Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is one of my favorite weeks in Chicago in the winter! There are so many amazing restaurants in this city but not all fall under my budget. Luckily, this week has set menus at a reduced cost so participants can explore all the cuisine the city has to offer! Cafe Robey Cafe […]

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Drybar and curly hair.

A few weeks ago, my roommate and I got a Groupon for Drybar‘s new location in Naperville. We decided to go my birthday weekend as a fun birthday treat! To be honest, I’ve never had my hair blown out before so I was a little nervous! I’ve only had friends straighten my hair and I […]

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24 things for 24.

When I was 20, I celebrated my birthday in rural Jamaica with no cake, no special celebration… simply myself and 59 other Greek students from Mizzou and the beautiful Jamaican jungle. One of my friends on the trip asked me to name 20 things I was thankful for in the past year and I struggled […]

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36 hours in San Diego.

This past weekend, my friend Katie and I traded in the winter weather of the midwest for the sunny beaches of California! Friday Even though we arrived Thursday night, it was pretty late so our vacation didn’t really start until Friday! Our AirBNB was right off Pacific Beach. It was a simple studio with a […]

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Peace out 2017.

I can’t believe it’s already 2018! Here’s a look into 2017- a pretty awesome year in my book. Top Posts of 2017 1. Running Tips: Gear My favorite running gear and some tips for finding what works for you! 2. The Beauty in Where You’re At Reflections on learning to see the beauty in the […]

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Give Back in 2017: December

In 2017, one of my goals was to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I hope I introduced you to some great organizations and maybe even inspired you to join me in this monthly challenge! Year in Giving Instead of featuring one organization in December, I’m going […]

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11 days in Europe: Ireland

Over Thanksgiving, my mom and I went on an incredible 11-day trip to Europe! Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted trip recaps for each country we traveled to – Iceland, England and Spain. Our last stop was Ireland! Day 1 We arrived in Dublin on Thanksgiving! It was a little strange to be in another country on […]

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11 days in Europe: Barcelona

Over Thanksgiving, my mom and I went on an incredible 11-day trip to Europe! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post trip recaps for each country we traveled to – Iceland, England, Spain and Ireland. Our third stop was Barcelona. Day 1 Barcelona marked halfway through our trip. All of the early mornings and […]

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11 days in Europe: London

Over Thanksgiving, my mom and I went on an incredible 11-day trip to Europe! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post trip recaps for each country we traveled to – Iceland, England, Spain and Ireland. Our second stop was London. Day 1 Our trip to London was brief, but our main purpose for […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Back

It’s that time of year again, endless sales pitches clog your inbox and hoards of crowds flock to shopping malls. While the spirit of Christmas has nothing to do with commercialism, it starts to seem that way after awhile. However, I hope these gift ideas will inspire you to give gifts this year that give […]

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