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The holidays are here and it seems like money is flying out the door. Is there a money tree in the backyard? Everything from holiday gifts, home decor, food, travel expenses, planning next year’s vacation, donating to charity… the spending spree is never ending. Holiday spirit (or spending) is among us, but we can’t forget […] Read more…

Saving for College – Does It Really Cost That Much?

This past weekend we tailgated with friends in town for the Northwestern vs Michigan State game. Many are in the depths of paying and saving for college tuition or are a few short years away. The conversation about sending kids off college steered toward where we want our girls to go. In state or out […] Read more…

Let’s Play! Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2017

Did you grow up playing Jenga, Operation and Twister? Imagine being able to meet the inventors of your childhood games! We love making memories, playing with the hottest toys and games and meeting inventors of our favorite games at Chicago Toy & Game Fair. It’s easy to get busy in the hustle and bustle of life. […] Read more…

Updated Patio with Kmart

Shopping the Kmart patio furniture selection online was quick and included free shipping. Don’t miss the SummerBlowout Sale to save on clothing, home decor, outdoor furniture, outdoor games and more! www.SoChicLife.com

One of my favorite things about owning a single-family home is having a front porch and backyard patio. Our outdoor spaces have become second living areas. After city living for over ten years, surviving condo life with no outdoor space or small balconies with the view of power lines and dumpsters, we appreciate and use […] Read more…

Kmart Summer Blowout Sale + Our Top Picks

Did you have a great 4th of July holiday? We’ve been spending the last few weeks soaking up the Florida sun and I’m kinda proud of our killer tans. Living through so many months of dismal weather (thanks Chicago), nothing makes me happier than the sun, sand, swimming and lots of quality family time. Every […] Read more…

Radio Flyer Celebrates 100 and Little Red Wagon Day

Radio Flyer hosted the first-ever kids’ travel agency event to celebrate 100 years of inspiring imaginative play. At the Radio Flyer products. This one-day-only pop-up space provided kids with everything and anything they needed for their imaginary trip. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a helpful travel agent. Julia and Ivan […] Read more…

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://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 impulse shopper? […] 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…

Fall Shoe Trend Try On Party with DSW

Fall Shoe Trends DSW

What is it about the change in season that makes me crave new shoes? When fall rolls in I can’t get enough of over the knee boots, every style of bootie in leather and suede. This year I’m crushing on chic sneakers and peep toe booties. DSW is one of my all time favorite destinations for keeping up […] 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 hormone imbalance and adrenal fatigue, I’ve realized along the way that my body is not a fan of gluten. While I don’t have celiac disease, I adhere to a gluten-free diet 99.9% of the time because it helps me […] 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 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 local farmers it was fascinating to […] 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…

Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Bowl

Making breakfast a little more exciting with oatmeal banana smoothie bowls paired with goodnessknows snack squares!

Have you seen the back to school posts on Facebook this week? Where the heck did summer go?? Not that I’m complaining but we’ve been having ourselves a good ole time hanging at the pool, staying up late, eating more than our fair share of ice cream and just having fun. Now it’s time to start […] Read more…

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