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    Scared of heights? Try iFLY indoor skydiving and fear no more

    May 18, 2016

    iFLY (way up high) but not the conventional way... When my husband asked me to join him in jumping out of a moving plane at 13,000 feet above sea (or cornfield) level - I quickly replied "not

    Loire Valley Wines 101: White, Red, Rose and Sparkling

    May 15, 2016

    So I love wine, but I have A LOT to learn! Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc? Well if you did, I'm impressed. I did not. I also didn't realize that

    10 minute sweet and spicy vegan cheese dip recipe

    April 29, 2016

    The party is quickly approaching and you don't know what you are serving yet! Don't sweat - this 10 minute sweet and spicy vegan cheese dip recipe is what you are going to serve! The best thing is, every

    8 tips for productive online discussions

    April 26, 2016

    by Jaclyn levy Ditch the drama online with these 8 simple tips! In the last week I’ve seen 3 different people lash out on social media to those who voiced a different opinion than

    Behind the plant-forward menu of Freshii

    April 12, 2016

    Ever sit down and consider all that goes into creating a restaurant menu? What if 50% of that menu involved plants? That is exactly what the plant-forward menu at Freshii is all about. The 200 unit Toronto

    Double chocolate Oreo cream pie recipe with homemade Oreo graham crust

    April 6, 2016

     It was my husband's birthday and come 11 am I still was not sure what I was going to make him for his "birthday cake". I frantically looked around the house to see what was on hand and came up with

    Simple plant-based crepe recipe with blueberries and chocolate

    March 31, 2016

    Sundays are my day to make breakfast for the family (I love Sunday mornings!). This Sunday as I lay in bed to the sounds of my 7 month old entertaining himself in his crib, I thought about what I could

    Female empowerment and breaking down barriers

    March 25, 2016

    This week I had the privileged of attending a local workshop hosted by Second City and sponsored by LUNA - you know the female version of Clif Bars? I wasn't planning on writing a post about the afternoon,

    Purple breakfast potato recipe perfect for any time of the day

    March 23, 2016

    My husband came home with a bunch of purple potatoes the other day. He was ambitious, but never got to making anything with them. In his defense, he was acting as a single parent while I was traveling

    Losing weight the healthy way: Week 1 journal + nutrition tracker

    March 1, 2016

    If you are just landing on this page, welcome! I shared a post last week about how I'm committing to losing weight the healthy way. I had my first baby 6 months ago and gained 50+ pounds (wowza!!!). Let's

    Creamy peanut butter, kale and banana vegan protein shake recipe

    February 25, 2016

    This creamy vegan protein shake recipe keeps me full for hours and tastes like a treat. The kale is well disguised (in case green things scare you!). It's incredible. I guarantee that you will forget it's

    Lose weight the healthy way + a hearty salad recipe

    February 23, 2016

    There's a fine line between being obsessive about what you eat and losing weight the healthy way. I had an eating disorder so the line is very fine. It can be scary to think about counting calories and

    Rock Baby Rock! At The Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

    February 13, 2016

    Sitting still is not an easy feat at Rock Baby Rock! This was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while and you better bet I got up and shook my tail feather! Lance Lipinsky (Million Dollar Quartet)

    Roundup and Review: CrossTown Fitness, Q-BBQ and d’Vine Affair

    February 5, 2016

    This roundup and review includes an eclectic mix of personal experiences in Chicago from the month of January including: A kick-butt workout at CrossTown Fitness in Lakeview, a dinner

    Living life in fear isn’t a life at all

    February 1, 2016

    A few months ago I answered the door to a solicitor. Now before you clutch your pearls in horror, know it was completely by accident as I had a ‘no soliciting’ sign on my door, and assumed whoever

    I’m a married woman, but went on the best date last week

    January 23, 2016

    I'm a married woman, but last Thursday I went out on a date with a very attractive man. He held my hand as we walked down the city streets and even opened the door for me. Over dinner, we had natural conversation

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