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…

Friday Finds: A Bit About Zambia

November 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Today’s “finds” will be focused on what we learned in Zambia rather than deals or finds. I hope that’s OK! And in the spirit of being honest, it will be heavy on the pictures and light on narrative, so we can carry on with our holiday in Cape Town. We spent 2 days in Zambia at Livingstone visiting Victoria Falls. A few things we learned…