Happy Friday Everyone!!  Just a quick post to let you know that my friend Karra and I are off to the Big Apple for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony!  When I heard Pearl Jam was being inducted, I knew that I wanted to go, but I never thought that I could actually pull it off.  I’m thrilled to be able to experience a piece of rock and roll history!  Hopefully, I’llRead More →

I told you I would expand on “cleaning the fridge” and here it is!  It’s time for clean eating, exercise, and creating a healthy lifestyle. First step, get rid of the foods that do absolutely nothing for you, for example, pastas (oh how I love you so), breads, cereals, sweets and other refined sugars, etc.  Replace those foods with things that will make you LOOK and FEEL good.  Some examples are, lean proteins (turkey, chicken,Read More →

Happy New Year everyone!  Of course since it is a new year, I must start off my first post of the year talking about goals and dreams for 2017!  I hate to use the word resolution, it just seems too demanding, so I’ve decided to use goals, to take the pressure off a bit.  Before I begin, let me start off by telling you that this post is not so much for the eyes, butRead More →

On November 27, 2016.  Ispirare. by Karra Piriano will be having their very first event, here in the Chicagoland area.  Bringing female entrepreneurs and small business owners from all over, together under one roof, to help network, support and empower one another.  Over 25 vendors, including beauty, fashion, skin care, health, wellness and some sweet treats!  Fashion shows, a DJ, food and drink will also be part of this fabulous event!  10% of the proceeds willRead More →

So the hubby and I are taking a weekend trip to Las Vegas…woohoo!  Haven’t been there in a few years, which means the last time I was there I was still in my thirties!  So presents the question, what does one wear to Vegas when she’s in her forties (early 40’s I might add)?  This may not seem like a big deal, but I have problems packing as it is, and now I need toRead More →

Hi everyone!  It’s fall and I’m loving plaid right now, and apparently so is Target!  While taking my weekly stroll down the Target aisles, shelves of plaid caught my eye.  Everything was plaid from the french press and coffee cups, to rolling pins and aprons, it was a plethora of plaid!  Once I got home, I had to know, is there more plaid, than my Target had to offer?  That’s when I discovered that not onlyRead More →

A Cali Vibe In Chicago! For those of you who don’t know, California is like my home away from home.  So when my girls took me to Summer House Santa Monica for my birthday brunch, it was love at first sight and taste!I  Created by Lettuce Entertain You, Summer House Santa Monica is a restaurant with a California concept right here in Chicago!  With it’s laid back atmosphere and beach house decor, it really hasRead More →

Today is my birthday and I am here to share with you all of the fun birthday freebies and discounts that are available out there!  My coupons and discounts started rolling in a couple of weeks ago, arriving both by mail and email.  So how did I get all of these perks you ask?  Well, you’ll notice when you sign up for different rewards and memberships through different retailers and restaurants, a majority of theRead More →

Move over man caves, because the newest trend in personal living spaces are “she sheds”!  I always thought that it was totally unfair that men were allowed their own special space!  What about us ladies?  We need a spot to call our own as well!   Right now my only private space is my closet, funny, but so true!  So when I caught a news segment recently about these new spaces called “she sheds”, IRead More →

Let me start out by saying a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous mom’s out there, if you’re not a mother, than a very Happy Mother’s Day to the special mom in your life!  Now, let me show you what my special mom, with her green thumb, made me for Mother’s Day! A Mother’s Day terrarium!  If you look closely, you’ll see a miniature arbor and watering can, and of course the cuteRead More →