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A New Chapter, A New Era

If you’ve followed my journey for some time, you’ll know my career is split into two distinct spheres – Style Charade and my full-time job in communications and marketing. In truth, I keep the two very separate unless absolutely necessary. Today is one of those rare intersections because I’m extremely excited to share some happy news with you: I’ve been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer at my company.

Elevating Our Kitchen: A Full Kohler and Café Appliances Review

As the heart of the home, kitchens are truly the ultimate place for gathering, cooking, creativity, and creating memories with family and friends. We spend SO much time in our kitchen – especially after work just conversing about the day. After living in our home in Chicago for five years, we wanted to elevate our appliances and create a harmonious blend of function and sophistication. The result has been nothing short of transformative. Today, I want to take you behind-the-scenes of the transformation, along with our comprehensive Kohler and Café Appliances review.

The Grief We Bear

One of Bob’s recent phrases keeps echoing in my head – “Grief has no rules.” A simple statement, but something that resonates at my very core. Sadly, grief is no stranger to me – an old friend rearing its poisonous head with venomous tentacles seeping into my system like an uninvited ghost.

The Story of How We Met

Celebrating 18 Years Together + Counting

Over my years of blogging, I’ve never told the story of how Bob and I met. Today is the day! And it’s not just any day – it’s the ten year anniversary of our wedding!

How to Plan Your Outfits for the Week

Stress Free Tips to Organize Life

Friends, life gets super busy. Whether you’re married, single, child free, or a member of a huge family, your schedule fills up FAST. It’s just the pace of the world right now. But, when you can get a foothold in the chaos and prepare for each day, you can achieve that idyllic feeling of peace and control!

Goals and Intentions for the New Year

Cheers to 2023!

As we look towards 2023, I wanted to open up and share some of my intentions for Style Charade. In doing so, I hope this exercise inspires you to sit down to establish your goals too. Also, remember they are goals for a reason. While I may not achieve them, I’m excited to stay focused on clear cut concepts. Plus, even if I only manage one of these Style Charade goals, I’ll be thrilled lol!

The Best Flocked Christmas Trees

Affordable and Luxe Options

The countdown is on! Christmas is less than two months away, and the holiday spirit is alive and well! But what should be our first step to prep for the year’s most festive occasion? In my humble opinion, getting your holiday home decorations in order. For me, that starts with flocked Christmas trees.


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