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Happy Friday!! It's going to be warm this weekend (YAHHH!). Tonight H and I have a netflix date night - we're watching The Best Man Holiday (obviously my pick but I'm making dinner so that makes it ok, right?!) On Saturday I have a brunch date with the girls and a haircut appointment (I am long overdue for a trim). And Mad Men is back this Sunday!! I'm also hoping to fit in some yoga and if it's warm enough a bike ride! 
photo from instagram - @cornflakedreams

Here's a little weekend reading: 

-I have a bad case of #babyfever -- so it was refreshing to read about The No Kids Club

I have lived in Chicago for seven years (and grew up an hour from the city) sooo I think can admit that our city has a few problems. I laughed/cringed when I saw The 99 problems with Chicago.... but these ones really hit home:

3. That one nice day in March that gives you false hope
8. The coldest four months ever on record
22. Polar vortexes/vortices
28. The city’s segregated like a TV dinner
30. Sleepy train conductors
36. “Was that gunshots or fireworks?”
42. CTA platform heaters getting turned off two months too soon
52. 9.25% sales tax
59. People standing left on the escalator
72. The war between taxis and bikers
73. Our killer crime rates
75. Unannounced express trains
87. Clothes stained from street salt

-Okay, fine. I am a little OCD

-I am in love with these sandals + swim suit + cover-up! #SUMMER

-Have you taken the buzzfeed Mad Men Quiz? What character are you? I got Roger Sterling --ha! Love him but I'm a little surprised the quiz didn't make you choose your gender.

-If Jurassic Park had a Yelp page....

Thank you for all of your comments on my budget post

I loved reading all of your tips.

What are you up to this weekend?


  1. Sounds like a great weekend to me! Have a great date night in!

  2. yay for the weekend! sounds like the perfect to-do list.

  3. This sounds like my kind of weekend! Those Joie sandals are on my wish list too!

  4. i love chicago!! but i have not been there for long periods of time in the bitter bitter cold~~ haha! have a great weekend!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  5. That sounds like a perfect to-do list! I've had an insane week so I'm hoping to relax a little. Tonight I'm checking out the opening night of a local brewery, that is conveniently in walking distance from my house. Saturday it's supposed to be 80 degrees here so I plan to be outside, all day! These legs of mine need some sun!

    xx, jen

  6. I feel you on a high tax ours is 9.50%! Have a great weekend!

  7. That is the one thing that kills me every time we go and I want to shop! That tax is insane! You have to let me know how that movie is because I really wanted to see it! Hope you have a fabulous weekend it sounds like you should with that line up ;-) ~Amanda

  8. Thanks for the netflix tip on the movie - We are looking for one to watch tonight!! Girl I'm with you on the baby fever - but letting it cool for a while haha! #75 can't stand it in Boston either...UGH!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. A weekend of netflix is a happy weekend indeed! We watched all of the Breaking Bad series in like the shortest amount of time and just recently finished it...so hooray for a fun, relaxing Friday night in! Xx.

  10. I live in Wisconsin, but I travel to Chicago a lot and I know what you mean with the weather. Have a great weekend, it sounds like you will have a wonderful time.


  11. Have a great weekend! Let H know that there is a new Bastille EP coming out for Record Store Day next Saturday! Hopefully you can get your hands on a copy.

  12. i need to implement a your turn then my turn policy for netflix rentals! enjoy your warm weekend jillian

  13. Glad you'll have a pretty weekend! Bike rides are the best

  14. Have a great weekend! Sounds like a good time.
    36. “Was that gunshots or fireworks?” I think this all summer long!


  15. Your weekend sounds perfect, except I would swap our the pancakes for waffles. :) Baby Fever. huh? I am sending you my good juju haha Going to take the Mad Men quiz now.

  16. The only thing I did was sleep in, but now I wish I had done all of them! :)

  17. loved your links!! i can't remember what i did, which means i need another break asap ;)


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