How is it May already? The only reason I believe it is because the temperatures in Chicago finally hit 70+ the past two days. They’re supposed to dip back into the 60’s over the week, but it’s far warmer than it’s been here in MANY months. With the start of a new month comes a recap of the previous, so here’s a look at what’s been going on here. Italy As you probably saw, Neil and I were in Italy for 9 days at the beginning of the month. I’d never been to Europe and Italy was #1 on my… View Post

Welcome to April where here in Chicago we still have some upcoming snow in the forecast. I think everyone in the city is getting a little antsy for winter to be over and to be able to finally shed those coats we’ve been wearing for what feels like forever. Luckily, Neil and I will be heading to Italy in 9 days where temperatures are already in the 60s. SO SOON. This month was actually pretty busy in terms of travel and events, but it all happened at the beginning. First, I visited my friend Jess in Charlottesville, VA so we… View Post

Hello friends! It’s the end of another month which means it’s time for me to share with you how February wrapped up. Neil and I got a new bed at the beginning of the month and it’s much more low profile in comparison to our old bed. Everything else is the same, but it takes up less room and isn’t as bulky and heavy. The main thing I love about it is that Donut doesn’t have to be picked up to get on it. It’s low enough that she can jump up which saves me a lot of in and… View Post

Well here we are on the last day of January. I feel like every month goes by faster and faster. I’m sharing what went on this month, but things are in no particular order. In fact, this first one is actually the last thing we did this month! Monday evening we got back from a trip to LA to visit Neil’s brother’s family. They technically live in Santa Monica and since we have been going there for so many years, I was thinking of writing up a travel guide to some of my favorite places – would you be interested?… View Post

Get ready for a lot of pictures guys. We’ve physically had Donut for six months now, but as she was six months when we got her, she’s officially one year old this month. I wanted to take today to share a little bit about what these last six months have been like. This was our first picture together after the adoption was official at PAWS here in Chicago. Neil had gone all the way home to get the car since we took the train and foolishly said we wouldn’t be getting a dog that day (come on…). In case you’re… View Post