Category: Chicago

Chicago Film's Industry Pet Rescue Holiday Pawty!

Chicago Film's Industry Pet Rescue Holiday Pawty!
Saturday night, cast and crew members from all the shows, movies and commercials that film here in Chicago are coming together to raise money for CRISP: Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program. CRISP works with pet owners for free to help them stay with their pets, rather than having to give them up. A donation... Read more »

8 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

8 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season
This past Tuesday was Giving Tuesday. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year... Read more »

Black Friday Sales!

Black Friday Sales!
SO many great deals! Most of these are already online. Have you found a great deal that I’m missing? Comment and let me know so I can add it!  I have linked my favorites and I believe your favorite retailers down below. All you have to do is click on the retailer where you are doing... Read more »
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October Amazon Fashion Finds

October Amazon Fashion Finds
I’m so surprised that I never thought to shop for clothes on Amazon before the past few months. I have always been a huge Amazon fan – mainly for selling client’s products in grocery and for purchasing little beauty and food items that I need and can have delivered the same day, but I never... Read more »

One Dress Four Ways

One Dress Four Ways
One thing I like is when I can find new clothes that are versatile. How great is it when you can find an article of clothing that looks like a new piece each time you wear it?! If one item can go from work to date night or from the farmers market to brunch, it’s... Read more »

5 Fall Date Ideas in Chicago

5 Fall Date Ideas in Chicago
While I start to panic a bit about our upcoming winter once the end of summer hits, I’m working on embracing fall a bit more this year. Rather than my usual leggings and a sweatshirt, I’ve been branching out and actually working on my fall fashion. Chunky sweaters, fleece lined leggings and even jeans are... Read more »
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Five Things I've Learned As An Entrepreneur

Five Things I've Learned As An Entrepreneur
I get asked a lot if people can “pick my brain” and give them tips on starting their own businesses, how to successfully work for yourself and what my “secrets” to time management are. Generally I take the time to answer these questions one on one, but I rarely write about how I make it... Read more »

Desi is14 Today!

Desi is14 Today!
It’s a tradition to tell the story of your birth on your birthday, right? I don’t have kids, but my mom always tells me mine. And while I don’t have kids, I’ve got a tiny mutt that turns 14 today! Since I wasn’t there for his birth, I count 8 weeks back from the day... Read more »

Happy Mother's Day, Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Mom
I love you, Mom. I’m 40, unmarried and have no children. I don’t know what it’s like to be a mom. What I do know is what it’s like to have a mom – a mom that is fully invested in being my mom and has never had any other job in my 40 years,... Read more »
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40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years

40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years
If an idea scares you, like gives you deep down in your soul anxiety, you should probably do it. Waiting for a sign? This is it. Never make him tell you twice that he doesn’t want you. And when he comes back (and he WILL…again and again) don’t trust your lonely brain when it tells... Read more »