Final Forty MNO Chicago

And just like that the last of our foursome turned 40 in November. So we celebrated with a overnight trip downtown Chicago. One night, 4 friends and lots of food and drinks…

on the walk to dinner

We checked into our hotel with it’s beautiful city view and then walked over to The Purple Pig for dinner.

There was a wait there so we headed across the street for a drink at Dylan’s Candy Bar while we waited.


Birthday Cake Shots!!

Dylan’s Drink Menu:















We tried the Chocoholic, the Pop Rocks Explosion and the Cotton Candy Clouds.  All super fun and yummy!!









Feeling good after drinks and some candy shop shopping

Back to The Purple Pig…


After trying a TON of stuff at the Purple pig we weren’t quite ready to call it a night so we stopped for some wine…

I did the Candyland flight!

After a lot of giggling, and finally cracking open that ’40’ pinata, which was filled with little bottles and liquor candy we called it a night.  The next morning we were back out wandering the city, shopping and EATING of course.

Although we had to wait OUTSIDE in line for a bit, I would highly recommend checking out the Nutella place.

Seriously soooo yummy!!!

Forty is Fabulous

In July I turned 40.  Admittedly, I am not exactly where I would have liked to be in life at 40. But I did my best to celebrate the milestone and all the good I DO have in my life.


Started with my birthday Starbucks and the most amazing donuts in the world (which I’ve only ever found in Kenosha, WI).











Then ended the night with dinner at Tsukasa where the boys enjoyed a Hibachi meal for the first time.

And then took home a little Cheesecake Factory for dessert.








In continued celebration of all of our 40th’s we did our own Pinterest inspired Cake Smash photo shoot…

Delic’ Wordless Wednesday w/Linky 2-27-13 #WW

This S’mores Martini is delicious!!  Recipe can be found at The Guavalicious Life here.

Link up so I can stop by!