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26 Hours in Chicago


Welcome to Chicago traffic!

I’ve always wanted to visit Chicago, but just never had a good enough reason to justify flying there from our home state of Texas.  We have been to many great cities in the U.S., and it was inevitable that Chicago would happen eventually.  So when I realized that we were just a 4.5-hour drive from Chicago at our current temporary home near my husband’s job, I decided we definitely needed to take a road trip.  So we loaded up our 4-year-old, Rowdy and our 1-year-old, Romy and headed to The Windy City for a mere 26 hours.  We have multiple trips coming up and wanted to keep this one short and sweet.  We left town at about 6:30am on Saturday morning, expecting to be in the Chicago area by about lunchtime.  Just a week before our trip I had discovered that the Chicago Air and Water Show was taking place on the weekend we would be there.  Uh oh.  That means more crowds.  So when we rolled up to downtown Chicago, I realized that I was 100% right.  People, people, everywhere.  We sat in traffic for a bit, but luckily I have a sun roof and we were able to see some of the air show above us.
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Introducing Frugal Friday!

You may have seen my past Fashion Friday posts, which will continue, of course.  I love sharing cute fashions and ideas on how families can look fly.  But I’m adding Frugal Friday to the mix so that we can share ideas with each other on how to save money and resources.  No matter your financial status, being wasteful is never good.  Even some of the wealthiest people out there probably have some money and resource saving habits.  So let’s use social media to share, and I may even put these ideas together in a future blog post.

Happy Frugal Friday!


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