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My Most-Used Essentials of 2017!

While everyone else is more than ready to look forward and leave 2017 in the dust, I personally think last year was one of my best yet! I’m hoping that trend continues…but while we’re all trapped inside with colder weather and a slightly emptier social schedule, I was reflecting on some of the products and essentials I used the most throughout 2017 (and plan to carry with me into this year, too!)   Of course, this isn’t a list of…

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Health & Fitness,Style

Workout Style for Your Resolutions

I talked a decent amount already about what I do instead of resolutions here, but I’mΒ always trying to stay motivated to keep hitting the gym and making it to Pure Barre classes no matter what time of year it is! With this year’s “bomb cyclone” weather (or, a typical January in Chicago, ha!) I can imagine that I’m not the only one who has been having a really difficult time getting motivated to set one foot out the front door,…

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Travel

Wanderlust by 25

Travel hasΒ 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…butΒ 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!Β 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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