Hello Fresh- The Proof is in the Gluten-Free Bread Pudding

Back before we were a strictly dairy free, Mediterranean, Paleo family we subscribed to Blue Apron…twice.  The first time was in April of 2015, and at first, like the rest of subscribers, we loved it.   It’s easy to keep the subscription about a month until you begin to realize your fridge is building up with… Read More

Etsy- Breathing Life Back Into Shopping

For those who are not yet familiar, Etsy is an amazing e-commerce platform that provides an easy and affordable virtual market for artists, artisans, and collectors to connect their unique products with their own unique customers worldwide. Over the course of 12 years some of these artisans that started out selling a few beads here… Read More

GameStop: Not The Next Blockbuster

When it came through the grapevine that Game Stop was acquiring ThinkGeek, the gaming world rejoiced, genius!  When they didn’t combine the two concepts into one shop, we all made a face to palm gesture while shaking our heads. It’s no surprise that the brick and mortar gaming industry is getting tossed out the window.… Read More

Crate & Barrel May Be Changing Its Scene

Who could have imagined such scandal behind the pristine, picture perfect wedding registry hot spot that is Crate and Barrel?  When one reads a trend setter of American home goods retail is closing a major 4 story flagship property of 27 years in the highly trafficked Mag Mile of their hometown Chicago, a shop girl has got to… Read More

Eddie Bauer:: Keeping the Faith

*   *   * Preface He stuck his head in the door of my office, his eyes sparked with inspiration, ” can I talk to you about something?” I looked to either side of me, but I was the only occupant of the small 6′ by 6′ box that served as my private office.… Read More