Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Video: The Truth about Puppy Mills

As you may already know I'm very passionate about animal rescue so here's the low down on puppy mills and live animal auctions!

For more information on English Bulldog Rescue go to or­scue 

-Gina <3 <3

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What I Wore

This week's What I Wore!

To Work...
Shirt - Kohls, Sweater - Target, Boots - Forever 21

To a Clients House...
Romper - Forever 21, Jacket - Target, Belts - Dots, Boots - Forever 21

At a Business Meeting...
Top - Discovery, Dress - Dots, Shoes - Bakers, Necklace - Glamhairus, Purse - Glamhairus

Top - Forever 21, Jeggins - Dots, Shoes - Charlotte Russe, Purse - Prada, Necklace - Glamhairus

Date Night...
Top - Forever 21, Jeggins - Forever 21, Jacket - Diesel, Necklace - Glamhairus, Shoes - Steven Madden

Friday, May 24, 2013

What I Wore

This Week's What I Wore...

Out to meet friends for dinner...
Dress - Dots, Jacket - Diesel, Necklace - Glamhairus, Shoes - Victoria's Secret, Earrings - Glamhairus

At the salon...
Jacket - Boutique in New York, Shirt - Top Shop, Tank - Forever 21, Shoes - Victoria's Secret, Necklace - Glamhairus

At the salon...
Jeggins - Forever 21, Top - Forever 21, Heels - Charlotte Russe, Necklace - Glamhairus

Date Night...
Top - Forever 21, Jeggins - Forever 21, Jacket - Diesel, Necklace - Glamhairus, Shoes - Gift

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Weekly Wednesday Video

This week we are back to the questions! Have a question? Just ask! Your question might be featured in the next video.

-Gina <3 <3

Thursday, May 16, 2013

What I Wore

This week's What I Wore...

To the Salon -
Dress - Guess, Shoes - Charlotte Russe, Bolero - Discovery, Purse - Prada

 To a Clients House -
Jacket - Diesel, Jeggins - F21, Top - F21, Purse - Prada, Shoes - Charlotte Russe

 Out with Friends -
Jeggins - Dots, Top - Forever 21, Jacket - Diesel, Shoes - Victoria's Secret, Necklace - Glamhairus

To the Salon-
Top - Discovery, Jeggins - Forever 21, Heels - Bakers, Necklace - Glamhairus

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trending on Pinterest

I know I've said it before, but I love Pinterest! I love it so much that I wanted to share my 5 Favorite Trends I've been seeing over and over…            

Bright Colors for Summer

 Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Bold Shoes


Inspirational Bridal Hairdos

Are you following me on Pinterest yet? :)

-Gina <3 <3

Thursday, May 9, 2013

What I Wore

This Week's What I Wore!

To a Dinner Meeting...
Jeans - A'gaci, Panco - Forever 21, Shoes - Victoria's Secret, Purse - Glamhairus, Necklace - Glamhairus, Tank - Discovery

Purse Options...
Purse Glamhairus 

Purse - Glamhairus
 Outfit Options for Salon...

What I Chose...
Sweater - Forever 21, Jeans - Dots, Purse - Louis Vuitton, Necklace - Glamhairus, Bracelet - Glamhairus Jacket - Target

Night Out...
Shirt - Forever 21, Jacket - Target, Jeans - Dots, Shoes - Forever 21, Necklace - Glamhairus

Thursday, May 2, 2013

What I Wore

This week's What I Wore!

 To Dinner...
Top - Gift, Jeans - Forever 21, Necklace - Glamhairus, Purse - Glamhairus

With a Jacket...
Jacket - Forever 21

Closeup on the Shoes..
Shoes - Charlotte Russe

 Outfit Options to Salon with Glamhairus Necklace Options...

What I Chose...
Jeggins - Forever 21, Shirt - Forever 21, Necklace - Glamhairus, Shoes - Charlotte Russe

 To the Salon...
Shirt - Forever 21, Jeans - Discovery, Necklace - Glamhairus, Purse - Prada, Shoes - Charlotte Russe

On a Friday Night Date...
Sweater - Akira, Vest - Forever 21, Jeggins - Forever 21, Boots - Forever 21, Necklace - Glamhairus

To Salon...
Skirt - Forever 21, Top - Target, Jacket - Forever 21, Boots - Forever 21, Necklace - Glamhairus, Earrings - Glamhairus

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Church Comparison

You think all churches are the same? And that they have the same type of service and talk about the same types of things? Well Then you're Wrong! I've recently had three very different church experiences.

First there is the church I regularly attend, which is City Church Chicago, a non-denominational church which is held each week in a small theater space. Normally about 200 people attend each service. The people who perform during the service are normally hipsters and the songs they play are very urban chic, with an uplifting message. The Pastor and his wife are very young and trendy. He reads from an iPad and his messages are very modern and relatable. I noticed that most of the congregation has the bible downloaded right there on their phones. In fact, we are encouraged to be on our phones and spread the word via social media while in church.

The second church is Willow Creek Community Church  located in South Barrington or downtown Chicago. It’s also non-denominational and I've gone to this church since high school. I hadn't been in a while and decided to go with my family to the Christmas service. This church was much more theatrical, almost as theatrical as the Christmas Carol. I found this church to be much more conservative and less innovative. The pastor had his notes on cards of paper and no one was on their phone. The Pastor told the story of Christmas in such a beautiful way. He spoke between each act of the play and even showed videos. And at the end of it was a huge manger that took up the entire stage. The music consisted of traditional Christmas songs, with a unique twist. There had to have been at least 3 thousand people at the service and the church was only two thirds of the way full!

The third church I went to was my grandmother’s Lutheran church, Martin Luther Church. I went to the service with my 90-year-old grandmother and her friends. The service was extremely conservative, definitely the most conservative of the three. The church had traditional pews and traditional music; I hadn't sung a hymn in years. The offering was collected in the flat trays that were passed down each isle. The church had about 50 parishioners and I only saw 2 children. I found myself getting choked up at my grandmothers church because I realized that the elder generations are the forgotten ones. You should have seen my grandmothers face when I arrived, she was so shocked and excited that I showed up to surprise her for her birthday.

It was amazing how different the 3 churches were. Out of the three I think I took less from my grandma’s church. Willow Creek was beautiful but very theatrical. My grandmother’s church was very traditional and less relatable. I definitely feel that I take the most from the City Church of Chicago. I feel so good and connected; the church is progressive and the messages are significant to my daily life.

At the end of the day the message is the same and I'm so glad that I was able to experience these different services. It's good to know that there are so many different options for people who want to get a closer relationship with God!

-Gina <3 <3