Our First Year of Marriage: What Worked For Us

Growing up, I read in magazines, heard on talk shows and even heard from those older than me that the first year of marriage is the hardest. Hearing that always felt pretty ominous and I ended up imagining nasty fights, stressful conversations, and moments of despair. I wondered, what could[Read more]

Kelly and her friend strike a pose

A Roaring Goodbye to Our 20s

I’ve always seen meaning and had so much appreciation for things like milestone events such as birthdays, celebrations, and holidays. It’s in those moments where I want to just stop time and soak it all in, because I know I’ll never get those moments back. It’s sort of how I[Read more]

Birthday candles sit on top of cupcakes

30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30

Today, I turn 30 years old and say goodbye to my 20s. Whoa. I remember watching “13 Going on 30” with Jennifer Garner so many years ago and thinking, 30 is so far away. Now that it’s officially here, it honestly doesn’t even seem real. If I’m being completely honest,[Read more]

Chicago River on a summery day

Life Lately: Volume 1 – Summer 2018

When I decided I wanted to get back into writing earlier this year, I wanted to do so because I felt like I was bursting with things to write. I wanted to share my knowledge as it pertained to career aspirations and progression. I wanted to encourage those with health[Read more]

Featuring Leah Caplanis: CEO of SOCIAL Sparkling Wine

Leah Caplanis is the kind of woman who can go through a challenging and debilitating experience but come out stronger than ever before. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at only the age of 26, but through her journey with cancer, she discovered more about herself and ultimately started her[Read more]

Kelly puts whitening gel in her Smile Brilliant trays

4 Things I Learned About At-Home Teeth Whitening

This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant. All opinions are my own. From middle school through high school, I had braces for three years and hated every minute of it. I was embarrassed to smile or laugh because I didn’t feel like myself with my braces. Once they came off[Read more]