5 things to do after your Bridal Shower to stay organized and clutter-free

Congrats! Planning your wedding is such an exciting but often hectic time. I'm hoping you and your significant other find benefit from this very cut-to-the-chase list of tips to help you keep organized once you've got a whole haul of new goodies to add to your home. Let's jump right in.

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.

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.

My W./Wantable Experience

My lack of cute denim was getting really old. I've been eyeballing cute distressed pairs for months now. But with no idea where to start it's really hard to find motivation. Enter W./Wantable.

Chilling out thanks to HUM Nutrition

If I haven't mentioned it yet, wedding planning can be stressful. Even when you really enjoy it like I have. Today, I'm sitting down with my usual matcha latte to tell you a little about (and offer you 20% off) its new favorite sidekick...

Making a Wedding Venue Checklist

There are a lot of things you don't even realize factor into a wedding until you're planning your own. Being the type-A, list-making person that I am, that was the first thing I needed to do once I realized I had so many general logistical questions before I even started thinking about the specific details that I wanted.

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.

Creating Your Wedding Registry

There's much more to creating a solid registry than going scan-happy at your favorite store. Even though that's easily the best part 🙂

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.