I noticed this week that a lot of people are talking about the homeless in the US.While some are complaining, or saying it's just a scapegoat for other issues, I personally think it's great that we are talking about it and that so many people seem interested in helping.So, I sat down and made a list of places in our area that help provide help to those who are homeless or are on the brink of being homeless. Some of these places I already knew about, but some are new to me (thanks to doing some internet searched!)....more
Foodie heaven, art and architecture, museums and a vibrant nightlife are just a few of the best things about Chicago. We're going to try to bottle the city's energy and release it (in controlled amounts, of course!) at the #BlogHerFood15: Experts Among Us Closing Party!...more
Sorry that I've been MIA the last week. I was prepping for a garage sale at my house and wow, I didn't realize how much work it was going to be!! However, we got rid of so much stuff and I made quite a bit of money just in time for Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. The end of a very tiring week was perfect because I had plans with two friends to attend Soul Pose on Sunday morning. It turned out to be just like the organizers said it would: Freakin. Awesome. Yoga....more
My passion is writing. Everyone who knows me knows I'm 'the writer.' I've been writing since I was a teenager, and this year my first major novel debuted from Kensington Books. The sequel comes out November 10th of this year. I have a bunch of other stuff published or about to be published this year, too--everything seemed to happen all at once, after all those years of waiting, working, dreaming, and hoping. It's an amazing feeling, and a little scary, too.