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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