Happy to be back

This is a post I've thought about writing for more than two years and I don't know exactly how to start it. To be honest, I have some legit excuses as to why I stopped writing and posting. I started planning my wedding, teaching more classes, working nights and OT, I moved two or three … Continue reading Happy to be back

2018 Real Resolutions

2017 was the year of so many "firsts" and "lasts" for me. I finished my last semester of college, competed in my last pom competition, slept my last sleep in the college house I lived in with my best friends for three years, the list goes on... I also had my first day at a … Continue reading 2018 Real Resolutions

Go for Your Goals

It feels like forever since my last post. So much has happened in the last few weeks and I am so excited to tell you all about it! I also want to apologize for going MIA for a few weeks there, I was very busy and the last thing I want to do is treat … Continue reading Go for Your Goals

10 Things I Learned From Being a Team Player

In ninth grade I broke my dad's heart when I decided to quit running track to join the JV pompon team. For those of you who aren't from the Midwest, Pompon is a combination of cheer and dance with a focus of sharp movements and Rockettes style high kicks.  As high school went on, I … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned From Being a Team Player

Smile at Yourself

Like many women, I am often told to smile more by men on the street. Every time this happens, it leaves me with an uncomfortable feeling. I get a pit in my stomach that sticks with me for the whole day. I think the reason why it feels so intrusive when a stranger demands that you … Continue reading Smile at Yourself

Snooze it & Lose it

I don't run for elevators. I don't run to catch planes. I don't like to run late. Your alarm goes off at 6:30 a.m. and you immediately hit snooze. 8 minutes later the piercing sound of reality rings in your ear again and again and again...  It's a vicious cycle: hit snooze, doze off, wake up … Continue reading Snooze it & Lose it

Shake Your Booties

My ever-growing shoe collection reaches its prime in the fall. The flip flops I've been wearing for three months straight have been retired, and I'm ready to sport every shade of suede I can get my hands on. Here are my five favorite shoes this season and a few ways I style them: Metallic Mule … Continue reading Shake Your Booties

22 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Good morning, LoveLeighs! Today is my 22nd birthday. *Cue Taylor Swift’s 22* I thought it would be fun to share 22 things you don’t know about me. Here we go! I spent my childhood summers on Cape Cod and it remains my favorite place. I used to play the drums. My speciality was anything Blink-182. I am … Continue reading 22 Things You Don’t Know About Me

The Trader Joe’s Finds You Need To Try

Since moving to Chicago, I have fallen back in love with Trader Joe's. My mom used to shop there when I was in high school, but I didn't have one near me when I went off to college. Now that I am shopping at Trader Joe's in the city, I have taken it upon myself … Continue reading The Trader Joe’s Finds You Need To Try

My Favorite Podcasts Right Now

Over the past year I have unglued my eyes from Netflix long enough to discover the world of podcasts. I know what you're thinking: "Leigh, where have you been since 2005? Under a rock?" Well, LoveLeighs, apparently so. My podcast app always lived in the back of the dusty iPhone pages with the iBooks and … Continue reading My Favorite Podcasts Right Now