Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Pokemon Go (or No Go?) + myCharge #Giveaway

July 24, 2016 at 9:22 am
Even our diner is good for catching Pokemon. The Husband is less amused than me.

My 16 year old niece is visiting from Florida and she is playing Pokemon Go. Apparently, Chicago is a Pokemon Go mecca – especially compared to her suburban Florida town. I was skeptical about Pokemon Go after hearing that tons of people were walking around like zombies with their phones out all over public places. A few have had some unfortunate accidents while playing instead…

Friday Five: 5 Good Things

July 22, 2016 at 7:11 am
5 Good Things

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 Friday, they host a link up — a “Friday Five.” Each week they pick a theme and bloggers join in and link up. This year instead of specific themes, they are letting…

Summer Shenanigans

July 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm
The Husband with our Taste tickets and some of our healthy tastes!

We are having a perfect summer weekend here in Chicago – weather wise. It is reasonably mild, sunny and there is a great lake breeze coming in. Like every summer weekend in Chicago, there is a ton going on. We love our summers here! Through the blog, I was invited to two cool events at the Taste of Chicago. Humana invited me and The Husband…

Ultimate Coffee Date – July

July 3, 2016 at 9:06 am
sbucks SF

Welcome to the 7th Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2016. Can it really be July already?? Half the year is behind us. Wow! 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…

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…