The Beauty of Unplugging

Last Friday, I came home from work all jazzed to sit on my couch and binge-watch Breaking Bad. This dream was immediately crushed when I returned home to find that the WiFi and cable weren’t working, therefore I couldn’t stream Netflix. This is the definition of a First World problem, but it has been a…

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter in Illinois can be just as tough on the mind as it is the body. Our moods tend to take a hit as the decrease in temperature positively correlates to a decrease in happiness. Rather than sit and yearn for summer, learn some ways to actively step out of a winter funk.   1. Plan…

Saying Goodbye to My 2018 Plan-ournal

You’re probably thinking, what in the world is a plan-ournal? Not only is it a word I just made up, but it’s also part of a project that I implemented throughout (most of) 2018. The concept was integrating a planner and journal into one book. My fabulous friend, Haley Plans, gave me oodles of adorable…

Spotting Spots: The Good, The Bad, The Cancerous

A few years ago, I noticed what I thought to be a new freckle on the front of my left ankle. Being that I’m near-ghost white (and half-Irish), I’m used to being a canvas for the sun’s polka dots. Over time this presumably innocent little freckle grew in size and darkened in color. I thought…

The Tidbit’s Guide to Bullet Journaling

When I first heard of bullet journaling, my initial thought was, “who could possibly have time for this?” However, when I read more about it and saw how people were using it, it occurred to me that a bullet journal is simply a blank canvas helping people organize and improve their lives. The beauty of…

Little Things to be Grateful For

Everyday, there are so many little things in life that we let pass us by without a second thought. But it’s always good to stop and think about the small things and take a second to appreciate them. Below are 10 little things in life we often take for granted but should be grateful for. 1….

Reasons We Still Love Rachel (Even If Netflix Doesn’t)

News broke this week that Netflix is taking Friends off of their instant streaming come 2019. People are kind of freaking, but I’m too busy thinking about how long Friends has been around (also, I don’t really care about the Netflix news…I grabbed the complete series on DVD years ago). It’s crazy to me that the…

Tidbit Challenges: Could You Watch This Many Movies in a Year?

Last year, I challenged myself to watch 50 new (to me) movies within a year’s time span. I was honestly surprised at the fact that I accomplished this goal, seeing as I have a tendency to re-watch the same things over and over. So, I figured if I could do 50, why not up the ante and…

Navy Is My Favorite Color

Every Nov. 11, we stop and think about a very special group of Americans: veterans. On Veteran’s Day, it is important to reflect on how lucky we are to have had men and women fight for our freedoms. You may know one of these people, you may even be one of these people. Either way,…

Tom Dreesen Offers Touching Advice

Tom Dreesen returns home Comedy legend Tom Dreesen recently returned home to Chicago to share a few words with a small group of fans at WLS-AM 890, an event hosted by Chicago radio personalities, Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano. Before Dreesen came out to address the crowd, Sirott and Murciano explained that this was their…

Nine Flicks For A ’90s Movie Night

Now that it’s November, the dreaded cold weather is just around the corner. Since going out on the weekends in the cold is a lot less fun, you need to get creative with staying-in plans. However, nothing beats a good old-fashioned movie night. For your next movie marathon, add a throwback element to the mix with…

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Pops Up in Chicago, 60654

Even though Chicago’s been hit with consistent 50 degree weather, Friday felt like a hot Los Angeles night. Ironside Bar & Galley in River North is hosting one of the latest pop-ups: Peach Pit After Dark. For those of you who may not know, the Peach Pit was the major diner hang on the hit…