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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Give Back in 2017: November

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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Race recap: Chicago Marathon

The last month has been absolutely crazy- traveling, work events, moving… and to top that list: running the Chicago Marathon. Post-marathon I needed a few weeks to decompress, so hence the delay on this race recap. Friday I work for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, so even though I already had a lottery entry for […]

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Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Chicago

On Sunday, I ran my 6th half marathon! It was my first time running in a Rock ‘n Roll series race. Initially, I wanted to PR, but after some unexpected shin splints I quickly gave up on that goal and decided to just go with the flow. But I’ll get to that in a minute. […]

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Chicago Ale Fest

Thanks to Windy City Blogger Collective, I won 2 tickets to Chicago Ale Fest! After a hot few weeks, the breezy 75-degree weather was MUCH appreciated. Topped off with a beautiful sunset and one of my best friends as my plus one, it was a great evening! I LOVE craft beer. It was great to […]

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Give Back in 2017: May

Soo… I realize it’s halfway through June and I’m just getting around to writing this May Give Back post. But I have a good reason for being away and that reason happens to be my May Give Back organization (and place of employment)! National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Bike MS Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is […]

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Race recap: Wanderlust Tri

I wouldn’t exactly call Wanderlust 108 a race… or a triathlon. But Wanderlust was an incredible wellness event I attended this past weekend downtown Chicago. Present by Adidas, Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only mindful triathlon that takes place in cities across the world. The three events are a 5K, a yoga session and a guided […]

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Give Back in 2017: April

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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Guest Blogger: Bolt Blogs

At my high school (as I assume at many others), lockers were organized alphabetically by grade. It just so happens that today’s guest blogger and I both have ‘B’ last names and were in the Class of 2012, hence we met through locker proximity. Meet Nicole! Nicole runs Bolt Blogs, a fantastic beauty/fashion/lifestyle blog that makes […]

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Give Back: GirlForward

In the wake of the election outcome, I’ve seen many people trying to find organizations to donate to and make a difference for vulnerable populations. I’ve decided to start a recurring segment on my blog featuring nonprofits that I love in hopes that you find places to volunteer your time and donate your resources! (Side […]

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