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It’s been three years

I love any reason to celebrate and have quite a few milestones that I like to keep track of each year. I do not necessarily “celebrate” each one, but love looking back at how things have changed as the years go by. The first of which just so happens to …

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The Silver Lining

Blogs. We love to read them, but they can be as dangerous (to readers) as they are fun. We see photos of designer outfits, glitter, and perfectly styled vingnettes. We see perfection. If I just described your daily life, I want to know all your secrets. Seriously–email me. I love …

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2012

Happy New Year! I cannot believe another year has come and gone. Maybe it’s just me, but this was one of the most life changing years of my life, and I cannot believe how quickly it flew by. The two biggest game-changers were the launch of The Everygirl and (wait …

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Currently Loving / West Elm Edition

If you’ve seen my old home tour, you should not be surprised by my love of all things West Elm. That’s where I purchased my desk, desk chair, shelves, rug, mirror, throw, lacquer tray, and several other items that you’ll see throughout my home. I love mixing old and new …

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The Everygirl in Chicago Home and Garden

I never would have imagined all the wonderful things that would happen for The Everygirl within the first year of our launch, but here we are eight months in with some more exciting press–a feature in Chicago Home and Garden! A very big thank you to the lovely Gina Bazer …

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It’s my birthday! Hello, 30s.

On her 13th birthday, Jenna Rink wished to be “30, flirty, and thriving” and here I am on my 30th birthday, determined to make the next ten years the best years of my life. Every challenge, mistake, and lesson learned in my 20s has made me the person that I …

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My Second Chicago Apartment. The “Before” Home Tour.

I thought I’d share the official “before” of my new little home with you. You may remember my first Chicago apartment – a modern high rise located in River North. My new place is a larger and less expensive vintage walk-up. Alaina recently shared her new not-so-little gem on her …

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Holy Crap. I’m MOVING.

I signed my lease today! I love my little apartment and the experience of signing a lease was a lot more emotional than I thought it would be. Thank you to Anne, Alaina, and my mom for their support today. My new place is on a pretty street in a …

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When I Have My Dream Kitchen

Victoria of vmac + cheese is back with Part 2 of our Kitchen Essentials for The Everygirl. We’ve also asked Everygirls to tell us about their favorite kitchen gadgets and would love to know what you would love to have in your kitchen. This got me thinking about all the …

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My home / before and after

iPhone photo taken 1 month after I moved in. I had the basics and nothing more. The following week I separated my work & living space. My bench was a lot less expensive than a chair and takes up less space. I can also push it aside when I get …

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What. A. Week.

I am sitting at my desk with a glass of wine, unwinding after a very long week. After Rue went live, my apartment was featured on Coco + Kelley, CasaSugar and sfgirlbybay! I have seen lots of photos pinned on Pinterest, including a pin of my office by West Elm.

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