Why #Girlboss & #Bossbabe Have Got To Go

The hashtags #girlsboss and #bossbabe have swept social media, with 2,574,479 and 1,457,339 Instagram hits, respectively, to date.

Women are using the tags on photos that demonstrate their professional or personal strength, fearlessness, successes, and ambition, always lifting up others in the process.

The notion of girlboss and bossbabes has united women and truly started a movement of what seems very empowering to the gender deemed the weaker sex by popular societies around the world.

So why is this a bad thing? Why do I say these hashtags and language have got to go?

Come at this with an open mind, and let’s break it down and take a closer look. Looking forward to your take and responses at the end.

How to Plan a Bachelorette Weekend Getaway

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When it comes to bachelorette parties, these days it seems that weekend getaways are all the rage.

If you’re looking to throw a fun weekend party but don’t know where to begin, check out my step-by-step guide so you don’t miss any detail.

I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to plan and host a bachelorette party this summer for one of my besties and am excited to share my planning process, including choosing invitations, how to keep the cost low, choosing the perfect location, DIY projects, and considering the guest list.

*These tips are for the bride and the person planning it, so be sure to pin this post for future reference.*

What’s your ideal bachelorette party? What tips and advice do you have? Everyone is different, so be sure to share your ideas and experiences below!

The Easiest Way to Save Money While Shopping

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.

I’ve never been one to scour newspapers and mailings for coupons; I’ve never been a coupon clipper because the few times that I did take the time to cut out a coupon and set it aside to get 50 cents off that lipstick I really wanted, it collected dust in the back of my junk drawer or was never to be seen again. Does this sound like you?

No coupon clipping for me, but instead I peruse the internet for deals and coupon codes, often for upwards of 20 minutes trying to find a promotion that actually works. In the end, I usually feel defeated knowing I wasted so much time only to come across 10 expired deals.

Well, now I have the solution to my coupon problems: Groupon Coupons. Yup, you heard it, not only is your easiest savings a fun rhyme, but it’s sooo much easier and more accessible than clipping and endless internet searching for broken links and expired codes.

My First Blogiversary Party

June 2016 marked my first year of blogging, and I’m so excited to share the party I put together for my close family, friends, and readers. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all of you who have helped and supported me along the way. If you have read my blog even one time, it means the world to me.

I couldn’t be more thrilled to have had Kendra Scott in Chicago host my Blogiversary (yup, that’s right, blogging + anniversary = Blogiversay!); I knew that we were a perfect match, from the store’s color scheme, bubbling personalities of the workers, and the impressive jewelry.

I grew up with a mom who was, and still is, the queen of hostessing and throwing parties, and I inherited that hostessing gene. I love throwing parties and dressing up, so I figured my blogging anniversary was as good a time as any to start planning.

Embracing the little moments

We were driving down the winding, country road, my mother and I, on our way home from the store. The air conditioning was blasting on full, sending welcomed chilly surges to my otherwise sweltering body. It was about 95 degrees outside, but my pregnant body made it feel like it was 110.

It was summer in Wisconsin, and though it was hot, I was happy to be spending time at one of my favorite places in the entire world, my family’s summer home.  I was singing along to some pop hit on the radio when I saw him.

“What’s he doing?” I asked my mom. I squinted to see more clearly as the man walked on the shoulder of the road up ahead. My mom slowed the car as we passed him, and I instantly told her to turn the car around.


It’s Simply Lindsay: Announcement!

Hi everyone, Ginny wanted to announce something: she’s going to be a big sister!

I just had a successful 12 week appointment and am excited to share this with you all. Baby’s heartbeat was strong and fast, between 165-169. Some of you may have seen from social media, especially Instagram, that I haven’t been feeling well for quite some time – well, little did I know at the beginning that I was, indeed, pregnant and not suffering from some horrible disease like I thought. Who knew?! A much better prognosis than I anticipated when I went to the doctor.

I’m really excited to fully document this pregnancy and have lots of fun post ideas lined up, from safe and effective beauty products and dressing through all stages to dealing with sickness and sleeplessness.

If you have any topics or questions you’d like me to cover specifically, please just leave a comment and let me know.