stop and smell the roses

Sometimes I forget the wonderful splendors around me because I’m busy rushing from one place to another, taking care of errands, going to work, going to the grocery store, blah blah blah. But, I’ve been working on being more mindful of taking a breath. This week, my husband and I took another trip to theContinue reading “stop and smell the roses”

charming chambray

This gorgeous backdrop is from our last trip to New Orleans a couple of months ago; New Orleans is full of wonderfully kind people, fabulous food, a vivid culture, and so much more. I feel grateful that my travels have led me there twice, and I can’t wait to go back. Also, shout-out to theContinue reading “charming chambray”

NOLA hurrah- part 2

If you saw the last post, you’ll notice that I basically am going to post the same shoes in every vacation post! While I wear heels most days at work (when I’m really not walking much at all), when walking around on vacation (and when running errands, for example), I absolutely must must must wearContinue reading “NOLA hurrah- part 2”

head held high

Some days, it just feels like when it rains, it pours. Today started out as one of those days. But, I called my mom (always helps). And then, I opened a magazine and the first photo was this: The quote is a little hard to read, but it says, “Keep your heels, head, and standardsContinue reading “head held high”

re-charged and ready

I’m back! Vacation was so amazing; thanks for all the well wishes. I was relaxing up north in Wisconsin and loving every minute of it. I’m re-charged and ready for life! Dress: eShakti (can’t remember price, but I know it was on sale, of course!) Belt: Forever 21 ($6) Shoes: Crocs (seriously, I may neverContinue reading “re-charged and ready”

maxi dress and mountains

Hello, readers! My apologies for the delay in posting! I was at a family wedding over the past week/weekend. It was such a lovely and beautiful event, completely filled with love and joy. Below are two of my pics from the road trip there: Now I’m back in Chicago and back to the daily grind.Continue reading “maxi dress and mountains”