Moody Chicago In Pictures

Moody Chicago In Pictures

I fell in love with Chicago back in 2009 during my first visit to the city and I knew that I had to make it my home. The city is beautiful and glamorous yet gritty and raw, which gives Chicago a very unique vibe. Here are some of the gritty pictures I've taken throughout my [...]

Fall Eye Candy

Fall Eye Candy

Fall is my favorite season by far! I love the crisp cool air, the changing colors of the leaves, and the fact that I get to wear my cool fancy coats (not the puffy winter ones). Here are the fall images that make me happy. *All pics taken by me. Baked by yours truly!Apple Pie [...]

The Benefits of Having a Personal Budget & The Reasons I Encourage Everyone To Have One

The Benefits of Having a Personal Budget & The Reasons I Encourage Everyone To Have One

My husband and I first created our household budget to get us through the ‘rough times’ – the young, newlywed, whirlwind years when we were struggling to make ends meet. We took those same budgeting skills and used them to build a pretty comfortable life for ourselves. Creating and adhering to a budget is not [...]

Need a pick-me-up? Check out these cuties, they’re sure to make you smile.

Need a pick-me-up? Check out these cuties, they’re sure to make you smile.

Macy - The French Golden Retriever This is my brother-in-law's golden retriever who lives in France. A relationship with her is strictly transactional because she requires a treat before she even notices you. Chill Pug I saw this little guy earlier this week and I fell in love with him. He didn't move an inch, [...]

Forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes – Embrace Fall by Baking Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Instead

Forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes – Embrace Fall by Baking Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Instead

Fall ushers in cooler temperatures, cute boots, and pumpkin everything. Pumpkin Spice lattes are usually the craze around this time, but to be honest, they’re not my thing. The fall treat I do love, however (and how I usher in fall) are pumpkin whoopie pies. I found this wonderful recipe on the Allrecipes site from [...]

A Luxurious Experience – The Retreat Hotel at The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

A Luxurious Experience – The Retreat Hotel at The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The Retreat, Iceland’s first 5-star hotel, embodies minimalism at its finest while fully embracing Nordic aesthetics. The effect of which eases your mind and lowers your stress levels the moment you step inside. Upon arrival, you are greeted by friendly staff and ushered into the serene lobby overlooking a private lagoon. This hotel does not [...]

Songs I’m Listening to on Repeat By Latina Artists

Songs I’m Listening to on Repeat By Latina Artists

‘Hasta Que’ by Tatiana Hazel This Spanglish song had me the second I heard it. It’s funky, sexy, and overall fucking amazing! It’s a slowish jam with a bittersweet love massage to…her hometown of Chicago. https://open.spotify.com/track/0F2t2RRkSJVLETwtpfiJth ‘Tu’ by Maye This Spanish bossa nova song is smoothly perfect! This is THE song to set a romantic [...]

Baccarat Rouge Extrait – Elevating the Luxury Perfume Scene

Baccarat Rouge Extrait – Elevating the Luxury Perfume Scene

Size: 2.4 oz Price: 295€ (Approximately $348.62) Purchased: Directly from the MFK Easy to purchase directly from the Francis Kurdkjian site You get three free samplesIt’s less expensive to buy directly from the site despite the currency conversionMFK ships the items directly from France very nicely packagedEvery package arrived in less than a weekOnly problem [...]