#31 Treat Yourself Tuesday

Treat yoself!

Sorry, that’s the only tagline I have for you this morning. I’m lacking some serious creativity this Tuesday!

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If you’re new to TYT, head over here to read about why I am a supporter and advocate for treating ourselves – even in the smallest of ways – everyday! I promise you will fall in love with the idea and once you do, please link up below :)

Let me start with my best treat this week – flip flops. Outside. FLIP FLOPS, PEOPLE!


Hallelujah. The birds were singing and my toes were happy :)

Because the weather was glorious and my nails were in need of some serious pampering, I decided I needed a spring-colored manicure on Saturday afternoon. #treatyoself

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And while we’re on the topic of pampering – I had my first facial since moving to Chicago on Sunday! My skin always feel amazing after a facial and this winter did not do my skin well so I will be back in 2 weeks for a “mini facial” to continue to repair the winter damage.

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While at the spa, I decided to splurge on a skin cleanser. I’ve been using something much too harsh and it turns out, it’s clogging my pores. My aesthetician also gave me a sample of an antioxidant serum (that supposedly has natural SPF properties) to try for a few weeks. It’s expensive and I want to see if I like it before I shell out the big bucks.

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Apparently it’s beauty week here on TYT because I also treated myself to a bottle of tea tree shampoo while grocery shopping on Saturday night (see it in the cart up there?) I recently read that if you don’t wash your hair every day (and I don’t…), overgrowth of yeast can become an issue on your scalp. {#sexy}

Tea tree oil prevents/eliminates yeast so I treated myself to a clean, yeast-free scalp – Haha!

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And because I’m now obsessed, I bought a few more pairs of Feetures. I bought 3 pairs the first time and almost panicked when they were all in the laundry for my Friday morning run! Now, I have 7 pairs – enough to get me through laundry day each week. I also bought a new sports bra – I figure if I’m going to be running my life away this summer, the girls need a little treat as well ;)

Remember this Instagram post?


I broke down and bought the dress. Don’t act like you’re surprised ;) I have a few weddings and events coming up this summer and this dress will be perfect. Kyle wore a seersucker suit to the Derby last year and I’ve wanted something seersucker ever since! I can’t wait to wear this dress with some summer accessories – a fedora, wedges, and a white purse to be exact.

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How did you treat yourself this week? Is it flip flop weather where you live?

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

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Live music, 22k steps, Patio season & Other weekend fun!

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Weekly Meal & Fitness Plan – 4.12.14

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Good evening! I’m being super cool and catching up on errands and some things around the apartment tonight rather than heading out for a night on the town. The things you do on Saturday nights when you’re an adult ;) It’s been a fun weekend so far and I’ll catch y’all up tomorrow – tonight […]

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Friday Favs

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Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? I’m popping in to share some of my favorites from the week with y’all and am linking up with Katie’s Friday Favorites and Clare’s Five Things Friday :) 1. First and foremost – SPRING has sprung in Chicago! It’s been an awesome week and, in addition […]

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The Shoe Dog Experience

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This past weekend, I visited Road Runner Sports to have my first-ever athletic shoe fitting. Since deciding (and officially committing to raise a big chunk o’ cash for Team Paws) to run the Chicago Marathon this fall, I figured it would be in my best interest to find my perfect pair of running shoes. In […]

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Couples Resorts – Eats & Drinks

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Remember that time Kyle and I visited Jamaica? Yeah, me neither… It was barely two months ago, but it seems like ages since I’ve seen hot temperatures and had a hint of color on my skin. Oh the life of a Chicagoan… Anyways, today I’m back to share with you the fabulous eats we enjoyed […]

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#30 Treat Yourself Tuesday

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Happy Treat Yourself Tuesday! Did you do something nice for yourself this week? I definitely did and I hope you joined in on the self-love too! If you’re new to TYT, head over here to read about why I am a supporter and advocate for treating ourselves – even in the smallest of ways – everyday! I […]

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Bacon-Loaded Quiche

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Did I have you at bacon? That’s what I thought ;) Bacon, bacon, and more bacon… what else do you need in a recipe? According to Kyle’s brunch preferences, nothing more than the simple, sought-after ingredient of bacon is required for a recipe so good it will knock your socks off… and increase your risk […]

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A spring weekend!

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What a fabulous weekend! After Mitchell’s fiasco on Friday, things settled down and Kyle and I were able to enjoy a relaxing – albeit active, weekend. Friday night was date night at Graham Elliot Bistro – oysters, Caesar salad with a brioche “twinkie” (a cheese-stuffed, fried bread – don’t worry, 24DC or not… I most […]

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