The Summer Bender

Ten days ago we left for a camping trip and I've been on a bit of a summer bender ever since. Drinks and eats and parties almost every night. It's taken me nearly twenty minutes just to write one sentence ....more

Six Ways To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks

I am SO READY for the damn fireworks to stop. I know I sound like a sourpuss, but it's just not fun for me when I know Harlow is trembling inside the house certain the world is ending.That being said, here's a few of the things I've tried to calm him.Benadryl.I give Harlow one and a half and it makes him sleepy/calm. I've typically done this around 10 p.m. when it's "bedtime" anyway ....more

The Hardest Week In Blogging

In my opinion, there are two weeks out of the here when it feels damn near impossible to sit down and write a blog post. ...more

Harlow Vs Firecrackers

Harlow's week of camping bliss has come to a complete stop. We're working from Nebraska for the next few days so we can celebrate the 4th at Chris's cabin and unfortunately firework season is in full force here.Striped firework tents have popped up in every parking lot turning the tiny town of Norfolk, Nebraska into a war zone. Smoke and sulfur fill the air and loud boomers exploding in the sky can be heard at any time of day.Harlow is not a fan ....more

A Perfect Chicago Day

So you're coming to Chicago and you want some suggestions on things to do. First of all, good call on visiting in the summer. This city isn't quite as pleasant in the winter ....more

That Time We Went Camping

Turns out it takes a lot of time and money to buy all of the camping essentials, pack up your car, set up a camp site, all in an attempt to make it feel a little bit like home. It might just be cheaper to ... stay at home.But where is the fun in that? ...more

7 Ways To Feel Like You're On Vacation Even When You're Not

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rums of Puerto Rico for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been craving a really good summer vacation ....more

Gone Camping

You might not know it, but I was the best "Sunny" fish catcher of the early 90s. Just look at the smug smile on my face. "Another day, another Sunny." Me in my pink life jacket with what appears to be a child sized Moo Moo underneath ....more

Sharing Our Engagement Photos

I've been keeping this kind of quiet, but a few weeks ago Chris and I had some engagement photos taken. And now I am SO excited to share a few with you. Just a heads up, we had a lot of outfit/scene changes ....more

You Probably Don't Know...

You probably know I'm about a week late to this linkup hosted by Helene....Sorry. I was trapped in Nebraska. You probably don't know...I love white on white ....more