Life Lately

02.17.17

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

02.16.17

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

02.15.17

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

02.07.17

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

02.03.17

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

01.31.17

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

01.30.17

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

01.23.17

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 …

Recipes

01.19.17

Paleo Chicken and Lime Soup

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this …

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this time, Conor’s mom joined me. And my friend Katie is doing Whole30, so it’s been fun having people to share recipes and snack ideas with. We found a delicious soup recipe and modified it a bit, and last weekend, I …

Life Lately

01.09.17

2017 no. One

We’re a week into the new year so it’s time for for post no. one …

We’re a week into the new year so it’s time for for post no. one of 2017. I went into this year with the intention of doing more, seeing more, and making more time to connect with friends. And every month, I plan on looking back at my goals for the year to …

Travel

12.28.16

3 Days in Copenhagen, Denmark

Last month, I flew from New York to Copenhagen for 3 days, back …

Last month, I flew from New York to Copenhagen for 3 days, back to NYC, and finally, home to Chicago. The trip was a bit of a whirlwind but was so worth it. I haven’t been to that many places but there’s something special about Copenhagen. A magical city with the …

Life Lately

12.23.16

2016 No. 34

Today’s our last day of work before Christmas break! 2016 content is getting wrapped up, …

Today’s our last day of work before Christmas break! 2016 content is getting wrapped up, we’re gearing up for some exciting new projects for 2017, and we won’t be in the office until January 3! That’s almost two weeks at home with a very light workload. And in other news… Chicago was colder than MARS …

Recipes

12.22.16

15 Paleo Desserts to Make this Christmas

If you’re looking to eat a little cleaner this holiday season or simply want …

If you’re looking to eat a little cleaner this holiday season or simply want to feel a little less guilty when making something sweet, this post is for you. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite paleo and gluten free holiday treats (like these gluten free cookies) to enjoy this holiday season.

Travel

12.13.16

My Favorite Things to See and Do in Los Angeles

The move, holiday craziness, and travel really slowed me down over here, so …

The move, holiday craziness, and travel really slowed me down over here, so I’m a little behind on travel posts. Wrapping up our California road trip which ended in my hometown of Los Angeles. I couldn’t wait to show Conor where I’m from and to finally introduce him to my (tiny) …

Life Lately

12.09.16

2016 no. 33

It’s been almost a month since I’ve shared one of my not-quite-weekly updates. After …

It’s been almost a month since I’ve shared one of my not-quite-weekly updates. After getting ahead on blog posts before traveling (something I never do) I was feeling really optimistic that I’d have time to write the weekend I got back. But this simple post took days to get together, so I’m hoping …

Travel

11.23.16

Road Trip: Big Sur and Santa Barbara

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s …

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s time to wrap up our time inCalifornia. We spent a weekend in wine country and a day in San Francisco before driving through Big Sur where we stayed in a yurt before heading down to Santa Barbara …

Organization

11.18.16

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new …

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new puppy, travel, and working on holiday content, things have felt pretty up in the air. In order to simplify things, I’ve pared down everything else from kitchen tools and beauty products to clothes and cars. And knowing …

Holiday

11.16.16

15 Thanksgiving Recipes To Make This Year

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a …

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a flight on the busiest travel day of the year to spend Thanksgiving in New York with Conor’s family before he and I head to Copenhagen. Along with feeling lucky to spend the holidays with his family (they really …

Travel

11.14.16

22 Hours in San Francisco

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with …

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with less than 24 hours in the city, tried to squeeze in some sight seeing in between lunch, coffee, dinner, and post-dinner plans. Tried to squeeze in as many friends as possible! So we dropped our bags at Hotel G before heading …

Life Lately

11.11.16

2016 no. 32

We’re off to Indiana for Conor’s cousin’s wedding today which means two things. First, …

We’re off to Indiana for Conor’s cousin’s wedding today which means two things. First, that I have to deal with the anxiety of leaving two dogs for the first time. And second, that I get to take most of the day off today! Spending a little more time working on The …

Life Lately

11.01.16

2016 No. 31

The past few weeks have been full of change. Conor and I got …

The past few weeks have been full of change. Conor and I got a new rescue dog, moved in to a new home together, and spent 11 days road tripping through California two days after moving into our new home. It’s been a little overwhelming but really exciting, too. I was …