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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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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.  …

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It's my 34th birthday today which means I'm officially in my mid-30s.  …

It's my 34th birthday today which means I'm officially in my mid-30s.  …

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Moving In

I have some exciting news that I've been meaning to share. And now …

I have some exciting news that I've been meaning to share. And now that I'm a few weeks away from a big change, it's time for an update!  …

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Journey to Chicago

When I started blogging back in 2007, I never imagined it would lead me to …

When I started blogging back in 2007, I never imagined it would lead me to a career in design. Or that I'd travel to visit a friend I met through blogging, spend 3 days in Chicago, pack up and move to the Midwest, and then launch a women's lifestyle website.

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Six Years in Chicago

In November 2009, I found myself in Chicago for 3 days. 9 months later, I left my …

In November 2009, I found myself in Chicago for 3 days. 9 months later, I left my family, friends, and perfect California weather when I moved from the west coast to the midwest.

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Why I’m Happy Things Didn’t Work Out as Planned

At 29, I was finally figuring out what I wanted to do with my …

At 29, I was finally figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. We had just launched The Everygirl, but I wouldn't be salaried for another year, which meant things felt pretty unstable. I had been in Chicago about a year, just went through a breakup and found myself single …

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Rescue Dogs and PAWS

Each year, I set goals for myself, and one is always to give …

Each year, I set goals for myself, and one is always to give back. I usually find some small way to do something, but it never feels like enough (for me). 2016 became the year I was finally going to take some action, so I signed up for The Her …

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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 …

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Starting Over

If I’ve learned anything the past few years, it’s that circumstances and expectations …

If I’ve learned anything the past few years, it’s that circumstances and expectations do not have to define you. I moved out of my mom’s house a month before my 28th birthday, a fear of flying kept me from traveling for almost 10 years, my grades were underwhelming at best, and I …

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On Making Friends in a New City

Earlier this week, I received an email from a reader who, like me, …

Earlier this week, I received an email from a reader who, like me, works from home and is about to relocate to a new city–something I did over 5 years ago. I was never great at making friends and didn’t put much into maintaining relationships, but that’s changed a lot …

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new year. new goals.

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JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Whenever one year ends and another begins, I can’t help but think about how much things have changed the past year (and several years). And is it just me or does each year seem to fly by …

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