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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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My Journey with Botox + Q&A

Did I ever think I'd be in my late 20s and getting Botox? Definitely not - but my forehead had other plans. I’m a very expressive communicator in general and raise my eyebrows a lot when I talk. This obviously wrinkles my forehead, which is natural for most people. I ...
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9 Helpful Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Adam and I have officially closed on our new condo as of today! It was always a goal of mine to be a homeowner before I turned thirty and I’m so excited to say I achieved that, just three months shy! It’s an amazing feeling to know that we actually ...
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Kelly Nash smiles as she wears a black poncho and beige sweater.

25 Things You May Not Know About Me

Through the years, I have enjoyed reading Us Weekly’s “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me.” It’s always been fascinating to me to learn new things I didn’t know about celebrities. Even in the real world, I find myself constantly asking people questions. When I meet someone new especially, I’m ...
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Kelly Nash stands and laughs while holding her Tory Burch bag outside next to a tree and fence.

What’s In My Bag At All Times

If you didn’t already know this about me, I'm a pretty proactive person who is always trying to think ahead. For example, on the way out of my condo, I’m constantly thinking of things I need to throw in my purse as I head into work, on a business trip, ...
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Wallet, cup of coffee and a keyboard sit on a desktop.

How We Manage Our Finances

As Adam and I began looking for our first home a few weeks ago, the topic of finances was at the forefront of our conversations. Throughout this entire process, it’s made me appreciate how we manage our finances and how it’s helped us achieve our financial goals, like buying a ...
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Friends gather together over a glass of wine but losing those friends could be imminent.

Your Shrinking Friend Circle and Why It’s Okay

I know I’m not alone when I say I’ve lost quite a fair amount of friends over the years. In my wiser years, I’ve realized it’s really nothing personal. Losing friends is a fact of life. Life simply just happens. I’ve always seen my life as chapters of a book, ...
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