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Alison Ray

Boyband Crush: MY2K Tour Chicago

MY2K Tour Chicago

Where are my boyband fans?? Not gonna lie when I found out 98°, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Dream are in Chicago July 30th for the MY2K Tour, I busted out a serious happy dance. Yes I know the words to pretty much all their songs because who doesn’t love a good flash back? A few years ago […] Read more…

Well Played: Activity Inspiration + Lessons Learned

Well Played Book Review by Meredith Sinclair via @SoChicLife

I love to have fun and be playful as much as the next person but coming up with ideas beyond an impromptu dance party doesn’t always come easy. I’ve always associated playfulness by interacting with children and in my twenties (long before having my own) I sought many opportunities to engage with kids through volunteering. Teaching vacation […] Read more…

The SpongeBob Musical Review

SpongeBob Musical Review Oriental Theatre Chicago

Exposing the girls to the arts and live theater productions has always been a priority. This week we were invited to the Pre-Broadway World premiere of The SpongeBob Musical at Chicago’s Oriental Theater. You guys it is one of the best musicals I’ve seen in years. We laughed, clapped and woo hoo’d throughout the entire show. If […] Read more…

ivivva Summer Festival in Chicago

ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival in Chicago Maggie Daley Park

Hey friends have you heard the ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival is coming to Chicago Saturday, June 25th? We’ll be at Maggie Daley Park from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm while the girls enjoy an afternoon at of yoga, dance and inspiration. Created for girls aged 6-15 connecting them through movement, ivivva Coast to Coast Summer […] Read more…

Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

DIY 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…

Tips for Getting Back on the Bike + Giveaway

Bike to Work

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…

StyleWatch: Sporty Sandals for Summer

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…

Jicama Fries

Jicama Fries Recipe 21 Day

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…

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

Celebrating Mothers Day LINDOR

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…

27 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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…

Celebrating Mother’s Day Indulging with Lindt 

Celebrating Mothers Day with Lindor Truffles

Thank you Lindt Chocolate for sponsoring today’s post. Celebrating Mother’s Day is a big deal in our family. By big deal I mean being blessed with a husband who gives me the day off. Traditionally I’ll sleep in, if I’m lucky the girls will bring me breakfast in bed, I’ll go shopping, to the movies or just lounge around. My […] Read more…

HCG Diet Review: Part 2

hcg diet review

It’s been almost a year since I shared my HCG Diet experience. My journey began on June 12, 2015. If this is your first time here, please take a moment to read HCG Diet Part 1. Again, I am not a doctor and in no way recommending you try this extreme weight loss plan. I am simply […] Read more…

8 Steps to Rock a Fishtail Ponytail

Fishtail Ponytail Tutorial

It’s no secret I have hair envy but that doesn’t change the fact that I would give anything to rock a fishtail ponytail, anything resembling a fishtail braid or even a snake braid would do.  This looks combines a French fishtail with a more traditional braid, making it super versatile for all my girls who have long […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Zucchini Breakfast Muffins

Low Carb Zucchini Muffins

Raise your hand if making mornings less hectic and stressful is a #lifegoal? Rallying two little ones to get dressed, eat breakfast and out the door to school you’d think we’d have this mastered by now. It never fails, one of the girls always seems to have an entirely different agenda. I’ve found that a lot […] Read more…

33 Pretty DIY Easter Decoration Ideas

33 DIY Easter Decorations

With Easter fast approaching, I’ve been on the hunt for Easter decorations that are creative but not overly complicated and something fun to do with the girls. It was no surprise to find over 33 pretty DIY Easter decoration ideas around the web but I did manage to narrow down my top picks. From unique […] Read more…

Kitchfix: Chicago’s Healthy Food Delivery Service

Kitchfix Chicago a healthy meal delivery service.

Thank you Kitchfix for sponsoring this post. Thanks to our readers for supporting brands that make So Chic Life possible! On Sunday I spend time creating a weekly meal plan. Without this extra step of planning, family dinners will quickly go downhill by Wednesday night and a fast food run starts to look tempting. As much as I love […] Read more…

5 Reasons Not to Miss the Spring Wellness Retreat at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Not to Miss the BeHealthful Retreat Four Seasons

Life is busy and many of us need help pushing beyond our physical and mental limitations that stand in the way of being the best possible version of ourselves. What better opportunity to create exceptional change and jumpstart your goals than to join an intimate group at the Spring Wellness Retreat at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, hosted by Sarah Baker, […] Read more…

Clothes Mentor Spring Fashion + Closet Clean Out

Clothes Mentor Spring Fashion

Spring is in the air and it’s time to freshen up the wardrobe and get down to business with a serious closet clean out. Thank you Clothes Mentor for sponsoring this post and inviting me to a Chicagoland store for an afternoon of shopping and previewing spring inventory. As much as I love shopping, I love the challenge of scoring […] Read more…

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