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A Simple Switch: Why I Choose Natural Cleaning Products

I don’t live in a totally “green” home; I’m trying, for sure, but there are plenty of home products I use that still have ‘unclean’ ingredients in them.  I think I started looking for and using natural cleaning products (that are plant-based) when I was pregnant. Like most people, I love a clean house but […]

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Your Non-Tourist Chicago Summer Guide

I write a Chicago guide every few years and thought it was high time I wrote another: here’s the Official Non-Tourist Chicago Summer Guide–lots of patios included because, well, we gotta be outside.  Yes, I moved to the suburbs (read why and also read more about how it’s going here), but I’m still in the […]

Bad On Paper Podcast Live Show in Chicago

Ah, last week was so much fun.  I was honored to be a guest on Grace and Becca’s Bad on Paper Podcast live show here in Chicago.  If you’re new to their podcast, I’ve mentioned it before on my favorite podcasts post–basically, they talk about fun books, answer reader questions, and have such awesome guests […]

Beautycounter Flawless in Five Review

I’ve talked about Beautycounter before – remember?  I have really enjoyed using their skincare products over the past couple months–they live up to the hype!  I am not a Beautycounter consultant (and you don’t need to buy solely through a consultant–they have a website!)–I’m just a fan of the brand, products, and their mission.  I […]