Door County, Wisconsin (Popeye at the Fish Broil, Cheesecake, and Egg Harbor)

29 Aug

What’s up Meebsies?

Another Door County post for you guys. Hope you are all having a great rest of your summer. ^^

Off topic, but for those who are wondering what the heck happened to the giveaway. It will have to be REALLY postponed. I thought that I sent out a tweet about it, but I guess not. 😩 I’m really sorry guys, but my life has been really hectic. Really hectic. I promise the giveaway will be extremely amazing. ^_^ Please have patience with me.

I highly suggest going to a fish broil while you are in Door County. I know that many people have gone to the more common fish fry. You can tell from the name that a fish broil is where the food is broiled in water instead of being fried. After talking to a few locals, we were told that the Old Post Office is where you should go to get a good broil experience. It’s also one of the few places where they de-bone your fish for you! Make sure you place a reservation ahead of time because they fill up fast. ^^

You guys are probably wondering, what’s up with the title Meebs? Before the fish broil, we meet the broil master. He’s pretty awesome and doesn’t he look like Popeye? Lol.

See. Don’t they look alike? ^_^

Back to the broil. They first start off by heating up the water.

When everything is almost done cooking. He lights the whole pot on fire by pouring on gasoline. O.O

FINISHED PRODUCT!!! YUMMY!!!

This is what it looks like when they debone the fish.

For dessert, they have BOMB homemade cherry pie and vanilla ice cream. ^^

Went shopping/sightseeing in Egg Harbor. It’s so beautiful here. There is always something about a little town that puts your heart at peace.

Met a new friend. ^^

Stopped at the Pink Bakery for a snack.

First thing I saw when I walked in. BOOTY COOKES!!! ><

Even though booty cookies looked good. I went with the more conservative cookie sandwich. Lol. ^_^

PANDA PAW FUDGE?!?!?!? WHAAA??? ^_^

Egg Harbor is full of little boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.  Great for exploring and shopping.

Yummy mango gelato.

Would you eat a box for 20 bucks?

Last stop is some cheesecake. ^^

The owner told us that his baker trained in New York. I can see it paid off. Soo pretty that you don’t even want to eat it.

I can’t have cheesecake, so I had lactose free ice cream and waffles with…

cherry juice; because Door County is known for their cherry juice. ^^

Lastly a picture of me at our private beach/dock. ^_^

Have a great day!!!

❀

Meebs

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”

~ Lin Yutang

Door County, Wisconsin (Lighthouse Hunting While High On Cheese)

24 Aug

Heya Meebsies,

I can’t beileve that summer is slowly coming to an end. It’s never seems to be long enough. T_T

While I was in Chicago, I had a chance to go on a quick road trip to Door County, Wisconsin. Transitioning from the fast paced Chicago to the calm waters of Lake Michigan; it was a welcomed change. I finally got some real R&R. ^_^

IDK about you guys, but when I think about Wisconsin; I think about cheese. Lol. As we drove through Wisconsin’s countryside, it was cheese factory after cheese factory. You know the cheese is fresh when there is a factory right next to the store. Lol. ^^

The first step in our journey was filling our tummies with all the cheese we could bear. ^_^

This is what I saw when I walked in…

Is this heaven? *O*

CHEDDAR CHEESE?!!!?!?!? I WELCOME DEATH!!!! ^O^

Nah I’m just kidding. But it was pretty impressive. This is only one fridge of the the six I believe.

Cute wax packaged cheese. ^^

I couldn’t agree with you more.

I wanted this hat sooo bad. I mean come on guys. Who wouldn’t want a top hat made of cheese?

Since this is a pretty small town, instead of hotels, we got a little cottage. Despite the appearance on the outside, this place was nice. There were three of us and this place could accommodate 6. Even though there isn’t wifi or T.V. the private dock/beach made up for it. ^_^

If you guys are interested, check out their website. The owners are really really really nice. Since the oven in our cottage didn’t work, they took off $50 from out rent. ^^

http://www.debrouxcottages.com/

Below are pictures of the dock and beach. ^^

After we settled in, we decided to go lighthouse hunting…

Even though we did find two lighthouses. Our efforts we for naught. One lighthouse was on a military base. Another was closed…. T_T

I was actually looking forward to climbing a lighthouse. So instead, we decided to compromise.

Instead we decided to climb the Eagle Tower.

Despite being scared of heights. I had to stick it out because the view above was just spectacular. ^^

While the view above was amazing. The view below was just as beautiful. ^_^

Sad Face.

Stopped for dinner…

and did a little shopping…

/snacking. ^^

I thought I would end the post with these dragonflies I happened to stumble across. It was a miracle that I could even spot them. I wonder if they are best friends…

Have a great afternoon guys.

Talk to you soon.

^^

Meebs

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”

~Unknown

Chicago Trip Part 5 (Lincoln Park Zoo/Art Institute of Chicago/ EATING!!! ^0^)

18 Aug

Evening Meebsies,

The final Chicago post. ^_^

Went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. The great thing about this place is it doesn’t cost a dime to go. The whole zoo is free to the public every day of the week. ^^

One of the greatest fountains EVAH!! ^^

Second fav animal. Pandas would have to be the first. ^_^

Breathtaking…

Got to pet the ponies. ^^

Had ice cream on our way back.

Bomb Diggidy Milkshakes. >_<

Greek for lunch. Highly recommend Kosta’s for gyros.

You MUST go the Art Institute of Chicago. This is a huge composition notebook. Height wise it was two of me. Pretty neat.

Lichtenstein Converse.

Original American Gothic By Grant Wood

The Picture of Dorian Grey By Ivan Albright. One of my favorites. Even though it is a little eerie. The detail is amazing.

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte By George Seurat

Paris Street; Rainy Day By Gustave Caillebotte

If you are familiar with pizza in Chicago; you know about Uno’s. This place has been in almost ever travel and food show I have every seen. I had to go. However, prepare to wait at least an hour before you get a seat. But sooo worth it.

Deep dish pzizza all the way boy. ^^

Next day we decided to try out Brothers Ribs for, well, ribs.

AMAZING SIDES…

Horrible ribs… Ironic right?

This place was AMAZING. I know that I use that word a lot, but this place really was amazing. It’s extremely affordable and the portions are HUGE.

First time I’ve every had crepes. Certainly won’t be the last.

If you get a chance, grab a ridiculously yummy milkshake from Ghirardelli.

Loved this Marina City building. It’s actually suppose to look like corn on a cob. Lol. There are apartments in this complex and all the rooms are pie shaped. Lol. Must be hard to decorate. >_<

If you love chocolate. Go to Fannie May for BOMB chocolates.

I know that a lot of people have a fear of flying. I on the other hand love flying. I find it serene. I always wonder if this is what heaven looks like…

Overall, I have to say that Chicago has stolen my heart. From the Chicago proud natives, to the twinkling skyscrapers at night.  There is  always something to love here. ^_^

Next post will be about my travels to Wisconsin. ^_^

Have a great rest of the day.

Love Always,

Meebs

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

~ Yogi Berra

Chicago Trip Part 4 (Skydeck/Taste of Chicago/Museum of Science and Industry)

17 Aug

Ello Meebsies,

It really has been awhile hasn’t it? I’ve been taking a little time to relax and reflect. ^_^ I think it’s important to take a break every once and awhile. ^^ It was nice to finally sit down and read. I use to read all the time, but this past year I haven’t read a single book for fun. I forgot how amazing reading is…

On another note; yes this is another Chicago post. I’m telling you guys, I had a lot of adventures there. ^^ Without further ado…

I can’t say that Taste of Chicago was my favorite experience in Chicago. IDK about you guys, but I can’t eat at all when it’s hot. If it weren’t for my friends who actually got food. I would have eaten only Italian Ice and drank water for the whole experience. It was just way too hot. However, the food I did eat was pretty good. ^_^

First time I have ever had gumbo. Yummy. ^^

Despite the appearance, these were pretty darn good. Lol.

This was sweet cool relief in 103 degree weather. Thank God for Italian Ice. Lol.

Buckingham Fountain. Beautiful.

Cloud Gate. You can see the whole Chicago Skyline.

It’s kind gross to see all the hand smudges. O.O

I’m a sucker for museums. Especially when they are interactive. This rippling water machine was my favorite.

Indoor tornado. Pretty cool.

Made my own personal Meebsie Raindow. ^-^

Had to visit the Skydeck of course. So beautiful. I LOVE the city. It’s breathtaking. ^^

It’s a long way down. Lol.  They have really cool sky boxes that protrude from the building so you can see the whole city from all directions.

Even though it might not look like it. I was shaking in my boots when  took this pic. I have a serious fear of heights. T_T

This is my new favorite tea spot. Too bad they don’t have one where I live. T_T

Had to detox my body from eating out everyday with a Green Tea Ginger Twist. SOOOO GOOODDD!!! Highly recommend if you like ginger. I was actually at the grocery store the other day and found bottle teas from this cafe in the health drink section.

This was one of the must do on in my Chicago list. I had seen this place on the Food Channel and Travel Channel, so I HAD to come. I think I waited in line for about an hour in 100 degree weather till I was able to see the door. My will was waning once I hit the 30 min mark, but it’s sooo worth it…soooo worth it. ^_^

This is just their rare hot dog menu. They are most famous for this. But they do have a pretty mean Chicago dog if you don’t feel adventurous. Oh, FYI they only take cash. You have been warned. Lol.

These duck fat fries are heavenly horrible for my thighs. Lol. If you get a change to go on the days they serve duck fat fries, try them out!! ><

We finally ended out day with Thai food at the Silverspoon. It reminded me a little of home. Even though I’m not Thai. It was nice to have Asian food for a change. Silverspoon is an AMAMZING Thai place. Very affordable and very understated. Go if you have a chance. ><

Had to get Pad Thai.

I hope you guys have a great weekend. Enjoy the sun! ^_^

❀

Meebs

“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Sorry/Gold Dangly Ring

13 Aug

Evening Meebsies,

I have to apologize for the lack of post. I’ve been sooo busy. I don’t even know if there will be another post this week. As I am typing this, I am functioning on zero sleep. I haven’t slept in over 24 hours. I feel a crash coming on. I will try to post as soon as possible.

In other news, I got a really cute ring in the mail today. I know. Random. I will talk to you guys soon.

By the way. If there are any products or tutorials you want to see, please send me an email. ^^

Cute right? ^_^

Have a good night Meebsies. I know I will. Lol. ^^

Love,

Meebs

“Sleep is good.” ^^

~ Meebs

Where Is My Happiness?

4 Aug

Heya Meebsies,

This next post will be a little heavier than most. I just saw this video by Bubzbeauty and was inspired to write this. I hope you like it! ^_^

Where is my happiness?

It’s a strange but common question. Where is my happiness? I mean, come on universe.  Isn’t it about time that you gave me some happiness? When is it my turn to be happy? When is it my turn to smile? I don’t know why, but these past few years I feel like I have been asking myself this question a lot. Why can’t I be happy?

Perhaps the real question we should be asking ourselves is; what does happiness look like? Can we say that we don’t have something or we can’t find something if we don’t even know what we are looking for to begin with? This questions leads to the next rant


Do you know what I abhor? I abhor the clichĂ© idea that happiness comes from another’s love for you. I abhor how when all your friends have boyfriends or girlfriends and you don’t; all of a sudden they pity you. The worst part is you eventually start to feel as if their pity is not misguided. Perhaps, there is truth in their pity. I am not ashamed to tell you guys this, but I have not had a relationship for 4 years now. It is hard to be alone sometimes. You look around you and all your good friends have someone in their lives. While you sit alone at a party; they are dancing and holding each other. For some reason, I always pictured happiness looking like that. I use to wonder, why can’t my life be like that?

Let me tell you a little secret. That is not happiness. Someone once told me, “We make our own happiness.” We ask ourselves, “Where is my happiness?” Strangely enough, it has always been with you. Everyone is given the potential for happiness. It is just what we choose to do with this potential that dictates if we will eventually find this fabled happiness. Maybe this is why so many people struggle to find happiness.

If we have the potential to be happy, why am I not happy? Let me tell you another little secret, love from someone else will never give you true happiness. Beauty will not give you happiness. Success will not give you happiness. Family will not give you happiness. I know what you’re thinking. What are you talking about Meebs? Of course things like my family’s love, my husband’s love, or even my stack of hundred’s love will give me happiness. I am here to tell you that this is not true at all. Do you know what will truly give you happiness? Your love.

I know I know. Now I just sound like a crazy person, but hear me out.  Happiness comes from doing what YOU love and caring about those who YOU love. We all have this belief that we need to be loved in order to be happy. No. You have to learn to love in order to be happy. Happiness is as simple as loving whatever you want to love. If your husband loves you but you don’t love you husband, will you be happy? No one can give you happiness. A good example would be volunteering. If you think about it, you are not volunteering to get recognition for your good deeds. You are not expecting thanks. Yet for some reason your act of giving love and care for others through your time, brings you unimaginable happiness. You may think that it is strange. Through giving my love and receiving none, why do I feel this happiness? Curious


Contrary to popular belief, happiness is something that is sought out and taken. Not given. Now don’t think that taking happiness for yourself is selfish. Don’t worry. The thing about happiness is; it is different for everyone. You are not taking someone else’s happiness by indulging in yours. As long as your happiness does not harm the others around you; you have all the right in the world to pursue your happiness.

If you want to be happy, do what you love. Love what you love. It doesn’t matter if someone doesn’t love you. Love yourself. I could sit here all day and tell you all the things I love about you, but it won’t even matter. Until you learn to love yourself, my words are nothing.  Even as I sit here a single women typing up this post. I am extremely happy. Why? It’s because this is what I love. This is my happiness.  Now go and unlock yours. ^-^

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you guys have a good night or morning. ^^

Thank you Bubzbeauty for inspiring me to realize my happiness. I wish you the best in your future endeavors. Also, CONGRATULATIONS!!! ^O^

Here is Bubzbeauty’s Happiness Video ^^

Much love,

Meebs

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

~Dalai Lama

Gold Glitter French Tipped Nails

4 Aug

Evening Meebsies,

How has the first day of your weekend been? I decided to do another nail tutorial. You may recognize the polishes I choose to use. ^_^ This look is really great. It may look like it takes forever to do, but it took me about 15-20 mins. Not only does it take minimal time, but it also lasts for a good 1-2 weeks without noticeable chipping. That’s the great thing about glitter tips. It’s great for formal events or for running everyday errands. I love putting a little bling bling on my nails for fun and to really make my nails stand out. This look can be worn alone, but there is nothing wrong with letting your creativity run wild. ^_^

You can watch my tutorial here:

 

❀

Meebs

“Close your eyes and see the beauty.”

~Author Unknown

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