Day 01 of 80 Day Obsession: Checking In

This is the fastest I've ever gulped down my Shakeology, for sure. Not because I was doubled over from exhaustion, or starving or anything extreme, but I think it simply because my muscles were well-worked and craving a refuel like never before.

The Beginning of Beachbody

I've seen SO much progress and change in my first 10 days that I felt the need to sit down and write this post last night to share first thing this morning. Because it's that good.

Banana & Almond Milk Chocolate Shakeology Recipe

In my opinion, the chocolate Shakeology is a bit strong, but these two ingredients together take that overly aggressive chocolate taste down a notch to the perfect rich and creamy flavor I love.

Our Navy Pier Engagement Photoshoot

After a month of patiently waiting for our full-size files to arrive they're finally here! I'm also sharing some pro tips about having your engagement, or other special occasion photoshoot at Navy Pier.

Trader Joe’s New Matcha Almond Beverage: Recipe and Review

My eyes have been opened for the better, fam. Trader Joe's now has a shelf stable Matcha Almond Beverage for only $1.99. It's essentially a matcha latte pre-made and ready to drink.

Ashley’s Birthday Swag Bag Giveaway

I'm officially in the last week of my 20's, and while it's bittersweet I am SO excited for my 30's! I keep hearing your 30's are the new 20's, but better because

Food Wine & DIY has a new face

About this new look...I made my original logo in Paint. Yes, Microsoft Paint, because I was just beginning to launch the newly branded Food Wine & DIY and didn't have any better graphic design software at my disposal.

A Very Cuddl Duds Christmas: Holiday Bedroom Transformation

We're in our second year in the new home now, so we are starting to focus in on specifics. Currently, it's winterizing our corner unit's master bedroom (read: cold), including all of the Cuddl Duds decor and new thermal blackout curtains that I've been boasting. That being said, I'm excited to share our first ever festive holiday bedroom!

A Peek Into My Holiday Kitchen

Just a few small notions can turn your entire kitchen a holiday haven! I know there are much more extravagant holiday setups out there, but that's not what I'm about these days. I'm about the littlest spend for the biggest impact.

Lip Moisturizer Review

Baby, it's getting cold outside. Time to up the skincare game to avoid dry, cracked lips. No lip service here. See what happened when I tried 4 different popular lip moisturizers.