Visit #Chicago! Here are my picks for what to do, where to stay, what to eat and more during a weekend in the Windy City.
What would you add? Are there any places you love visiting in Chicago, or that you want to take in on your next visit?
So, I have this thing for gold shoes... I probably have 10 pairs of gold kicks and these gaudy sneakers from Schutz are my latest find. What's not to love about gold fool and crystal adorned sneakers?! 😜
I'm a pretty modest dresser. My wardrobe is almost exclusively black so, for me, all of the fun is in accessorizing with fun sneakers, bags, and oversized sunglasses.
What's your favorite item in your wardrobe?!
You can grab these sneakers from Shopbop: goo.go/Lns12B #affiliatelink
Tea Collection: Global Designs for Little Citizens
I am by no means perfect, but ever since having my son, I have tried to be a little bit more intentional about the items I purchase, especially for him. Of course, there are many things I would lik ..
Stadium Purses: 10 Stylish Clear Bags that are NCAA & NFL Compliant
Football season is right around the corner. Can you feel it? My husband watches every single sport under the sun, but the only sport I actually look forward to watching with him each year is fo ..
Infographic: Starter Guide to Female Fashion
I just saw this infographic posted on Buzzfeed and thought I’d share it here. Personally, I found the color wheel toward the bottom really helpful in terms of pointing out complementary colors.
5 Best U.S. Cities to Visit on a Budget
Summer vacation is just around the corner, believe it or not. Doesn’t it feel like we were just celebrating the holidays? The kids will be out of school and on day one they are super excited, ..
Are you going to step outside to catch the solar eclipse (of the heart) today? It's super cloudy here, so I think I'll just have to watch on tv - bummer!
Have you seen these fun heat-activated stamps released by the US Postal Service? I couldn't resist picking up a sheet!
Tip: Use an Eyebrow Razor to De-Pill Your Sweaters
This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but I am a packrat. I keep everything, including clothing. In fact, I still have a few sweaters from as far back as college that are still in m ..
These tips for saving more money at Target are awesome, but what I really need is someone to walk along behind me and pull all of the items out of the cart that I randomly decide I can't live without. ;)
Light It Up: 20 Modern Floor and Table Lamps Under $100
You guys. I have some pretty massive news.
Pretty much as long as I’ve had this site I’ve been writing about wanting to buy a house. My husband and I have talked about it for years, but until ..
Are you a big thrift store shopper? I can't say that I am, mainly because I am far too impatient to hunt for the hidden gems. I might have to give thrifting another shot after checking out these tips though.
Are there any other tips you would add to the list? I need all the thrifting help I can get!
I absolutely adore this Monthly Milestone Blanket from BATZkids! It's one of the few items I plan on purchasing for my second baby, since we held onto everything from the first. Such a unique way to do monthly photos and this blanket is something I haven't seen everywhere yet. Also, it's fully functional as a blanket or swaddle
Grab one here - it'd make an awesome babyshower gift - from @Etsy:
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It's always good to know what stores you can go to that will accept coupons from their competitors! Every little bit of savings adds up!
Do you ever use a store's competitors coupons?
What do you think about these tips for saving at Old Navy? Are you using any of them?
It's certainly not a secret, but I typically only shop at Old Navy when I can save 40-50%... at a minimum. Of course, that's not very hard considering Old Navy seems to have a new sale going every other day!
Finally made it to #Hamilton! I was not going to miss my shot to see the show on my birthday! 🎉🎉
Gift Ideas for Star Wars Fanatics
May the Fourth Be With You!
If you’re shopping for your favorite Star Wars fanatic today, there’s no shortage of Star Wars gifts available! You should easily be able to find gifts for your fa ..
LiveGlam Makeup Brush Subscription: Never Forget to Purge Old Brushes Again!
Here’s the truth: I am absolutely terrible about changing and/or washing my makeup brushes. Try not to be too grossed out, but I’m sure I have some brushes that are at least 10 years old. (Yes, the ..
It’s definitely not a traditional wedding program, but depending on the vibe you’re going for this could be great! https://goo.gl/xcdT22
Get Your Children’s Back-to-School Wardrobe for Less at Swap.com
The other day I shared a few ways to save on back-to-school shopping , and I’ve got a really awesome deal to share with you all today. Swap.com, which is an online consignment shop, is having an a ..
25 Fun Gift Ideas for New Parents
‘Tis the season for new babies, and I should know seeing how I just had one myself.
OK, babies are obviously born year-round, and if you know someone who is pregnant or thinking about getti ..
Are you a new or expectant parent in the #Chicago area or will you be here next weekend? If so, you won't want to miss the Chicago Baby Show, which will be at Navy Pier August 26 & 27!
Tickets typically cost $30 per family, but I'm giving away 10 for FREE!!! Use this link to register: https://goo.gl/bvs9FQ
Note: Promo is only good for 10 people, so be sure to secure your free ticket now! If you aren't interested in attending, please share with someone you think would love to attend!
The number of baby companies that will be presenting some of their newest and best products is huge. There will be some amazing speakers, including TheBabyGuyNYC himself, Jamie Grayson!
The 2017 Chicago Baby Show (http://chicagobabyshow.com/?gclid=CL6xhabl69QCFReHswod4zkGAg), on August 26 & 27 at Navy Pier will be part of the largest show series for new and expectant parents in the country. Built off the 7 years of success with our New York Baby Show and our inaugural LA Baby Show last year , no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from Chicagoland, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood.
5 Products to Use if Your Moisturizer Doesn’t Contain SPF
For awhile I was using only Liz Earle skincare products , including Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser ($39.90 at Birchbox). While I really liked the product line, I was a bit thrown when ..
15 Tips for Saving Big on Back-to-School Shopping
Do you have kids heading back to school in the next couple of weeks? Are you starting to stress about what all of that back-to-school shopping is going to do to your budget? Try not to worry to ..
The Sea Cuisine mobile sampling tour is hitting the road this summer! Visitors can expect to taste amazing samples from a variety of our new line of premium, high-quality, flavorful cuts of frozen seafood.
My local #Chicago peeps: the tour will be hitting the Chicago area August 17th-August 21st. If you're heading to the Chicago Festa Italiana, be sure to visit the Sea Cuisine truck at the festival Aug 18th-20th!
Does anyone else still watch Project Runway? This is the only show I make a point to watch the day that it airs, even after all this time.
Where to Buy Plus Size Maternity Clothing
I want to talk about something I haven’t seen featured on too many blogs: Plus size maternity style.
Let’s be honest: The market when it comes to maternity apparel of any size is lacking, to ..
10 Fall 2016 Book Releases Written by Women
As much as I enjoy lounging around during the summer months enjoying a cold beverage and reading a good book, I much prefer fall and winter when I can settle down under a warm blanket with some ..
Travel Hacks: These 11 tips will help you find cheap flights online
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Is Amazon Prime Wardrobe the Future of Shopping?
I seriously believe that Amazon is taking over the world, which is something I have very mixed feelings about. I love Amazon. I use my Amazon Prime account like it’s going out of style and ..
33 Gift Ideas for your Favorite Gilmore Girls Groupie
True Story: Back when my son was born I took a month off to take care of him and binge watch TV. My goal was to watch all seven seasons of the Gilmore Girls, which seemed pretty achievable sinc ..
When Beyoncé Gives You #Lemonade… You check out these fun lemon products from @Etsy
Back-to-School 2017: 12 Cool Lunch Boxes for Kids
You guys! My two-year-old is going to be going to pre-preschool this fall! Just the other day he was a baby and now he’s going to school… Time slow down!
OK, I’m half joking here.
My son is ..
When my friend got married she took some time before the wedding ceremony to write out a card to her soon-to-be husband. This is a tradition I wish I would have followed, but I just ran out of time. If it's on your to-do list before your #wedding, here are some sweet grooms cards that you can buy online.
With how much I see people talk about Anne of Green Gables, I feel like this is going to be a very popular BabyLit Book! It's available for pre-order now and ships August 22!
Check it out: http://amzn.to/2vo37al
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There are so many different ways you can do a guest book these days, so I rounded up a few of my favorite ideas... including the guest "book" I used at my own wedding!
27 Ways to Save Money on Clothes
Whether you’re a fashionista who likes to have the latest trends or a mom who is just trying to keep her family clothed without breaking the bank, there are loads of ways to save money on cloth ..
How to Build a Home Gym for Less Than $100
So many of us start the new year with new fitness goals and if you count yourself among the masses, it might be time to think about creating your own home gym. While you might hear the words “h ..
My ebook, The Insider's Guide to Chicago, is free again this weekend through tomorrow!
11 Stores Where You Can Buy Stylish Swimsuits Online #summer
Toddler Proofing: Tips to Keep Your Curious Toddler Safe
Children face safety issues around the house every day. As your toddler continues to grow, so do their senses and natural inclination to want to meddle into everything that they can get their l ..
Whatever you do, don't be like me and reactively toddler proof your home. 😬
Here are a few tips for making sure your curious child stays safe, featuring KidCo, nugeni and e-cloth!
Check Out These Cheap Summer Beach Reads for Your Kindle
I am a sucker for a good book sale.
Despite the fact that my Kindle probably has 50 unread books on it, anytime I ..
Five tips for stretching your wallet during college shopping…
Wedding Wednesday: How to Give a Wedding Toast
We are right in the thick of wedding season, so chances are you have a wedding or two to attend over the next co ..