Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Plan a “Spend Free” Weekend (or Day)!

June 26, 2016 at 6:26 am
spend free weekend

Oh, Internet, how I love, thee! I’m not sure how we found out about cool free things to do in the “old days,” (AKA pre-Google) because it’s honestly kept my weekends from turning into complete spendathons. If you feel like going out and having fun has turned you into a human cash machine, challenge yourself to a weekend (or a weekend day) where you don’t…

Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Check Out Taste of Chicago

June 24, 2016 at 6:03 am
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It’s Friday, so I am linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for their weekly linkup. Each week they pick a theme and bloggers join in and link up. This year instead of specific themes, they are letting us be creative with broad themes for each week of the…

Lessons from Dad…

June 19, 2016 at 6:24 am
dad wedding

Father’s Day is tough for me as my father passed away in August of 2008. Each year, I wince at the million emails and ads I receive for things dad would love. I am now able to smile about the ones he would love and the ones he would not love at all. My dad would not have liked a Blue Print Cleanse. You can…

Currently… It’s Feeling Like Summer!

June 12, 2016 at 6:51 am
Well. This is Miami, but summer has arrived in Chicago, too!

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#13). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Summer is hitting Chicago hard with temps in the 90s and high humidity but today is expected to be better. I am actually in Miami with my college girlfriends. When we moved our trip to June, we forgot about hurricane season. Oops. The great news…

June Ultimate Coffee Date!

June 5, 2016 at 6:35 am
NYC Coffee

Welcome to the sixth Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2016. Can it really be June already?? I‘m linking up again with Coco @ Running with Perseverance, Lynda @ Fitness Mom Wine Country, & Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee together… this post is what I would tell you. So grab a cup…

Sometimes Low Expectations Are The Best Kind!

May 22, 2016 at 6:49 am
bklyn 16 FI

For the past few weeks, I have been in a bit of a funk. Nothing major, but I have been feeling a bit burnt out mentally and physically. My legs have been super tired and my energy level has been bad. This is not my natural state. I do think it may be time to get a physical (or at very least clean up my…

Friday Five: My 5 Fave Things at GF+AF Expo #Giveaway

May 20, 2016 at 6:25 am
GF Expo FI

It’s Friday, so I am linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for their weekly linkup. Each week they pick a theme and bloggers join in and link up. This year instead of specific themes, they are letting us be creative with broad themes for each week of the…