family cave, baby in crib, painting, diy
Decorating, Humor, Neat Freak

Family Cave Makeover

  When Ella was born, my mom came from central Illinois to spend two weeks helping me adjust to baby-hood again. At the time, it was a survival technique. It was January, really cold in these here parts. It was dreary, and dark at four in the afternoon in these here parts. Mike was working… Continue reading Family Cave Makeover

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

  New to this scene? Well, you have 15 other scenes to read first! Head here to get started.     Scene Sixteen- "Maybe You Should Have Kidnapped John Cusack"  Back in Chicago, everyone is back at Katherine’s home after returning from their breakfast picnic at the Illinois State Police Headquarters. Michael (to Judd) -… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

vision board, selfhelp, livewell, vision, blog, blogging
Blogging, Humor, Link Party

I Will Create a Vision Board, Dammit

  Last spring, I was a better version of myself. I read a book about being a badass, then I felt like I actually was a badass because of said badass book. I wrote about being evolved. Well, more evolved than I had ever been before. Which isn't saying much but in this evolution, I was… Continue reading I Will Create a Vision Board, Dammit

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Fifteen “You Have a Restraining Order Against Edie McClurg?”

  I could make an entire movie out of this next scene alone. But then I would get sued by the creator of Friends, which is the coffee shop (Central Perk) I used as inspiration. I've used other things in my personal life as inspiration for aspects of the screenplay so far, like: The flat… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me-Scene Fifteen “You Have a Restraining Order Against Edie McClurg?”

low carb, cheese, Kaukauna, ad, shop, cbias, meijer, spring, easter, snack, appetizer
Collective Bias, Food, Link Party

Creating a Low-Carb Appetizer for Spring

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese   Spring is almost here and that means spring holidays are just around the corner! We love going to my mom and dad's home for our holiday each spring but since the meal is usually late… Continue reading Creating a Low-Carb Appetizer for Spring

teenagers, family, children, motherhood
Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”

The original plan for the museum was to be set in a neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. I had two inspirations: the neighborhood from Return to Me (great Chicago movie) and also the neighborhood where Mike's parents grew up: Lakeview. When his parents grew up there, it wasn't the trendy area that it… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”