Home Improvements and Sushi Burritos - Erin's Inside Job

Home Improvements and Sushi Burritos

It’s a joyous day. Everything is back to normal with me except my appetite, which I can deal with for the time being.

It’s an amazing stroke of luck that I managed to come down with strep during the only week so far that I haven’t had a super busy schedule. I only had to reschedule two clients and get a couple classes covered. Normally it would have put a big dent in my workload (and income), but the two managed to coincide and now I am back and ready to CONQUER THE WORLD.

Let’s get into this weekend, shall we? Like how Neil and I ate sushi BURRITOS on Saturday at Sumo Sushi. These were way more cost effective than going out for straight sushi, so I may have to make this a regular occurrence.

Sumo Sushi Burrito

The weather this weekend was so nice. Saturday was a little on the cold side, but was nice and sunny. Thankfully I was able to wear my jacket around since that is still where I hold my wallet, keys, phone, etc. After moving to Chicago, I realized I hated carrying a purse around so I’m thankful that it’s cold for so long (who am I?) because my jackets double as purses. I don’t know what I’m going to do when it warms up.

We made a stop into World Market to look at trinkets. Someone was more engrossed with candy.


I didn’t see anything I wanted (still can’t find a magnolia candle), so our next stop was Whole Foods because I was craving a chocolate chip cookie. This Whole Foods location is one of the largest in the country and I’m immediately happy whenever I go inside.


The dining area has numerous options (too many to picture) such as a diner and a stir fry station.



I snapped a picture of the skyline on the walk from Whole Foods to Home Depot, which was our real reason for traveling out. We needed a new light fixture in the kitchen, so we found one and had our building install it the same day. Sweet. These are very exciting times being an adult.


We also stopped at Bed Bath and Beyond to grab a couple more things to hang on the walls since I’ve been asked to participate in an exciting feature coming up in May. STAY TUNED.

We grabbed this clock because I love clocks and it’s fancy.


Then I performed manual labor.


And did this.


To accomplish this. I love this picture of the Chicago skyline and have actually been eyeing it for over a year. It looks great above our desks!


After shopping and being domestic, we took a walk down to the Loop to try Brightwok Kitchen. You’re able to choose a variety of ingredients which are then stir fried.


It was decent except that I felt there was a little too much oil and my stomach also wasn’t prepared for all of the flavors. I’m telling you, this appetite better come back soon.


Sunday morning I slept in and then we headed to our friend Matt’s place to help him pack up since he is moving this week to another place in Chicago. We headed to Elly’s Pancake House for brunch around noon, where I realized that all I’ve really been craving is plain, white carbs.

I got a blueberry waffle with loads of butter and syrup and my stomach was pleased.

Elly's Pancake House

Then on the way home we stopped at Yogurtland, which happens to be conveniently located across the street from my work, because Susie let me know that they have the best flavor ever created – TARO. I’ve been searching for Taro-flavored froyo since we moved from VA and I would eat it almost daily. I even sent out a panicked tweet last summer trying to find it, to no avail.

I got a gigantic helping and it was the most glorious reunion ever. Also, I hate toppings so it was just pure, unadulterated joy.


Neil and I came home and took a two hour nap, ate baked chicken, and caught up on some of our shows. It was an amazingly relaxing weekend and I’m already looking forward to the next one!


  • What did you do this weekend?
  • What’s the best thing you ate?
  • Is it warm where you are?

26 comments on “Home Improvements and Sushi Burritos

  1. Gorgeous weekend here on the ocean. Glad your better. I had a mozzarella sandwich with fresh basil , tomato and greens on Chibatta that was delicious!!!!!

  2. Your eats always look incredibly delicious! The first time I ever went to Yogurtland I tried taro and it completely blew my mind. Who woulda thought root vegetables (or whatever they are) would make a tasty fro yo flavour?!
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    1. Right?? They probably taste nothing like that in real life but I’m going to imagine they do haha

  3. NOM. Now I want froyo. Also sushi burritos are the most amazing thing ever. There’s a place in Bmore that makes them. The first time I had one my MIND WAS BLOWN. Yum. Also love the skyline pic.

    1. Haha thank you I snapped it real quick. I’m glad you’ve experienced the joy of the sushi burrito!

  4. Confession- I really want to read your blog from the very first post.

    Okay, so I did. You made a smoothie.

    Okay, so I’m glad your appetite is back because you nailed it in terms of new finds- Sushi burrito? geebuz. And taro…you need a plain, white roll filled with it. SO GOOD
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