life

  • Bike to Work

    Tips for Getting Back on the Bike + Giveaway

    It’s finally warm enough to bring out the bikes in Chicago! The clouds have parted and the sun is showing her face. Now let’s just hope it lasts. We’re rolling into the last week of school and the girls have committed to getting back on the bike everyday. Our school does a great job of […] Read more…

  • Celebrating Mothers Day LINDOR

    Mother’s Day Gifts: What’s On Your Wish List?

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and my wish list is normally short and never very glamourous. If you caught my post Celebrating Mother’s Day, I shared a really simple mother’s day gift – breakfast in bed. Dad’s may think the idea of getting the kids in the kitchen to cook breakfast is much too daunting, […] Read more…

life

  • DIY Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    You guys know how much I love essential oils and let’s not forget April’s popular 9 beauty uses for coconut oil. This got pinned 95 times! So when I found a recipe that combines both to create a Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner, I just had to share. I am truly obsessed with coconut oil. In addition […] Read more…

  • Chemical Free Hair Products for Kids SoCozy Hair Care

    Chemical-Free Hair Products for Kids: SoCozy now in CVS

    Thank you SoCozy for sponsoring this post. I love that my oldest daughter is finally at the age where she’s interested in caring for her own hair. After a recent trip to the salon where she begged for a cute bob, it became obvious it was time she learned how to style her hair at home and […] Read more…

style

  • Sporty Sandals for Summer

    StyleWatch: Sporty Sandals for Summer

    No matter how you feel about sporty sandals, last year it was a hot trend that’s making a comeback. Personally I’ve been in love with the Birkenstock Gizeh for years and replaced my last pair with these. {Don’t knock it’ till ya try it}. What makes sporty sandals so appealing is the thicker footbed and cushy arch […] Read more…

  • Resort Chic

    Resort Chic: 5 Looks to Rock Your Next Vacation

    A spring vacation is almost a necessity in the Midwest. The snow turns to slush, the skies continue to loom grey and gloomy, and wanderlust starts creeping into our psyche. Dreams of sun-drenched beaches, dinners lit by sunset on the sand and that ocean breeze all beckon our overworked and downtrodden soul. A vacation is […] Read more…

food

  • Jicama Fries Recipe 21 Day

    Jicama Fries

    It wasn’t until taking the 21 Day Sugar Detox, I tried jicama or considered jicama fries. Jicama {pronounced hee-cama} is a root vegetable originating from Mexico, part of the legume family and grows on vines. Oddly enough it’s low in calories, high in important nutrients and the carb content is lower than most of the jicama’s counterparts. […] Read more…

  • Cinco de Mayo Recipes

    27 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

    Planning a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta couldn’t be easier. This is my favorite party theme when entertaining at home. You can go all out or do something as simple as Pulled Pork Tacos, guacamole and a self serve margarita station. Who doesn’t love tacos and tequila??  Any time we have a large group over, pork or chicken tacos […] Read more…