I Tried The KonMari Method

This week, I decided to check out a newer series on Netflix called, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Seeing the words, "tidying up" immediately caught my attention because while I'm certainly not at an OCD level of tidiness, I really like for my personal spaces to be neat, both and home and work. Marie Kondo is a decluttering guru,… Continue reading I Tried The KonMari Method

Quick Catch Up!

Hi all. Forgive the lack of posting in the first week of December. I've been a little busy and in the earlier part of the week, was under the weather (of course the same week as my work parties). Still, they were an absolute blast! We hosted a fun, successful cocktail party in the office… Continue reading Quick Catch Up!

Baby’s First Opera

This past weekend, you may have noticed that I was lucky enough to attend my first opera at the Lyric Opera of Chicago with my dear friend, Sarah, who works in their development division. She also happens to be a trained vocal artist herself! She treated me to a viewing of Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore.… Continue reading Baby’s First Opera

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

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

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

Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

Part III and the conclusion of The Closet Diaries covers my "linen closet", where I'm storing my accessories as well as my linens and towels. I have a fair amount of jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and other miscellaneous items without a proper home. My goal in all of this was to have my closets be more… Continue reading Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

Rededication & Updates

Happy Labor Day Weekend, all! Part III of The Closet Diaries will be coming soon (click the links for Part I and II. I want to start by saying thank you to my friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers that have offered me encouragement to write this blog. I'm sure you've noticed I've taken my foot… Continue reading Rededication & Updates

Organized & Orderly: Part II of The Closet Diaries

This weekend was spent focusing on my closet cleaning/organization project; for a recap of the "Before", you can read Part I. The biggest game changer had to do with my shoes, which were haphazardly placed both inside and on top of original shoe boxes of various colors, shapes, and sizes. It made the whole closet… Continue reading Organized & Orderly: Part II of The Closet Diaries