Calling All Small Business Owners

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and local organizations, this post is for you! It’s been a heck of a year for small businesses, with constant changes, pivots, and inevitably a lot of stress. (I’m right there with you! This year has been a lot.)

I’m currently working with the Burr Ridge Village Center to spread the word about their Pop Local program, and while our partnership only covers Instagram, this is such an incredible opportunity that I wanted to make sure all of the details had a place to live that wouldn’t get buried in the feed! (You know I’m long-winded AF!)

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Friday Finds || Vol. 4, Week 29

Happy Saturday! It’s been a minute, but I wanted to pop back in with a Friday Finds post this week. I moved a couple of weeks ago, spent a week at a lake house in Michigan, and have just been settling in to summer. Summer obviously looks a lot different this year, but I’m trying to enjoy the slower pace, spend as much time as I can outside, and make the most out of this unique time.

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Black Lives Matter

Today is Juneteenth, which, admittedly, is a day I only learned the importance of this year. Kira’s post explains it well… “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery. On June 19,1865, two years after President Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation, union soldiers made it to Galveston, TX to announce the ending of the war and the freeing of slaves. While other states had seen an earlier impact, Texas did not have a big enough union presence until June 19th to enforce this executive order.” I’m so glad we’re collectively recognizing Juneteenth this year amidst the re-energization of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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Friday Finds || Vol. 4, Week 25

Happy Friday, friends! We entered Phase 3 two or three weeks ago here in Chicago, and this was the first week that I felt comfortable taking advantage of that. I grabbed lunch with a friend on the Big Star patio on Tuesday, and while it felt sort of strange at first, I felt safe and it felt SO NICE to have a little sense of normalcy for an hour or so. I don’t know how often I’ll be doing that this summer, but it was such a nice little treat!

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