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Four Cold-Weather Hacks for Keeping Warm

November 9, 2018

This post is sponsored by Cuddl Duds but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where the sun sets before 5pm. No really, yesterday here in Chicago the sun set at 4:45pm! And then today, for like 15 minutes, it snowed! SNOWED! The first snow of the season. I guess fall and winter really is upon us!

(Loki’s super happy though, he loves snow and so do I!).

I love Chicago with all my heart, cold weather and all! I grew up here and so over the years I’ve become used to the fall and winter weather. Personally, I prefer the cold weather. Crazy right? (You all know about my dislike for summer, team cold weather all the way!). But I know everyone isn’t like me and they’d prefer to stay warm all year round.

Here’s four simple hacks for staying warm during the fall and winter:

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Three Simple Ways to Save Money on Dog Food

September 19, 2018

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I am ALL about budgeting! (How else do you think I’m able to travel so often?). I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to sacrifice the “finer things in life,” you just need to know how to budget and save for the things you really want! But what about the things you NEED, like food? When it comes to my dog Loki, my number one priority is making sure that he’s getting the right kinds of food that will ensure that he’s living a happy and healthy life. 

Although it can get costly, it doesn’t have too!

If you have dogs or pets, it is important to include them in your monthly budget. There can be various expenses, like food, treats, toys, vet bills, etc., and those things can definitely add up quickly. That’s why I try my hardest to find different ways to save money on Loki’s essentials. 

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Celebrate the #ULTRADAD in Your Life with Michelob ULTRA

June 7, 2018

This post is sponsored by Michelob Ultra but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Michelob ULTRA
It’s June, which means Father’s Day is right around the corner. Whether it’s your brother, friend or your own father, let’s toast to the #ULTRADAD who inspires us to live full lives and make better choices. 

Although I was raised by a single mom, I had two amazing father figures in my life: my granddad (who is sadly no longer with us) and my uncle. Growing up, we would always barbecue to celebrate Father’s Day. I have so many vivid memories of waiting by the grill while my grandad flipped the burgers and hotdogs.

My granddad would always let me help make the potato salad for the Father’s Day BBQ. He said I was the only one he trusted with the “special ingredient.” (Even though everyone in the family knew it!).

In fact, to this day, whenever I barbecue I always think back to those moments with my granddad! 

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What’s in My Disney Parks Bag: Disney World Must Haves

May 21, 2018

Disney World Must Haves
As most of you know, even though I live in Chicago, I travel to Disney quite often. In fact, ever since I became an annual pass holder back in 2015, I’ve visited Disneyland and Disney World at least seven times a year. I’ve also been to Disneyland Paris twice and am heading on my second Disney Cruise this August! (To me there’s no such thing as too much Disney!). 

Since I frequent the Disney Parks so often, I’ve become sort a Disney expert. (Especially when it comes to things like packing, best times to visit, how to save money, etc!). Over the years I’ve definitely learned the do’s and don’t of what to bring to Disney. 

Here’s what’s in my Disney Parks Bag:

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Five Tips For Maintaining A Healthier Lifestyle

May 7, 2018

Five Tips For Maintaining A Healthier Lifestyle
Happy Monday! As some of you may already know, for the past few years I’ve been on a mission to live a healthier lifestyle. I decreased my fast food intake, I starting doing yoga (yoga is the BEST), I joined a gym and I’ve been finding lots of fun new ways to stay active. When it comes to staying active, I think I’ve finally found a routine that works best with my busy schedule.

For now, my workout routine consists of daily (or every other day) jogging (or biking now that the weather is so nice), weekly yoga classes and weekend visits to the gym! If I’ve learned anything over these past few years it’s that getting healthy starts with YOU. If you want to change, than YOU have to make an effort! Sure it’s not always easy, but trust me, it’s worth it!

Here are my five simple tips for maintaining a healthier lifestyle:

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