My Kind Of Sweat: Postpartum Fitness Challenge Results

(This post contains affiliated links.) Phew. I did it. The April Postpartum Fitness Challenge is over!  With the exception of 2 days, I worked out every single day of the month. (Yes, I know the month isn’t quite over, but this is the last post. I’ll finish the month strong!) As a planner, the toughest thing was not being able to plan out and do exactly …

Eyelet Top + Espadrilles

This postpartum mama is thanking my lucky stars that loose tops are in right now. They’re just so easy to throw on, look cute and hide a multitude of sins. Phew.  I picked up this pretty eyelet bib top a month ago. It’s sold out in the white, but is still available in some sizes in the navy. I’ve also linked some other gorgeous eyelet tops …

Spring Style: One Shoulder Midi Dress

Hi, friends! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. The pear trees are in bloom in Chicago and they make our neighborhoods look so picturesque, like something out of a movie. So of course, photos were in order.  Isn’t there just something about a pretty one shoulder midi dress? So ladylike and feminine. Add some pockets and I’m pretty much in heaven. This dress is no-hassle, but …

My Kind Of Sweat: Postpartum Fitness Week 3 Update

We’re already 3 weeks into April – how crazy is that?!  The theme of this week’s post is SLOW + STEADY.  My postpartum fitness challenge is well underway, and it’s becoming more of a lifestyle change than anything.  As you may remember, my goal at the beginning of April was to move and sweat every single day of the month. I’m proud to say that …

Spring Style Crush: Espadrilles

Now that the sun has finally made her appearance again in Chicago (and yes, I totally assume the sun is a woman. Obvs.), we are all shedding our layers, getting our pedicures and breaking out our best spring + summer sandals.  Espadrilles remind me of growing up. I remember seeing my mom wear them a lot. She was always tan, with the best legs around. …

Easy (+ Affordable!) Spring Style

Hi, friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and sweet Easter. We had family in town early in the weekend and then spent a quiet Easter day at home. It was sunny and warm in Chicago and pretty much perfect.  Also, I’ve gotta give a special shout out to The Mister who is in Boston to run the marathon today. YAY! Go, babe!  …

My Kind Of Sweat: Postpartum Fitness Week 2 Update

You guys, I’ve started to feel like Oprah – always putting a picture of me as the cover photo. So, this time there’s an inspirational quote. BAM. So, I can’t ever remember a crazier week. Whoa. Deep breath. With appointments and meetings and a photo shoot and family visiting and motherhood and sleep and all of the things, it was hard to fit everything in.  Still, I …

Why Is The 4th Trimester So Hard? 5 Things…

I’ve been thinking a lot about that tricky 4th trimester. Partly because I’m smack dab in the middle of it (actually 2/3rd’s of the way through, but who’s counting), but also because a family friend is due to have her first baby in a couple of months.   I’m going to her baby shower in May, and while I want to pour my heart out and …

My Kind Of Sweat: Postpartum Fitness Week 1 Update

One week into my April postpartum fitness challenge and I’m feeling pretty damn good! Tired, but good. 😉 This week was one of experimentation and trying to figure out how to fit in all the things, while also maintaining my sanity and trying to get as much sleep as possible. Overall, I did pretty well. While I changed the schedule a bit (no Beach Ball …

March Instagram Round Up

Happy hump day! (I don’t know why I just said that. I hate when people say that.) It’s been a minute since I’ve done an Insta Round Up on here, so I’d say it’s high time. Let’s talk LIKEtoKNOW.It first, though. Have you guys downloaded the new app? Now you can shop my looks on Instagram by taking a SCREENSHOT. How crazy is that? Just download the app, …