Friday Finds: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday & Deals to Start You Off!

November 23, 2012 at 5:21 am

Writing a deal post on Black Friday is kind of like taking candy from a baby. The real challenge is narrowing things down so that this post is not overwhelming like all of the e-mails and circulars that are arriving in my inbox and mailbox. Good news! There is an app for that..well…several. Pure Wow had some great app finds and there are several good…

Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012 at 7:58 am

The last several years, we have been out of the country on Thanksgiving. While enjoying our vacations, I tried to spend time reflecting on the many things I am thankful for in my life. This year, we have returned from vacation earlier and will have “Friendsgiving” here in Chicago – one of the many things we are thankful for. Instead of writing a long list…

Hurricane Helpers & A Chance to Win!

November 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

Getting back to “finding” after two weeks away may be a bit tough, but not as tough as going back to work today. Today’s post will highlight some great initiatives that support Hurricane Sandy Relief and other not for profit groups. As we were leaving, I was blown away by the quick response to Hurricane Sandy and the almost immediate relief and donation efforts that…

Friday “Finds”: 10 Years (!) & Our First Safari

November 16, 2012 at 5:57 am

[Please Note: While on our vacation (through 11/19), I am blogging mostly about our travels and sharing photos. When we return, I will get back to my usual “finds”- I promise!] Ten years ago today, Neal and I were married on a very rainy (we know, “lucky”,) day in Brooklyn, NY. Guests still remark on the lovely venue and delicious food. It seems hard to…

Guest Post: Fun Find – “Gamified” Soft Drinks

November 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

While I am away, I am getting a little help from my friends. Emily I is an amazing runner, fitness buff and Chicago social life lover (and legal recruiter by day). Every so often after a long run, she and a few of our other gals skip the coffee and head for the fountain drinks. (Gasp!) Recently in Chicago, there has been a huge campaign…

Hello from Capetown-Part 2

November 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

[Please Note: While on our vacation (through 11/19), I am blogging mostly about our travels and sharing photos. When we return, I will get back to my usual “finds”- I promise!] Our last days in Cape Town were spent on Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens and in City Bowl. I also tackled the big hill up to Table Mountain (the start of the trails – not…

Hello from Cape Town-Part 1

November 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

[Please Note: While on our vacation (through 11/19), I am blogging mostly about our travels and sharing photos. When we return, I will get back to my usual “finds”- I promise!] The second stop on our 10th anniversary trip is Cape Town, S Africa. People raved about Cape Town to us and, boy, does it live up to the hype! We are staying at a…