Career

02.22.18

The Everygirl Turns 6 and a BIG Announcement

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ve heard the story, …

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ve heard the story, but I love a good anniversary post and this one’s a little different since there’s a BIG announcement for our growing company. In August, 2011, two 20-something Chicago bloggers who barely knew each other (My cofounder Alaina Kaczmarski …

Fashion

Travel

02.12.18

What To Pack for a Warm Weather Getaway

This winter weather has had me dreaming of sunshine, but between feeling exhausted, …

This winter weather has had me dreaming of sunshine, but between feeling exhausted, zika, and Hawaii being too far and expensive, we’ve felt a little stuck on where to go and when to do it. Last weekend, we finally booked our trip to Miami and will be on a beach …

Life Lately

01.22.18

ICYMI: A Furniture Collab and Life Lately

We just launched our second furniture collaboration over at The Everygirl. The first was a …

We just launched our second furniture collaboration over at The Everygirl. The first was a collaboration with Interior Define and today, we launched a collection of classic pieces – all under $1000 – in custom fabrics that we designed! In case you missed it, here are a few other things that are going …

Recipes

01.16.18

Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Guys. It’s literally freezing in Chicago and I spent the first week of …

Guys. It’s literally freezing in Chicago and I spent the first week of the year at home with a cold. All I wanted to do was lounge around in cozy sweaters or pajamas with something warm, so I came up with the best paleo chicken soup recipe. As promised, after adjusting …

Travel

01.09.18

Our Amalfi Coast Honeymoon Itinerary

Now that we’ve been married for a few months, it seemed like time …

Now that we’ve been married for a few months, it seemed like time to finally share a recap of our honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast. We spent three nights in Capri and five nights in Positano in mid October, which felt like the perfect time to visit. It was warm …

Career

01.04.18

The Networking Mistakes You Should Stop Making

The best part about blogging (for me) has been being able to inspire others …

The best part about blogging (for me) has been being able to inspire others by sharing what I’m going through – and getting to connect with people I otherwise never would have met. I can’t stand small talk but love getting to really know people. I love when readers message me …

Life Lately

12.31.17

The Best of 2017

It was another whirlwind year, and there are so many moments I never …

It was another whirlwind year, and there are so many moments I never want to forget. Time with friends, travel, exciting partnerships, and some big life changes. It’s so hard to believe that we’re just moments away from 2018. I’m not one to make big resolutions and don’t really care …

Holiday

Life Lately

12.28.17

Christmas Vacation

The Everygirl office closes from Christmas to New Year’s Day. It’s so nice …

The Everygirl office closes from Christmas to New Year’s Day. It’s so nice to just have time at home to relax, organize, and be cozy – which is all you can do when it’s 30 degrees colder than freezing outside. I can’t leave the house without this and these although my …

Travel

12.20.17

How To Travel On a Budget

I always wanted to travel but a minor (ok severe) fear of flying …

I always wanted to travel but a minor (ok severe) fear of flying kept me grounded for most of my 20s, until I moved from LA to Chicago. I finally made it to Europe a month after my 31st birthday (with Alaina), and have back a handful of times since, …

Career

12.19.17

Advice for New Bloggers

I started blogging over ten years ago, so I like to think I’ve …

I started blogging over ten years ago, so I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about how it all works. From what advice I have to how I got my start, blogging is one of those topics I have been asked about pretty consistently over the past …

Living

12.14.17

My Winter Survival Guide

Snow has started falling and temps have dropped. Winter is here. This is my …

Snow has started falling and temps have dropped. Winter is here. This is my 8th winter in Chicago, so I’m obviously an expert in how to get by when the air feels like it’s -20 and your skin hurts so bad that you just give up. Since everyone is in layering and …

Holiday

Recipes

12.13.17

New Holiday Traditions

I'm sharing some Christmas traditions I'm looking forward to (and one I hope …

I'm sharing some Christmas traditions I'm looking forward to (and one I hope to continue) now that we're married.

Career

11.20.17

6 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs

A few weeks ago, I talked about the things every entrepreneur should do when they’re …

A few weeks ago, I talked about the things every entrepreneur should do when they’re just starting out. The list can feel sort of endless and it’s scary not knowing exactly what steps to take to make your business grow. But there’s a whole other series of things to consider when starting …

Career

11.09.17

How We Went Full-Time With The Everygirl

It’s been six years since we started working on The Everygirl – a …

It’s been six years since we started working on The Everygirl – a site people often assume became an overnight success. It’s so easy to compare ourselves to others without knowing their story, so today I’m partnering with American Express Blue Business Plus to talk about the steps it took …

Life Lately

11.06.17

Life, Lately

What. A. Month. Our wedding was exactly 4 weeks ago but I can …

What. A. Month. Our wedding was exactly 4 weeks ago but I can totally believe that much time passed because I’ve been all over the place since. After spending two weeks in Europe (I’ll recap that trip one of these days), I spent my first week at home sick and …

Recipes

10.15.17

Whole30 Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

It finally feels like fall, and I did not hesitate to break out …

It finally feels like fall, and I did not hesitate to break out my slow cooker to whip up a batch of my favorite paleo chili. I’ve been using the same chili recipe for a few years now but have since modified it, and then modified it some more. This …

Fashion

Travel

10.10.17

What to Pack for Paris in the Fall

I’m in Paris for my wedding weekend and plan on sharing what I …

I’m in Paris for my wedding weekend and plan on sharing what I wore each day after my trip, but for now, here’s a list of the fall trends. From leather to suede to the coziest sweaters – that I’m packing for Paris along with my favorite new brand to …

Interiors

Organization

09.19.17

How My Home is Always Clean

It only takes getting ready to head out the door to take your …

It only takes getting ready to head out the door to take your house from mostly clean to a complete disaster. Between makeup on the bathroom counter, pile of laundry on a chair, dishes in the sink, and skipping making the bed, it’s often the case that we return to …

Travel

08.18.17

A Weekend in The Hamptons

As someone who grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in a …

As someone who grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in a city where it’s freezing half the year, you can imagine how much I appreciate these warm summer months. From exploring my own city to BBQs to booking summer getaways, I’m doing everything I can to make the …

Life Lately

08.14.17

2017 No. Twelve

It had been a while since I enjoyed a mostly quiet weekend at …

It had been a while since I enjoyed a mostly quiet weekend at home. Between two trips out of town, a sinus infection, engagement party, and two one-night trips coming up this week, I have been (and still am) all over the place. Here’s what I’ve been up to. Conor …

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