What a beautiful day this Sunday has turned into (at least in Chicago). The sun is always a great mood booster but for some reason it feels even more so on Sundays. 🌤 How has your Sunday been? Have you gotten out and enjoyed the sun? 😎
I've been photographing shoes with @lorisshoes for about 2 years now. Shortly before I met Lori and Brian, Brian was diagnosed with ALS. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS is a disease that is always fatal and in most cases within 2 to 5 years. Lori and Brian are born fighters, they've run a successful shoe and clothing business in Chicago for 35 years - a truly inspiring feat in itself, so when Brian was diagnosed they hit the ground running and set out to find a cure for ALS and collaborated to build @iamals. May is ALS Awareness Month and Lori and Brian are spearheading an initiative with the help of Chicagoland businesses called You Shop, We Give. From May 18 - 25, 1% of all purchases from participating businesses will be donated to ALS research. If you'd like to help, it is that simple. Shop at any of the businesses listed in the link in my bio! Every dollar counts!
Happy Wednesday! Today is shaping up to be a beautiful and sunny day! I wasn’t about to let the day pass by without having a chance to enjoy it so I made sure that an early morning adventure was the first thing that I accomplished! . What I found is that you don’t have to go far to uncover treasures, even in your own neighborhood! . What kind of adventures will you create for yourself today? 😎☀️
The rising temps have definitely resulted in Chicago feeling completely alive after a long winter, and you better believe I'm going to soak up every minute of it while it lasts! To kick off the season, I grabbed a @dunkin iced coffee and hit the streets to photograph some of my favorite murals in the city...two of my favorite past times! 📸☕️ . The coolest part about it is that @dunkin just launched its first ever Dunkin' on the Daily sweepstakes, which fans can enter throughout the month of May, for a chance to score hundreds of instant win prizes and one of four amazing grand prizes, including @dunkin for a decade ☕️, a getaway for two 🛫, a cruise for two 🛳 and a year's supply of gas 🚗! DD Perks members can also earn up to 5 bonus grand prize entries per day by using their @dunkin app when making qualifying purchases. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mind winning any of those prizes, especially the trip of my choice! . If you won a @dunkin on the Daily prize, like the getaway for two, where would you choose to travel? 😎 #dunkin #dunkinonthedaily #sponsored
Now you see it....now you don’t! 🏙 . These two photos were taken about 10 mins apart. 😳 It was pretty trippy to see only half of the skyline. Even more so to turn back minutes later to see that it had returned! . Also, how boring would Chicago look if it was missing the Sears tower? 🙊
It’s Friday, the sun is out for the first time in I’m not even sure how many days and although it feels a bit crisp this morning, I can feel it is going to turn into one of those perfect spring days! 😎 . That alone is reason to celebrate, but I’m making a commitment to finish up my workday early (pushing aside whatever I “need” to get done) and I’m calling it out to the universe right here so that I hold myself accountable. 😅 . You see, even though I’m the boss it is easy to overwork myself. I’m often asked how I get anything done working at home or on my own schedule. To be honest, I can’t think of the last time I took too much time off. 🤣 It’s actually the opposite and I’m slowly making the changes to be able to prioritize myself over adding another to do to the list. It’s a slow progression but nonetheless a necessary one! . Anyway, the moral of this long winded story is that adventure begins now! How will you use that opportunity?