The year is not quite over, but November has me prematurely reflecting on all that 2015 has brought into my life. I will admit that I am quick to look at things from a glass half empty perspective, the Thanksgiving season has me abandoning my wayward thinking and has me realizing that in reality, my glass is overflowing with blessings and things to be thankful for. As a matter of fact,  at the end of the day, I’ve been left feeling pretty thankful and #blessed.

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Taking Inventory: 10 Things to Smile About

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If the arrival of spring is for cleaning, fall’s impending return calls for taking inventory.  After a summer filled with old and new friends, amazing food and opportunities with work and blogging, there is so much to be happy about. But before I can swear off good vibes till the next year’s Chicago summer, I took a meditative moment to list out all the little things in life that make me smile in the hopes that when I am bundled five inches deep in my parka, I can melt the permafrost scowl with the top 10 things that make me supremely happy.

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Internship 101: The Five things you Need to Know

Internship 101

You survived your summer internship and landed the fall internship of your dreams. Now what? First off, give yourself a huge pat on the back. With so many talented young people out there, the internship pool is getting more competitive by the millisecond! If you prove yourself, your internship could end up in a full time offer. It’s time to prepare yourself to enter the real world. Sounds scary, but I promise it’s a cake walk, well more like donut walk since it’s a guarantee Dunkin Donuts will now be a highly used buzzword around your office.

From the day to to essentials to navigating the lunchroom of life, here are my top five tips for thriving at your fall internship.

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Pink Picks

There was a time in my life where almost everything I owned was pink. Whenever my sister asked people at our school if they knew me she would say, “does ballet…wears a lot of pink,” to which they would respond, “Yes! That girl.” I was that girl, pink glory and all. I will spare you the embarrassing pictures of me sporting a pink Juicy hoody.


The things I wish I could tell my 12-year-old self now… It will get better, and there won’t be so much pink involved.

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Flake Fighting Arsenal

As the deep freeze has settled into Chicago, so has the dreaded winter dry skin. Every year before winter begins I prep myself for what I know is the inevitable. There are so many miracle products out there that promise silky smooth skin free of the lovely scales and bumps the winter wind is so kind to grace us with. Let me tell you something, no matter how much you slather on, you can’t beat it. Winter skin is just something we have to deal with, but through my past three winters in Chicago I have curated an arsenal of products that will help make the remainder of the season a little more bearable.

KORRES Beurre Pour Les Lèvres


 Lips are the first thing you don’t want to forget about when it comes to protection from the winter wind. Bundled up in a parka, hat, and scarf, lips take harshest beating. I’m sure most of us have our boring chapstick tubes religiously tucked into all of our pockets, but there is no need to reside ourselves to lackluster lips just because it’s cold out. KORRES lip butter is hands down my favorite lip product year round, but I love it during the winter especially because it adds color and moisture to my beauty routine.

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