Christmas in Rome

Yesterday I shared with you some of the sites we saw while visiting Germany at Christmastime. As if that wasn’t special enough, we decided to take a side trip to Rome over the actual Christmas holiday. What a festive time to be there! This is a picture of the group (minus my sister) taken at […]

Christmas in Germany

I had intended to share some pictures with you today of the Christmas my family spent in Rome, and I will do that tomorrow. But when my husband handed me this column by Cindy Hoedel in The Kansas City Star to read today, I decided to switch it up a bit and share my pictures of Germany […]

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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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A Walk Through DC: Doorways of Georgetown

Last week I shared with you some pictures of the charming houses and streets in Naperville, IL, from my trip two Octobers ago. But I hope you’re up for a little more fall charm, this time courtesy of Washington DC. Over the long Columbus Day weekend, my husband and I went with our son, Grant, on […]

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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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