Tag: tips + tricks

How I Asked My Bridesmaids

Pop the rosé … I’m excited to share how I asked my bridal party to join my side next October! Now that each of the six girls have been asked in person, I can spill details. Since becoming engaged, I…

13 Winter Date Spots in Chicago

In the middle of winter, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. When it’s near zero degrees and ultra snowy, I personally don’t have much desire to leave home and explore the city, or venture beyond my nearby 3…

How I Edit Photos for Instagram

Every so often, I’m asked how I edit photos for Instagram. Most everything I post on the app is shot with my iPhone and edited with just a few simple steps, so I thought I’d reveal my process — plus some…

Fresh New Year

2017 is here, and like many of you, I’m sure: The new year gives a feeling of a fresh start. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m not big on resolutions… but I do think it’s a good time to…

7 Ways to Start the New Year Right

Hello 2017! Are you ready for the new year? As much as I love Christmas and the holiday season in all its excitement, there’s something magical about this first week of January. A fresh start, perhaps? And a chance to reflect,…

My Christmas Playlist

How do you get in the holiday spirit? For me, it’s all about the music. I admit: I’m one of those people who could listen to Christmas music (almost) year-round. When it comes to favorites, I’m partial to the classics…

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  • Summer feels here 🌿

Thank you @hmrdesigns for the beautiful flowers. If you’re local to Chicago: check out #MaisonHMR for fresh floral delivery — choose a Designer DIY Box, arrangement, or even a subscription. Now’s the time to brighten someone’s day (or your own!)🌷 #supportlocal #chicago #summertime #hyacinth
  • Becoming a mother has been the most meaningful (and fun) experience of my life yet. And it’s just getting started. To William, my firstborn: I love you now and forever! 💙 #mothersday #5months
  • Spring ahead 🌺

I’m sharing my personal wishlist for spring, along with plans for an upcoming vacation (☀️🌴🍹) plus a major sale I’m shopping now through the weekend 💻 brightandbeautifulblog.com
  • Patiently (or, not-so-patiently) awaiting spring... 🌺 Who else?
There are lots of fresh, warm-weather new arrivals for spring in the ‘Shop’ section on my blog 💻 brightandbeautifulblog.com
  • Happy Valentine’s 💗
  • A clean kitchen (and blow-dried hair) feels like a major accomplishment these days 💁🏼‍♀️ #newbornmom @liketoknow.it #LTKhome http://liketk.it/2JLae

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