Family, Humor, Travel

I “Found Myself” in Florida

For spring break this year, we got to get the hell out of dodge and go to Destin Florida. I honestly don't know how exactly we landed on Destin. I do know that our oldest daughter didn't want to go anywhere "lame" which leaves a lot for interpretation because me being the travel nerd that… Continue reading I “Found Myself” in Florida

Family, Humor, Travel

I Love Utah But Utah Doesn’t Love Me

    Last week we got the opportunity to go to Salt Lake City, Utah for a family vacation. We haven't been on a "real vacation" in years. I should say that we have been lucky to visit my parents when they lived in Tennessee for four years and those were indeed vacations but this… Continue reading I Love Utah But Utah Doesn’t Love Me

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

Family, Holidays, Travel

A Tennessee Thanksgiving

By now, you all know that my parents live in Tennessee and you also know that it is quite far away. 11 hours by car, well, 12 if you want to get there in one piece and need to go to the bathroom and eat on the way. It is a long a@# drive, no… Continue reading A Tennessee Thanksgiving

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

Favorite Things, Friends, Photography, Travel

“Autumn Drive” 2015 or “Autumn Eat” 2015, Whatever

Three years ago, my friend Rebecca and I went to this cool little...I don't know what you would call it.....fall festival-ish thing called Autumn Drive about an hour from where were live. In the middle of nowhere. Just where we like it. Well, we revisited it again this fall. And it didn't disappoint. It is… Continue reading “Autumn Drive” 2015 or “Autumn Eat” 2015, Whatever