Happy Friday friends! This week was a weird combo of feeling like it was going quickly and then by the end feeling like it was dragging along. I’m happy it’s Friday and I have one more low key weekend before the next three are busy. I have friends coming to visit starting on Thursday which I’m SUPER pumped about, so stay tuned to follow along on our city adventures! This weekend I’m heading to a Pilates class which I haven’t done in a LONG time, then seeing the new Fast & Furious movie with Neil on Sunday. It’s a crazy… View Post

I had the idea for this post as I spent an extra 30 min yesterday filming a video about farmer cheese, picking up a grilled cheese sandwich as part of an exchange to promote National Grilled Cheese today (it’s today), and buying a $9 sushi donut because it’s the first place I’ve seen them in Chicago. I did all of this for Instagram. If you don’t use your Instagram as a marketing tool or as an extension of your blog or other online presence, this may seem absurd. For me, I absolutely love it. Ever since I started my blog… View Post

This weekend in Chicago was beautiful you guys. It finally stopped raining and the temperatures reached into the 70s on Sunday. Saturday I was in a phenomenal mood. I slept in, went to a morning workout at BTY Training Lab, and later met some friends for brunch at True Food Kitchen. The pace of the day was perfect and I got to eat this beauty. Since it was so nice out, we decided to stay out as long as we could. I had been meaning to go to the recently opened Amazon Books in Southport, so we took the train up… View Post

This week flew by for me — probably because I was still on vacation for the first two days of it. Thankfully I also didn’t have an overwhelming number of training clients squeezed into three days like I normally do when I go on vacation, so this week has been perfect for me. This weekend is a bit busy, but there’s still plenty of down time scheduled. Neil’s birthday is TODAY (!), but since we are both working I have some things planned for the weekend and even during next week. I plan to fit in a workout on Saturday… View Post