WEEKEND RECAP: A birthday adventure to the Field Museum!!!

Good morning to you all! How’s it going so far today?

Ealier this month I finally took one of my nieces on her birthday adventure! Every year I give them a choice of a gift or an adventure and my 11yr old niece chose an adventure to the Field Museum of Natural History (https://www.fieldmuseum.org). The day started super bright and early as we had tickets for the 10am viewing of “WAKING THE T. REX 3D: THE STORY OF SUE” is was a well put together 3D documentary of the history of Sue the T-Rex! It was so interesting and the 3D action was amazing!

We had to leave the house around 8am and drove straight to Navy Pier for some breakfast and quick Uber ride later we were there just as the museum opened up at 9am! We walked through an exhibit and then made our way to our movie!

Afterwards we walked the whole museum exploring all the different exhibits. Fast forward a few hours we were tired and hungry!

Another quick Uber ride back to the pier for some lunch and some more walking taking in the sights. Moderate temps which was nice but unfortunately very dreary out for pictures but we still had a fantastic day!

We both had so much fun on her birthday adventure…can’t wait until the next one 🙂

What kind of museums are your favorite to visit?

Anyone else offer an adventure or a gift?




Gentlemen start your engines….

Morning everyone!  Hope ya’ll had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!  Little late on getting this up (seems to be the theme of this blog lol) but here it goes…

Wow what a crazy fun weekend!!  I got to spend the past weekend experiencing my very first live NASCAR race weekend at Chicagoland Speedway!!  Despite the heat indexes soaring into the 100’s we still managed to have an amazing time!!

Thursday the 28th Scott 150 was fast and fun with amazing views…

Friday the 29th Overton’s 225…another fun night and relaxed night…

Saturday the 30th long hot day for the Overton’s 300!!  Luckily we all managed to power through and enjoy another amazing race day…

Now Sunday the 1st I wasn’t fortunate enough to be able to go to but my good friends were lucky enough to attend all 4 days…Overton’s 400 the biggest and final race of the weekend…here are a few pictures they were fortunate enough to have captured…

We needed another day to recover from all that but no such luck….thank goodness we get a midweek break for the 4th of July holiday!

Anyone else experiencing this crazy heat days?

Any NASCAR fans out there?

Tuesday Happenings and my first Hello Fresh arrived!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope ya’ll are having a fantastic day so far!

Mine is getting better….after a rough night of sleep I was running behind this morning but was luckily still able to drag my happy butt to the gym! Been dealing with some major heel issues so I’ve been sticking to the elliptical and weights…still managed to squeeze a few miles in and quick arm workout!

Last night I was super excited to receive my first Hello Fresh box! I got a great coupon code when I ordered some concert tickets recently and totally took advantage of their offer!  As I’ve read from many others it came delivered very neatly and everything was sufficiently cold….three meals right to my door and one less grocery trip makes for a happy girl  Emoticon Facebook Smiley

I didn’t have time last night after work to cook up my first meal but when I do I will definitely share with ya’ll!

Who all has tried Hello Fresh and what is your favorite recipe?

Weekend Recap 6/22-24

Good morning to you all!  How’s it going for ya on this fine day?  Over here, we’re getting slammed with some more rain….approximately 4-5″ this past week, fortunately it dried out just in time for the weekend Smile

This past weekend was packed full of fun adventures!   Rewinding a bit back to Friday night…we had tickets to go see the Joliet Slammers a minor league baseball game…though it finally stopped raining it was a chilly June night of baseball…but regardless we bundled up and had a great time enjoying a night with family and friends.  Afterwords enjoyed the amazing fireworks display!





Saturday was our monthly membership wine pick up from Cooper’s Hawk..love my girl’s day out with my bestie 🙂fb_img_15298832682341

Fast forward a little bit to Saturday night….Tournament of Destruction!!!  So much fun!  To top it off our favorite team one it all…Orange Crush!





By Sunday we were all wiped and ready for down time….but again so grateful for an amazing weekend with friends and family!

What are favorite weekend plans?

WEEKEND RECAP: Starved Rock Camping Adventure!

Howdy all! How’s your day going so far?

I was just going through some photos on my phone and stumbled across the photo’s I took on our recent camping trip up near Starved Rock. I love going hiking there….the whole park is gorgeous and everything including the hiking trails are very well maintained. This time we decided to make a weekend of it and rented the cutest little cabin at a KOA campground. First time staying but definitely won’t be the last…fell in love with this little place so clean and well kept also the staff was amazing…so pleasant and helpful 🙂




Saturday’s weather was perfect for hiking and fishing…we really lucked out.



(Poor tuckered out Sally my 13yr old beagle…such a little trooper)

Sunday we awoke to steady rain all morning …after a quick breakfast we cleaned up and headed home….oh well all and all a fantastic experience all around 🙂

Where is your favorite camping spot?