This year, with Mother’s Day approaching, I wanted to do something special to celebrate.
As many of you know, my mom means more to me than words can say. She’s my rock and the best mom and Nona that I could ever ask for. So, this year, I wanted to celebrate with a gift that we could have indefinitely – photos of my favorite gals. Read more
When the National MS Society asked if I would represent them and the upcoming Walk MS event on 3 television shows, my immediate reaction was… “Holy crap”. No, seriously. I’ve never been on TV before and like most of us, have a bit of a fear of public speaking (especially on live TV!). But, after I let their ask sink in, I knew I had to do it. This would be an opportunity to spread my message further, build awareness for multiple sclerosis AND promote an event I am so passionate about. It was a no-brainer. Read more
The last few weeks have been a little crazy. From 3 TV spots (details coming soon!), to last ditch MS Walk fundraising efforts to publicly launching my new business, I have to admit… I’m tired. Read more
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve probably realized I’ve been slacking a bit on entries and missing a few Tasty Tuesdays. Well, it’s all for a good reason…
I’ve started a new gig – my own business, actually – that I’m REALLY excited about!
With Walk MS nearly 2 weeks away and only half way to my fundraising goal, I decided to get CREATIVE with fundraising. Thanks to some wonderful friends and the Salesforce recruiting team, we pulled off a bake sale with BIG results – $1,710 in revenue to be exact! Check out all the details. Read more
To help raise money for Walk MS, I’ve partnered with some of the hottest restaurants in Chicago to give YOU a free dinner. From Gibson’s to Fig and Olive to Erie Café to Parlor Pizza, you would win a $100 gift card just for donating $5+ to Walk MS here.
In our basement, we have a carved out space that I wanted to turn into a reading nook for Chloe. As I’ve started updating our basement and transitioning it into a play room, I was so excited to tackle this small corner that would in turn become a place for learning, adventure, and creativity.
I’ve discovered a new, super simple breakfast treat that I have to share – mini quiches! They are the perfect bite size and you can make them in advance and have them for the week! Read more
Old McDonald isn’t the only one with a farm! Miss Chloe turned 1 and we went all out with a farm-themed blow-out bash! From bringing a petting zoo into our city home to surprising kiddos with a farm-themed musical performance by Mr. Dave Music to the custom decorations and a picnic buffet – check out all the details from this farm fiesta! We had so much fun celebrating our girl!
Our baby girl is one today! What an incredible year it’s been!
In honor of Chloe’s 1st birthday, I wanted to do something special to celebrate. Yes, we will have a big party on Saturday but more importantly, I wanted to give her a sentimental gift that she could cherish forever. We asked our family and friends to forgo traditional gifts and instead bring a piece of advice, card or letter that Chloe could open on her 18th birthday. I cannot wait for the day that she will open them and know how much love surrounded her at even such a young age.
I debated sharing my own letter to her since it’s so personal but my love for her is something I’m so proud of. She is the biggest blessing in my life. Read more