Monday, March 5, 2018

Polar Plunge 2018

Year #7 is officially under the belt for the Chiberian Plungers! Collectively, we have raised over $50,000 for Special Olympics Chicago since the ~20 of us began plunging and building this incredible team in 2011.

Jellyfish chasing a Snorkeler for the win :)

Thank you to photographer/ninja, Neal O'Bryan, for somehow capturing this totally embarrassing embrace post plunge. Miller Lite in the mornings is admittedly not my best color ;)

Monday, February 26, 2018

New Glarus, Wisconsin. Aka: Heaven

Happy Anniversary, Babe!

Nothing says I LOVE YOU like a pint (or ten) of Spotted Cow, cheese fondue, and polka with Seniors :)

Thank you for being an awesome partner in crime, the best teammate ever, and for always making life feel like a great adventure. 

Cheers to a million more years of New Glarus celebration libations!

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Stella & Cole LOVED Paw Patrol Live at the Chicago Theater. 

Thank you a million times over, Tyndie
Words can't express how proud I am of you. Not just because you are a BALLER Vice President at Nickelodeon (who has access to the Pearl Jam of child idols in pet form) but because you're the amazing kind of human who takes time out of your insanely busy life to bring happiness to others along the way :)

Sunday, February 11, 2018


It is not for one second lost on me how much joy
(both inside and out - literally)
this apartment has added to my life.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Pilsen Adventure 2018

Leave it to my better half to plan a tour that even I thought was aggressive! 

Turns out, 12 hours later and 10,000 steps walking all over Pilsen, I wouldn't have changed a thing :)

What an incredibly fun and memorable day playing tourist in Sweet Home Chicago. Highly recommend every place listed below... just maybe not all in one day ;)

Don't miss the Black Truffle Brew, oysters, and 12-layer chocolate cake! YUUMMMMM


Quick shout out to The Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park. This was our starting spot because we live in the area. If you find yourself anywhere nearby, it's a must see for certain. 


Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Admittedly, this past year was here and gone. There wasn't a single day that I blogged or gave an ounce of love to Zippidy Do Da. But instead of giving up for good, I'm dedicating one post to 2017 and starting fresh in the new year! 

Reflecting on 365 days I was lucky to be alive :)



Lulu was born!
Adults Night Out
Katelyn comes to visit :)

Air & Water Show weekend

Wine & Wildlife

Teresa comes to visit :)
Caitlin comes to visit :)



Saturday, December 31, 2016