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12.08.17

Life Lately: Slowing Down

You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately. This year …

You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately. This year has been nonstop. Going from planning our wedding in less than 7 months to our busiest season at work, blog partnerships, and getting sick a few times forced me to slow down. I needed a break from …

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10.30.17

25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Whether you’re new here or have been reading for a while, there are …

Whether you’re new here or have been reading for a while, there are more than a few things you might not know about me. Since I’ve gotten quite a few messages recently asking how Conor and I met (and I really thought everyone knew that story), I thought I’d share …

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09.15.17

On Turning 35

I’m celebrating another birthday this weekend. More specifically, I’m celebrating my 35th birthday …

I’m celebrating another birthday this weekend. More specifically, I’m celebrating my 35th birthday this weekend. When I turned 30, I hit what thought was my scary age. Then 35 became the new 30 and I’m here and shocker – it’s not nearly as scary as I thought it would be. I …

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08.01.17

7 Years in Chicago

Every time August 1st rolls around, I can't help but think about how …

Every time August 1st rolls around, I can't help but think about how much my life has changed since moving from Los Angeles to Chicago.

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05.18.17

We’re Getting Married in Paris

After two months of going back and forth we finally have a date …

After two months of going back and forth we finally have a date and venue IN PARIS! …

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05.12.17

To The Bride Who Doesn’t Enjoy Wedding Planning

If I've learned anything the past 2 months, it's that so many brides …

If I've learned anything the past 2 months, it's that so many brides don't enjoy the planning process. If you've struggled with family issues and planning, this is for you.

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04.17.17

How I Completely Changed My Life

Every so often, I’ll get asked how I started my first business and …

Every so often, I’ll get asked how I started my first business and how we launched and grew The Everygirl, too. But today, I want to talk about how much things have changed since my 20s. This isn’t my first time sharing my story but it’s been a while, and there …

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04.06.17

Seven

I’m really into taking two weeks between my “life lately” posts since it usually …

I’m really into taking two weeks between my “life lately” posts since it usually takes a while for something to happen. In a sudden turn of events, I actually left the house and did things the past two weeks! A party, another party (seriously who am I?), brunch and dinners with friends …

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03.20.17

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 …

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03.13.17

Our Engagement Story

The past few days have been such a blur but it really happened.

The past few days have been such a blur but it really happened. We’re engaged! I can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with this guy. It all happened on Saturday afternoon. We were packing for our trip to Portugal so I was bouncing around from room to …

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03.06.17

Ask Me Anything

Back in January, I asked you to share a bit about yourselves and tell …

Back in January, I asked you to share a bit about yourselves and tell me what you wanted me to write about. And I received some incredible feedback that left me feeling inspired to cover a few new topics like how Conor and I met. Then I opened myself up on instagram asking …

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02.20.17

I Love PAWS Chicago

As someone with two rescue dogs and memories of rescuing my first dog …

As someone with two rescue dogs and memories of rescuing my first dog at 5 and my first cat at, it was a natural fit when I joined the PAWS professional board last year. A few weeks ago, Jena and I had dinner with Paula Fasseas, the founder of PAWS …

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02.01.17

It’s Been Seven Years

My journey to Chicago is a story I've shared before, but any time …

My journey to Chicago is a story I've shared before, but any time I hit a big milestone like today, I can't not think about how much my life has changed in the past seven years. It was those years that brought friendship, a new career, love, and for the …

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01.10.17

Coming Soon

Ok, so I maybe baited you with the title of this post because I don’t …

Ok, so I maybe baited you with the title of this post because I don’t have announcement to share right now. But I am working on something exciting that I’ll post about soon, so stay tuned. Today, I want to talk about what’s in store for 2017. And about you. I’ve written about everything …

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01.02.17

2017: New Year New Goals

Happy 2017! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling so inspired to make …

Happy 2017! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling so inspired to make this year better than the last. The Everygirl turns f i v e next month, Conor and I will celebrate 2 years in May, and August will mark s e v e n years in Chicago. I know, I …

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12.30.16

2016 Goal Recap

I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. They’re too big. They’re too much …

I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. They’re too big. They’re too much too quickly and only set us up for disappointment. Lose 10 lbs, work out every day, become fluent in French, and learn to play the guitar. Ok, so some of these things were sort of (breezily) on …

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12.29.16

The Best of 2016

2016 was one of my best years yet. One that came with big changes, …

2016 was one of my best years yet. One that came with big changes, lots of good, and some not so great moments, too. I’ve always been pretty upfront about things I’m struggling with but right now, I’d like to focus on some of my favorite moments from 2016. Conor and I celebrated …

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11.28.16

Grief and Guilt after Loss

You probably know the pain and grief associated with losing someone you were close to.

You probably know the pain and grief associated with losing someone you were close to. But how do you grieve for a family member you didn’t know very well at all? Am I mourning the loss of the person’s life that ended far too soon or the relationship we’ll never have? Am I …

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11.09.16

Why I’m Sad for Our Country

I woke up to endless texts from friends and scrolled through Facebook to …

I woke up to endless texts from friends and scrolled through Facebook to see post after post about heartbreak and fear. And with tears in my eyes, I tried to process what just happened to our country. As a woman, small business owner, and someone who hopes to be a mother someday–and …

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10.03.16

The New Pup

A few months ago, Conor and I filled out an application for a new …

A few months ago, Conor and I filled out an application for a new dog through Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue. We took turns going back and forth between feeling ready and wanting to wait. And then we saw this face.  …

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09.29.16

Things You Don’t Know About Me

One of my readers asked if I'd share an "about me" post a …

One of my readers asked if I'd share an "about me" post a few months ago. Better late than never, right? Whether you've been a reader for a month, week, or year, chances are there are at least a few things you don't know about me.  …