My Month in Pictures: September 2015

My husband and I are moving to Charlotte, North Carolina at the end of October. This week we officially hit the one month countdown. For so long, it was just an idea, which then became a conversation, which turned into a plan, and then we actually started taking the steps to make it happen, and now it’s quickly becoming reality. We’ve loved living in Chicago for the past five years. It’s really an amazing city—there’s always something to do, a new restaurant to try, it’s on the lake and about 5(ish) months out of the year, there’s really no other place you’d want to be. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to Chicago, and especially not to our wonderful friends here, but this is a longer-term, big-picture move for my husband and me. It’s something we knew we’d want to do someday, even when we first moved here.

And since my time with this beautiful city is quickly dwindling, I’m trying to make the most of the days we have left together—making even more memories and soaking it all in. Today’s post is a look back on my September in pictures.


Words of wisdom from the Homeslice patio


There’s no shortage of pizza places in Chicago. My husband and I shared Homeslice’s “Clay Bacon.” It’s chicken, bacon, cheese and a ranch sauce and it’s delicious.


A card that understands the struggle


Spotted while doing a little retail therapy at Bloomingdale’s on Michigan Avenue

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Green Street in the West Loop

Green Street Meats

Lunch for two at Green Street Smoked Meats in the West Loop. My husband and I shared this pulled pork sandwich, brisket, and the potato salad.


Oh, if only cupcakes were my currency…

Tailgating Weather

Perfect weather for an IU tailgate in Bloomington, Indiana


My best girlfriends and I—doing that alumni tailgate thing.


I spent so many weekend nights (which turned into weekend mornings) here at Kilroy’s on Kirkwood in Bloomington, Indiana.

This is how I like to wake-up on the weekends—breakfast at our go-to spot, Yolk.
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Just me and my dog, Riggins, working on our selfies. The camera loves him.

Real Good Juice Co

Stopped by Real Good Juice Co. for an afternoon pick-me-up/green smoothie


North Damen Avenue in Wicker Park on a Saturday morning

Across the table

My handsome date and I celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary at our favorite Chicago restaurant, Bavette’s.

Bavettes3Anniversary Dinner

The most festive and celebratory chocolate cream pie I’ve ever seen and then eaten

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Wandering the orchard and apple picking at Apple Holler in Wisconsin—just a short, hour drive from Chicago.


Every morning I stand in front of our apartment window and this is what I see. The clouds were particularly fantastic looking this morning.

See you next Friday! xx, Devon