Wanderlust – Milan, darling….Milan (and day trip to Tuscany)

When I asked around about where to go in Italy, everyone said two places: Venice or Tuscany/Florence.  NO ONE said Milan.  I think people are missing out on an awesome place.  It’s a great city that doesn’t get over run by tourists during the day.  I felt immersed with the locals and able to truly…

Wanderlust – Iceland

The place that it seems like all of your friends are suddenly obsess with and vacationing. Last month I returned from an awesome Euro trip .  Iceland was the first stop on my adventure.  With only 3.5 days, we stayed mainly in the southwest coast of the country by Reykjavik/Keflavik.   This is not an…

Upcycle Project – Cabinet turned bench

The kitchen renovation left me with an handful of unused cabinets.  Decided to upcycle one of them Materials Paint – $15 Rollers and brushes – already had Table legs – $3/each 1’x24′ of foam – $15 Cabinet – already had Upholstery Fabric – $10 for 2 yards Total Cost: $52 Total Hours: 2 hours Step 1:…

Ugly faces, strong bodies

It’s been awhile since I posted.  I went on vacation, was working 7 days a week, then this little team in Chicago called the Cubs starting winning a whole bunch of games, so I picked up some more hours at my 2nd job during the week, then I was house sitting for 2 weeks, and…

Kitchen Renovation Stage 1: Painting of cabinet doors

Here is my inspiration for what I wanted my condo kitchen to be: White and grey with green accents Here’s what I got:   The only redeeming quality of this kitchen was the in-unit washer/dryer- a Chicago apartment gold mine.  I purchased this place knowing that eventually this kitchen would get renovated.  However, I wanted to live in…

No sugar, I’m sweet enough

2.5 weeks ago I wrote about getting serious about my fitness.  How did I do? um…. yeah.  about that. 9/26-10/2 Tuesday – I headed to Nike speed run (see picture proof) Friday – Lifted – it wasn’t pretty but I did it 10/3- 10/9 Monday – Power lifted with my coach for the last time at Bucktown…

Sicker Than Your Average

Average. That would be an honest assessment of my effort with my health and wellness journey.  This may seem puzzling if you’ve seen some of my Instagram photos and videos.  I was a college athlete, compete in power lifting competitions and run road races(did a little one called the Chicago Marathon 2 years ago… no big deal).  I mean, not to brag,…

CurlMix

A couple weeks ago, my cousin sent me a link that a hair care product business called CurlMix was looking for natural hair models in Chicago.  With zero experience and even less expectation, I decided to apply.  Consider me surprised when I received an email saying I was selected!  Then consider my reaction when I…

First things first – Paint!

When I brought my new place I knew two things were going to happen; new paint job and remodeling the kitchen.  Since a kitchen renovation was going to ring up around $5-7k, I decided painting was the better place to start.  The original combo of dark brown and mustard yellow is, as lovely as it may…