Oskee Wow Wow!

Hello, hello! How was your weekend?!

I had a fantastic weekend back home!


On Saturday, I headed to Champaign to meet up with two of my best friends from college, Despina and Jamie. We hadn’t been together as a group since February, so our reunion was long overdue!

We met on campus and then headed to the Urbana Farmers’ Market. We are really indecisive (oops!), we finally decided on going to Black Dog for lunch!

Black Dog is known for its delicious barbecue sauces and has won many awards for them. It looks like a dive restaurant, but don’t let its appearance fool you. During prime times, the wait for a table can be over an hour! We arrived at the perfect time and only had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated.

I ordered the roasted chicken sandwich with the sweet peach bbq sauce and a side of applesauce. So. Good.

Black Dog Chicken Sandwich

Other recommendations:

  • Any burger
  • Burnt ends (if you’re lucky enough to snag them!)
  • Pulled pork
  • Sweet potato (after 5 p.m. only)

Apples and Pumpkins and Corn Mazes

Off to the apple orchard we went!

Curtis Orchard is always happening on the weekends. A live band was playing last Saturday, too!

We looked at the apples and pumpkins and purchased a few things (apple butter and apple doughnuts). Then, we decided to take our chances at the corn maze. The last time I was at the corn maze, I got lost and and had to take the emergency exit…and no, I wasn’t a little kid then!

Luckily, this time we made it to the end unscathed!


No trip to Curtis Orchard is complete without a chair picture!

Go Illini Go!

It was time to head to the football game!

We got to our seats just in time to see some of the pre-game things, which is one of my favorite parts!

The Illini scored within the first minute! Of course, we couldn’t keep that momentum up. We like to make things a littler harder on ourselves, you know, to really have to work to win. It’s all part of the strategy I’m sure! ;)

The next thing you knew, we saw this on the screen:

UIUC Game Delay

Everyone had to evacuate the stadium because of incoming storms. That was the first football game I’ve ever been to where an evacuation happened! The game was delayed for around 2 hours. Crazy! Most of my family was at the game, including my cousin who lives in Houston, so we had fun catching up and snacking.


Empty Bleachers Behind Us

Notice no one is sitting in the stands!

When the game finally started back up, it seemed our team had lost its touch…but, long story short, we won! Woohoo!

Also, I really hope the Marching Illini just skipped over the 3-in-1 and Illinois Loyalty, because of an abbreviated halftime show…!

Successful game, successful reunion!

We have so much fun reminiscing and laughing, and we are already planning our next reunion!

Questions of the Day:

  • What is your favorite part of a football game? Or do you even like going to football games?
  • How often do you see your best friends from college?

High Five for Friday!

Happy Friday, everyone!

After work, I’m heading home for the weekend. I have some fun things planned including reuniting with some college friends and going to the Illini game! :)

This week went by slower than usual for me. I’m wearing a walking cast right now, and it’s cramping my style. But, I’m determined to make next week better!

Here are five things I have enjoyed this past week!

1. This quote.

Keep not settling.

I found this quote back in February one day, and it has resonated with me ever since. Think about it. Don’t settle!

2. The changing seasons (Hello Fall!).

While driving home from work yesterday, I noticed some of the leaves are starting to change colors! I can’t wait for fall weather, apple orchards, pumpkin patches and other fall things!

3. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume.

I bought the little roller ball of Nirvana White at Sephora last weekend, and I can’t stop smelling it. So. Good. When I run out of it, I’ll probably have to cave and buy the big bottle. And then, I’ll probably have to buy the Nirvana Black, so I can layer them. Mary-Kate and Ashley never truly go away. You go girls!

4. These Sperry boots.

Sperry Boots

They are so comfortable, and I’m looking forward to wearing them all fall! I think they would look great with skinny jeans, leggings and dresses with tights. Shopping for fall is always so much fun. I love layering, wearing scarves and

5. Pumpkin Spice Coffee.

Last month, I told you about the delicious s’mores coffee I found at Target. Now there is a new love in my life – Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice. I love sipping on a cup of hot pumpkin spice coffee with a little almond milk and a dash of cinnamon. This coffee is so much better than a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks!

I’m linking up with Farmer Bell, Meet at the Barre and The Lauren Elizabeth today, so be sure to check out those blogs to see what others have been up to this week! :)

Question of the Day:

  • What is your favorite fall activity?