Friday Finds || Week 25

It’s finally Friday! Last Friday kind of feels like forever ago, doesn’t it? The beginning of this week was quite long, but I will say the last two days have flown by… Either way, I’m so excited the weekend is finally here. I’ve got a few fun plans on the calendar… Cooking out with the girls tonight, Mamby on the Beach tomorrow. Summer in Chicago truly is *the best!* It’s been so nice to have been in town the last week… I got back from Santa Barbara late last Friday night (around 1am or so) and had a blast catching up with friends on Saturday. I was out and about all day (and night) and then embarked on the 3.5 hour drive to my hometown to take my dad to dinner for Father’s Day on Sunday. I wasn’t able to stay long, but it was worth the trip! I drove back to Chicago on Monday morning and had to hit the reset button once I was home.

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Wellness Wednesday: My Morning Routine

There have been countless stories published recently about morning routines! Morning routines of just about everyone… highly productive and successful individuals, kick ass business people, celebrities, moms who somehow manage it all, etc. There have been books written, too! (Check out The Miracle Morning, if you’re so inclined.) I just did a quick google search and the results are endless… We’re all so fascinated the habits of others! I, too, am always looking for little tips and tricks that can impact my life in some way, shape, or form. And honestly, I really have noticed a difference in my days since I’ve started being more mindful about my routine!

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Summer Bucket List

It’s OFFICIALLY summer, you guys! I couldn’t be more thrilled… I friggen LIVE for this season. Summer is my effing JAM. I went through a period of life where I really liked fall a few years ago, but summer is where it’s at. It’s felt like it for a few weeks now (very lucky for us Chicagoans!), but now it’s officially here and we can bask in everything sweet and sunny that the next 99 days have to offer!

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Travel Talk: Health & Beauty Tips

2016 was a year of non-stop travel for me and while I initially planned to try to slow down a little bit this year, 2017 seems to be shaping up to be just as go-go-go. While a flexible schedule and having the opportunity to travel so much is one of the best parts about my job (and something I’m so grateful for everyday!), it can be extremely challenging to find a balance between all facets of my life with back-to-back trips, endless packing and unpacking, and countless plane rides and trips to the airport. As someone who actually tends to thrive with some sense of routine, I’ve had to come up with some ways to help me keep my sanity when life is a whirlwind.

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My Chicago Living Room Tour

After almost two years of living in Chicago (holy shit, time flies!), I finally have my living room ready to share! Well, that’s kind of a lie… I’m still working on my gallery wall above my TV, and I’ll definitely be sharing that side of the living room when it’s complete. But it’s pretty close! As most of us know, Chicago can be pretty dreary for a good eight months of the year. So when I was decorating this space, I knew I wanted it to feel bright and happy! It’s an eclectic mix of colors and patterns, but I think it works. At some point, there will probably be another half helping with decor decisions in my future abodes so I knew I wanted to have fun with it. A custom pink scalloped-back arm chair probably wasn’t the most practical of choices, but hey… Life is short.

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