Last weekend the weather warmed up so sharply in Chicago that my husband and I actually were able to smoke cigars on our roof (I was still very bundled up, of course). Sipping a local bourbon and smoking a cigar outside was a real treat in January.
This week has been another quiet one for us. We’ve been hitting the gym hard and watching our calories even harder given that we leave for the Cayman Islands in about a week. Luckily, this means I’ve put together lots of healthy recipes that I can’t wait to share.
This weekend we’ll be spending Saturday watching a friend play hockey at a local rink and Sunday hosting a very small (and likely very healthy) Super Bowl party. I honesty couldn’t care less who wins–I like both teams, so I’d be happy to see either do well. Who are you rooting for?
> I think I might actually be able to do all ten of these easy hairstyles. Will attempt soon.
> I found What I learned from Joining Emma Watson’s Book Club to be an interesting read after joining myself.
> This purl knit sweater would pear well with almost everything. Plus it looks super comfortable and comes in beige, navy, white, and rust.
> Here are 9 healthy food swaps that are great to keep in mind when you’re trying to eat fewer calories.
> This summer I might just try this somewhat odd high heel hack to keep my feet comfy and dry in pumps.
> Since I’m heading to the Caribbean in a week, I’ve had my eye on breezy resort wear. I’m partial to this brocade off the shoulder top, this drapey yellow floral print dress, and I’ve ordered this tile print maxi dress.
> Calorie counting may have its flaws, but I agree with this author on the reasons why you should still do it.
> This week in uplifting news: McDonalds will give out books with happy meals for one week in February.
> This week in depressing news: women were bared from entering a Starbucks in Saudi Arabia when the divider between the female and male sections of the store fell down. SMH
> I may need to start following all of these Swedish bloggers in this Stockholm fashion week feature. They’re all so chic.
> Barbie has several new bodies. Interesting.
> All of these tips for great office looks are spot on.
> For this week’s dose of cute, I give you a whole slough of bunny gifs that prove bunnies are just fluffy, adorable humans.