The Windy City

I miss Chicago.

Although I was there for only 36 short hours, I fell in love.

The food was incredible. How can I eat another regular pizza again?

I'm sure you've never had a Hoovertini.

Good news is, I survived.

The trip was such a great success.

Internet Media, read my badge.

I had photography rights that only few others had. I felt a sense of power, I admit.

I got *~~~* that close to Paula Deen. The Queen of butter the Food Network!

I met other women, mothers, bloggers that were beautiful inside and out.

And...I only broke out once. It was with Holly, dang it, at the end of the last hour of my trip. Luckily I had a spare antihistamine and didn't have to bring out a bandaid and lie about some shaving accident. By my eye.


Lucky for me, I met some great new friends, Mari and Rich.

They were generous enough to give me a tour of the city, bring me Chicago pizza, Garrett's popcorn, and offer an appreciation of the city I had come to visit.

96 floors off the ground is the Signature Lounge in the Hancock Building.

Literally in the clouds, the view is stunning.

At the International Home and Housewares show, I cleaned up a little Gatorade spill with the Hoover FloorMate. Then washed and dried the floor. With the same machine. Which was awesome.

Honey, I promise to do this at home too.

I got the blues...

in a good way of course!

...did I mention the Hoovertinis (with Lee, Jessi, and Ruth)?

....more to come....

12 supporters in group:

  1. Formerly known as Frau said...

    I love Chicago too! Great pictures and I'm glad you had a great time!

  2. The Bertone's said...

    I'm jealous! I love Paula Deen!!! And oh my goodness I love the Blue kitchen aid!!!! Glad you had a great trip!

  3. Halftime Lessons said...

    So glad you had such fun...I cant wait to see more!

    Holly said she adored you, I would have given anything to be there!!


  4. Bren said...

    I am so jealous you got to the City and had deep dish pizza! I miss Chicago almost every day (I'm from the suburbs originally). Great place!

  5. Cat@3KidsandUs said...

    I was so happy to meet you Jen! Glad you had a good time while there, the photos are beautiful!

  6. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

    So glad you had such a good time. Chicago treated you well.

  7. Cajoh said...

    So glad you loved my kind of town.

    I kind of feel that I missed something and haven't been paying attention. Sure would have been fun to hook up with folks when they come into visit. Perhaps next time.

  8. Casey said...

    I'm glad you had a good trip. Mine definitely wasn't long enough either...and I'm still jealous that you got to go for a fun trip.

    Mine didn't include anything remotely close to Hoovertinis.

  9. Michelle said...

    Looks great! I can't wait to hear more.

  10. Unknown said...

    Blogger just ate my comment? Really? Okay this is Take Two. That has never happened to me before....

    Those pics are awesome. Especially the first one and the Signature Lounge in the evening!! When did you go? After those Hoovertinis....!?

    I want that Hoovertini pic of us. I'll credit you of course. :-)


  11. Fun Things Kids said...

    Glad you had fun! And you made it through with only a few hives :)

  12. mindful mama said...

    You had me at "I miss Chicago." And the picture of Lou Malnati's pizza!!! When I left Chicago for college in Boston, I almost had parents ship me one of their pizzas (they can ship 'em frozen all over the country... I'm just sayin'). Anyway... my kind of town...sweet home Chicago... and Lou's literally down the street and around the corner from me right now! Hmm...

    P.S. I love that electric blue food processor too. Must find... ;)

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