Everyone wants a beautiful home that is welcoming, conveys their style, and increases curb appeal. This undoubtedly extends to landscaping, but for many people, myself included, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and at a loss for where to start. Enter Tilly, an innovative online platform that makes professional landscape design more accessible to homeowners. Four long-time …

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Do you ever find a clothing brand where nearly every single item speaks to you and wants to find a way into either your physical or virtual shopping cart? That’s how I’ve been feeling about Madewell for the last few years, but particularly as the fall season approaches. If you know me, you know that …

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Target has changed quite a bit in the last few years, especially when it comes to Women’s Apparel. It used to be your usual suspects: Mossimo (which has taken a big hit due to the founder and namesake’s college bribery scandal), Merona, Xhiliration, etc. But they’ve since launched what I believe to be superior, more …

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Trends are fickle by nature, but one Spring 2019 trend I can truly get behind is the focus on lavender! The color evokes visual freshness, energy, and levity. As a scent, it calms, soothes, and comforts, forsaking the heavy musk often in winter fragrances. I am very eager to shed the dark color palette that …

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WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Yesterday I had the privilege of going to see a popular musical, newer to Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (formerly The Oriental). I always feel lucky whenever I get the chance to experience theatre of any kind. Based on the book by Steven Levenson, with music and …

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Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in postings this week. Work has been insanely busy and I just have been harder pressed for time. That said, I had some ideas a-brewin` and I decided since they’re rather miscellaneous or komono (thanks Marie Kondo), I would do another round of Smörgåsbord! Alright Volume V; let’s do …

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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, …

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I always look forward to Pantone’s announcement for Color of the Year. For 2019, they chose Living Coral! What great timing, too, as springtime will be upon us in the next three or four months. In fact, there have been days in December and January that have felt unusually springy. Not only is this color …

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