Category Archives: Chicago

Vintage Disney Treasures at Goodwill | Thrifting Adventures

July 9, 2018

Vintage Disney Children's Books
Happy Monday and welcome to a new series here on the blog that I like to call “Thrifting Adventures!”.  Basically, this series will be all about my different experiences while I’m out exploring different thrift shops and vintage stores here in Chicago. (And possibly other cities as well).

This series is sort of similar to my vinyl hunting posts (I know, it’s been forever since I’ve posted about my vinyl hunting journey) but more so focused on the things that I find at different thrift stores. 

Here’s some of the awesome finds I found on my latest Thrifting Adventure:

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Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2018

April 11, 2018

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo
I feel like it’s been a hot second since I’ve uploaded (yikes!). I’ve just had so many deadlines back to back that I haven’t really had the time to sit down and blog. Enough with the excuses though.

Last weekend (April 6-8) was the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo and like always, I had an absolute blast! That’s one of the things I LOVE so much about living in Chicago, there’s always some fun event, exhibit, show, whatever, going on at any given moment. 

From those of you don’t live in Chicago, or haven’t checked out my previous C2E2 recaps, C2E2 is a Chicago fan convention dedicated to comics, pop culture, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. So essentially, it’s similar to other “comic cons” but it’s more pop culture and entertainment based. 

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Four Fun Things To Do In Chicago This Winter

February 14, 2018

*Special thanks to Mitsubishi for letting me test drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander*2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
Temperatures dropping below 15 degrees. Almost a foot and a half of snow on the ground. Schools closing. Yup, it’s definitely wintertime in Chicago. Just because it’s freezing right now in Chicago doesn’t mean it’s time to go into hibernation. Some of the city’s best attractions are located indoors!

With snow piled high and the combination of slippery and icy roads, reliable transportation is a MUST during Chicago winters. Enter the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL S-AWD! From its sleek design to its awesome gas mileage, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL S-AWD was able to help me navigate the harsh Chicago winter with ease.

Here’s some of my favorite things about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander:

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Tuesdays At The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

November 15, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Along with the Disney Parks and Target, I’d definitely have to say that museums are one of my “happy places!” I don’t know what it is but I could spend hours roaming the halls of any given museum. It doesn’t matter if it’s an art, history or science museum, I love them all. I’m so fortunate to have grown up (and still live in) in Chicago, a city filled with dozens upon dozens of amazing museums.

As I’ve mentioned on the blog countless times, plenty of Chicago museums offer free days to Illinois residents. One of those being the Museum of Contemporary Art, which offers free admission on Tuesdays. Thus making “Tuesdays At The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago” a regular thing for me!

There have been so many new exhibits added since my last visit to The MCA, to see the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit. That’s what I love about museums, no matter how many times you visit them, there’s always something new to see.

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from my visit to The Museum of Contemporary Art:

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Exploring Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago

September 20, 2017

Spirited Away Plush Toys
As you all know, I’m a HUGE fan of all things kawaii! In fact, one of my first stops whenever I visit Epcot in Walt Disney World is the Japan Pavillon. Even though I’m heading to Disney World next month (for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival), I found myself having a little bit of Japan Pavillon withdrawals last weekend. Luckily the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago had just want I needed to get my kawaii fix! Here are a few photos from my visit to the Mitskwa Marketplace: Continue reading