This past November I went on a mini road trip with two of my good friends to Wisconsin. You may be asking yourselves why we we chose to visit a place as cold as Chicago and possibly have less action going on in the middle of November. We had a specific and very curious destination in mind: The House on the Rock.
Lately I’ve been trying to de-clutter, organize and freshen up my bedroom. I’m sure those of you who live in an apartment or any small space have shared my frustration with lack of storage and overall space to do whatever you need. It seems like I set one bag, book or item of clothing on my floor and all of a sudden there’s nowhere to move. That’s why vertical storage can be a lifesaver. However, there’s also the concern of hanging things with nails and damaging the walls.
It makes perfect sense that January is National Soup Month. There’s nothing better than coming home on a bitter cold day and eating a big bowl of something yummy that warms you from the inside out.
If any of you are like me you still have some serious Christmas shopping to do, so Emma and I thought it would be fun to share some gift ideas. Happy December!
I consider myself very lucky to have what I call my “Chicago family.” Emma and I have a wonderful group of friends who we love to spend time and celebrate with whenever we get the chance. In October I decided to host a fall wine party at my apartment. With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a great time to get together with your friends and have fun.
Happy Halloween to everyone! It’s time for our spooky recent reads reviews. Now I have to admit, Halloween and its creepy traditions have never been my favorite. To this day I can’t watch scary movies or I’ll be sleeping with my head under the covers for a week straight. Ask Emma. We once attended a scary movie together with our boyfriends at the Vic’s Brew and View, and I jumped so hard that I showered us all in popcorn. I also don’t do haunted houses, just forget it. However, I decided I’d do my best this year to get into the Halloween spirit. I thought switching up my reading with a dark, suspenseful thriller set in my hometown of Detroit should do the trick.
I first met Tessa and Murtaza at an event for the Psychology program that Tessa and Ben (my boyfriend) belong to. I was immediately impressed by the effortless style that the duo possessed, which would be intimidating if they weren’t so incredibly friendly and warm. Together they live with their pint-sized pup, Meeko, in a 700-sq-ft Logan Square studio.
I never realize how much I love fall until it’s over. The glorious patchwork of red, orange, and yellow leaves against the impossibly turquoise blue of Lake Michigan. The bright and breezy days that turn into crisp, chilly nights. This is what I miss when winter sneaks in and freezes everything over.
The Big Tiny, by Dee Williams captured my attention while I was browsing through my local bookstore, searching for an inspirational read. I was drawn to the idea of a girl power story, and I was definitely not disappointed.
Autumn has always been my favorite season. It’s nature’s time to settle in before winter and I find it brightens all my senses. It’s invigorating to feel the change in the air; hot summer breezes give way to crisp gusts. I welcome the need for cozy sweaters, scarves and boots.
I’m always searching for new ways to brighten up the walls in my apartment. Not being able to paint can be a bit of a bummer, especially since cream is not exactly my style. However, it gives me the excuse to hang fun things wherever there’s space. I love buying prints and new pieces of art, but it can become expensive. That’s why I like to create my own artwork, whether it’s a painting on a canvas or something else entirely. It allows you to showcase something that’s completely your own style, and it’s usually a lot less expensive.