Guerilla Toss crushes Chicago’s Empty Bottle

A few weeks ago when getting ready for bed, Keegan said, “Hey, I wanna show you this cool music video.” He went to his YouTube history and clicked on something titled “Famously Alive” by Guerilla Toss, and the screen transformed to a fast-paced and vibrant video featuring a woman traipsing the streets of Hollywood.  The…

O.A.R.’s MikelParis releases solo ‘B Good 2 Me’

We all know the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. MikelParis, keyboardist for O.A.R., took this concept and turned it into art with his newest single, “B Good 2 Me.” Even with that important message, there was deeper meaning to the song.

More fun with The Friendly Patch

After finding spurts of energy with the “Last Call” Friendly Patch, I wanted to see what the others were all about. Following my bachelorette weekend, I wanted a day of rest and relaxation. The Zen patch was the fit for this. I put it on and had an incredibly chill day. I didn’t even hate…

New Year, More Vitamins

It’s a New Year and Keegan and I celebrated rather tamely (well, meaning we didn’t leave the house…we still enjoyed champagne et. al). In the daylight, we finished season two of “Pen15” and then played Donkey Kong Country. When darkness rolled around, we ordered a very healthy dinner of fried chicken and enjoyed some celebratory,…

Yule Ball is a hilariously fun party game

For this year’s annual friend Christmas party (my first time attending!), the gang wanted to bring back a game from a few years back. It’s called a Yule Ball, where you take small “prize” items (like candy, shooters, lotto tickets, car fresheners, bags of microwave popcorn, etc.) and wrap them in layers and layers of…

Color My Cookie a hit with kiddos

Like everyone else, my taste buds have changed over the years. One thing that has remained consistent is my love of cookies. I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like (well, that’s not true, but I probably still ate the whole thing). Because of this, I was super psyched when I learned of Color My…

I miss my favorite TV dad

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love Alan Thicke. For years, he has been one of my favorite actors. This dates back to when I was around 6 or 7 and discovered “Growing Pains” reruns on ABC Family. Since then, I’ve become enamored with his career; mainly his comedic impact on the entertainment industry….

Cooking with a bit of ‘Hocus Pocus’

Life has been all kinds of busy this year. All of a sudden, I woke up and it was fall. Which means I have to get prepared for next month’s Halloween party. Which means I need spooky recipes. Which means I turned to The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook. Much like the Sanderson sisters, I only…

Creating a unique bridesmaid proposal gift

While I’ve had many special birthdays in my 27 years, this past one is one I’ll certainly never forget. I got engaged to my best friend. After getting past the initial shock, I immediately put into action something I’ve been excited about for years which is “proposing” to my bridal party. Because I have so…

TheraBox turns 4 & continues to impress

You may remember my TheraBox review from last summer where I talked about how the greatness of the collection of self-care items. This year’s 4th Anniversary Box did not disappoint. Below is a rundown of what came in the box and how it all works. Each box has over $120+ worth of self-care goodies, and…

Yo Tidbit, Where You Been?

Howdy partners! It’s been a minute since my last post. For that, I apologize – BUT, I have a good reason. I recently changed jobs and am now the new Life Editor of The Daily Journal and the new editor of the Journal’s magazine, Lifestyles of Kankakee County. Ever since discovering my passion for writing, it’s been…