hollywood, california, travel, budget
Humor, Motherhood, Travel

California. On a Kari and Anna Budget

A few years ago, Anna and I discussed going on a girls' trip after she graduated from high school. I'm not sure when we started talking about it, but it became less talk and more action over the last two years. Because when your teenager requests to vacation alone with you, you take it seriously. We also… Continue reading California. On a Kari and Anna Budget

Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Music

John Hughes Playlist Because I Have Too Much Time on My Hands

This page includes affiliate links as I am a part of the Amazon affiliate program.   I don't. Have too much time on my hands, to be clear. But my John Hughes addiction never sleeps. Never. Sleeps.    And yours shouldn't either which is why I am sharing with you something that I have kept… Continue reading John Hughes Playlist Because I Have Too Much Time on My Hands

Blogging, Humor, John Hughes

My Screenplay. Now on WordPress.

Remember when I told you about reading an article about trying to get your screenplay noticed? Well, one of the tips was to share my screenplay on my blog. At first, I was all HELL TO THE NOPETY NO. But I can't get my screenplay out of my mind. Like, it kind of consumes every… Continue reading My Screenplay. Now on WordPress.

Humor, John Hughes, Life, Menopause

Ferris Bueller You’re My Hero

  I'm just going to start titling all of my blog posts with quotes from John Hughes movies. Because nothing says "I have given up" like plagiarism. Is that how you spell it? I GIVE UP. I sent my screenplay to Amazon Studios over a week ago. Apparently, Amazon doesn't only have Scott Toilet Paper… Continue reading Ferris Bueller You’re My Hero

Chicago, John Hughes, Sponsored Post

Making John Hughes Proud at the Skydeck Chicago Sears Tower

So much to love about this post: Chicago being just so beautifully Chicago, my little family, John Hughes, Ferris Bueller, and Ellie doing us all proud. It's my favorite sponsored post I've ever written because it doesn't feel like a sponsored post.  First published June 14, 2016 Yes, I said Sears Tower. Yes, I realize… Continue reading Making John Hughes Proud at the Skydeck Chicago Sears Tower

Chicago, Humor, John Hughes

My Favorite John Hughes Movies

First published March 1, 2016 I was thinking (nary a good thing) of what John Hughes movies I would take with me if I were stranded on a deserted island. But how would you know ahead of time if you'd be stranded? On a deserted island? So why is that question ever asked? Then it… Continue reading My Favorite John Hughes Movies