And here we are in October. Crazy. I’m not going to lie though, the temperatures have dropped in Chicago and it’s been so nice to throw on an extra layer and walk to as many places as I can. I used to love the summer so much, but as I get older, I’m losing affection with humidity and sweating through my clothes — anyone else? Just this past weekend, Neil and I walked for miles around the city and made sure to stop at as many farmer’s markets as we could along the way. I had my first warm apple… View Post

And just like that it’s September. Craziness. August was pretty low key for us because we had our anniversary party in July and our upcoming trip to Greece this month, so most of our time was spent close to home. It’ll be a quick run down this month, but here are some of the highlights! Neil and I went on a quick trip to Cincinnati and I took a lot of the recommendations that you guys sent me and made the most of it! We were only there for about two days, but I was able to fill up my… View Post

If you’ve been a blog reader for some years, you may remember that Neil and I were on the verge of separation about two years into our marriage. I wrote about it in this post and have referred to it several times over the years when applicable. We were to the point where we were researching separate apartments and talking about how and when we would see each other. Last month we celebrated our five year anniversary with family and friends and I realized that there wasn’t much follow up to that initial post aside from the fact that “hey,… View Post

Welp, another month come and gone. It was just starting to feel like summer here in the city, and now at the beginning of August it’s starting to feel a little cooler. I have my fingers crossed that it stays warm for awhile, but I do also love fall… In regular monthly fashion, here’s a look back at July and what’s been going on around these parts. Life July was one of the busiest months so far this year. The biggest thing we had going on was a party for our five year anniversary which effectively lasted from Friday — Sunday… View Post

I probably should have titled this post “a look at our home DECORATING” since it took us almost four years to find a style that we actually liked, but I guess technically we did redecorate from our shoddy previous attempts, so here’s a look at what we’re working with now! *Heads up — a few affiliate links below First stop is our bedroom, which is now painted a cool whitish blue color. We added these white shelves in the corner which actually make way more of a difference than I thought they would. All the plants you’ll see in this… View Post