When Ty and I moved to Chicago two weeks after our wedding, we had no jobs, only one friend, and had never seen the apartment we'd signed a one year lease for. This may be a stretch, but I think you could call us crazy. Our first year living in our new city was rough, to say the least. We learned so much about ourselves, our relationship, and what we want out of life. Jump ahead almost three years, and things have changed tremendously! We've found our way with our … [Read more...]
Chicago on a Budget
Here's your guide to visiting Chicago on a budget. I lived there for 3 years, so like to think of myself as a bit of an expert when it comes to being frugal in the Windy City!
Regularly, Ty and I pass this bright orange diner that's in a pretty desolate area just south of our neighborhood in Uptown. We figured that if this place is still open, there's got to be a reason why. So last weekend we ventured out for Saturday morning brunch to check out Golden House Restaurant. And what did we discover? The cheapest and most delicious pancakes in town! Ty and I don't eat out a whole lot, so when we do, we really like to make the time … [Read more...]
What would fall be without a trip to the pumpkin patch? Last weekend, Ty and I headed 30 miles outside of Chicago for an afternoon filled with fun at Didier Farms. Now, we may have been the only couple there without kids, but I think we had the most fun of all! We started off filling up on hot apple cider and pumpkin donuts before traipsing through the corn maze where we got twisted and turned around, until we finally made our way out. Then we headed off for a tractor … [Read more...]