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Nothing screams summer more than celebrating the 4TH OF JULY! When I look back, I realize I never use to be that excited about the upcoming holiday. Sure, I’d attend a BBQ here and there, watch fireworks and parades and always wear a cute festive t-shirt. But I now believe no other day defines summer quite like the 4th of July! So bring on the red, white and blue because I’m ready to celebrate! I’ve linked all the best finds for Americana apparel including this lightweight sweatshirt and the cutest home decor pieces from some of my favorite retailers. Come along and go shopping with me! Target Pier 1 Old Navy Kirklands The Pink Lily Boutique Amazon xoxo, Katie  

If you’ve never been to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, you may be thinking 48 hours can’t possibly be enough time! I’m here to tell you, it is! Depending on how much of the touristy things you want to do, even one full day can be enough time. But if you’re into wineries, give yourself at least one more day to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake. Must See Attractions In my opinion there are 3 attractions you absolutely must do when visiting Niagara Falls. The first is taking a ride on the Hornblower Cruise. The first boat leaves at 8:30 am every morning, it’s also the only time when the boat isn’t jam packed. If you go at any other time, be prepared to wait in line and to be packed on the boat like sardines. Disclaimer: be prepared to get wet!!! They give you a poncho which helps for the most […]

Today, in honor of Fat Tuesday, I’m talking all things New Orleans! What an incredible place filled with history, ghost stories, around the clock nightlife, live music and amazing food. Where creole cuisine, Po Boys, Bananas Foster and Hurricanes were all invented. If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, never underestimate NOLA! A long weekend is the perfect amount of time to spend in the Big Easy. I recently had the opportunity to spoil my mom and take her along for the ride. Follow along while I share with you where we ate, where we drank and what we did. Where We Ate Oceana // Leopard Tee, Similar // Jeans, Similar // Oceana is known for their classic New Orleans fare and laid-back dining. We tried the Blackened Redfish, Luisiana Crab Meat Cakes and the Taste of New Orleans, which includes a sampling of Creole Jambalaya, Crawfish Étouffée and […]

I’m all about trying new things and eyelash extensions were definitely at the top of my list. I’m sure we’ve all tried the glue-on ones from the drugstore. You know, the ones that never really stick, are too big for your eyes or just look way too fake. Well, I finally got the chance to really just go for it at Deka Lash in Naperville and let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. The talented and patient Kaily, applied a full set of lashes on me. It’s been about a week, so I feel that I’m well acquainted with them. I’m so glad I got them done when I did, perfect for celebrating New Years with a bang! Here is everything you need to know before you head to the salon and change your look from pretty to va-va-va voom!  What To Expect The vibes at […]

I wanted to write down everything I want to do this fall because they say when you write it down you’ll hold yourself more accountable. So I figured while I’m writing it all down, I’ll share it with you! Here are just 10 things I want to do this fall (in no particular order). 1) Make handmade caramel apples (recipe here from justataste.com) 2) See Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight 3) Drive to see fall foliage 4) Carve a pumpkin (ideas here from southernliving.com) 5) Get lost in a corn maze 6) Learn to make Butter Beer (recipe here from jetsettingmom.com) 7) Take a hard cider tasting cruise along Lake Michigan (October 5th) 8) Visit a pumpkin patch 9) Go apple picking 10) Celebrate Oktoberfest What’s on your Fall bucket list? Let me know below or on Instagram here. xoxo, Katie