I love getting dressed up. I enjoy the hunt for an outfit, mostly at local consignment shops, and selecting an item that really makes me squeal. My personal style likes to show a little leg, so I stick with A-line skirts as those compliment my hippy-er figure. I happily wear make up to enhance my… Continue reading Comfortable underwear is the way to go
It seems the Modern Domestic Woman has been DIYing herself into an early grave these days. From homemade gluten-free granola bars and knitting intricate scarves to repurposing a vintage armoire found on the side of the road, suggestions for DIY projects are overflowing around the internet and in every women’s magazine on the newsstands. Now,… Continue reading DIYing Yourself to Death
I no longer subscribe to the idea of New Year’s resolutions, as I believe every day is an opportunity to start fresh. The year 2017 is ripe with opportunities for us ladies to care for ourselves. This obsession we’ve adopted of sprinting around our day on empty is no longer doable, in fact, I’m burned… Continue reading Changing your definition of “self-care” and “working out”
As a little girl I watched “Christmas in Connecticut,” longing to be Elizabeth Lane, the ever-imaginative writer who knew nothing about cooking or tidying as a domestic woman but certainly knew how to weave words that connected with her readers. While I can bake up a storm of yummy Russian tea cakes and clean the… Continue reading Tips for surviving the holidays
I LOVE giving presents so in celebration of my new column, The Modern Domestic Woman with the Kane County Chronicle, I am gifting one person a housewarming basket full of goodies from my favorite local shops and establishments. From December 14 – December 20 leave a comment below answering this question: What is the best… Continue reading The Modern Domestic Woman GIVEAWAY!
I consider food and drink to be just as vital to defining a home as décor. Tabletop is one of my favorite words, possibly passed down genetically by my mother who, God bless her soul, is still buying dishes that tickle her fancy. While I cannot quite embrace stacks of china, I can get obsessed… Continue reading What your teacup says about you
Over the last few years I have been diagnosed with a series of annoying diseases and Sjögren’s (“SHOW-grins”) is one of them. Well, today is World Sjögren’s Day! Hooray? In an effort to spread the word about this peach of a condition, here are some fast facts about this sneaky disease. These points have been… Continue reading Annoying Diseases: Happy World Sjögren’s Day!