Bridesmaid: do’s & don’ts

I was incredibly honored to stand-up as a bridesmaid in my dear friend Kristen’s wedding this past weekend. Not unlike my other roles in life, I take being a bridesmaid very seriously. It was important to me that I not let Kristen down in any way. I wanted to do all that I could to help make her feel special during her shower, to enjoy her bachelorette party and fully experience the extreme joy Continue Reading

29 life lessons I learned from my dog

I’ve found that in life, we humans tend to over-complicate things. The simplest moments like being dried off with a towel brings so much joy to our 10-year old Border Collie, Callie. The pure bliss on her face reminds me to not only appreciate the little things, but also to “not sweat the small stuff”.  Read on for more of life’s lessons that Callie has passed on to me over the years. Naps are Continue Reading

My kind of town – my kind of Sunday Funday

Need some ideas on how to spend a beautiful summer Sunday in Chicago? Look no further. One of my best friends was in town this past Sunday and we only had the afternoon for play time before she had to focus on work-related priorities - and boy did we git 'er done. Jenn didn't land until 12:30 so we had to make excellent use of time during her short visit. After we picked her up from the Continue Reading

National Tequila Day – as if I needed a reason…

Happy National Tequila Day, (21+) friends! Tequila might possibly be my favorite liquor - and margaritas are certainly my favorite tequila-based beverage. Thanks to Blue Nectar Tequila, handcrafted from 100% estate-grown Blue Weber agave, I'd like to share with you a new take on the liquor with a couple of interesting, refreshing tequila-based drink recipes to help you celebrate this oh-so Continue Reading