life

  • Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour Chicago

    This weekend the Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour rolled into Chicago to celebrate the opening of Capital One Cafe in New City Lincoln Park. I stopped by to learn more about personal finances and tour the cafe. The Banking Reimagined Tour making ten stops around the country, is a hands on digital experience exploring financial behaviors and how […] Read more…

  • How is Your Relationship with Money?

    Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit https://www.capitalone.com/cafes/ OR https://bankingreimagined.capitalone.com/. How is your relationship with money? Are you a savvy saver or big spender? Do you budget for big ticket items or are you an […] Read more…

life

  • Is it time to Detox Your Beauty Routine? With so many toxic chemicals lurking in skincare and cosmetics it can be overwhelming. If you can start with 5 easy changes - isn’t it worth the effort?

    Beauty Detox in 5 Easy Steps

    One of my goals for the new year was to inventory the stockpile of beauty products collecting in my bathroom. Buying and testing has gotten a little out of hand as I’ve slowly transitioned to non-toxic beauty. While I’ve had success changing out a few items, it’s time to really step up my beauty detox game. But when it comes to cosmetics, this is […] Read more…

  • DIY Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    You guys know how much I love essential oils and let’s not forget April’s popular 9 beauty uses for coconut oil. This got pinned 95 times! So when I found a recipe that combines both to create a Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner, I just had to share. I am truly obsessed with coconut oil. In addition […] Read more…

food

  • Neapolitan Baked Ziti Recipe

    After so many friends asked for my recipe inspired by Rachel Ray’s Neapolitan Baked Ziti Recipe, it was time to share the goods. I saw Rachel Ray make this on her talk show and not only did it look delicious, it was simple. After following Rachel’s recipe a few times, it was a little bland so […] Read more…

  • Why I Went Gluten-Free

    If you’ve been reading So Chic Life for awhile you may already know I went gluten-free by following the Paleo diet but here’s a quick refresher. In grad school I lost 25 pounds after cutting out processed food and having so many issues with with hormone imbalance and adrenal fatigue, I’ve realized along the way that my […] Read more…