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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

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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Menopause, Nonsense

I Got Inside The Breakfast Club High School and Lived to Tell

Last week, I did something completely out of character for me, thanks to my husband, the risk taker that he is. So, on the first day of my birthday week, last Monday, Mike and I took the day off to have a date day because he was departing the next day for a business trip… Continue reading I Got Inside The Breakfast Club High School and Lived to Tell

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, John Hughes, Travel

Walking in John Hughes Footsteps: Movie Locations & Addresses

A few months ago, my husband recommended a fun tour of these homes this summer for several of his co-workers who were John Hughes's movie fans. We had mapped out a route, where we were going to make stops, tee-shirts, and even music.   Then came the coronavirus and we're not sure when or if… Continue reading Walking in John Hughes Footsteps: Movie Locations & Addresses

Giveaway, Humor, Sponsored Post

Go Roma or Go Homa. My Dad Will LOVE That Blog Title

It is no secret that I love to eat. So when I get the opportunity for free food, I take it. I am all for being transparent here on the blog. There are amazing opportunities I get with blogging that you don't see sometimes. Do you realize that bloggers get emails, daily, sometimes hourly, from… Continue reading Go Roma or Go Homa. My Dad Will LOVE That Blog Title

Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Menopause

Channeling Mr. Hughes

I know you think I am crazy. Maybe not all of you, but the silent majority of you do and it is okay, really. You can nod your heads as you read this because even a bit of me thinks I am crazy as I go through this phase in my life of needing to… Continue reading Channeling Mr. Hughes