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The Big Announcement!

 HOLY SMOKES IT’S FINALLY HERE!! THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  Seems like yesterday, I wrote in my planner “start your own company” (yes, I actually used to write that in my planner in college…) and today is finally the day!  I’ve always wanted to find a way to combine my two favorite things, cooking and party hostessing, into one business opportunity. So

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Fall for a Cure

Top: Ann Taylor (c/o) / Jeans: Ann Taylor (c/o) / Boots: Old Navy / Hat: H&M / Nail Polish: O.P.I.-Kerry Blossom Some people use makeup to cover up their under eye bags but I’m all about the hats covering up the bad hair after a whirlwind of a weekend.  I mean where did Monday go?..or heck what happened to last Friday? 

Chicago Guide: Wicker Park

Wicker Park? Where’s that?  If you’re not from Chicago or familiar with the Chicago neighborhoods you may have never heard of Wicker Park. It’s a neighborhood a little southwest of downtown and a little hidden gem that most locals like to explore. From the delicious dining options (by far where some of my favs are!) to the endless shopping boutiques,

fall style
Falling for Plaid

Dress (c/o): Jmclaughlin | Booties: Old Navy (old, similar here) | Plaid Top (c/o): Jmclaughlin | Wool Hat (c/o): Jmclaughlin | Watch (c/o): Daniel Wellington  It’s official. Fall is here. No literally, today is the first day of fall. Now I typically wait all year long for summer. You know that little kid jumping up and down at the ice cream shop waiting

national thank you day
4 Unique Ways to Say Thank You

Gracias. Grazie. Merci. Thank you.  National Thank You Day is coming up tomorrow and after all the love and thoughtful words I have received this week I couldn’t think of a better time to share this post.  Whether it’s sweet words from a proposal announcement or a simple favor from a co-worker, saying thank you is one of the most important