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Wanderlust by 25

Travel has not always been something I’ve totally loved. Of course, vacations are amazing – but up until about two years ago the actual process of getting there was enough to keep me from clicking the “Book My Trip” button on more than one occasion…It’s safe to say, though, that my wanderlust in my 20’s has only continued to grow now that I’m over my travel fears.   We took most of the second half of 2o17 off from traveling (we…

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Health & Fitness,Recipes

Healthy Recipes To Help You Detox After the Holidays

About halfway into my trip in Naples, I was feeling incredibly relaxed, happy to be surrounded by family, and seriously in need of a heavy food + wine detox! My stepmom is an incredible cook…but man did we eat a lot! Even with me taking steps to be restrained (ordering fresh salads, avoiding snacking too much, skipping desserts) I felt like I had added an entire new layer to keep me warm for winter! Although, with this weather back here in Chicago,…

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Lifestyle

Essentials of the Week!

Happy Friday! It always feel like such a marathon trying to trudge to the end of the week after the holidays, doesn’t it?! Despite being home for about a full week now, I still feel like my routine is all thrown off and I can’t get into the swing of things. Hopefully next week will be the turning point – as much as I’d love to stay in vacation mode forever!   Despite feeling like I’m operating at around 50%…

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Health & Fitness

Fitness Goals for 2018

This is by no means a New Year’s Resolution post (more on that here), but in the last year and a half I’ve been slowly working on re-dedicating myself to fitness and my overall health between a healthy diet and being consistent with my workouts. Naturally, priorities shift around at times but I’m really hoping to take my fitness routines to the next level this year and really see some stronger and more noticeable results.   I don’t want my…

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Beauty

The Best Moisturizers For Your Body This Winter!

After relaxing in 80+ degree weather for the last ten days, you can imagine the look on my face when a friend reported to me that it is currently in the negative temperatures in Chicago. All I can say is…why?!   I’m a big believer that cold/heat is always relative, too – i.e. after spending a week in 80 degree weather, 5 degrees will feel infinitely colder than it would if I hadn’t been exposed to this little corner of paradise for the holidays!…

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Lifestyle

The Prep Essentials

Have you noticed something different around here lately? It’s been in the works for a long, long, long time. When you have a project or business like blogging that you’ve poured your heart and soul into for such a long time, it can be so daunting to make a big change to what you’ve been doing (especially something on the back end, like getting a new domain name and trying to make sure your site doesn’t crash and burn and disappear…

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