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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

The Comeback

The Comeback

The comeback will be greater than the setback. A phrase I thought I understood until I really experienced it myself this week. Having been through the last 15 or so months that I have lived, these kinds of quiet, seemingly inconsequential victories are the ones I have...
The Wall Street Journal Quotes Michelle

The Wall Street Journal Quotes Michelle

Thank you Wall Street Journal for the chance to share my thoughts on this particular subject. Originally published in The Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2021 More Restaurants Resist Indoor-Dining Bans as Restrictions Remain States have stepped up enforcement of the...
Festive Holiday Tabletop Decor ideas

Festive Holiday Tabletop Decor ideas

With everything going on in the world, so many of us are finding new ways to make the holidays festive, special and meaningful, even though we may not be able to be with all of our loved ones. Here is the good news: festive holiday tabletop decor ideas have not...
Shop local this holiday! Gift Guide Part 1

Shop local this holiday! Gift Guide Part 1

Gift Guide season is upon us! Along with the most wonderful time of the year! And who can believe that the holidays are actually coming?It is amazing how fast, yet how slow this year went. I have pulled together a list of vendors and companies that I love to give a...
Monday morning check-in

Monday morning check-in

I woke up this morning feeling a little bit uncertain. It is a wintry 36 degrees here in the Chi as I am typing this. Flurries are possible today as the city enters in to new advised restrictions due to a COVID-19 surge with state wide restrictions looming on the...

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