One of the biggest victims from our holiday celebrations and merry making is our skin. Many of us increase our intake of sugar, red meat, and alcohol. We frequently wear and (hopefully) remove our makeup for the many parties we attend and we're often not sleeping as soundly as we need to. You may even… Continue reading How I’m Healing My Holiday Skin
Hello friends! I'm sitting here in bed (no, I didn't get a snow day). I actually requested this day off in advance as I just had a feeling I'd need it to recoup from a week of festivities. I was right! Especially because I have a cold so I can nurse it in bed. The… Continue reading Thanksgiving Week Recap!
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!
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?
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
One of my favorite parts about the fall season is transitioning my wardrobe to include more layers and specifically, sweaters! Who doesn't like to feel warm and cozy no matter the occasion? I did a round up of some of my favorite sweaters out there now from lounge focused to more formal, from solid colors… Continue reading Sweater Weather!
Last weekend was spent celebrating my honorary "niece", Emma's, fourth birthday! It was gorgeous weather in the suburbs; sunny, blue skies with a nice breeze. It was a fun mixture of family, friends, adults, and kids, as well as numerous unicorn related paraphernalia, including a cake, stuffed animals, various gifts, and balloons. From my estimation,… Continue reading Birthday Planz
I like cooler weather, but September has been really all over the place in Chicago between the thunderstorms, humidity and overcast clouds. Not exactly what I was hoping for post Labor Day. It does lead me to believe that I could be a meteorologist for one of Chicago's news stations because apparently, you don't need… Continue reading Smörgåsbord IV
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
Fall is the greatest season in the year. While there are elements to enjoy about all the seasons, nothing gives me hygge (a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment) the way that fall does. So, in honor of it swiftly approaching, I thought… Continue reading Fall is Hygge