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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┬áremember 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

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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes

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

  Last week I did something out of character for me all thanks to my husband, risk taker that he is. So on day one of my birthday week last Monday, Mike and I took the day off to have a date day as he was leaving on a business trip the following day for… 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

Yes, I said Sears Tower. Yes, I realize it's not in all actuality called the Sears Tower anymore. No, you won't ever hear me calling it anything else. Even in a sponsored post. When the fine people over at the Skydeck Chicago at the "Sears Tower" asked me if I wanted to come on over… Continue reading Making John Hughes Proud at the Skydeck Chicago Sears Tower

Chicago, John Hughes, Travel

Walking in John Hughes Footsteps: Movie Locations & Addresses

Back in January, I wrote an article for Chicago Parent about John Hughes and included a few addresses such as where to find his former residence, the cemetery where he is laid to rest and the restaurant where he liked to get a piece of pizza. It is no secret that I love Mr. John Hughes.… 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

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 tiny bit of me thinks I am crazy as I go through this phase in my life of needing… Continue reading Channeling Mr. Hughes

Chicago, Humor, John Hughes

10 Reasons Why We Need a John Hughes Museum in Chicago

There is something that is very close to my heart, a project that I have been sitting on. Maybe "sitting on" isn't a good description. " I thought of it back in February and never did anything else about it" better sums it up. I want a John Hughes museum to come to Chicago. That's… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why We Need a John Hughes Museum in Chicago