When Spring Came To Chicago

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Today is going to be a bit of a ramble post because my brain is kind of scattered at the moment. The sun is finally shining in Chicago and it's rumored it's going to reach almost 60 degrees. I just don't know what to do myself. Harlow and I went for a long walk this morning and for the first time in months it actually felt good to be outside. I've missed that.

I'm also heading back to the Laugh Factory tonight to try out some new stuff which makes me very excited and also veryyyy nervous. Maybe I'll bring some props on stage and try out the George Washington hair tutorial? Jk. But seriously, that would be fun. After standup Chris and I got tickets to see the always hilarious TJ and Dave this evening at iO. (TJ is the guy from the Sonic commercials and he's also known as one of the best improvisers ever. Like ever ever.)

And... I also saw the first preview reel for that reality/documentary show I filmed a few months ago. Right before I clicked play I was almost sick to my stomach I was so nervous. I was sure I would look stupid, sound stupid, act stupid, ext ext, but I was actually pleasantly surprised. Of course I look pretty fugly on camera, but all in all the quality was really really good. The magicians in the editing studio did an amazing job and I'm anxious to see what happens next with it all. Hopefully I can share footage on here soon... Time will tell.

But anyway, it's been a while since I've talked about things I'm kind of loving at the moment, so let's take a look.

First and foremost, Harlow and I are both obsessed with PetBox. I swear he gets sent more goodies in the mail than I do now. The mailmen know "Harlow Wolfe" better than anyone in our house. He was spoiled with all sorts of new treats, toys, and even new shampoo and conditioner.



I love giving him the "jump" joint health treats because I want to believe Harlow is going to live forever and these treats will help. And I gave him a bath with his new suds last weekend and I can't tell you how amazing his fur feels. His coat is as soft and shiny as it has ever been! But the best part about PetBox is that for every box purchased, a rescue animal is fed. I love that so much. Friday is National Pet Day, so give your fur baby a treat (as well as a rescue pup) and order this box of goodies.

And next on my list of things I love is Lola Grace. My sister sent me this photo of her last night hanging out at Knox's first soccer practice. Knox playing soccer, I can't even imagine. I feel like he probably just plows kids over. But would you look at Lola's baby Sperrys? And did you know babies wear infinity scarves now? Lola is modeling the classic InFINinbib. A scarf that doubles as a bib. I need one of these.


Last but not least, it's officially spring nail polish season! It's finally time to put away the dreary dark colors of winter and brighten up for summer. I just got my newest package from Square Hue in the mail and I am loving the colors they sent me! Well, I love two of the colors I should say. I'm not a fan of the lime green, it makes my fingers look like I'm sick or something I think. But to each their own. I've heard some people really like green nail polish...


The collection you see above is the "Amsterdam Collection." Because I'm a big fan of spreading the word about things I love, I've partnered with Square Hue and they're actually offering one lucky reader the chance to win a free package for the month of May, "The Rio Collection." If you're a nail polish hoarder like myself, just enter below!

And on that note, I'm out. Happy hump day! Hope you get to do something fun today.

PS- I just had a Saturday Takeover spot open for this weekend. If you'd like to grab it, click here! 

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41 comments:

  1. Right Chicago is just gorgeous right now! Also I've been wanting to try SquareHue! Its good to know that its worth it!

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  2. My go-to color is red. Boring! I need to branch out.

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  3. ALWAYS on the market for some nail polish, especially with summer around the corner!

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  4. I usually stick to the reds, pinks and purples, or I, like you, feel like I have a fungus or something.

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  5. Go to nail polish is definitely Essie - specifically Chinchilla and Van G'oh

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  6. I'm currently loving this super light pink nude color. It's very feminine and perfect for Easter!

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  7. I've been debating getting some kind of form of those pet boxes. I still can't decide if its worth it but I know Dragon and Mouse would love it. They are spoiled so I probably will end up trying it anyways.
    I can't wait to visit Chicago in May!

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  9. Lately I've been into nude or light pink (almost white) nail polish colors.

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  10. For my fingernails: taupe! Toenails: Hot pink!

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  11. My go to is usually a dark color, but now that it's spring, I should probably change to lighter shades, but I just love dark colors.

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  12. My go-to nail polish color is definitely blue. I feel like I'm always wearing it. Oh! And I just died at those baby Sperrys! too cute!

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  13. Can't wait to see the reality show! Lola is too cute for words! Yay for Spring time and pretty sping time nail polish! I've never tried Hue, I need to check it out!

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  14. Oops need to add my go to nail color is a fun pink!

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  15. Obsessed with nail polish. currently into the milky pastels!

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  16. My go to is black in the winter/fall and white in the spring/summer

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  17. I'm loving the warmer weather in Indy!! And I am also in love with mint nail polish right now!

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  18. i am a notorious nail polish hoarder. AND im one of those weirdos that like green on my nails

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  19. My go-to nail polish color is a light pink. Or in the fall/winter a dark red.

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  20. We are up to 85 this week out of the blue but it's supposed to go back down next week. On an unrelated but kind of related note My dad is recently retired and has got it in his head that he wants to do stand up. He is planning to go to an open mic this week and try out his stuff!! I have this feeling he has no clue what he's getting himself into.

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  21. I love spring nail polish!! The dark colors, not so much.
    Lola is adorable! Her little sperry's are too much cute to handle!

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  22. I really love coral colored nail polish. And Lola looks like a little model!

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  23. Yay spring! I actually like the lime green :) But I dislike the purple so there you go. I love just about any bright spring polish that isn't purple!

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  24. I am finally catching up on life and this is the first time I have heard of petbox - like a birchbox for dogs! My mutts would go insane and rip the poor box to shreds!

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  25. coral or geranium are probably my favorite nail polish shades!

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  26. Spring is a wonderful time of year

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  27. My toenails are always some shade of reddish-pink but I keep my nails pretty neutral. I love OPI's nudes, they are subtle but have some color.

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  28. Oh never heard of that nail polish brand, but would love to try it out!

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  29. Just signed up my vizsla Matilda for PetBox! Can't wait :)

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  30. I love wearing the brightest coral I can! I wore the exact same color for 7 years, getting it touched up by the same person every two weeks (driving home during college for this!). When he stopped doing nails, I bought all the bottles he had left of this color. I sadly have used all of them and have yet to find the perfect shade again.

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  31. I need some Rio in my life. Minneapolis still sucks -- it is cold and dreary still with a lovely chance of snow early next week!

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  32. Favorite polish: sparkly (for toes). I suck with and at manicures so I'll leave it at that.

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  33. My go to for my toes is OPI-Lunch at the Delhi. Otherwise some sort of pink or coral. For my fingers, when I paint them lately I've been digging navy (Essie Schoolboy Blazer is my fav) and sparkles.

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  34. anything pink:) the hotter the pink the better

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  35. Orly "Kiss the Bride" is my FAVE!

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