Anddd finally back…

Hi guys, wow it has been awhile.  Probably the longest I have gone w/o blogging since we started.  Sorry for the break–my travel schedule has been a bit overwhelming and I’m basically never home.  But, I do need to be better about working time into my schedule when I am in my hotel room, airports, etc.  I promise to get back on track!

I have been quite a few places since we last talked, some repeats and a few new–St. Louis, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Indy, and probably a few others for work and Wisconsin for the 4th.  Last week I was in Houston and currently I am in Dallas.

Part of the reason I haven’t been blogging is because almost every spare minute that I had not working, I was searching for a new apartment.  It was starting to stress me out as the rental market in Chicago is pretty competitive and often times as soon as I found a cool apartment online, I would call only to find it was already gone.  But, at the end of last week, I talked with my landlord and I am going to stay where I am!  Which takes a huge amount of stress off my shoulders and frees up a lot of my downtime.

Now I am in the market for a home office so I thought I would show you some of the things that I have been bookmarking… 


desk / lamp / gold garden stool / lucite note holder  / side table / tray / I can’t find a link for the chair

Most of these exact items are not in my price range, but this is the general look I’m going for.  I will be scouring craigslist for sure!

As far as traveling, nothing too new or exciting on that front.  I finally reached status on United though.  I don’t know that it will get me much, but still exciting.

The hotel I’m staying at currently is SO nice.  Another Kimpton–Kimpton is one of my all time favorite hotel chains, I have to say.  They focus a lot on wellness which I love and they also have little perks that really add up.  Plus, I have slept so soundly this week–better I think than I have in the last few months at various other hotels.  I spent a few down hours at the pool sipping on raspberry infused water.  Can’t ask for better than that on a Wednesday!

I also found one of my favorite grocery stores in Texas–the Central Market.  I wish we had this grocery store in Chicago because it is maybe one the best I have been in.  Tons of great produce, 4 aisles of bulk bins,  bakery, a huge salad bar, sushi bar, soup bar, pickle and olive bar and pre-made foods too.   My coworker told me I should start a website called and chronicle which stores have the best.  Well, this store definitely tops the list.  If you are ever in the Texas area, it is worth taking a visit.  I also think I have a problem–I have eaten sushi or sushi like dishes 5 times in the past week.

Crab tower in the first picture, which the waiter assured me was ‘huge’.  Uh…no.  Spring rolls in the second, which were awesome.

And that’s all I got.  I will be back again soon though :)

Do any of you have home offices?  Anything that you love or recommend that I get?


















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