Category Archives: Chicago

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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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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