Spring’s must-haves (and giveaways)!

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Disclosure: These hand-picked, wonderfully curated products are sponsored posts that I’m fairly certain you guys are going to adore. Although I’m compensated, all thoughts, opinions, and Spring fevers are entirely my own. *** Know what’s better than warm weather and sunshiny days? Great stuff to help you enjoy the heck out of that warm weather and those sunshiny days. Read on, friends. Ollies Blocks We like to think of ourselves as blocks connoisseur ‘round here. We have lots of them, all {Read More}

5 of my favorite holiday gifts & a giveaway!

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Disclosure: Sometimes I get things for free! Sometimes I just love to promote people and things and require no more compensation than a hearty (virtual) handshake. Neither scenario impacts my words in the slightest, as all thoughts, opinions, and gingerbread feelings are entirely my own. *** One of my favorite parts of blogging is- and has always been- sharing my favorite companies and products with people whom I’m 99% certain would be hanging out with me and buying the same {Read More}

Giveaway! $70 Rodan + Fields summer essentials!

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Guys, this is a good one. Recently, I’ve been working with my friend Jacqueline to promote her fabulous Rodan + Fields biz– and she really knows her stuff. (Plus, she’s flawless. Which is a) totally unfair at preschool pickup and b) totally how you’d want your R+F consultant to look, amiright?) And hey, Chicago, you know how it’s a gazillion degrees and sticky right here on the surface of the sun (which, again, we wouldn’t change because= winter is about {Read More}

You deserve this bling from Heidi J. Hale Design Studio (a giveaway)!

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Disclosure: This post- and stupendous giveaway- is written on behalf of the Heidi J. Hale Design Studio, but all thoughts, opinions, and Gollum-like grips on my new bling are entirely my own. *** ‘Round here, we’re halfway through a really exciting time. At least for me. The beginning of May is Mother’s Day and the beginning of June is my birthday. Somewhere in there is the ol’ anniversary. I truly, truly, ridiculously, enjoy all three of those holidays, if only {Read More}

Chicago holiday events and an app-happy giveaway!

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Happy third Wednesday in my borderline linear holiday event and giveaway series! Settle in, folks; there’s a lot of stuff you need to know about this week. (Disclaimer: Some of these products and events are given to me for review purposes, but most are things I just really, really like talking about.) Tallyho! Places to go: It’s no secret that the Morton Arboretum is one of the coolest places, ever. Ready to wow your kids (or, you know, your legitimately {Read More}

Upcoming holiday events and giveaway, DAY ONE!

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Two weeks later, I’m happy to report…that I’m simply awful at taking a two-week blogging absence. (I even started thinking in quips and copy. It’s a sickness, I tell you.) However, I’m stoked to announce that there is SO MUCH AWESOMENESS to do and win and see for this upcoming season. Some stuff is Chicago-y type goodness, and some is nation-wide joy. (Today is entirely Chicago-centric, friends.) I’m gonna go ahead and call this series The Four Non-Linear Days of {Read More}