I probably should have titled this post “a look at our home DECORATING” since it took us almost four years to find a style that we actually liked, but I guess technically we did redecorate from our shoddy previous attempts, so here’s a look at what we’re working with now! *Heads up — a few affiliate links below First stop is our bedroom, which is now painted a cool whitish blue color. We added these white shelves in the corner which actually make way more of a difference than I thought they would. All the plants you’ll see in this… View Post

Yesterday, July 8th, marked one year since we brought Donut home from the shelter. You can read that post here if you’re interested and keep reading to see how it’s been! It’s been a year of adventures, and an incredible year at that. We had a bit of a rough start with her as she decided that I was apparently a chew toy for the first month or two. I was constantly covered in bruises, but we were finally able to break her of that habit and I could enjoy normal time with my dog. She has been such a… View Post

Happy July, happy Monday, and happy day in general. 🙂 Man, I want to be able to say that June was so amazing and regale you with wonderful stories, but honestly it was pretty low key. We are getting ready for a big anniversary party at the end of this month, so a lot of time was dedicated to that and really just taking things easy last month. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. Home You may remember that we had a couple statement walls in our condo — an orange one in our living room and a… View Post

As I scrolled through social media this weekend following the news of the third in a list of celebrity suicides, I found myself becoming more and more annoyed as the day went on. I was constantly being bombarded with a phone number that I never see except for one day following events like these, yet I, and many others, know how to Google it should it become a necessary option. I watched stories on Instagram about how it’s been a shitty week because two people died, but “at least the week will end on a happy note” here at my… View Post

I’ve lived in Chicago almost four years now and I’ve certainly been to my fair share of fitness classes. I’ve met tons of people in the fitness community through teaching both boutique and corporate fitness, yet I can’t believe that I haven’t written this post yet! Here is my list of the 10 best places to work out in Chicago. Keep in mind that what I like may not be what you like, but I did add in a couple yoga studios at the end because I’ve either been there or they came highly recommended by others in the industry.… View Post