Quick Trip: Portland, OR

For work, I get to make an annual trip to Portland, OR. Since it is such a long flight from Indiana, I try to stay out there for 3-4 nights. This gives me ample time to check out the food & drink scene. My coworker is also a great friend, so we enjoy hitting up

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My New Favorite CC Cream

Guys! I just found the BEST CC Cream ever!!!! I typically wear a pretty heavy foundation. I’ve been back & forth between Dior & Bobbi Brown for quite a while, with honestly no complaints. However, I recently discovered It Cosmetics CC Cream and several beauty bloggers who RAVE about it. What I love about a

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Winter Hydration

Over the holidays, on our adult “getaway” to Chicago, I took an afternoon to visit the Spa at The Palmer House hotel and get a facial. It had been years since I’ve had a facial, and given the time of year, I knew my skin needed a good pick me up. My aesthetician’s biggest concern

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Marshmallow Latte – Big Shoulders Coffee

On our last trip to Chicago, I searched in advance for the best coffee shops in the area. Of course the list is SUPER long, but fortunately Kyle & I have already visited so many. The one that stuck out (it being December and all…) was Big Shoulders Coffee in West Loop. Specifically, its Marshmallow

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Brunch in Clarkston, MI – The Fed

We spent the holidays up in Clarkston, MI with Kyle’s family. It’s always so nice to get away and spend the time with your loved ones. We love visiting Clarkston – it’s such a cute town with adorable shops & good restaurants. Recently, a new restaurant opened in the old bank called The Fed that we

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Cookie Decorating with a Toddler

I know Christmas is over, but I was going back through photos and wanted to share some from our time decorating cookies as a family! One of my friends sells cookie decorating kits for $20 over the holidays that comes with 12 of the best sugar cookies cut into a variety of festive shapes, 3

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Brunch in Chicago – Blue Door Farm Stand

Kyle & I love Chicago. We lived in Lincoln Park neighborhood for almost 2 years post-college, and love taking every opportunity we can to get back. Luckily, we’re only a 3 hour drive away which makes it a fairly doable trip – even with a little one in tow! For the past 2 years, we

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My 2018 Goals & My Word for the Year!

I’ve grown up a fairly goal-oriented person. As an avid cross-country runner throughout middle school, high school, and even one year in college, mental toughness and setting/achieving goals has shaped who I am today. It’s natural then that I love this time of year. With new year’s resolutions and the hope of starting fresh upon

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