Life Lately

04.03.16

2016 No. 9

It snowed yesterday (ugh), and while I'm so ready for spring and summer, I …

It snowed yesterday (ugh), and while I'm so ready for spring and summer, I used that weather as perfect excuse for a cozy day indoors. It meant blogging, giving my site a little facelift, working on two website installs for design clients, and take-out and Downton with Conor last night. My Sunday …

Career

03.31.16

A Day in the Life (and running The Everygirl)

After receiving a few requests for a “day in the life” post, I …

After receiving a few requests for a “day in the life” post, I decided to start writing. And nearly two months later, here I am hitting publish. Maybe it’s because it’s my life, or maybe it’s the fact that my day-to-day really isn’t that exciting (because it’s not), but I’m …

Life Lately

03.28.16

2016 no. 8

It's been over 2 weeks since sharing a life update, and while I'm …

It's been over 2 weeks since sharing a life update, and while I'm fairly certain these only mean something to me and one of my best friends in LA who always reads my blog even though we talk at least 2-3 times a week and she knows everything that's happening …

Life Lately

03.18.16

Things I like

Tonight is PAWS Animal Magnetism event, and I’m taking over their Instagram this …

Tonight is PAWS Animal Magnetism event, and I’m taking over their Instagram this afternoon – evening. I’ll be sharing my favorite photos from the evening and hope you’ll follow along! I’m finally going through volunteer training so I’ll be able to work directly with rescue pups this weekend. Celebrating Conor’s …

Life Lately

03.11.16

2016 no. 7: California

A quick reminder that there's still time to shop my GiltCity Chicago sale featuring …

A quick reminder that there's still time to shop my GiltCity Chicago sale featuring some of my Chicago favorites! And I'm selling quite a few items: a nespresso, lamp, bench, clothes, etc. Fill out my contact form (at the top of the page) if you're in Chicago and are interested in seeing …

Blogging

03.08.16

My Gilt City Chicago Sale

A few months ago, the Gilt City team contacted me to see if …

A few months ago, the Gilt City team contacted me to see if I’d want to create a sale for Gilt City Chicago. Of course, I said yes because why wouldn’t I? And yesterday, my sale went live! I included some of my Chicago favorites and hope you’ll check it …

Life Lately

02.29.16

Things I like

Last week wasn’t so great but the weekend made up for it. My friend …

Last week wasn’t so great but the weekend made up for it. My friend Jess was in town which meant dinner at Big Star and brunch with Jess and Meg at Bernies Lunch and Supper. Jess left after brunch and Meg and I spent Sunday afternoon walking, talking about everything from relationships …

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

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 …