Navigating Life’s Changes: Moving to Chicago Amid a Pandemic

April was HARD. I think we all started to get itchy to leave our homes after quarantine but knowing that it’s better not to is the kind of self-induced guilt that can drive you crazy.

I know I certainly had some really up and down quarantine days, particularly in the realm of productivity (which is my go-to) and it threw me for a loop. But a few key pieces of our life snapped into place and I’m excited to leave the drama behind of May!

Here are a few things that have been bringing me (but not my bank account) joy in the last few weeks of quanrantine. #retailtherapy.

If you missed the Good Morning America Deal I shared in my stories, you missed out on an INCREDIBLE price for some of my favorite Sunday Riley products. PLUS, Sephora just had their VIB sale, so if you’ve been dragging your feet on Sunday Riley, I’d hop, skip, jump and RUN over to before their 20% off sale disappears! This little number is expected to arrive any day now and I can’t wait to start glowing!

When it comes to jeans, you either love them or hate them, and that may or may not depend on A) whether or not you accidentally dried them, or B) accidentally on purpose ate an entire pizza because it was delicious. Since both of those things happen to me pretty regularly, I’m a fan of any pair of jeans that will adapt to my appetite. Enter: Abercrombie & Fitch.


I know–it’s crazy to believe that the brand of your early 2000s nightmares is making a comeback but make no mistake–they’ve grown up with you and I.

Gone are the size -84s that made you feel like you were failing for having a pelvis. They’ve introduced a Curve Love line, which I ? support, and which does in fact, show love to your curves. Right now they’ve got a BOGO 50% off PLUS an extra 35% off in your cart and honestly, they are worth it. It’s time to find jeans that you love, and love you back!

As we prepare to move, it’s more important than ever that our home feels organized. We want to take most of our possessions, but also donate what doesn’t serve us now or in our next home. I’m the queen of purging my home but my husband is the absolute opposite. Which means that there are always “things” lying around.

The solution? These adorable baskets from amazon were so simple to put together and they’re shockingly sturdy. It might be the beach-y color but they’ve seemed to infuse a little life into our living room where there was once corded-chaos.

Note: This is not our home–it’s the photo from Amazon of the product! It’s cute though, right?

I’m looking forward to a fresh start this month. April was heavy with the quarantine and I think we’re all ready for a mentality shift. Hopefully, the weather holds up and we can all take a deep breath outside, even if it is through a mask.

Stay safe, friends.