Entertaining

07.03.19

Everything You Need to Make Entertaining Easy

It’s always fun hosting friends but sometimes, cleaning, setting a table, and preparing …

It’s always fun hosting friends but sometimes, cleaning, setting a table, and preparing food sounds like so much work. One of the most important things you can do is have the essentials on hand. I’ve always loved entertaining and have learned a thing or two about simplifying the process over …

Entertaining

06.30.19

Throwing an Amalfi Coast Birthday Party

We’re celebrating Margot’s first birthday today and have less than a week until …

We’re celebrating Margot’s first birthday today and have less than a week until our baby turns one! Friends, grandparents, and cousins are joining us in our backyard for pizza, spritzes, and gelato. Add a few lemon themed banners and pools and a beach umbrella or two for an Amalfi Coast …

Baby and Kids

05.06.19

Traveling With a Baby Under One Year Old

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, …

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, and that hardly makes me an expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. After getting quite a few questions about what did and didn’t work for us, I wanted to share some of …

Life Lately

05.02.19

Life Lately 2019: April

April was a blur and things don’t seem to be slowing down any time …

April was a blur and things don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, but I’m focusing on how good all the craziness is instead of how it feels like too much at once. Travel, finding a new home for Tuck, home renovations, temporarily moving out of our home, personal …

Blogging

04.25.19

Let’s Talk About Sponsored Content and Gifted Product

This post is one that’s long overdue, so today, I’m going to talk …

This post is one that’s long overdue, so today, I’m going to talk about brand partnerships, sponsored content, affiliates, and gifted product. How it all works, why it’s not selling out, and why getting paid is actually an important part of what we (bloggers/content creators) do. So let’s talk about sponsored …

Career

04.23.19

How Do You Do It All?

Someone recently messaged me. “How do you do it all?” This hustle culture …

Someone recently messaged me. “How do you do it all?” This hustle culture is an absolute nightmare. No one does “it all” – that is not how it works. We have teams, employees, childcare, partners, etc. We order take-out or have groceries delivered. My answer is simple. “I don’t.” But the …

Life Lately

03.12.19

Life Lately 2019: March

I’m on a roll with these Life Lately posts, and writing one every …

I’m on a roll with these Life Lately posts, and writing one every month or so is much, much easier (than trying to write them weekly. If I get 2 blog posts up a week I feel like I’m killing it, so there’s that. It’s so so hard to find …

Life Lately

02.15.19

Life Lately 2019: February

Well it’s been a minute (or 10+ days) since I’ve hit publish on …

Well it’s been a minute (or 10+ days) since I’ve hit publish on anything but who’s counting? Last week was a roller coaster (more on that in a minute). I hope that I’ll find it in me to write a post or two this week though! I don’t know how …

Life Lately

01.25.19

Life Lately 2019: January

My last life lately post was published in APRIL 2017. Oops. Here's what …

My last life lately post was published in APRIL 2017. Oops. Here's what I've been up to since then.

Blogging

01.09.19

Your Blogging Questions Answered

I'm answering your blogging Qs from whether it's too late to start a …

I'm answering your blogging Qs from whether it's too late to start a blog to how it all works.

Baby and Kids

10.26.18

How to Travel with a Baby

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no …

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no way to know what you’re getting into until you experience it. I went into the trip thinking the flight to be the worst part but it was a breeze. I also just assumed she’d sleep at night …

Organization

06.14.18

How to Get Settled in Your New Home

We recently went from a small 1 bedroom condo to a 3 bedroom, …

We recently went from a small 1 bedroom condo to a 3 bedroom, 2 story house. It was a huge change for us. This is my seventh home in almost eight years so I’m no stranger to moving and getting settled. But this time around, I went into the move …

Living

04.16.18

Life Lately: The Everymom is Here!

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t …

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t done since we launched The Everygirl back in February 2012 – I am so excited to announce that The Everygirl Media Group’s newest website, The Everymom is live! Life Lately: The Everymom is Here When my cofounder and I …

Life Lately

04.09.18

Life Lately And A Big Announcement!

Remember when I used to post about what was going on in my …

Remember when I used to post about what was going on in my life every few weeks? Well, I haven’t written one of those posts since January and here we are over a week into April, so it’s time for a catchup. I don’t know about you, but I love these update …

Career

04.04.18

How To Be Productive When You Work From Home

I started working from home when I launched my graphic design business back …

I started working from home when I launched my graphic design business back in 2007. As in eleven years ago. Even though The Everygirl got an office space in September 2016, I still work from home at least half the week, so it’s still very much a part of my life.

Travel

01.09.18

Our Amalfi Coast Honeymoon Itinerary

Our Amalfi Coast honeymoon was a dream. We spent three nights in Capri …

Our Amalfi Coast honeymoon was a dream. We spent three nights in Capri and five nights in Positano in October. The coastal village is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and we lived la dolce vita for a glorious 10 days. Early-mid October was the best time …

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 to …

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

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

Tips for 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, and have back a handful of times since, ad to …

Living

12.14.17

My Winter Survival Guide

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

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 …