Daytrips are my new favorite. As you probably already know, it is not cheap to live in this part of the country. But I’ve come to realize that you’re paying for more than just a house to live in. You are paying for the most ideal weather. You are paying for the national parks, the […]Read More Santa Cruz’in
What’s even better than exploring your new state before you start working? Exploring your new state with your best friend before you start working! Monica and I go way, way back. We met in 2nd grade (shoutout to Miss Lundgren!), bonded over a stuffed monkey and the rest is history. Despite going to different high […]Read More Wineries, San Francisco, and Redwoods With My Best Friend
“Why is it called Grandma’s marathon?” I asked that question multiple times and discovered it was named after a chain of restaurants in Duluth and the race’s first major sponsor. I personally believe that it is called Grandma’s because of how you walk very, very, very s l o w l y and hold up traffic […]Read More Grandma’s Marathon + Post Marathon Plan
2,344 miles. 5 nights. 1 speeding ticket. WE MADE IT! In case there is anyone else out there as crazy as us and driving from Chicago to San Fransisco, let me tell you… yes, it’s long. It’s really, really long. But you will see breathtaking scenery, experience some fun cities, and if you’re lucky like we were, […]Read More Chicago to California Roadtrip
After almost two years in the Chicago area, we are packing our bags and moving… to California! As I sit here typing this, it still doesn’t seem real, but in less than 6 weeks, Mo and I will be packing our bags and road tripping to our new home. WHO? Mo, me and Sydney WHAT??! […]Read More We’re Moving!
Where does time even go these days, really?? We’re over halfway through January, which means summer has to be just around the corner… right? That’s what I keep telling myself at least! It seems impossible that Mo and I have been married for THREE years now, but somehow it’s true. We celebrated our first anniversary […]Read More Cheers to Three Years!
One of my favorite things about Chicago is that there is always some kind of race going on. Anything from little neighborhood 5Ks to the Chicago Marathon, there are plenty to choose from. Signing up for a race is a great way to keep yourself motivated… but unfortunately not so great for the bank account! […]Read More Monster Dash 10K
When Mo and I started dating in high school, I quickly realized that he was a die-hard Steelers fan. And when a cute boy that you have a crush on likes something… well, you obviously like it too. Mo saw the opportunity to make me a Steelers fan and swooped in, inviting me over to […]Read More Steeler Nation
It’s a completely normal thing to throw a beach birthday party for your puppy, right? (please say yes…) That said, I will gladly come up with any and every reason to get friends together, eat homemade treats and hang out at the beach on a beautiful day! Sydney turned one on May 22 and we […]Read More Sydney Turns 1!
There is no such thing as a birthday to me… I like to call it a birthweek. Maybe even a birthmonth. Anybody else with me on that?? A couple of people asked me “how it feels.” Well, this Buzzfeed article describes it better than I can: 25 Signs You’re Almost 25. What makes the perfect […]Read More 25 Years OLD