You guys. This weekend was the BEST. I’ve talked about it before, but the blogging and social media communities are amazing. You’re able to find people with similar interests and almost pre-screen them before even meeting. After commenting and getting to know people online, it feels like you’ve known each other forever when you actually meet in person. My friends Ashley and Jess came to visit me for a long 4-day weekend. I had met and spent time with both of them before, but this was a legit girls weekend. We weren’t together for an event or a conference, just… View Post

Hey guys! Welcome to Monday! This weekend was actually busier than normal even if I don’t have all the pictures to prove it. 🙂 I did end up going to work out on Saturday with some friends and as you can see by my beet red face, it was totally worth it. We’ve all been meeting at Big City Crossfit on Saturdays when we can and I think my friends have suckered me into signing up for a 4-week challenge in the month of February. I’ll update you once I have all the details, but for a couple weeks it… View Post

I don’t think you can ever really get used to Chicago weather in April. True, this is only the second April we have lived here, but I’ve heard this same sentiment expressed by a number of long-term residents. I woke up Saturday morning to a nice dusting of snow. What? As soon as I had breakfast, I set out cutting all of the dates I received from Costco that were squishy, sticky, and completely unappetizing to me. As I mentioned last week, I bought a dehydrator and knew this would be a perfect solution. Confession: I had a smaller box… View Post

I only have three photos from this weekend and they are all of food. Whoops. I spent Friday night teaching three classes, then woke up early on Saturday to take class at Sweat before teaching three more in a row. Nothing like making up for time off. By the time I finished teaching, it was 1 pm and I was starving. Neil and I headed to Wrigleyville to hit up a place that has been on my list for awhile — Rockit Burger Bar. What put it on my list? That would be their Mac and Cheese Attack Burger. It’s… View Post

Happy Monday! I got out of the house a surprising number of times this weekend given that House of Cards season 4 was released on Friday. I didn’t even know that it was until Friday afternoon, so I figured that all of my weekend plans were now set in stone. Neil and I started watching Friday night after I finished teaching and ran through four episodes back to back. Saturday morning I had to train a client, but we managed to fit one in before that happened as well. In order to force ourselves to move from the couch, Neil… View Post