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 →

So what does a Chanel have to do with a turntable you ask?  Well the marketing genius, that is Chanel, created an album to include with their Spring/Summer 2015 promotion.  Along with their cool sketch book catalog, was an album consisting of songs inspired by Chanel’s new limited edition, chain and leather wrap watches.  My favorite song is the groovy, 70’s rock song, but they are all pretty awesome.  Thanks to my new toy (myRead More →

With all of the hype about the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey coming out, I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you my new favorite neutral…the color grey!  Like black, white, and other neutrals, grey goes with pretty much anything.  It’s the perfect color for all seasons.  It looks good on everyone, is stunning in the home, and I love that it isn’t black.  It’s classy, sophisticated and timeless!  YouRead More →

Ok, so tonight we’re expecting a pretty messy snowstorm here in Chicago.  I was supposed to have dinner plans, but due to the weather, they were cancelled.  So I’ve decided,  after I put the boys to bed, I’m going to put on some of my favorite chick flicks, open a bottle of Kim Crawford, and enjoy some of this delicious truffle parmesan popcorn that I made!  The popcorn is a little bit of a splurgeRead More →

Looking for some unique gift ideas for a sister, mom, daughter, friend, teacher, grab bag etc.?  Here are 4 gift bundles that I have put together, to show you how fun gift giving can be!  When I’m doing my Holiday shopping, I really try to personalize the gifts that I am giving and I like to put together theme gifts that really reflect the person I’m giving them too.  I hope these ideas inspire youRead More →

Check out this awesome collection of little girl’s dancewear, by Dance Girl Clothing. The company was started by a very good friend of mine, Connie Maffei in January of 2012.  She came up with the concept of, “Dancewear to Streetwear”, because there really wasn’t a fashionable girl’s dancewear line that was wearable both inside and outside the dance studio.  Being the creative and talented woman that she is, and a mom of 3 girls, she started designing,Read More →