Gift Guide 2018 Hostess

Like Oprah, I take pride in gift giving. It isn’t so much the tangible item, but how I feel when I think about the person or how much I hope they love the thought and care that went into it. A hostess gift can range from your bestie or spouse’s boss so needs to be …

Gift Guide 2018 Women

Girls: we are tough, we have our go-to cosmetic products, love our current shampoo, are super picky on the size of hoop earrings we want and a closet stocked with clothes (yet we never have anything to wear!). This list represents weird little things that maybe we wouldn’t buy for ourselves but can perk up …

Holiday Cards with Basic Invite

The Holidays are my most favorite time of year. Never one to procrastinate, I have my list of what needs to get done in advance so I can soak in the magic and be present. On that to-do list is order Christmas Cards. I take great pleasure in the experience of picking out my perfect …

Chicago Date Night Ideas

With demanding careers and two little ones at home, Jon and I try to make it priority to schedule a date night twice a month. Yes, schedule. Gone are the days when we could sporadically grab dinner after work or see a last minute movie on a Sunday evening. We are parents. Life is different. …

My Beauty Skin Essentials

We played the guess your age at work the other day and I think people were just being kind to me 😉 That said, I have spent some time trying to figure out my beauty skin essentials and skin care products that work for me. I do not have the time for a full face …

Summer in Chicago

Crazy to think we don’t have that much of Chicago Summer left. I feel that our summer is so short and chalk full of activities – like when its finally warm we cram as much in as possible, there is little downtime. I have tried to really only commit to one thing per weekend; that …

Nordstrom Sale Update

AH! It was like Christmas morning when my massive box finally arrived – beyond excited to rip it open and look at all my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goodies!!! Admittedly I went a little crazy, knowing that I was going to return a few things. I love a good try-on sesh at home, pairing with the …