How Moving to a New City Alone Changed My Life

Moving from Los Angeles to Chicago–a city where I knew no one–helped me grow more than I ever could have imagined. I had no idea who I was or what I really wanted in my 20s – those years were spent in finishing school just 90 minutes from my …

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Summer in the City

Now that summer is finally here, these warm summer days and nights call for dining alfresco, entertaining friends, and anything that doesn’t involve sitting in my living room. I’ve talked a …

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What to Buy at The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

And a giveaway to help you shop the sale! …

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On Trend: Woven Bags for Summer

The summer trend I can't get enough of.

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Interiors, Style

What to Buy at CB2

I've rounded up the best new pieces along with some old favorites, too.

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10 Lessons Learned in 10 Years of Self-Employment

When I started designing blogs back in 2007, it wasn’t my intention to work for myself full-time. There was so much I didn’t know about managing clients, time, a company, and finances. I knew nothing. I launched a blog and then graphic design business 10 years ago then  …

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On Sale This Weekend

There are some great summer sales happening this weekend, so I’ve rounded up my favorites from fashion to home decor. Here are the sales you can’t miss and some top picks from each one. Those pom sandals you’ve seen on instagram are sold out in most …

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Chocolate and Coconut Paleo Popsicles

It’s already Friday! I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for popsicles and usually crave my favorite frozen treat on warm summer days. Since I don’t really do sugar or dairy, homemade (paleo) popsicles are the way to go, and I’m so excited to share these recipes …

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Can I Ask My Wedding Guests to do This?

I hired the first and only planner we spoke to, said yes to the first venue he showed us, and tried on a handful of dresses before deciding on one. I said no when asked if I wanted a bridal shower or bachelorette, there won’t be a wedding party, …

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Travel Essentials for a Weekend Trip

I’ve shared my travel essentials for a long flight and today, want to talk about those weekend getaways. As a former over-packer who now only brings …

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