How Not To Plan A Wedding

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Getaways for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The other day I sat down at my computer, bride magazines in my lap, a full cup of coffee in hand and I was determined to start planning a wedding....more

The Best Blog Post Ever

I'm having one of those moments where I'd really like to write an amazing post (error free) that changes the word and makes everyone see how truly witty and wonderful I am and that goes viral in five seconds and lands me a job writing for a sitcom. And also wins me the Powerball.Instead I've been staring at my screen for the past thirty minutes and looking at my coffee thinking about how I'm almost 28 and I've never had one of those artistic cups of Jo with a leaf drawn in the middle or an image of Mother Mary. What am I missing here?Alas, today we'll do a good old fashioned, what's in my head/what I'm up to right now post ....more

18 Things I Do When I Get My Hair Done

There are two places in this world where I feel insecure: Platos Closet and the hair salon. Because I no longer feel like I'm good enough to give clothes to Platos, let's talk about the hair salon today. 1. I walk inside and immediately feel judged by the receptionist ....more

An Apology Letter

Dear readers,I am very sorry that I don't know how to proofread. Honestly, I am. I know that my errors have been out of control lately- even more so than usual and I need to apologize ....more

The Best and the Worst of the Oscars 2015

Graham Bell's speech: The best.The very best. Immediately after it was over I rewound it and watched it again. I kind of love our "bring on the weird" culture right now ....more

Nacho Average Bar Crawl

It all started with an email chain from one of Chris's friends. We'll call him Uncle Mike.Uncle Mike said, "Hey, want to go on a nacho bar crawl?"I wrote back, "Am I dreaming?"He said "No, this is real." And just like that the NachoAverageBarCrawl 2015 was born. For the next few weeks Uncle Mike put in countless hours of hard work and research trying to find the best spots in Lincoln Park to accommodate our nacho crawl ....more

Saturday Takeover- Hel On Heels

Introducing Helen from Hel On Heels. What made you decide to start blogging? I had a blog in college, but I didn't keep up with it--posted once every few months and never really knew what blogging was about ....more

What's It's Like At An Improv Audition

Let me tell you a little bit about what an improv audition is like. I happened to have one yesterday at Second City. And thanks to all of the awesome comments you left on this post, I went in there feeling confident and relaxed ....more

10 Things You Should Give For Lent

Following Kendall Jenner on Instagram....more

Putting It All Out There Today

It's 1994 and I'm seven years old. I've stayed up way past my bedtime on another Saturday evening so I could watch Saturday Night Live. I need to see the Matt Foley sketch ....more