Real Women With Style: The Earley Girls Edition

Mom and I

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014- One year later and cancer free!

On April 25th, 2013, my mom was diagnosed with Stage Two Breast Cancer. Watching her fight for her life; going through chemotherapy and radiation while working full time was something very inspiring to me. She never once complained and she never once took a day off from work. While it didn’t come without tears being shed, it was educational in ways I didn’t imagine possible. Sitting here, writing this, I think about how different I am in just 365 days. I am a little stronger, a lot wiser and, well, my skin is a little bit thicker, which is about damn time if you ask me. Don’t get me wrong- I still make plenty of mistakes (a huge one Friday night), but for growth? I think I may be on the road to becoming the woman I am destined to be, with many thanks to this journey I took alongside of my mom.  Continue reading

I’ve Been Away and I Do Not Like It

Kate Spade ShoesIn the past eight months, M of Hearts came to life and became more than anything I could have ever imagined or hoped for. The feedback and the connections I have made since launching are something I truly cherish. I began my blog with the encouragement of friends telling me to share the things I do with others. I never imagined people would read or share my ideas! M of Hearts became one of the greatest jobs I have ever had, so to take a good month off was true torture for me. Continue reading

A Brief Break & Then I’ll Be Right Back!

Some exciting life endeavors are taking place and I am going to take a momentary break from M of Hearts. Essentially to help plan and brainstorm for what is next, as well as to clean and get my life in order post-Festival (my apartment and my poor cat have been neglected and need a little love). I will be back hopefully Friday with the M of Diamonds, but for sure next week to share all new posts with you. Stay tuned during the month of April to meet the M of Clubs and an all new Guest Blogger!

If you are interested in being a Guest Blogger for the M of Hearts, I would LOVE to have you! Feel free to send me an email at for details.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you soon.




Colossal Cupcake

CupcakesSunday is the perfect day to grab something sweet and decadent! If you’re looking for a quick snack and craving something sweet, you have to head to Colossal Cupcake. Colossal is located on Euclid Ave and is minutes from Tower City Center. And today is a beautiful day to go on a quick walk and catch some sunshine in between your films and right before Closing Night kicks off.  Continue reading