Forks Up in Phoenix! Visiting My Alma Mater 10 Years Later

Many moons ago, I attended Arizona State University. Then one day I graduated, and I got into my Dodge Neon and drove 26 hours up to Chicago. #NoRegrets However, because life happened and people moved away, I never really had a 'reason' to go back to Tempe and visit ASU or my old haunts - … Continue reading Forks Up in Phoenix! Visiting My Alma Mater 10 Years Later

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Fun Fact: Tim Allen Won’t Actually Be Waiting For You at the Border of Pure Michigan

Another weekend, another girlfriend getaway!  Missy and I headed up to Grand Rapids, Michigan in search of some of the best brews in the Midwest (spoiler alert: we found 'em). Before I delve into my favorite spots in Grand Rapids, let me give you a few tips on things to keep in mind while you're … Continue reading Fun Fact: Tim Allen Won’t Actually Be Waiting For You at the Border of Pure Michigan

Chicago: Patios + Drinks = Why we live here in the winter

Common question: "Why in the world do you live in Chicago?  It's so COLD!" Common Chicagoan response: "Because the summers are the best." A huge reason for why Chicagoans choose to BE Chicagoans is because the summers are on point--beach weekends, twice-weekly fireworks shows, neighborhood festivals every weekend, outdoor concerts, you name it...we're going to … Continue reading Chicago: Patios + Drinks = Why we live here in the winter

Chicago: I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could SAVE Money on Great Food Here

"Wanna get dinner?  Let's go somewhere cheap."  That's an extremely common phrase among my girlfriends and me and I know we're not the only ones looking for a great deal on great food.  Hey, Chicago's an expensive city--there's no denying that.  But despite the high cost of living, it IS possible to snag some great … Continue reading Chicago: I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could SAVE Money on Great Food Here