Today marks two weeks until we close on our first house together. We are working tirelessly to prepare. Michael spends all of his spare time building furniture and shuttling me to stores and I am busy pouring over our plans and checklists, dreaming about what our home could be. We do everything together and we are learning volumes about each other in the process.
In the middle of all that, I still have some new discoveries to share with you. Here's what's on my radar this week:
Do you love podcasts? I'm always looking for ways to squeeze a little entertainment or learning into my commute and I finally found an app that makes downloading podcasts easy. It's called Pocket Casts and it's a life changer. So much simpler than iTunes to use and so much more attractive! My favorite podcasts right now are The Dinner Party Download and Smart Passive Income. If you have any podcast recommendations, I'd love to hear them. Feel free to leave a comment below.
We got this movie from our Netflix DVD queue and it totally blew my mind. Really great writing and I loved trying to guess how the story was going to come together. In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably tell you that I am huge sci-fi geek, But seriously, I loved this movie. It's a must-watch.
The Citrus Thyme Mimosa at TANTA. So tasty! I loved the way the thyme infused simple syrup took the humble mimosa to a whole new level. And they're brunch is fabulous.
I was lucky enough to brunch with Rose of The Auburn Hare here. Her blog is fabulous, check it out!
Speaking of blogs, Jennifer Claire Photography is a fun, new photography company in Chicago and her blog is gorgeous. Whether you're looking for a great photographer to hire or you just want to look at beautiful photos, visit her site!
If you're looking for a great spot to grab a fresh pizza out of a wood fire oven, I cannot recommend Spacca Napoli Pizzeria on the North Side enough. They make 'pizza faithful to the authentic Neapolitan style,' but they had me at their olive oil. I hadn't even had their pizza yet and when I dipped my first piece of bread into it, I knew it was love. They cook with some of the best ingredients I've seen in Chicago and I wanted to bring home a gallon of that olive oil. No joke. Stop by for lunch or a slice next time you're in the area. Everything they make is delicious.
Have a great Tuesday!