8.21.2014

Lululemon Peplum Tank Love

Not sponsored, just love.
I never shop, but for whatever reason, I have become quite smitten with peplums. I give you exhibit A from my Instagram account.

When I saw this SUPER cute tank at Lulu, I simply had to buy it!

If anyone at Lululemon is listening, please make a peplum jacket to match...I pinky promise I will buy it too ;)

*It's out of stock on their website, but you might be able to find one in the store. It's a bit pricey at $58, but it's just. So. Cute.

8.13.2014

The Witch Doctor

I've had neck pain for about 6 months now. It's not unbearable pain...just constant. These days when you see a doctor they ask, "On a scale of 1-10, how does the pain feel?" For me...that's a solid 6.

I did something I've never done before. I went to a chiropractor. I asked a ton of questions, talked to a lot of people, and a lot of them said, "Make sure he's not a witch doctor." Not really sure what that means. I was a little nervous about it, but I have felt like I've wanted to crack my neck for the last 5 years. I sucked it up, and went.

My chiropractor is a runner, which I like. He did all kinds of tests and x-rays and then we got about the business of actually doing the adjustment. WOWZERS...that is a freaky thing. He cracked all kinds of places up my spine and then got to my neck. Holy crack I had no idea could happen Batman! It was the loudest crunch ever...on BOTH sides. Ummm yuck.

That said, my neck feels fantastic. Like...really FANTASTIC. I've gone twice now. I'm supposed to keep going for 8 weeks. I've read all kinds of negativity about how there are no studies to prove it works...and how they are snake oil salesman, and I gotta say, that's not my experience. My Doctor is a really nice guy, there are tons of folks in his office, and everyone seems happy and getting over one sort of pain or another. My neck pain is "tech neck" which doesn't surprise me since I'm on this computer 5-8 hours a day. I need to pay more attention to my posture and get in a more natural position when I work.
Enter my new desk! I LOVE it SO much. It's the peekaboo clear console table from CB2. Did I mention how much I love it? ;)

 I felt a little weird going to the chiropractor, but the bottom line is, it's working for me. Between my desk, and my witch doctor, my neck is on it's way to a full recovery ;)

7.31.2014

Get 'em thinking again...#StreamTeam

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I received a welcome kit which includes a year’s subscription to Netflix. Opinions expressed are my own.

 I can't believe some kids are going back to school next week! That said, I think in Chicago, we are at the halfway point of summer break. While I'm taking them to museums to keep them engaged...there is a lot of vegging in front of the TV going on here:/ I was super happy to find some great educational options on Netflix to give their brains a boost.

The first thing out of my son's mouth was, "SO...this is educational?" I said, "No it's not...it's just really cool." OK, I fibbed a bit. Yes it's educational, but he's really interested in space. We visit the Henry Crown Space Center at least once a week at the MSI. I'll admit, I had to sell it for a bit...but he came around.

When you are dealing with a seven year old boy, the more rocket footage the better. I'm a big geek, so I enjoyed watching When We Left Earth along with him. Episode 4, The Exlorers was my sons favorite. He is extremely interested in the Apollo 13 mission and lunar rovers.

My Little Man actually asked me if we could watch Nova: Ultimate Mars Challenge when we had finished The NASA Missions. "You bet!" We'll be heading to The Adler Planetarium afterwards to check out the Mars Rover up close.

Thank you Netflix for providing some great summer programming for my kids...we're heading to The Blue Planet next!!

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