Chicago has so many great events, but winter is creeping up on us. Make sure you don't miss these events before winter hits! Make the most of the season!

Top Events in Chicago Before Winter is Here

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

That dreaded word in Chicago – winter. Luckily we still have time and some great events coming up before the deep freeze. But we all know the end of summer and fall flies by in Chicago, so make sure you don’t miss out on these fun events coming up!

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Happy Friday! This week's favorites are filled with photography, Harry Potter, Fashion, Art, and throwback to Seinfeld. Welcome to week 52!

Friday Favorites Week 52

Happy Friday!! Summer is finally starting to wrap up but it’s been such a great one! I’m trying to spend as much time outside as I can for the rest of the month, so I’m making this intro brief.

If you’re new to My Urban Family, welcome! Each Friday I round up my favorites from the past week – videos, photos, stories, products – anything really as well as updates from my life. Let’s dive in!

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I spend a lot of time on my computer. That translates to a lot of sitting. Then I purchased a desk that converts to a standing desk. I will never go back.

Why I Use a Standing Desk

I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample mat for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

Between writing this blog, freelance designing, and keeping up with friends online I spend a lot of time on my computer. That translated to a whole lot of sitting as well – too much sitting for sure. A couple of months ago I purchased a desk that converts from a sitting to a standing desk. I wasn’t sure how I would adjust, but let me tell you, I will never go back.

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Happy Friday! This week's favorites are filled with photos, tweets, Chicago Upgrades, cheap Amazon Finds, and technology of the future. Welcome to week 51!

Friday Favorites Week 51

Happy Friday! This summer is just flying by! If you missed the big 5-0 of favorites last weekend, make sure to check that one out when you’re done with this post.

If you’re new to My Urban Family, welcome! Each Friday I round up my favorites from the past week – videos, photos, stories, products – anything really as well as updates from my life. Let’s dive in!

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My Husband and I Combined Last Names

That’s right – combined. I didn’t take his last name. He didn’t take mine. We formed a new last name by combining our previous last names. It’s been legal now for about seven months, but the road getting here was long so I thought it was time to share the journey about how and why.

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