Tag: #Petaya

Our (bartered) wedding in pictures

Our September 1st, 2013 almost 100%-bartered wedding in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago… a day of Best Decisions, ending with the best of them all, becoming legal Best Friends. I found out a week before the wedding that I couldn’t get ready at the venue. I reached out to a guy I had met twice, for all Read more…

Our wedding vows: disaster, Wordsworth’esque, somewhere inbetween?

Note: “Petaya” is “Pete” and “Saya” smooshed together. #petaya was the hashtag we used for our wedding. We went to a wedding last night. I read Ten Ways I Trimmed $21,000 Off My Wedding Budget (and its comments) today. It being two weeks after our wedding, I found myself comparing. Not in the negative, bitchy way. “She wore that?” “They Read more…

I’ve never been excited to drink beer. Until now.

I am excited to drink beer. If you know me, you know nothing remotely close to those words have ever come from my lips. I’m the girl who went on a brewery tour of Michigan (nine watering-holes in twenty-four hours) and had a Diet Coke at each one. I’m the girl who ordered a margarita Read more…