In case any of you wondered, Frankie and I did not go out for St. Patty’s Day this year, and you know what, I’m really okay with it, especially since it was a headache I didn’t have to deal with on Sunday! Yahoo! Instead, I got to hang out at home and really unwind from … Continue reading On Whole30 [Day 16 – 22] & A NEW LOGO!!
AND WE'RE OFF!! I got this cookbook in THE DAY I finished writing up her Chicken & Dumplings recipe, and sure enough, I IMMEDIATELY picked a recipe (or two, or three) to try! First on the list, Brussels and Three Cheese Pasta Bake! Now, this was a risk because a certain future husband of mine … Continue reading Cookbook Recommendations: Smitten Kitchen Every Day
Last weekend, Carly and I decided to venture downtown and take part in this year's Mac & Cheese Fest, which, let's be honest, sounded like the best thing in the world! I mean, WHO DOESN'T LOVE MAC N' CHEESE?! So far, I have yet to meet that individual who doesn't enjoy a dish of mac … Continue reading On Chicago’s Mac & Cheese Fest
Per my previous post on Gather, we did indeed venture that way again on Sunday to partake in their brunch! Now, I know that seems a little out of character for me since I am not the biggest breakfast person (minus my weekday morning smoothies), but when I see Biscuits & Gravy AND Chicken & Waffles … Continue reading On Brunch Recommendation: Gather
Last week was restaurant week in Lincoln Square, and when there's this kind of an opportunity in my backyard, naturally I was going to take advantage of it! On Wednesday, Frankie & I decided a date night was in order and visited Gather, which had been on our to go list for quite some time! … Continue reading On Restaurant Week [Lincoln Square] & a local Recommendation: Gather
After a long week, and a really long 48 hours of constant rain and flash flooding, the highlight was getting to take our Engagement Photos at iO Chicago, where Frankie has spent many a month training & performing, and I have spent many a night as an audience member! It seemed fitting, and doesn't Tuggs … Continue reading On Engagement Photos & Recommendations: Daisies
Friday, August 18th, was my 28th birthday, and my usual necessities for having a stupendous birthday are two-fold: 1) Tacos, and 2) Headquarters Beercade in River North (or any other form of video game activity). The first because, obvi, THIS CHICK LOVES HER TACOS LIKE WOAH! Cool, and the second because this chick also loves … Continue reading Dining Recommendation: Tallboy Taco
Did anyone see that Chicago was named 2017's Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appétit Magazine?! I sure did, and immediately took to my Google Maps like CRAZY saving restaurants throughout the Chicagoland area, in addition to other places around the country, so now I have colorful little dots all over the map to … Continue reading Restaurant City of the Year & Dining Recommendation: Income Tax
[Prologue: I know it's been a while, but with two work proposals due in a week, not to mention all the packing we've been doing (75% done! WHOO!), its been hard to not be exhausted when I walk in the door to write anything, SO to make up for a week gone by, here's an … Continue reading On Going Home & Cincinnati Recommendations: E + O Kitchen
So, as I may (or may not) have mentioned, I love to read, and as it so happens, my sorority alumnae group just started up a new book group! HUZZAH! And the first month's pick happened to be one of mine! We ended up reading The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, and I highly recommend it … Continue reading Recommendation: Summer House Santa Monica
TACO TUESDAY!! OH MY GOSH! It's my favorite day of the week, next to certain Mondays. Mondays, you might ask? Yes, but only a special kind of Monday! The kind where, no matter how crappy my Monday started, it ends amazingly because around 4pm, Frankie decides we should go out and treats us both to … Continue reading On Date Night Monday & Taco Tuesday!
As it so happens, today was a MAJOR friendaversary for me and many of my Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters! Eight years ago (good lord) I joined Kappa Kappa Gamma after a grueling weekend of Formal Recruitment! And wouldn't you know it, I had planned to have dinner with one of my beloved sisters who moved … Continue reading Recommendation: Spacca Napoli