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How to Make Melted Crayon Hearts

Repurpose old crayons to make a cute non-candy DIY project Microwave Melted Crayon Hearts for Valentine's Day!

Looking for a few more non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas? Nothing says “I love you” more than melted crayon hearts! Repurpose old crayons by melting in the microwave for a cute non-candy DIY craft. So easy to do with the kiddos and minimal mess. I don’t consider myself creative but other than hitting the dollar store for […] Read more…

DIY Valentine’s Day Box + Other Non Candy Ideas

DIY Valentine's Day Box and Non Candy Valentine's Day Ideas

Is it just me or have schools taken some of the fun out of Valentine’s Day? Our school has gone to a no food or no treats of any kind policy because of allergies – even in classrooms that don’t have allergies. I feel so bad for all the kids. Can you imagine growing up without […] Read more…

Foyer Design Reveal: Before & After

If someone would have told me the foyer design would be one of the most challenging spaces in our home, I would have thought they were crazy. Since moving in almost two years ago, it has taken this long with several trials and lots of errors just to finish one small (but very impactful) area. Can someone […] Read more…

New Year + New Goals

Goodbye 2016 and welcome 2017! 2016 seemed to be a doozy for many friends (at least that’s what Facebook was reporting) but it was pretty good to me. I’m actually a little sad to say goodbye….I took the past few weeks off to spend time with the fam, get organized and really think about the things I want […] Read more…

Give the Gift of Swim with Goldfish Swim School

Give the Gift of Swim with Goldfish Swim School Chicago

Last year a friend shared that her kids would be receiving Christmas experiences rather than the traditional holiday gifts that would inevitably be forgotten a few days or weeks into the New Year.  I think she was on to something because that’s exactly what we’re doing this year. There are so many ways to do this but […] Read more…

Healthy Surival Tips for the Holiday Season

Just back from a girls weekend extravaganza in New Orleans where I realized I did it all wrong. And by “it” I mean my indulgence strategy and forget anything related to healthy eating. My stomach has been a wreck and I’m pretty sure it hasn’t seen the sight of a veggie long before Thanksgiving. Unless we count […] Read more…

Rescuing My Dog Really Rescued Me

After our move from the city the first thing the girls asked was – Can we get a dog now? It’s been 7 years since the sweet dog I adopted from the SPCA while living in Dallas passed away. Jasmin came into my life just before I turned 30 and became my first child. That […] Read more…

Fall Trends with CBS Chicago

Fall Trends with CBS Chicago

Hey friends incase you missed my segment on CBS Chicago for Fall Trends for Beauty, Fashion & Home Decor with Marissa Bailey, here’s a recap and list of all the items featured. Thanks to Kie & Kate Boutique, Vera Bradley and Carousel Florist for participating. Beauty: Transitioning from a summer glow, we’re focusing on clean & […] Read more…

5 Tips for Hiring a Stylist

As much as I love fashion – shoes, handbags, dresses – you name it I want it, the process of shopping is not my jam. I loathe going to department stores and digging through racks upon racks that take so much time. I tend to wait until there’s an event or special occasion to shop […] Read more…

Chicago Gourmet & Chicago’s Love for Farm to Table

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive Q&A sesh with Chef/Partner of Bottlefork and The Duck Inn, Kevin Hickey at Chicago Gourmet. Moderated by Check Please! host Cat De Orio, I was intrigued by Chef Hickey’s passion for farm-to-table and what it means for the Chicago restaurant industry.  As much as I appreciate dining at restaurants that support […] Read more…

Powder Room Reveal: Relativity Textiles Wallpaper

It’s been a few months since we added Relativity Textiles wallpaper to our powder room and I’m so excited to share the results. Wallpaper is my jam and it’s such a great way to add texture to any room. It was alway my intention to do something special to the walls of this tiny space, but we ran out […] Read more…

Home Trends: Wallpaper Inspiration

Looking for Wallpaper Inspiration? So many beautiful choices but I’m loving Relativity Textiles Wallpaper!

Wallpaper has made a serious comeback and adds such an interesting layer to any room. In our previous home, we added wallpaper in our master bedroom and grasscloth in the family room. It was amazing to see how much it transformed both spaces. Our bedroom was actually a little too large and we never really got around to purchasing the […] Read more…

Savvy Sassy School Days Twitter Party

Savvy Sassy School Days Twitter Party

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s that time again and what better way to kick off the new school year than with a Savvy Sassy School Days Twitter Party! We’re teaming up with our friends at Savvy Sassy Moms on Wednesday, August 24th at 6 p.m. PST/8 pm CST/9 p.m. EST for a fun hour of back-to-school […] Read more…

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