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  1. Piyo Review


    November 19, 2014 by Katie

    First of all, I want to emphasize that I am no way affiliated with Beach Body (yet… haha) and I …
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  2. Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review


    October 28, 2014 by Katie

    This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. As always, the opinions expressed here are completely my own.

    I really loved the Mizuno Wave Rider 17, so I was excited when Mizuno sent me their Wave Rider 18 to try out. The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is a neutral shoe, which means that it has the right amount of support for a wide range of runners. The shoe is actually 1 oz lighter than its previous version, coming in at 7.8oz with a 12mm ramp (difference between heel and toe height). The shoe also comes in wide or narrow, and three different colors:

  3. Graceland Cemetery Tour–Vimbly


    October 29, 2013 by Katie

    Disclaimer: I was offered a free ticket for the tour, however all opinions and thoughts are, as always, my own.

    First off – HAPPY OATMEAL DAY! Haha did you know October 29th is Oatmeal Day? Well it is! And to celebrate I have a new recipe for you… coming on tomorrow’s WIAW post! I know – brace yourselves. The excitement is overwhelming, right?..

    So. Why would I want to take a tour of a cemetery? Creepy, right? Let me explain. I was contacted by Vimbly to try out their services. It’s a website where you can search for things to do in your city, and then you can buy your tickets right on their website.

  4. Hanson 2013


    October 16, 2013 by Katie

    Why did I title this Hanson 2013? Because I fully intend to see them in concert over and over and over and over again. So get ready for Hanson 2014, Hanson 2015, and so on.

    Let’s backup.

    In… March or April of this year Kelsey discovered that Hanson was coming to Chicago during their tour and insisted we go. As a Hanson fan in my younger days I thought this could be pretty fun so we bought our tickets and waited…

    Months and months later it was FINALLY TIME FOR HANSON!

    After grabbing dinner at Taco Joint with Emily, her friend Kelli, Lindsay and Kelsey, we proceeded to the House of Blues to wait outside until we could get

  5. Ellovi Body Butter


    October 11, 2013 by Katie

    Disclaimer: Although I received Ellovi Body Butter free of charge, all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.

    First, I want to say good luck and HAVE FUN to everyone running the marathon this weekend!!! I’ll be volunteering at the Mile 18 Aid Station so if you’re running, say hi! I’m sure I’ll be really discernible as one of about a bazillion people in matching volunteer jackets and hats…


    This feels like forever ago!

    I’ve mentioned this before a couple times, but I’m slowly trying to incorporate more “all natural” and organic products into my personal care routine. Since many of us look at labels to try and reduce the number of chemicals we eat, it makes sense to do the same with what we put on our skin. A great resource to find out how your products rank on the natural scale is the EWG database.

    I was recently sent a sample of Ellovi Body Butter to try out. Ellovi is a company started by two people, Kelly and Ryan, who want to create an entire…

  6. GoldPlaited–Chicago Finishing Salon


    October 8, 2013 by Katie

    As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had the opportunity to go to Goldplaited on Saturday afternoon, a brand new finishing salon in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

    I was invited by Mal, who owns the salon along with her sister. They both moved here from LA to open Goldplaited and this was only their second weekend in operation. I was surprised by this because the salon seemed very well put together and everyone knew exactly what they were doing.

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    The salon itself had a very fresh and open look. I loved the gold and white coloring; it made me feel a little like a celebrity getting ready for…

  7. Pv.Body–LAST CHANCE!


    November 30, 2012 by Katie

    Well hellooooooo there!

    Didn’t expect to see me this afternoon, did you? Haha me neither! However, I HAD to share this with you all!

    I wasn’t going to announce this until I got my first outfit from them, but I’m a pv.body ambassador!

    What is pv.body? Well you may have heard about it from other bloggers, but for those of you who haven’t, it’s a company that’s built relationships with the manufacturers of many big-name athletic clothing lines and want to offer you a 2-piece outfit every month! You take a style quiz, which asks you questions like your sizes, what kinds of colors you like, what your favorite workouts are, etc. Then they choose a top and a bottom and ship them out to you! The best part? If you don’t like what they sent you, you can either return for a refund OR an exchange!

  8. Freestylin’


    November 10, 2012 by Katie

    Hey everyone! Happy weekend! First of all, I wanted to say thank you to all of you for your great comments on my post yesterday. It sounds like many of us of similar feelings and frustrations when it comes to mean comments on blogs.

    Now, onto today’s topic – Coca Cola Freestyle Machines! Hahaha okay, I can hear it in your thoughts: um, Katie, soda?! Yea, I would have had the same reaction. I was recently contacted by Coca Cola Freestyle, asking me to check out their freestyle machines. I’d seen them around and was curious but never tried one before.

    At first I thought this was a bit odd… me? Soda? I rarely drink it, it’s more of a treat, so I decided to check out their website and see what it was all about. I was surprised to find…

  9. I can’t believe I’m saying this…


    September 14, 2012 by Katie

    Hey everyone!! Happy Friday! I hope you all have some great plans for the weekend, I sure do! I’m meeting …
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