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Weekend Fun…and Lots of it!

It’s Friday, and I could not be happier! I have lots of fun things planned for this weekend. In fact, I’m sharing five things as a part of High Five for Friday (linking up here).

1. Pump Room for dinner & drinks tonight for a girlfriend’s birthday
Supposedly it’s the hip place to go in Chicago right now. I had actually never heard of it until a couple of days ago. I’m super pumped to try it out (and yes, cheeeesy pun). The decor looks fun too! I even bought a cute new dress to wear.


2. Beachin’ it on Saturday
I’ve only been to the beach (and by beach I mean the Lake Michigan beach, so it’s not real per se) once this year, and that is not okay. I can’t wait to take a wonderful nap under the sun. Although I have do a better job of applying sunscreen this weekend. I cannot end up like a lobster like I did after the Indy 500. Ooops!


3. Old Town Art Fair
I’ve never been before, but I cannot wait to check out all the artwork. Evan and I definitely need some artwork for the apartment so maybe I’ll find something that stands out. The picture above is from a few years ago, but I really like that red and orange painting in the middle.


4. Wrigleyville Fun
I live right behind the bars in Wrigleyville (they are literally behind my apartment) so I guess you could say I am there all the time. But this weekend we are going out to celebrate a girldfriend’s birthday (the same one from above). I haven’t been out to a bar in awhile so I’m excited. I’ve been trying to take it easy on the alcohol lately, but after last weekend’s beer margaritas I think I might have to make them again. They were so delicious! I got the recipe from here. I’m warning you now – they are very, very strong.


5. Chill and Grill Festival
The company I work for (well BHG is actually only part of Meredith) is co-hosting (along with Weber Grill) a festival in Waveland Park called the Better Homes & Gardens Chill and Grill. There will be food and beer tastings from some of the top restaurants in the city (Chicago Cut Steakhouse, GT Fish & Oyster, Black Dog Gelato just to name a few). They are going to have grilling demonstrations (Evan is excited for those) and music too. If you live in Chicago I would definitely recommend checking it (open Saturday and Sunday).

Going to be a fun weekend! What are you all up to this weekend? Happy Friday!!