Health

03.17.22

The Best Trader Joe’s Staples

Who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s? The prices are great, flowers are affordable (and …

Who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s? The prices are great, flowers are affordable (and beautiful) and it’s a go-to for snacks and easy weeknight dinners. I wasn’t doing in-person grocery store shopping for quite a while. Now that it’s safe again, I’ve been going every week or two for my favorites.

Life Lately

03.17.22

Spring Cleaning: How to Spring Clean Your Life

Sunday marked the first day of spring! And pause for shock – I …

Sunday marked the first day of spring! And pause for shock – I love spring cleaning. This new season always inspires me to organize and style our home and closets, but more importantly, to look a little deeper at the ways I can organize my life. 🌷  I’m sitting in …

Beauty

03.16.22

My 5 Minute Clean Beauty Makeup Routine

I should probably start this post off by telling you that it’s rare …

I should probably start this post off by telling you that it’s rare I ever spend more than a few minutes on my makeup. I’ll spend time waving my hair, but stick to a 5 minute clean beauty makeup routine. I made the change to clean beauty over two years …

Style

03.14.22

20 Straw Bags For Spring

You know how much I love woven elements in my home, but I …

You know how much I love woven elements in my home, but I also love when raffia and rattan weave (sorry, had to) into my closet. From bags and sandals to jewelry and accessories, woven accessories are practical, stylish, and sustainable. So today, I’m sharing 20 straw bags for spring.

Self Improvement

03.13.22

How to Deal With Burnout

You can only handle so much stress before it’s too much for your …

You can only handle so much stress before it’s too much for your mind and body. When something that shouldn’t push you over the edge does, it’s time to think about whether or not you may be experiencing burnout. We feel the overwhelm, get less sleep, eat poorly, feel fatigue, …

Family

03.13.22

8 Lessons I Learned Transitioning from 1 to 2 Kids

Transitioning from 1 to 2 kids isn’t easy, but for me, it was …

Transitioning from 1 to 2 kids isn’t easy, but for me, it was a lot easier than going from 0 to 1. Sure, isolation, a pandemic, and cancer treatment only made it that much more complex. It has to be said that Kate has been a pretty easy-going baby compared to …

Personal

03.12.22

On My Mind, 3.8.2022: We’re Moving

Hi! A surprise Saturday post since I wasn’t in the headspace to write …

Hi! A surprise Saturday post since I wasn’t in the headspace to write one of these on Monday, and spent the week working on old content (more on that below). It feels like 11° outside, but after today, should be in the 40s-60s for the next week. I’m so ready.

Wellness

03.10.22

9 Simple Things You Can Do To Feel Better Today

There are those days when everything goes your way. The sun shines, your …

There are those days when everything goes your way. The sun shines, your coffee tastes better, and you have a productive day at work. Then there are the days (or even weeks) when everything’s off. I always allow myself to feel whatever I’m struggling with but try to turn things …

Home

03.08.22

The Best Home Decor Gifts $100 and Under

Anyone else ready for a spring refresh? Every time this year rolls around, …

Anyone else ready for a spring refresh? Every time this year rolls around, I bring in some blue and find myself gravitating toward woven accents. I always love making little updates and bringing in new design elements – they can make a space feel new and refreshed. Whether you’re looking …

Organization

03.04.22

Home Organization Products That Will Make You Feel Like You Have It Together

There are few things more satisfying than organizing a messy room or closet.

There are few things more satisfying than organizing a messy room or closet. And trust me when I tell you that a little bit of organization goes a long way. I love a good organizational system as much as the next type-A Virgo, and have slowly organized most of our …

Wellness

03.02.22

7 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

The last few years haven’t been the best for our mental health, but …

The last few years haven’t been the best for our mental health, but there’s hope. We’re finding a new “normal” together. Pandemic and world/social issues aside, my daughter’s cancer diagnosis hit our family hard, and understandably so. Going through treatment while isolating from everyone we know and losing any sense …

Tech Backgrounds

03.01.22

Paris Desktop Wallpaper

This month, my friend Rebecca from Everyday Parisian is sharing some of her …

This month, my friend Rebecca from Everyday Parisian is sharing some of her beautiful Paris photography with us. If you’re looking for Paris desktop wallpaper for your phone and desktop, this is it. As you know I love Paris. I’ve only been three times, but after just two trips to …

Shopping

02.25.22

Recent Purchases: What I Bought This Month

I did a little spring shopping this month. My girls are growing and …

I did a little spring shopping this month. My girls are growing and with a new season coming, are in need of some new clothes and pajamas. I restocked a few (old) favorite beauty products, bought the most amazing white jeans (currently under $90!) – they’re the perfect, stretchy straight …

Style

02.23.22

The February Edit: Recent Finds

Confession. Sometimes, I set calendar reminders for new product launches. I know how …

Confession. Sometimes, I set calendar reminders for new product launches. I know how that sounds, but things sell out quickly and when I see the swimsuit or new dress that I want to add to my small closet, I want to snag it before it’s gone. Minnow’s spring ’22 collection …

Organization

02.22.22

How I Organize and Backup Digital Photos

This is one of those things that, if you’re not already doing it, …

This is one of those things that, if you’re not already doing it, the task feels so daunting that you don’t know where to start and just keep putting it off. I always like to share something when I feel like they’re done – like I really have it all …

Fashion

02.16.22

The Spring Wardrobe Staples To Have In Your Closet This Season

  Ah, spring. It just may be my favorite season. Flowers begin to …

  Ah, spring. It just may be my favorite season. Flowers begin to bloom – new life grows – there’s the sound of birds in the morning, and the sun stays out a little longer each day. You know how I feel about my elevated loungewear but I love getting dressed …

Recipes

02.11.22

How to Make Valentine’s Day Oreo Cookie Pops

Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday, but now that my girls …

Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday, but now that my girls (they’ll be 2 and 4 in a few months) are old enough to appreciate things like this, I’m not really holding back. Winter in Chicago is long and cold, and it’s little treats and activities like this …