Spring Has Sprung - Erin's Inside Job

Spring Has Sprung

This weekend the weather was GLORIOUS in Chicago.

Saturday morning Neil and I woke up and headed to a 10 am showing of Captain America: Civil War because we are 80 years old. I liked it, but I usually like most Marvel movies.

Also, let’s talk about how waking up at 4, 5, and 6 am has ruined my ability to sleep in. Friday night I was so happy to not set an alarm and I was looking forward to sleeping in to my heart’s content…only to wake up at 5:45 am. Unacceptable. The same thing happened on Sunday except I woke up at 6 am, so I guess that’s an improvement?

Spring has definitely sprung in Chicago and Michigan Ave is FILLED with tulips and other magical flowers.

Michigan Avenue

I realized the above picture is the only one I have for Saturday, as I spent most of the day napping (that’s what waking up at 5:45 am will do to you), working on my presentation, and just relaxing at home. Neil and I grilled salmon and watched High-Rise with Tom Hiddleston which was definitely weirder than most movies we watch.

Sunday was a beautiful day, so we headed out nice and early to explore. Neil wanted this picture in front of flowers, so now you get it too.


We took the train up to a new healthy food spot I had seen on Instagram called Left Coast Food and Juice.

Left Coast Food and Drink

Our meals were good, but slightly too expensive for what it was. When it costs $4 to add chicken to a salad that’s already $12, that seems like a bit much.


After lunch, we did some shopping along Michigan Ave because Neil needed to return some clothes and I wanted to check out H&M again to see if they had any new home trinkets. Here are some more flowers that adorn the streets.


Our last stop was the Navy Pier because I found out that Snow Dragon Shavery just opened a new location there. It has been on my list for awhile, and this location is much closer than the one in Lincoln Park. We headed away from the madness on Michigan and took the scenic route along the lake. You can see the new and improved Ferris wheel they recently completed at the Pier.


I’m not sure how I felt about the Shavery. It’s definitely a consistency to get used to as it’s super light and airy (like snow) and kind of melts in your mouth. They had taro which is the best flavor ever made in the world, but I think next time if I get it I’ll leave off all the toppings that come with it because they confused my taste buds.

They also have other flavors and things like macarons and a donut ice cream sandwich that has my name written all over it.

Snow Dragon Shavery

After all the time in the sun and the sugar, I took another weekend nap when we got home. When I woke up I was informed that Neil had been doing extensive pizza research and had found a new New York-style pizza that we needed to try immediately. He had all sorts of tabs open ranging from Yelp to news articles and even a video about the place.

So I groggily drove 25 minutes to Jimmy’s Pizza Cafe and 25 minutes home so we could get this magical pizza. It was definitely delicious, but that’s a looonnngg way to go for pizza. If you’re close to Lincoln Square, though, you should definitely stop in!


By the time we got home it was time to write this post, prepare workouts for the week, and get a little more relaxing in before bed. Although there wasn’t a huge amount of activity, I did manage to get in some delicious food and beautiful weather.

I hope you all have a great Monday!!


  • What did you do this weekend?
  • What was the best thing you ate?
  • Has Spring arrived for you yet?

12 comments on “Spring Has Sprung

  1. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND. As you know, this weekend was a little rough for me, but we ended it by sitting outside with champagne, hummus, and a veggie plate. Now to figure out what is wrong with my glute. But thank goodness for the weather.
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    1. I know. It’s crazy! I don’t mind waking up in the 7 range but 6 is just too much!

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