A Little Life Update

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The week has been a long one, but we’re excited about the weekend! The weather is forecasted to be beautiful.

We’re switching things up a bit today to share a few updates happening in our lives at the moment. Nothing overly exciting, but there are a few things we have in the works that should make the next few months fairly thrilling and busy!

1. We’re Renovating!

This has been a long time in the making and I could not be more excited! Our plans are to redo just about every room in the house. Our house has a very open floor plan so I am most excited about the thoughts we have for the living room, dining room and kitchen.

He and I plan to scrap most of our current furniture and decor so be on the look out for a TON of posts on home decor and inspiration! Not to mention, the plans should be completed just before our holiday entertaining! I’ve been shopping lots of bar carts, y’all, and think I’ve landed on a few I really love.

Feel free to share your thoughts on design and decor! I’d love all of the tips I can get! ūüôā

2. ¬†We’re Headed on a Road Trip!¬†

Most of our vacations involve a lot of sun, cocktails and a beach. ¬†Shawn has always wanted to take a trip to a cabin – something a bit cooler than I like – so this Fall we’re planning to switch things up a bit by planning a week long road trip.

I’ve gone through about 20 different plans from Chicago. ¬†Some that head directly west – Chicago to Montana to Denver and back. ¬†Another from Chicago, through Michicgan, through Canada and back.

Because I can’t decide, I’d love your thoughts! ¬†Does anyone have any great plans for road trips? ¬†Any places in the Midwest we should definitely visit? ¬†More rustic resorts we should stay at? ¬†Please share!

Once planned, I can’t wait to share the adventures with you all!

3. ¬†We’re Starting a Nonprofit¬†

Some of you may already be aware, but Shawn and I are really passionate about helping out in our community. ¬†We spend a lot of time identifying ways to assist the homeless in Chicago particularly. ¬†After a year or two or donating and volunteering, we’ve given a lot of thought to stepping up our game and are researching and considering starting our own nonprofit.

We’re in the beginning stages of developing our vision and mission statement, our goals and long term plan. ¬†There is so much for learn and consider, but it’s a journey we feel very passionately about.

Again, if you have any experience in starting a nonprofit – or have any tips you think would be helpful – please share! ¬†We need as much help as we can get! ¬†ūüôā

I hope you all have a great weekend!  See you back Monday, hopefully!  XO

Anna

A Lily Love Affair, Chicago Blogger, Zac Posen tote, Belll sleeve off the shoulder top, Summer style, #offsaksfinds, life update

A Lily Love Affair, Chicago Blogger, Zac Posen tote, Belll sleeve off the shoulder top, Summer style, #offsaksfinds, life update

A Lily Love Affair, Chicago Blogger, Zac Posen tote, Belll sleeve off the shoulder top, Summer style, #offsaksfinds, life update

A Lily Love Affair, Chicago Blogger, Zac Posen tote, Belll sleeve off the shoulder top, Summer style, #offsaksfinds, life update

A Lily Love Affair, Chicago Blogger, Zac Posen tote, Belll sleeve off the shoulder top, Summer style, #offsaksfinds, life update

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28 Comments

  1. July 28, 2017 / 5:43 am

    These are amazing life updates!! I can’t wait to see how the progress of the renovations! You guys are awesome for starting a nonprofit organization!!

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  2. Betty
    July 30, 2017 / 8:00 am

    I`m Canadian. You must experience the Muskoka’s in Ontario. So think about heading north into Canada!

  3. July 30, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I think it’s wonderful that y’all are looking into starting your own non-profit! I love giving back and have such a heart for the community too. That is going to be an amazing undertaking!

  4. Heidi
    July 31, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Such a great update Anna and I can’t wait to hear more about the changes at home and how the nonprofit plans evolve! Think about heading to the Northeast! The colors are gorgeous!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  5. Anna English
    August 4, 2017 / 7:13 am

    This outfit is summer perfection lady!

  6. jcrewismyfavstore
    August 4, 2017 / 7:55 am

    You look SO amazing, as always! And, I love that you’re starting a nonprofit organization. That is SO inspiring. Have a great trip and best of luck on the renovations.

  7. August 4, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Love that red back! And you rock the heels with shorts! I always feel so funny doing that but I think you’ve inspired me!

  8. August 4, 2017 / 8:36 am

    This bag is so fabulous love! I think that’s amazing you are starting a non-profit, that is something I have always wanted to do <3

  9. August 4, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Congratulations on everything! You deserve it!

  10. August 4, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Such a gorgeous bag! Love hearing about your new venture to help the homeless – my husband works for two different non-profit organizations and he absolutely loves it!

  11. August 4, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    inspiring read & you look so fab i’m loving that bag

  12. August 4, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I love this outfit! Congrats and wishing you all the best with your non-profit. Giving back is such a wonderful gesture!

  13. August 5, 2017 / 4:46 am

    Darling look! and I love that you are doing such a fun roadtrip. My vote is through Montana!

  14. Ashley DTKAustin
    August 6, 2017 / 11:32 am

    SO many amazing life changes!! Your non-profit sounds truly amazing and renovating is so much fun!! It’s addicting too. ūüôā

  15. August 6, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Excitng Plans! And oh how pretty is that purse!

  16. August 6, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    So many exciting things coming in your life! I love your bag too!

  17. Danasia
    August 6, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Such awesome plans! Congrats on starting a non-profit!

  18. August 6, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    So many exciting things coming up! I want to know more about your non profit!

  19. Ashley houston
    August 6, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    This is so exciting for you!

  20. August 6, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Congrats on starting a non profit love!! I love that top too!

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