Tag: Airbnb

TRAVEL: Portland, Maine

Best Friend and I are just back from ten days in Maine, on a personal turned work’ish trip (more on this in another post). If you haven’t explored this area of the world, and you like food and natural beauty, definitely put Maine on your Wanderlust List! We return 73 (happy) pounds heavier and with a Read more…

Goodbye, Chicago! Gah! What am I doing?!

As you may have gleaned from my most viral blog post, which led to a Tribune article, a WBEZ interview, and a Chicago Magazine mention, leaving my beloved Chicago has been top of mind. Inquiring Minds, and wow! there are a lot of you — poor Husband has been cornered by “Are you moving?!?!” squealers Read more…

What seven minutes on Twitter can get you

April 22nd – After ridiculous, “is this really happening?” success creating an almost 100% bartered-wedding, I decided to see what seven minutes on Twitter could do. We’re batting almost 1.000 with local folks we know, from friends to acquaintances, so I was curious to see what’d happen with corporate cold-call shout-outs so to speak.   Some Read more…

15 Things That Bring Joy to My “Type-A, Frugal, Glass Half-Full” Life

Photo by Angela Garbot Photography Due to childcare  and illness issues, earlier this week, three! of my five speakers on a panel I curated cancelled last minute. That and bad weather are an Event Planner’s worst nightmare. All of the planning, the promotion, the webpage creation, the logistical emails…oy. Ironically, I had created the event four Read more…