Milwaukee Day Trip

Milwaukee Public Market//Day Trip Milwaukee//List Maker Picture TakerLast weekend, the hubby and I ventured north for a day in Milwaukee. Being the awesome wife that I am, I bought him tickets to see Patton Oswalt at the Riverside Theater for Christmas because he loves stand up comedy and we both like any excuse to get to Milwaukee. It’s a fun, easily digestible city with lots to see and do. Milwaukee’s infamous blue-collar roots are still there, but they Continue reading


Chicago Bucket List 2016

Chicago Bucket List//List Maker Picture Taker

This past fall marked ten years living in Chicago. I moved here for college, right out of high school, thinking I’d stay for four years before moving on. But something about the city just got its hooks in me, and while it can be downright frustrating at times, I still love it. I love the neighborhoods, the museums, the art, the history… Continue reading

Chicago Day Trip: What to See & Do In Downtown Oak Park

Frank Lloyd Wright Oak Park, IL // List Maker Picture Taker

This little suburb, which lies just outside Chicago’s western border, is one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon when I’m feeling overwhelmed by the city. It’s easy enough to get to via driving or the CTA (take the green line to the end) and, despite its close proximity to Chicago, a day spent in Oak Park browsing the little shops and admiring the beautiful, old Victorian homes can feel like a mini getaway. The pace is slower, and the downtown district has a distinctly small town charm while still offering plenty to see and do.  Continue reading