Career

My Interview with Entrepreneur

I'm talking about the lessons I learned making my own career path and …

I'm talking about the lessons I learned making my own career path and what led to the success of The Everygirl …

Life Lately

2017 no. Nine

It's been a while since my last update. I'm talking side projects, The …

It's been a while since my last update. I'm talking side projects, The Everygirl, and something I've been struggling with since I got engaged.

Fashion

Travel

What I Packed for a Week in Portugal

This post is 2 months late but since I did some of my …

This post is 2 months late but since I did some of my best packing to date for our weeklong trip to Portugal, I figured better late than never. I spent about an hour throwing my favorite basics into a suitcase and we were off. My outfits were simpler than ever–I …

Life Lately

2017 no. Eight

Last fall, we started working with a team of developers and designers to relaunch …

Last fall, we started working with a team of developers and designers to relaunch The Everygirl. Earlier this week, it finally went live! It’s so clean and easy to navigate, and our handbooks are pretty fantastic if I do say so myself. Earlier this week, I invited anyone following me to message me on …

Travel

Three Days in Porto, Portugal

After spending three days in Lisbon, Portugal, we took the train to Porto. It …

After spending three days in Lisbon, Portugal, we took the train to Porto. It was love at first sight. While walking through the city we stumbled upon this miradouro as the sun set and it was magic. The tiles in Porto are even better than those of Lisbon. The only thing I couldn’t …

Travel

Three Days in Lisbon, Portugal

Two weeks ago we spent a week in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, leaving just …

Two weeks ago we spent a week in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, leaving just 24 hours after our engagement and surprise engagement party. The food, wine, architecture, and history were everything I hoped they’d be. And the azulejos (tiles) were perfect. There aren’t direct flights from Chicago so we had a layover in Dublin …

Travel

My Favorite Restaurants in Chicago

Over the past few weeks I’ve gotten a handful of emails asking for …

Over the past few weeks I’ve gotten a handful of emails asking for recommendations on things to do and see in Chicago. I usually refer people to The Everygirl’s Chicago weekend city guide but have a few more recommendations that didn’t make the cut. And half of what’s on that …

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Personal

2017 no. Six

On March 11, Conor asked me to marry him. He followed the proposal …

On March 11, Conor asked me to marry him. He followed the proposal with drinks and dinner, a surprise engagement party, a brunch with friends, and we flew to Lisbon and Porto, Portugal later that evening. It’s been one of the best weeks of my life–a whirlwind for sure! Thank you …

Life Lately

2017 no. Five

The Everygirl turned five last week and along with being half-a-decade old, there …

The Everygirl turned five last week and along with being half-a-decade old, there are some really exciting things happening for our team. We’re working a very big and exciting project that I can’t wait to share with you, our office kitchen remodel is almost done, and we’re teaming up with Paramount …

Travel

Getting Ready to Fly

We’re two weeks away from leaving for Portugal and I’m determined to do a better …

We’re two weeks away from leaving for Portugal and I’m determined to do a better packing job than my last few trips. Last summer, I went from Italy to France and just assumed it would be warm in Paris since it was so hot in Italy. Wrong! I didn’t do a terrible …

Living

The Best of The Everygirl

We launched The Everygirl to inspire women to live their best lives. And …

We launched The Everygirl to inspire women to live their best lives. And our site turned five yesterday, so in celebration of the beginning of our 6th year, I thought I’d share some of my favorite stories that we’ve run the past five years. If you’re a reader of The Everygirl, I’d love to …

Career

The Everygirl Turns 5

The Everygirl is FIVE! We launched the site on 2.22.12, a day I remember …

The Everygirl is FIVE! We launched the site on 2.22.12, a day I remember like it was yesterday. I grabbed a bottle of wine and hopped in a cab heading to Alaina’s Southport apartment to celebrate the moment the site went live. And here we are a half a decade later! I was a …

Blogging

My New Website

You may have noticed that as of last week I have a brand new …

You may have noticed that as of last week I have a brand new website! I’m so excited to share this with you since it’s been in the works since December! Since launching The Everygirl, I’d go back and forth on blogging but last spring, felt inspired to start writing again. After keeping …

Life Lately

2017 no. Four

So I have a new website! We’re working on few final things before I share all …

So I have a new website! We’re working on few final things before I share all its wonderful features with you including a new way to shop posts that I am especially excited about. Here’s what else I’ve been up to the past two weeks. Life, lately I’m not sure why, but I was …

Career

How We Launched and Grew The Everygirl

It was our 4th or 5th time meeting. A wine night at Alaina’s with …

It was our 4th or 5th time meeting. A wine night at Alaina’s with our friend Jess Lively and a photo shoot for Glitter Guide gave us time to chat and learn that we shared a common goal. To help young women like us–women who were not connected but wanted their dream job. Living …

Organization

How I Stay Organized

Most of us went into the new year with a plan to get organized …

Most of us went into the new year with a plan to get organized 2017. We wrote lists, made goals, and for the most part, felt really excited about them. But a few weeks in, it’s often the case that we go back to the same old things we did last year.

Career

How I Became a Blog Designer

When I asked what you wanted me to write about this year, my …

When I asked what you wanted me to write about this year, my career seemed to be a recurring theme. So let’s starts where it all began–a decade ago this coming April–with my blog and my graphic design business, The Design Girl. Have you stopped laughing? I’m really bad at …

Life Lately

2017 no. Three

Well, we’re officially one month into 2017. It’s been a very full year so far but …

Well, we’re officially one month into 2017. It’s been a very full year so far but I’m not complaining. I’ve gotten to do some fun and different things for work which is always a nice change from sitting at my desk all day. February 1 was the 7 year anniversary of the first …

Travel

Winter Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

After going on 12 trips and 30+ flights last year–which was a huge …

After going on 12 trips and 30+ flights last year–which was a huge change for me, by the way–I learned a thing or two about what to pack and what to keep in my carry-on. I shared some of my favorite products 6 months ago and although these essentials work …

Recipes

12 Paleo Recipes to Make With Your Spiralizer

Since I’m committed to making at least one new recipe each week, I’ve been …

Since I’m committed to making at least one new recipe each week, I’ve been scouring the internet and my cookbooks for things I’d like to make. And because I want to actually use the kitchen gadgets I held on to, I’ve deemed it time to break out my spiralizer. The reviews …

Life Lately

2017 no. Two

Is it just me or has January been nonstop for everyone? Between work …

Is it just me or has January been nonstop for everyone? Between work and spending time with friends and finally getting back into a workout routine, I haven’t had much time for anything. And this weekend’s downtime was mostly stressful since Buddy has been so sick. Temps hit almost 60 …

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