Happy July, happy Monday, and happy day in general. 🙂 Man, I want to be able to say that June was so amazing and regale you with wonderful stories, but honestly it was pretty low key. We are getting ready for a big anniversary party at the end of this month, so a lot of time was dedicated to that and really just taking things easy last month. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. Home You may remember that we had a couple statement walls in our condo — an orange one in our living room and a… View Post

Just like that, another month has flown by! Here’s a look at what went on in the month of May. I’m always amazed at how many pictures I take when looking back through them for this post, but also amazed at how so many of them are useless. HA. I think I got enough to give you a good representation though, so I hope you enjoy! Personally Neil, Donut, and I were invited to spend a night at the Courtyard Marriott Magnificent Mile, which excited me mainly because I wanted to see Donut’s reaction to a new place. She was… View Post

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

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