Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Friday Five: I’m Looking Forward To…

October 28, 2016 at 7:17 am

I mentioned last week that the Friday Five was no more. I wasn’t the only one who was sad about that! Rachel, Lacey and Meranda decided to launch the Friday Five 2.0. So, I’m going to link up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0 linkup. They are going to have themes starting next week, but this week is…

Don’t Miss – Moonfish Holiday Pop-Up Shops

October 27, 2016 at 8:30 am

The holidays will be here before we know it. Great news for Chicago folks, Moonfish is at it again with two holiday pop-up shops in November. If you missed my post on Moonfish’s fall pop-up, check it out HERE. Moonfish is a quarterly pop-up up store that collaborates with small businesses and local artists. Sarah curates a small collection of women’s clothing and accessories. Her style is…

Currently… Finally Feeling Like Fall!

October 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#14). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: BUSY! September and October went by like a flash. I had to look at my calendar (and Instagram) to remember all of the places I went and things I did. In September, we went to two fabulous weddings in Healdsburg, CA and Denver. I went…

Friday Finds – Things I’m Loving Lately

October 21, 2016 at 7:00 am

My weekly “Friday Five” link up has ended. Sad as that is, it will be fun to revisit and reinvent an old feature. Goodbye “Friday Five” and welcome back, “Friday Finds.” My old “Friday Finds” format was to tell you about one or two cool apps, events, etc. and to post links to great deals. The latter took a ton of time, but not too…

Tried Something New – Fuelfed Fall Classic

October 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm

You may know that The Husband is a car fanatic. For the past few years, he’s been an active member of Fuelfed, a Chicago car club. For the past two years, he’s gone to the Fall Classic alone. The Fall Classic is an overnight scenic drive that is attended by mostly couples. This year, they moved the drive to Galena, IL. They also changed the…

News from Expo East from this #ExpoBlogger – Part 2

October 2, 2016 at 10:59 am

There was so much to say about Expo East that I needed two posts! Here is PART 1. You may have seen my post last Friday on being selected as an “Expo Blogger” for Expo East in Baltimore last weekend. Expo East is the “little sister” counterpart to natural food mecca Expo West. The exhibition part of the show has 1,500+ vendors compared to 4,000…

I Need a “Should-less” Day (or Two)

September 18, 2016 at 8:47 am

September is a crazy busy month for me. My work requires a bunch of travel in September. Plus, this year we had two weddings and I have a conference (for fun). I’ve been out of town more nights than I’ve been home. By the 30th, I’ll be away more than half the month. I’ve been pretty stressed and overwhelmed. The good news is that the…