Category Archives: Chicago

Come What May | Shopping for Vinyl Records at Barnes & Noble

November 12, 2018

Moulin Rouge Soundtrack Vinyl Record
It’s been SO long since I’ve shared a Vinyl Hunt on the blog and honestly, it’s because I haven’t bought a record in some time. Every time I’ve gone to the thrift store lately, I just haven’t been able to find anything worth buying. (Well, recrod wise anyway). And vinyls have gotta WAY to expensive to buy “new”/from regular stores.

Since I had a 10% off Barens and Noble coupon and a couple of bucks on an old gift card I never used, I thought “hey, why not try vinyl hunting this weekend?”. So that’s exactly what I did! I’m not going to lie, I was super impressed by the vinyl selection at Barnes & Noble! They had way more records than I thought they’d have!

(And I even found the vinyl soundtrack of my FAVORITE movie)!

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Halloween Meets Christmas | Thrifting Adventures

October 26, 2018

Vintage Star Wars Darth Vader Halloween Decor
October, my favorite time of year! I love this time of year because the holiday’s are truly in effect! Halloween is right around the corner, Thanksgiving isn’t to far away and Christmas is almost within arms reach. Yup, it really is the BEST time of year!

To celebrate the season, I decided to hit up Goodwill this past weekend to see if I could find some cool vintage Halloween and Christmas decor! And since it’s been a hot minute since I updated my  “Thrifting Adventures” series, I thought why not kill two birds will one stone.

(But seriously, please don’t actually try and kill birds with stones. It’s inhumane! Who even coined that phrase?).

Here’s what I found at Goodwill: 

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Reliving My Childhood | Thrifting Adventures

August 6, 2018

Vintage Disney VHS Videos
Hey guys, Happy Monday! Although I’m currently in Disney World, aka my second home, and I usually don’t post while traveling, I wanted to share another post in my “Thrifting Adventures” series. I LOVE heading down to my local Goodwill to see if I can find some cool finds.

Whenever I go thrifting I try not to have any exceptions. I don’t want to go into it thinking “I hope I find this” or “I wonder if they’ll have this.” It’s always best to just go with the flow and have zero exceptions when thrifting. That way, when you DO find something, it’s that much better!

Here’s what I found at Goodwill:

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Dear Chicago, I Love You

July 27, 2018

Chicago
Have you ever written a love letter before? (Who am I kidding, it’s 2018, no one writes letters anymore). There’s just something so lovely about writing down your feelings and sharing those words with someone, or something, that you love. If someone were to ask me “Who was your first love?”. I’d easily answer “Chicago!”. 

I’ve lived in Chicago for 23 years now (since I was three) and I find myself falling in love with this city more and more each day! 

Here’s some of my favorite things about Chicago:

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The Science Behind Pixar at The Museum of Science and Industry‎

July 18, 2018

The Science Behind Pixar at The Museum of Science and Industry‎
Ah summer, how I loathe you. No really, summer is definitely my least season. I seriously don’t understand why people love summer so much. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t understand why adults love summer so much.

When you’re a kid/in school, sure summer is great because you get a three month break, but it’s not like adults get a “summer break.” You still have to go to work (unless you’re a teacher or a job that’s not year round). Maybe it’s because I prefer cooler weather but I just don’t get the appeal of summer. 

Regardless, one thing I DO enjoy about summer is all of the fun events that come to Chicago. The Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, countless Broadway shows, fun new exhibits. All of the activities going on throughout the city definitely help distract me from the fact that I dislike summer.

(And boy is there a lot to do in the city!).

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