Tag: thoughts

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 »

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 »
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Kate Spade Was a Person, Too

Kate Spade Was a Person, Too
I wanted to write a warm and fuzzy blog about Kate Spade today. I wanted to ask everyone that owns a Kate Spade to share their story about the first piece from her they ever bought or received and I wanted to share my own story. I wanted to compile all those stories into another... Read more »

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 »

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year

Reflections on This Year, Thoughts on Next Year
I’ve never been one for making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m more of a ‘set monthly goals and do my best to achieve them’ type of person. But I realized when I was thinking about blogging today, that the goals I set are almost exclusively for work, and not my life. If you know me, that’s... Read more »
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The Good, Bad & The Ugly From The Bears Season Opener

The Good, Bad & The Ugly From The Bears Season Opener
While Chicago suffered their fourth consecutive season-opening loss in their 2017 season opener Sunday, they showed a lot of promise. They were able to keep it close throughout the entire game against the visiting Atlanta Falcons, and were thisclose to ending the game with a game-winning drive. Here is what I found good, bad and... Read more »

Everything I Know, I Learn From My Dog

Everything I Know, I Learn From My Dog
Anyone that knows me, knows that my 13 year old mutt, Desi, and I are abnormally close. I think part of it is that I believe I got him when he was much younger than 8 weeks old, the recommended age for pups to be taken away from their mother. We’ve been through a lot... Read more »

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor
Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant with an impressive menu of sushi, steaks and Asian-fusion dishes. While it’s been open in (I still call it) Old Orchard for a while, I finally made the trip over last weekend. I’m sorry I waited so long! It was the perfect Saturday night date night restaurant, and... Read more »
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5 Social Media Metrics That Matter

5 Social Media Metrics That Matter
  You’ve had your social media profiles set up for a while. You run campaigns, are participating in chats, maybe you have even begun delving into paid social. But how do you what’s working and what isn’t? Are you looking at analytics? Tracking metrics? It’s easy to fall into rabbit holes of looking at numbers... Read more »