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

California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

  A few years ago, Anna and I talked about going on a girls trip after she graduated high school. Kind of a Gilmore Girls-ish style getaway before Anna went away to college. I don't remember exactly when we started talking about it but over the past two years, it became less talk and more action.… Continue reading California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

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?”

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