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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

Talking about adoption

Talking about adoption

November 9 seems to be the day now recognized as world adoption day. As a person whose entire life is shaped by adoption, it is a no brainer that I would recognize this day. I am adopted. And I am proud of that. I am proud that the people who I know and love as “mom”...
What To Do In Chicago This Fall, 2018 Edition

What To Do In Chicago This Fall, 2018 Edition

From family friendly to adult only, we’ve rounded up a fall Chicago event list that includes a few of our favorite upcoming experiences in the city. Experience the Lincoln Park Zoo in an adult night out or make plans to attend the Spooky Pooch Parade with the family...
A tough day, and how I deal with that

A tough day, and how I deal with that

Ok friends, today has been a tough one for me for a few reasons. It is the anniversary of my Nonno Gene’s death back in 1989. And so it has always been a day where my memories of him are so close to the surface. Although I lost him so young, he has shaped my life so...
Talking about my Nonno

Talking about my Nonno

My Nonno Gene left us 29 years ago today, on a grey and gloomy October day. 29 years. I was 9 years old and I remember everything about the day. That all encompassing sense of loss for which words just don’t exist to explain. He was my pal, well beyond just a grandpa....
How I spent the morning of my wedding

How I spent the morning of my wedding

I love this photo, for so many reasons. This is the morning of my wedding. Because on that morning, this was the only place I could be to start that most important day off right. Thanks to @caitlynshiels I was able to spend some beautiful time with my beloved babies...
Back in NYC and loving it…

Back in NYC and loving it…

Good morning New York City! It is always so exciting to land at night and be able to wake up rested and in a city that I love. From living here for a while as a small child with my parents to now working incredible events like New York Bridal Fashion week, I have so...

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