Quick Chicago Trip in Pictures

We are just back from four days in Chicago, our favorite place for a quick getaway. This time we went with friends for a KU basketball game (which we won’t talk about) and I kept my iPhone handy to take quick shots of some of things that inspired me. Starting with this view of Michigan Avenue from […]

Eataly Chicago

When Tom and I were headed to Chicago last fall, my friend Lynda, whose daughter lives in Chicago, said to me, “You have to go to Eataly! Emma took me there and I loved it.” How to describe Eataly? The Chicago location (there are also locations in New York, Japan, Turkey, Dubai, and of course, Italy) […]

A Fall House Walk Through Oak Park, IL

One of the things I wanted to do on our recent trip to Chicago was visit Oak Park, a village ten miles west of downtown Chicago that happens to be where the home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright are located. It’s also the birth place of Ernest Hemingway, and the Hemingway home, the Wright […]

Catching Up

I was apprehensive about entering this new phase of life we’re in. Technically our nest isn’t empty since Lindsey moved back home after college graduation, but with Grant, our youngest, off to college out of state, we’ve definitely transitioned to a new place and I wasn’t entirely looking forward to it. I shouldn’t have been concerned. Life […]

Chicago by iPhone

Yesterday I told you about our recent quick trip to Chicago, including an adorable little shop we found. Today I want to share with you a few more shots of the Windy City. The iPhone picture quality isn’t great (I didn’t bring my camera with me) but I couldn’t resist snapping them anyway. We basically […]

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P.O.S.H. Chicago

Last week Tom and I went to Chicago with another couple to take in the basketball games at the Champions Classic. The Jayhawks were winners, so we ended on a high note, but the whole three days there were memorable – full of eating, drinking, laughing, and celebrating (two of the four of us celebrated […]

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Naperville, Pretty Houses and Resale Shop Plates

This story is two years old. It first appeared on my family finance blog, The Family CEO, but I want to share it here too because it involves pretty houses. And plates. From October, 2011: Last week I attended the Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago (or Schaumburg to be more specific). After it was over, I […]

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