Monday, July 30, 2012

A Garden Party It Is, Sweet 16 or Quince Party Theme

The twin's Quince got away from us last year, don't remember what it was now, but there was a lot of something going on back then. Anyway, that means it's Sweet Sixteen this year and there is no way this birthday is going to get away from us! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Best #Chicago Deals and Events for the Week of 7/26

There is so much going on in Chicago this weekend, like every other weekend, but I think I actually have some free time. I can't remember the last weekend I had free to make plans, even the weekdays have been packed lately. 
Anyway, here is a roundup of all the great events and deals in Chicago for you to take advantage of. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Day At The Brookfield Zoo #Chicago #Travel

There is never nothing to do in Chicago, and I am always excited to see a different part of it. Its just as fun to visit places in the city that friend's or visitors have never seen. Last week I had the chance to go to Brookfield Zoo with a huge group of young women that had never been there before. I have kind of mentioned the Girls' World Forum on here, but I still have to do so in greater detail. Here's a shot of a huge lot of them watching the dolphin show. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Can't Believe I Can Still Get Her To Do What I Want

Missy and I have this weird relationship, about 50% of the time we are as close as can be, but then she goes through these teenage moments and closes herself off from me because I am enemy #1. Right now we are in the close as can be days, but still she loves doing everything I say not to, or that she knows I would say not to. Like one of those toddlers that just has to push the button when you tell them not to push the button. 

The funny thing is, and the reason I decided to post today, I can get her to do what I say without questioning (or arguing) for some of the weirdest things.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Met Melinda Carroll, Girl Scouts' Rock Star!!!

I was volunteering at this awesome forum this weekend that had me greeting girl guides and girl scouts from all over the country and world, took me all over Chicago and left me inspired and motivated. I'll tell you all about my experience at the forum later, because right now I want to tell you about who I met (besides tons of new girl scout/guide friends and adults). 

I got to meet Melinda Carroll!!  

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Positively American Food and Smore's Brownies! #Recipe

I was reading a short piece about 10 foods that most people would probably not guess were made in the USA. When you think of American foods, there are a few things that come to mind like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or the banana split, and don't forget the hamburger!  And then there are Smore's Brownies :)