Beach Life – Day 10

Took the day off work to handle some medical business, so we were able to get to the beach earlier than usual. My sister joined us for the first time. A total scorcher! Around 100F and prime time sun. The sand was piping hot to the point I had to start running as I walked to the water. The water felt good and warmed up a lot. Lots of schools of fish right at the shore. After a few hours and plenty of sun, we walked over to Little Bad Wolf. Felt super drained from a long day in the sun.

To My Classical Music Lovers

Put together a playlist of some of my classical favorites. I’ve been into classical music since I was a child, which was heavily influenced by my dad. My mom is also a classical music lover, but my dad really had me listening to classical music nonstop as a child.

If you have any favorites, please feel free to drop a comment and share!

Beach Life – Day 2

Pretty cloudy & overcast, but not raining.
Threw on our hats and a light drizzle started right away.
Made our way to the beach.
Super, super humid – the air felt thick.
Walked along the shore and was surprised by how cold the water felt.
Progressively got more windy and the waves started crashing.
Watching the water was mesmerizing

Took some photos along the way so you could join us on our walk:

City Walks in Edgewater Glen, Chicago

We took a little freestyle stroll around Edgewater Glen in Chicago a few weeks ago.
Ended up coming across a Flaco’s Tacos on Granville, so we ducked in and grabbed a few of their frozen lime margaritas to-go. They are the perfect to-go cocktail. Since they are frozen, they stayed cold during a 90F day, and were strong enough to give us a pretty good little buzz.

We continue our walk and came across the lakefront where we sat on a bench and enjoyed a margarita. After we finished, we continued our walk along Sheridan until we came to this small park tucked away with a lakefront view.

We will definitely visit for some more frozen margaritas!

Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, IL

We were out and about in the area and thought it would be good to go for a walk. My sister found Fullersburg Woods nearby on Google Maps, so we parked up and picked a random trail to follow.

Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve was a really nice place to get a good walk. There was a lot to see and for a fidgety person like myself, it’s nice to have a lot to look at. There’s a 3.2 mile loop you can walk and come across different sights. We saw a lot of interesting birds and some deer while we were there. I got a good photo of an egret while we were there too.

My parents are nearby, so I would definitely go back. It’s a nice, short walk with a lot to see. It’s well maintained and was large enough to be distanced from others. Definitely bring bug spray. It was pretty buggy throughout.

Check out some of the photos I took during our walk in Fullersburg Woods.

Dalgona Coffee = Not for Me

During the height of the pandemic, the dalgona coffee craze had taken over. We decided to give it a shot and see how we liked it. I mean during that time we were locked down in the house, so what did we have better to do? We ended up using this 100% Colombian instant coffee from Trader Joe’s (paid link).

The drink looked pretty cool, but it was way too sweet for me. I’m the girl that orders coffee black or has espresso with a dash of steamed soy. The dalgona coffee drink reminded me of a dessert more than my usual morning pick-me-up. It was so rich and overpowering I just cannot imagine drinking a cup of this.

We’re glad we tried something new, but it’s not something I would try again. The best part to come out of the experience was discovering Trader Joe’s 100% Colombian instant coffee (paid link). I buy it regularly and use it to make iced coffee for the week in a carafe. It tastes great, is super quick to make, and is pretty strong which I prefer. We bought our carafe from HomeGoods, but this is a cute set from Amazon (paid link) that is similar.

If you want to try out dalgona coffee for yourself, below is a quick recipe.

Mix 2 tablespoons each of sugar, instant coffee, and cold water.
Whisk or use a hand mixer until the mixture thickens & gets fluffy.
Fill a glass with ice and milk & pour the mixture on top

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