Handmade Jewelry and a Love for Our City

The shared experience of living in a city with so many quirks, histories, and unique and diverse neighborhoods bring us together in sometimes surprising ways. Despite the many challenges Chicago faces, when the city rises together from the ground up it is a beautiful sight. Today we're sharing about our good friends at Arise Creations, which teaches teenage girls professional and entrepreneurial skills through crafting beautiful, handmade jewelry.

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It's in the Details

We've been married for 6 and a half months.  Some people would probably say we're still in the honeymoon phase... where things are still new and exciting and easy, and to be honest we kind of are. However, we've quickly realized the importance of continuing to find new ways to pursue one another as time goes on...

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2017 Here We Come!

It has been one heck of a year for us... one we will never forget.  2016 was in many ways an "unbeatable" year. And though nearly all farewells ring somewhat bittersweet, we are ready to bid adieu to 2016 and thrilled to ring in 2017! Today we want to share with you a few of the principles we're planning to implement this year to help us see our resolutions through to 2018!

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Share Hope Leggings

As we head into 2017, we've been deliberate about setting goals together and a direction for the upcoming year. For Everyday Urban, this means collaborating with individuals and organizations who are passionately pursuing meaningful and innovative work. With this goal in mind in for 2017, we couldn't be more excited to tell you about ShareHope and offer you the opportunity to win a pair of their (freakishly amazing) athletic leggings!

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Winter Wonderland and New Friends

When we first created the Everyday Urban blog and Instagram account we had no idea where it would take us, and still have no idea, but even in its infancy state we have been SO pleasantly surprised by all the connections and budding friendship that have started through this creative endeavor together! Check out this latest post for some snowy pics with our new friend, Hernan!

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I'll (Eventually) Be Home For Christmas...

I'll eventually be home for Christmas.... but only after traveling to India, the UK, and Costa Rica, only to get back the day before Christmas Eve!

You may have noticed that our Instagram has been a little bit light on content recently. This “taking the foot off the pedal” approach was not our preference, but rather a necessity. For anyone who has been following along with us for a bit now, you’ll know that there have been some big changes for us!

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Cranberry Christmas Cookies

Ahhhh Christmas, that joyous season in which we deceive ourselves into thinking this will be the year that we will actually DO all the seasonal things that we associate with this lovely holiday.  If you’re anything like us, you've been envisioning how wonderful it will be when you get to the holidays since September. But somehow it’s now halfway through December and you've had no time to even think about that upcoming holiday party you're hosting. If this is where you find yourself rest assured, we've got your back. Today we’re sharing the perfect easy, pretty, delectable Christmas cookie recipe you can whip up just in time for that final hoorah!....

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