Table of Contents

For your browsing pleasure... I compiled a bunch of posts that represent the main topics of my blog.  Enjoy!


A Healthy Glow
Nail Polish That Will Earn You Compliments
Winter Beauty Secrets
Lovely Lashes
Relax with Time-Saving Tips and a New Nail Polish
Go Blonder with John Frieda Lightening Spray


Back to School
Reading Rainbow
How to Throw a Party, "Real Simple" Style
Putting Pen to Paper 
Writing as an Expression of Life
A Guide to Passion & Purpose 
My Introduction to Open Books
Breakfast with Martha Stewart

Book Club

Book Club: Cutting For Stone
Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Book Club: Up From the Blue
Book Club: Bossypants
Book Club: Heaven is for Real
Book Club: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Book Club: A Stolen Life: A Memoir
Book Club: The History of Love: A Novel
Book Club: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Book Club: The Devil in the White City
Book Club: Persuasion
Book Club: One Day
Book Club: Fifty Shades of Grey
Book Club: The Happiness Project


Notre Dame Family
Setting My Intention
Do Not Worry About Tomorrow
A Guide to Passion & Purpose  
Be Not Afraid
Sharing Talents and Facing Fears


What is Most Important in Life
Puppy Love
29, 39, 54 Years of Marriage
Sick Day
A Jolt of Java - My Love Affair with Coffee
Merry Christmas!
One Year Down, Forever to Go
Beach Vacation Relaxation
40th Wedding Anniversary, 1970s Style
Mom Knows Best
Easter at Home
I'm an Aunt!
Two Years of Marriage


The Red Carpet is a Purple Paradise
Look Good and Feel Good, Weekend Edition
Pretty, Girly Tops
Accessorize! - Part 1
New Shoes to Brighten the Winter Blahs
My "Wear with Everything" Necklace
Floaty Spring Skirt
Tips for Shopping at Forever 21 - and My Recent Finds!
Navy and Neon = My New Running Shoes


20 (Moderately) Healthy Foods I Love
Food Network Favorites - Dining & Drinking in Chicago
Make-Ahead Meals
Make-Ahead Meals: Week 1 Recap
Make-Ahead Meals: Week 2 Recap
Make-Ahead Meals: Week 3 Recap
Make-Ahead Meals: Week 4 Recap
Make-Ahead Meals: Week 5 Recap
Make-Ahead Meals: Week 6 Recap (The Finale!)
What I've Been Eating Lately
Bake a Surprise!
Drop 10: My Eating Experiment
Tomato, Tomahto
3 Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas


Guys' Night
Friends and Followers
College Reunion!
Celebrating Life and Love
A Care Package for New Parents
Painting Party at Bottle & Bottega

Guest Posts

On Henning Love: From My Hometown to Yours
On The Urban Slant: Leap of Faith
On The Write Practice: Write What You Don't Know

Share Your Story Series:

Happiness & Life

Walking By Water
Small Steps to a Calmer Day
Delicious Ambiguity
Knowledge of All Ages
Your Authentic Self
In the Moment
We All Need Some Time Off
A Five-Year Plan for a Happy Life
Mind-Body Connection
The Promise of What Lies Ahead
How to Fight Anxiety: Take Action!
A New Year
How Will I Look Back on Today?
Wake Up, Fall in Love, Listen
Patience and Confidence
We Don't Know
Need Help? Just Ask
Rejecting Perfection
Life Lessons from a Fortune Cookie
Dealing with Disappointment
Holding On and Letting Go


DIY Upholstered Headboard
Campaign Dresser Update
Our Vintage Purchase
It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas
Etsy Purchase - Honey Pie Design
Etsy Purchase - Eeebee & Jack: Happily Ever After
A New Rug, An Adventure in the Pouring Rain
One Step at a Time
A Fresh Look
Accessorize - Part 2
Our Hallway Photo Gallery


Big Huge Birthday Party Post
Our New Year's Eve Celebration
Tickled Pink - Baby Shower Fun
Fall Football with Friends
Celebrating 27 Years 
Holiday Cookie Exchange
Blogger Meet-up
Baby Shower: Celebrating the Upcoming Arrival of My Nephew!
Sips and Samples: Our In-Home Wine Tasting
Baking for Birthday BBQs
Party Time... Happy Graduation!
A Bridal Shower for the Lovebirds


Summer Sangria
Tailgating Time
Two-Ingredient Brownie Muffins
Turkey and Black Bean Chili
Healthy Muffins vs. Sinful Cupcakes
Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge
Crazy-Good Turkey Taco Meatloaf
Dessert + Booze = Rum Cake
Impress Guests with this Fancy (Easy!) Dessert
Cake Pops for my BFF's Birthday!
Scott Turns 30!
Cozy Up with Chicken Enchilada Crockpot Soup


Putting Pen to Paper 
Writing Classes and Community
Writing as an Expression of Life
Announcing... My Freelance Writing Business
It's a Balancing Act
When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Writer
Happy 1st Birthday to My Blog!
Why I Quit My Job
Letters to a Young Poet: An Introduction
Letters to a Young Poet: Quotes, Part I
My Personal Essay in Off Switch Magazine
Letters to a Young Poet: Quotes, Part II
An Awesome Mail Day
Business with Intention Workshop Recap
Simple, Fresh Food... and My Glitter Guide Feature!
Working from Home
A Daily Schedule
DePaul's M.A. in Writing & Publishing Program


Let Go and Breathe
Workout with a Celebrity Trainer
Workout with a Celebrity Trainer - Part Two
My Exercise Goal
My Exercise Goal: Achieved!
Love What Is
Savor the Season


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