Life Lately

02.26.16

2016 no. 6

It's been a few weeks since I've written one of these recap posts, …

It's been a few weeks since I've written one of these recap posts, and since I'm aging they're the only way I can remember what I've been up to (along with instagram, of course). And I've had a week. Work has felt crazy, I've felt exhausted (and also crazy), and I've been …

Career

Personal

02.22.16

The Everygirl Turns FOUR

Starting over in Chicago is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. It’s …

Starting over in Chicago is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. It’s where I learned how to be on my own, met people who have changed my life, and launched a website with a fellow Chicago blogger that would change everything. And today, that website turns four. The Everygirl was a …

Organization

02.08.16

How to Organize Your Home

Capsule wardrobes. Minimalism. The life-changing magic of tidying up. Chances are you’ve heard someone …

Capsule wardrobes. Minimalism. The life-changing magic of tidying up. Chances are you’ve heard someone talk about one if not all of these ideas at some point over the past year. Well, up until very recently, my home looked clean and organized, but it was mostly surface level. Closets were full of boxes …

Life Lately

02.07.16

2016 no. 5

We're 5 weeks into the new year and I'm already on my first …

We're 5 weeks into the new year and I'm already on my first international trip! We'll spend two more nights in Buenos Aires before flying to Mendoza for horseback riding, hiking, wine tasting, laying out poolside, and a cooking class! Loving South America so far. The architecture, food, people, culture, and …

Life Lately

01.29.16

2016 no. 4

It’s always fun when Alaina and I shoot together. As our business has grown, …

It’s always fun when Alaina and I shoot together. As our business has grown, it’s something we’ve done less and less of, and it takes me back to when we first started and shot almost everything ourselves. Crazy how much our job(s) have changed the past few years. Earlier this week, …

Travel

01.27.16

Next Stop: Argentina

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset I’ve only been out of the country …

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset I’ve only been out of the country twice. A family trip to Mexico when I was maybe 10 and to Europe with Alaina in 2013. I know how lucky I am to have been able to experience other parts of the world but have …

Career

01.26.16

Office Essentials

Last week, I shared some tips on working from home. Today, I’m back …

Last week, I shared some tips on working from home. Today, I’m back with some of my favorite office accessories. An organized workspace, good lighting, and comfortable chair are key, but I’ve also found that surrounding yourself with a few things that inspire you can help make even the most …

Life Lately

01.22.16

2016 No. 3

It’s freezing and I haven’t had any wine in 22 days so there’s …

It’s freezing and I haven’t had any wine in 22 days so there’s been lots of time for blogging. So much that I’ve posted almost every day the past few weeks. I’m 3 weeks into Whole30 and it’s felt pretty easy so far. I haven’t really had any cravings and …

Life Lately

01.15.16

2016 no. 2

When I made my list of goals for 2015, I realized how little I …

When I made my list of goals for 2015, I realized how little I had given back and realized it was time to finally do something. So I volunteered at PAWS Chicago yesterday–something I’ve never done because I thought it would be too hard. Bianca and I spent 30-45 minutes trying to …

Recipes

01.13.16

Whole30 Banana Ice Cream

I got really into Halo Top ice cream and still think it’s the …

I got really into Halo Top ice cream and still think it’s the greatest thing ever. It’s low in calories and sugar, isn’t processed, has a good amount of protein, and tastes like heaven, but isn’t Whole30 compliant. I was forced to take a little break but found myself missing my …

Life Lately

01.08.16

2016 no. 1

The first work week of 2016 has almost come to and end, and …

The first work week of 2016 has almost come to and end, and aside from a slightly rocky start on Monday that included spilling coffee all over my white sheets and Buddy fell down 4 steps within the first 15 min of the day (and him throwing up on my …

Life Lately

01.01.16

2015

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for …

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for a new year and a fresh start. The first half of 2015 wasn’t great for me. Sure, there were highlights like our trips to Montana and Austin, but once the trips were over, I ended up having …

Organization

11.16.15

Moving 101

It’s taken some time to adjust to the move, lack of internet (thanks, …

It’s taken some time to adjust to the move, lack of internet (thanks, Comcast) and hiring our first full-time employee, but I think I’m ready to blog again. I thought I should write a post about moving since I’m now in my 5th Chicago apartment (in a 5 year period).

Life Lately

10.15.15

Looking Back at 32

I turned 33 last month. Not a milestone age, but there was something …

I turned 33 last month. Not a milestone age, but there was something about this birthday that made me think about the past and future. About what I’ve done and where I’m going. Because there’s no escaping it–I’m in my 30s now. After a great co-working session and lunch with Alaina last week …

Life Lately

01.19.15

happy 2015, guys

so blogging is clearly not an everyday thing for me, but i’m not giving …

so blogging is clearly not an everyday thing for me, but i’m not giving up. just know i’m trying my best, and in the interim, you can always follow me on instagram. the end of the year is always so full. holiday parties, get togethers, and wrapping up work for the year.

Life Lately

05.07.14

chicago fun with mr. bazaar

  Our friend Will of Bright Bazaar has been in the US on …

  Our friend Will of Bright Bazaar has been in the US on his book tour (get the book here!) and asked us to host the signing at West Elm in Lincoln Park. We were also lucky enough to spend all of Sunday showing him around, and our friend/photographer Maura …

Life Lately

04.03.14

goodbye, lakeview

I found a place in a random neighborhood in Chicago that was just …

I found a place in a random neighborhood in Chicago that was just too good to pass up. I’ll miss my morning walks by the lake but think this is a good move. At least I hope so. Bigger apartment. Outdoor space. An office. Lower rent. Shorter cab rides downtown.

Career

02.24.14

the time i launched a website and it turned two

I used to read through magazines, look at these beautiful multimillion dollar homes, …

I used to read through magazines, look at these beautiful multimillion dollar homes, at celebrities with photoshopped bodies, and very expensive clothing. This is obviously still a thing today, but I couldn’t (and still can’t) relate to any of it. And I wanted to do something about that, but wasn’t …

Life Lately

01.01.14

Happy 2014

The following seems to hold true each year, but I cannot believe how …

The following seems to hold true each year, but I cannot believe how quickly 2013 flew by. It was both a wonderful and trying year for me, but I suppose every year comes with its highs and lows. In the end, I learned a lot and came out a stronger …

Life Lately

12.31.13

2013

What. A. Year. A few milestones from 2013. We celebrated the 1 year …

What. A. Year. A few milestones from 2013. We celebrated the 1 year anniversary of The Everygirl on Feb 22, 2013. The Everygirl was listed as a top 100 website for women by Forbes for the 2nd year in a row. Featured my home tour on The Everygirl. Also featured …

Career

11.19.13

Coming tomorrow: The Everygirl Shop!

I am so excited to finally able to share one of our top …

I am so excited to finally able to share one of our top secret projects with you! Back when Alaina and I first started working together, we discussed the possibility of a product line but just weren’t ready to make it happen. Not sure how ready we felt a few …

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