Have You Ever Met an Old Soul?

She was an old soul who wandered through life never quite fitting in with the status quo. She valued quality conversations but not just any conversation. Tell her about the book you read that made you cry. Tell her about your favorite constellation in the sky and what stories you’ve made up to go along…

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My On-the-Go Skincare Savior

I’m always on the go! From 6am-9pm you’ll constantly catch me running around whether it’s working all day downtown or working out with my trainer! Some nights I switch it up and take a Pilates class. The last thing I need is a pimple popping up and ruining my day! I don’t usually have time…

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays on a Budget

Ever notice how you want to save money at the end of the year and that just so happens to be when all the holiday events, shopping, and trips get planned? Same.   I’m in this back and forth battle of, “Save your money” and “Oooh I wanna go to that, Oooh I wanna buy that,…

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All Black Everything

I have a love affair with black and white. It is classic, timeless, and goes well in any occasion. When I wear black it makes me feel sophisticated with a touch of mystique. I love mixing textures to add an element of surprise. In the photographed outfit I’m wearing I have on a white tweed…

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How I Kicked My Sinus Infection in 48hrs!

As some of you may remember, I was dying from a sinus infection that started on Monday. Between the stuffy nose, congestion, sore throat, and slight fever, I was in no shape to work.  I stuck out the day only to go home and lay in bed all night before passing out (thank you NyQuil)! …

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Head Cold 1 > Workout 0

What better way to throw off your goals for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Nothing like a good ol’ sinus infection! It started creeping its nasty little way into my throat Sunday morning but I pushed it aside with some cardio and leg-day. I was feeling fine the rest of the…

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From Cocktails to Coffee and Everything in Between

When I was 11-16 I suffered from an eating disorder. I didn’t know how to manage the chaos that was my life: school, friends, boys, family, etc. The one thing I thought I could control was my weight. I suddenly became obsessed with losing weight. Not knowing much about exercise outside of P.E. class or…

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New Month, New Goals, Same Mindset

  Every month I like to set aside some time to write out my goals for the month, budget my bills out, and track where my weight is at. It gives me the chance to view my progress and to set some goals for the next 4 weeks. We’re just two months out from the…

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Black, White, & Neutral All Over

It’s Fall Y’all! But Chicago must be drunk because it feels like winter temps outside already! Go home winter you’re drunk! I look forward to fall. I live for fall! There is nothing that gets me more excited than fall fashion! Chunky sweaters Jackets Boots Blanket Scarves Leggings I could keep going but you get…

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I Meal Prepped with My Boyfriend and it Made Us Closer!

Guess what! Well, I’m sure you can guess by the title of this post but…. MY BOYFRIEND AND I MEAL PREPPED TOGETHER AND WE LIKED IT! My boyfriend and I have a solid relationship and he supports my weight loss journey like none other. He on the other hand, has been struggling to find a…

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