Q&A with Kimberly Bouk of Kimberly’s Kupboard

Q&A with Kimberly Bouk of Kimberly’s Kupboard

I first discovered Kimberly's Kupboard when visiting Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Ind. in 2016. Owner Kimberly Bouk, of Illinois, had some awesome tea blends for sale there, and I bought a couple bags to try but also noticed her amazing natural body care products. Recently, I reached out to her about collaborating and she sent [...]

On getting over FOMO and living in the moment

On getting over FOMO and living in the moment

Now that I live in a warmer climate, I've been checking the weather channel website frequently to see when it's going to cool off, because I've been feeling sad and anxious for the real start of fall (also sort of ready to go for walks without feeling overheated).     Today, the temperature finally dropped [...]

Chicago Cat Rescue’s 8th Annual Sexy Black Benefit

I'm sure most people who know me know I love cats a lot (they probably think I'm bordering being a crazy cat lady — and they wouldn't be wrong). Ever since I can remember I've loved kitties, and after recently adopting Freedom and starting volunteer work with my local humane society, I really fell for black [...]

Corinne Bailey Rae’s ‘Been to the Moon,’ and it’s great

From the first time I saw the video for "Put Your Records On" on VH1's "You Oughta Know" program, I've always been a big fan of Corinne Bailey Rae. The singer has soul and her music is just so beautiful. This week marked the ten-year anniversary of her first album — so crazy. As a tease [...]

Comfort food: Tomato turkey burger shepherd’s pie

  With brutally cold weather in the Chicago area, I've been craving comfort food. Something that really helps you get warmed up when the weather is frigid is shepherd's pie, one of my favorite Irish meals. A stew-like dish covered in mashed potatoes — what's better? This was my first attempt at making this meal, so I [...]

Tea Review Tuesday: Crown Chakra Tea from Buddha

This week's tea is a little different from those that I typically review. I've recently made some lifestyle changes to incorporate more meditative behaviors into my daily routine. Lovely herbal teas have made the start of this journey smoother for me, especially Buddha's Crown Chakra, which I purchased about a month ago. This caffeine-free tea [...]