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

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

Giveaway, Humor, Sponsored Post

Go Roma and Don’t Stay Homa!

Last spring, I was approached by Go Roma to come on down to their cool restaurant and I shared it with you here. You all know me and food, we go way back. So when anyone approaches me with free food? I am alllll in. If this screenplay goes anywhere, they honestly don't even need to… Continue reading Go Roma and Don’t Stay Homa!

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 waiters 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… 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

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