My Top 10 Christmas Songs!

You best believe I waited with baited breath for the official start of Christmas music on 93.9 FM in Chicago! I was with my colleagues on that afternoon of Thursday, November 8th approximately 4:05pm CST; a calendar invite was even sent to remind us all of the glory to come! Admittedly, it was a bit… Continue reading My Top 10 Christmas Songs!

Oh, Nice Things are Nice! Thoughts on Gift Giving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZh7FLrzUao I love Bob's Burgers, always have. This television show captures a very realistic depiction of humanity in a very funny and sometimes heartwarming way. The characters are good people, but they make plenty of mistakes and regularly display the kinds of flaws that a real person has. Like materialism and a touch of greed!… Continue reading Oh, Nice Things are Nice! Thoughts on Gift Giving

Sweet November: A Walk in Lincoln Park

Hello! I started my Saturday morning around 8am preparing for a walk, as opposed to my usual Bodypump class. I did this for two reasons. One, I've had another mini neck strain that requires lower key exercise, and two, time is running out before the leaves all fall. Luckily, it is such a beautiful day… Continue reading Sweet November: A Walk in Lincoln Park

“Apostle” – A Review

Apostle is a horror film now streaming on Netflix. Directed by Gareth Evans, the film stars the great Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) as the fire and brimstone prophet  and religious cult leader, Malcolm. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty & The Beast) plays Thomas Richardson, a former Christian missionary turned possible drug addict. He receives a… Continue reading “Apostle” – A Review

Branching Out

Recently, I've been doing some new activities for me, relating to physical health. On Sunday of last week, I did a hot yoga class with my friend Kylie, which prompted me to sign up for more via ClassPass given my two week free trial. The next day, I did a competitive cycling class (which I… Continue reading Branching Out

I Vant to Be Alone! Or Do I?

Hello friends. I got a lot done that has essentially been looming over me for awhile. It really started with an impromptu organization of all my papers at home. I feel like a mafioso or grandmother (or both) when I say "my papers" and I quite enjoy that. Retirement statements, insurance policies, lease agreements, oh… Continue reading I Vant to Be Alone! Or Do I?

Food, Family, Fun

This weekend was full of three things. Ready for some corny alliteration? Food Family Fun Let me elaborate... On Friday night, I was in bed binge watching Season 4 of Schitt's Creek on Netflix. It's incredibly funny and very sweet. I highly recommend this show for an uplifting and hilarious end of day viewing. Dan… Continue reading Food, Family, Fun

Am I Where I’m Supposed to Be?

Do you guys look at apartment, condo, or house listings on the reg? Do you ever look at puppies online and come up with all of their full name in an instant? Do you ever Google "____ pain treatment" on a daily basis? Do you delete the same horsesh*t dating apps off your phone every… Continue reading Am I Where I’m Supposed to Be?

Inspiration: Katie Jane Hughes, Make Up Artist!

This week I conducted a little experiment inspired by Instagram friendly, English make up artist, Katie Jane Hughes! Based in Brooklyn, Katie has worked with major celebrities, including model and business owner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, in addition to world famous photographers like Bruce Weber. Her work has been featured in publications and in association with brands… Continue reading Inspiration: Katie Jane Hughes, Make Up Artist!