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The Five People You Meet in IKEA


We’ve had too many funerals to attend as of late. This got me thinking about the book, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” which made my twisted mind start thinking of whom one might meet in hell. This triggered me to reflect upon my recent trip to IKEA (which could definitely be interpreted as… Read More »

A Letter to Our Teenage Girls: Don’t Dress the Part of the Homecoming Harlot

Heavenly Hailey

Homecoming. I hope I’m not too late. Before the young chippies of Suburbia start dress shopping, I’m begging and pleading for them to listen or at the very least, please consider these words from a seasoned veteran . . .     Dear Suburban Lovelies, Fall is knocking on our door, classes are in full-swing… Read More »

Shop, Look, & Listen – Simply Stylist is Coming to Chicago!


FASHION LOVERS TAKE NOTE! This is a waaay big deal. I wanted to share all the deets with you about this oh-so-amazing event that is adding our wonderful city of Chicago to its stops. There is something for everyone at this event from the self-proclaimed “Stylistas and Shopaholics” to the very serious “Fashion Gurus and… Read More »

Scandal Rocks Suburban Jr. High School – Who Wears Short-Shorts?


For weeks this has been the hot topic of conversation in my “mini-v” as I pick-up my young riders after school. It seems the school is on a mission to make an example of the girlies who choose to wear their too-short-shorts to school. Y’all know I detest a bootie short, but a small part… Read More »

What Room & Board, YOLO and Annie’s Have for You: Because it’s Time to Show Your Home a Lil’ Bit O’ Love

RoomtoGrow 2013

No need to pinch yourself. This stuff is for REALS. Three cool kids are teaming up to help you bring some SERIOUS STYLE to your home – more specifically, your kiddo’s space . . . snacks included!!! This has got to be one of the easiest and most fun contest to date. Since most of… Read More »

Gilt City Chicago & Why I Woke Up Early on a Saturday to Raid the Warehouse


There are few things in life that make me pass on a Friday night out in order to wake up early on a Saturday morning – the Gilt City Warehouse Sale happens to be one of them.  In less than 30 minutes by car (from the burbs) my shopping compadre and I arrived at the… Read More »

One Spectacular Giveaway to Celebrate the Birth of The Roomplace in McHenry, Illinois!


Staying true to its roots, The RoomPlace is growing and making absolutely certain the Chicago Suburbs have easy access to a huge selection of fab home furnishings.  McHenry, Illinois welcomes The RoomPlace! No excuses McHenry…you now have all you need to get your humble abodes looking oh-so-chic. With The RoomPlace adding yet another location, tis’ proof… Read More »

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