How to Get Motivated to Get Moving in the New Year

Thank you to Famous Footwear for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own and all products were selected by me. Thank you for supporting the brands that help me bring you great content! Are you a gym devotee that is stuck in a workout rut and looking to mix it up a bit? Or does the thought of going to the gym make you nervous? From time to time, we all need…
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Small Changes to Improve Your Overall Health

This post has been sponsored by Del Monte®. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content! pullover, comes in 6 colors and so soft || leggings, just $23 || striped tee, just $15 || camo backpack c/o || sneakers, the best and just $55 || sunglasses, just $15 || similar beanie here and here, last seen here Shop This Post: Reflecting on the New Year I’ve never been a big fan of new year’s resolutions. They…
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Beauty in Courage, Power in Strength

BCAM tee || moto jacket || sunglasses || similar jeans || similar booties Shop My Outfit:   You would be hard pressed to find a person who hasn’t been affected by breast cancer. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (or 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This means all of us will most likely be affected by the disease, either personally or because a loved one is diagnosed. I personally lost a grandmother to breast cancer. I’ve also…
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Be Part of the Movement to End Period Poverty

This post is sponsored by U by Kotex but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Did you know that there are millions of women living in poverty who miss out on daily life because they lack access to period supplies? We’re getting personal here on the blog today and talking about something we can all relate to: that sometimes unpredictable time of the month that can be oh-so-disruptive. Well just imagine a…
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Personal Summer Prep With Waxing The City

Thank you Waxing The City for sponsoring this post. Unwanted hair is part of life…and so is getting rid of it. From brows – to backscaping – to bare it all Brazilians –we’ve seen it all. With 100 locations open –you’ll be sure to find a Waxing The City studio near you. First time customers get 50% off their first service! Personal Summer Prep Ok ladies, getting personal over here today! I hate to even…
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My Top 5 Chicago Summer Activities

This post has been sponsored by Newell Brands. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content! dress, similar here, here, here and here || tote || sneakers || sunglasses Shop My Outfit Summer, Summer, Summer! Here in Chicagoland, we live for summer. It truly is an almost magical time of year that makes the other 9 months worth it. And particularly this winter, which has been interminable, you can almost feel the buzz…
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Advocating for Your Own Health: An Invisible Pain

Chronic Pain I typically don’t talk about health and wellness over here, but wanted to share an experience that I had and the lesson that it taught me. Back in September, I came home from the gym with low back pain. I chalked it up to overdoing it a bit. The kids had gone back to school and I had been making an effort to get to the gym more frequently. But the pain persisted…
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Total Body Wellness with Weight Watchers

Making Healthy Changes Growing up my weight was fortunately not something that I struggled with. Mostly, its genetics that I have to thank for that. Sure, I yo-yo’d a bit in college, but overall I was pretty happy with my body and didn’t suffer with a lot of insecurities. However, I wasn’t always making the smartest choices. I ate too much sugar and didn’t get enough exercise or enough fresh air. Then, after my daughter…
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