2016: Barbecue, Music, Beer and More

Windy City Smokeout 2016: Barbecue, Music, Beer and More
One of my favorite sounds in the world is the first glimpse of music when walking up to a festival.  This weekend was no different.  Thanks to my success using Spothero for the first time, I found a spot close to the grounds that didn’t break the bank, parked, stopped at an ATM and continued... Read more »
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Maren Morris performs at Windy City Smokeout -- Chicago 2016

Maren Morris performs at Windy City Smokeout -- Chicago 2016
Maren Morris performing at Windy City Smokeout this year was pretty much my main motivation in going.  There is something in her music that is honest and relatable. Give “Once” a listen.  I bet most of you can relate to wanting, even begging an ex to remember that he/she once loved you. Or try “I could... Read more »