I have been really making reading a priority despite the fact that I’ve been super busy. Especially after a long day, it relaxes me so much to read, even if it’s just for 10 minutes before I fall asleep. (As a side note: one of my favorite things about reading on my Kindle is that I can read in bed with the lights off and just fall asleep reading because of the backlight. It’s the best) Anyways, I have read some pretty great books in the past . . .
I know Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t a HUGE holiday, but I couldn’t resist making a few treats to celebrate it! Last weekend was Chicago’s St. Paddy’s day celebration, so I made some cupcakes. Six Sister’s Stuff posted the most ADORABLE cupcakes for the occasion, so I gathered the required materials and made them. They were incredibly easy to make, and I think mine came out pretty good (obviously not nearly as great as they did for Six . . .
Especially when you live in a small space like an apartment, staying organized is extremely important to keep your home neat and tidy. As I’m writing this, my house is in less than perfect condition as there are random items out the counter, there’s laundry to be folded, and there are work bags and shoes sitting on the floor. But...typically, I try to make an effort to keep things in order. To do so, I have a few go-to items that are key to . . .
Even though you’re probably bummer if you weren’t able to find any of the Starbucks x S’well x Lilly Pulitzer water bottles, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a cute bottle to stay hydrated with. There are SO many adorable and functional options out there that there’s no need to fret. Because staying hydrated (and accessorizing well) is so important, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tumblers and water bottles for you to browse. I have . . .
So I’ve been working a lot lately, and whenever I am actually home, I tend to be in either my pajamas or some kind of comfy clothes that I can lounge around in. I have a ton of comfortable clothes stockpiled in my (ever growing) pajama drawer, and it’s always funny to see how many of my clothes in the laundry each week end up being pj’s once we finish all the folding (that particular pile is usually pretttttty high). Anyways, I wanted to . . .
When you’re in the mood for something sweet, want to bring a dessert to a friends house or dinner party, or want to impress your guests but don’t have a ton of time to spare, there’s still hope. There are actually some quite impressive desserts out there that are big on taste but that - believe it or not - don’t take much time to prepare. I’m sharing some of my go-to dessert recipes that can be prepped and ready in 15 minutes or less - all while . . .
Am I the only one ready for summer? I can’t lie, the winter here in Chicago has been pretty mild...but still, I’m sick of wearing my winter coat everywhere I go. I’ve always been way more of a summer person than anything, and there are so many fun things planned for summer 2017 that I am already counting down the days until sunny days, family vacation, celebratory weekends, outdoor concerts, rooftop bars, outdoor brunches, and everything else . . .
So I am going to start doing a weekly roundups of a few of my favorite things from the week each Friday. I thought it would be a fun way to end the week and definitely more exciting than a recap of what happened those days (my life is not that exciting). Here are my favorites for this week: Favorite Meal - I just had the best dinner at Frontera Grill. It’s Rick Bayless’ restaurant here in Chicago that serves creative and delicious Mexican . . .
Lately, I feel like I haven’t been spending nearly as much time reading as I am used to. Last year I read quite a bit, and it’s one of my favorite activities. The more I read, the happier and more fulfilled I feel, and the more relaxed I am. I feel very lucky that since a young age, I’ve truly enjoyed reading and have almost always made it a priority in my life. Because I’ve been pretty busy, and am only getting busier, I am beginning to find . . .
Especially when you have a busy schedule, it can be tough to make a home cooked meal every night when you get home from work. I’ve learned that it is very easy to plan out delicious and sometimes intricate meals you’ll make when you get home from work each night at the beginning of the week, but it’s tough to actually stick to that plan. The last thing I want to do most nights when I get home is spend the time cooking and then I definitely don’t . . .