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: July

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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72 Hours in Tennessee.

You know those weekends that just rejuvenate you and you come back ready to take on the world? That’s what I feel like after this weekend. Sometimes you just need a weekend away in the mountains to relax and reset. Meet: Dana, Lexi, Allison and Jackie. We’ve all been friends since 2nd, 3rd and 4th […]

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Peace out 2016.

Thank goodness it’s December 31st. Can I get an ‘Amen’? While there have been some significant lows in 2016, I’m thankful for the joy and growth that I’ve experienced. Here are a few noteworthy moments from my year. January. Visiting Washington D.C. Most powerful moment: Holocaust Museum Volunteering at the Cubs Convention. February. Mardi Gras in St. […]

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48 hours in Kansas City.

This past weekend, I traveled to Kansas City for a quick visit to see some of my college friends. Even though I went to school 2 hours away, I had actually only driven through the city a few times and visited a suburb once. Coming from Chicago, I’m always in awe of other cities and […]

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48 hours in Saugatuck.

I love weekend getaways. Living in the Chicago-area, I am lucky to be close enough to Michigan that is a pretty convenient weekend destination. While it is only a few hours away, I feel like I’m in vacation-mode as soon as I cross the border. My favorite childhood memories are from the shores of Southwest […]

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72 hours in Denver.

This past weekend I flew to Denver, Colorado for a weekend of outdoor adventures and girl time. Two of my college roommates live there, so it was a blast to catch up!! I put together a quick GoPro video recap from my weekend… check it out! Featured: Eldorado Canyon State Park; Pedal Hopper Bike Bar; Red […]

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