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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!

Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!
To be honest right off the bat, I’m not sure if I’m writing this more for YOU, or for myself. It rains a LOT in Chicago. A lot more than I remember it did, and while I only spent 10 years away, the weather seems to have gotten a bit worse while I was gone.... Read more »
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Taste Test Tuesday #4: Healthy Sweet n Sour Chicken (under 350 calories!)

Taste Test Tuesday #4: Healthy Sweet n Sour Chicken (under 350 calories!)
Growing up, my sole go-to meal when ordering out from Chinese restaurants was Sweet n Sour Chicken. I’ve got a huge sweet tooth (as if you couldn’t tell, from all my baking recipes!) and anytime I can order something sweet as my main meal, I’m gonna go for it. I didn’t pay much attention to... Read more »