Archive for June 2017

Easy Décor for the 4th

Easy Décor for the 4th
As someone that loves anything and everything black, I get really excited by all the red, white and blue for the 4th of July! This has always been a holiday I looked forward to. When I was growing up, I would go to the Evanston 4th of July Parade with my mom and dad, and... Read more »

Women Supporting Women

Women Supporting Women
As a woman, it’s definitely something you’ve thought about before, talked with your friends about before, perhaps even sat in your car hitting the steering wheel and shaking your head about (what? Just me?) before: It’s the idea of how women treat each other. Unfortunately, I don’t doubt that every one of us women has... Read more »

5 Ways To Find Motivation

5 Ways To Find Motivation
  We all make the best plans, set goals, sometimes even sleep in our gym clothes to ensure we get out the door when that 6 a.m. alarm goes off…then what happens? We fall back asleep, forget where we wrote down our yearly goals…. Motivation – there are times we have it in spades and... Read more »
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It's The Simple Things

It's The Simple Things
It’s been an intense last few months, hasn’t it? It seems that everyday, there’s something new in the news to be outraged about, whether it’s something “HE” is doing, or another senseless shooting or more that we’re losing: insurance, rights…the list seemingly never ends these days. It’s easy to fall into a rabbit hole of... Read more »

10 Tips For Silencing Your Inner Critic

10 Tips For Silencing Your Inner Critic
We all have it. That little inner voice that creeps up in the most inopportune times. The one that tells us not to ask for the promotion, that we aren’t good enough, that we shouldn’t accept that date….the list can go on and on. Sometimes it speaks to us loudly and sometimes it is simply... Read more »

My Chicago Summer Bucket List

My Chicago Summer Bucket List
Even though I’ve lived in Chicago for almost my entire life (save for 10 years in LA), I can still so often feel like a tourist. And I LOVE that! I love that there are so many great things to do in the spring and summer. I really don’t think there’s a better city in... Read more »
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (the best you've ever had)

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (the best you've ever had)
Does anyone else cook for their dog? I do, and as a part of his “puppy supper,” he gets half a mashed banana. Inevitably, I always buy too many bananas and they end up getting too brown to give him (but that’s when they’re MY favorite – more sugar!) So the other day I had a... Read more »

6 Goals For June

6 Goals For June
I’m a huge fan of goals. I’m way more a fan of goals than resolutions. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think we can help but think of things we want to do in the new year every New Year’s Eve, but monthly and even daily goals are so much more achievable, right? And,... Read more »