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

Family, Summer, Travel

What Happens in Vegas Stays In Salt Lake City

Full disclosure: I wrote this title a week before we left to go on vacation. It was a witty title and as you know, those are hard to come by. So I wrote the title, pressed the Save Draft button and off I went to my normal non-blog writing summer life. In fact, I have… Continue reading What Happens in Vegas Stays In Salt Lake City

Childhood, Humor, Life

My Resume Proves Why I Should Be Famous

Famous people usually start out humbly. Stand on corners dressed as frankfurters or work as singing servers at a rock-and-roll joint. Have bosses that threaten to kill them and make it look like an accident or get fired on their first day for drinking on the job. I then by default should be famous. For… Continue reading My Resume Proves Why I Should Be Famous

Chicago, Life, Photography

Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

This past weekend was absolutely stunning. Sunny, crisp but not cold, perfect for November. It was the first weekend without any soccer or cheer obligations since summer so we decided to celebrate. By getting in our automobile. And sitting in traffic. But it was worth it because we got really good greasy food. Really, all… Continue reading Why I Bring My Camera With Me to Get a “Life Changing” Cheeseburger

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

Family, Humor, Life, Photography, Summer, Travel

My Love Letter to the South

[spacer height="20px"] For the past two years, my mom and dad have lived in Chattanooga Tennessee. It has come to my attention that some of my posts about traveling have convinced people to actually VISIT these places. Which makes me happy on so many levels!! First of which is that people are actually reading my… Continue reading My Love Letter to the South