5 Things I’m Loving This Week

The first week of May…done! I think we’ve all been given a fast-pass to summer with how quickly the time seems to be ticking by and I’m not mad about that at all.

To end this week with a little fun, here are five things I’m loving lately that I have to share with you.

  • Water bottle: I feel like I have a love-hate relationship with drinking enough water, but I finally found a water bottle that keeps me accountable. This one gives me “goals” to meet throughout the day and it really helps. And, my kids can tell if I’m falling behind and believe me when I say, they call me out for it! Also, a few lemon slices go a long way to making this enjoyable, as does replacing the rubber straw this water bottle comes with to a tall metal straw.

  • Gerhard’s chocolate croissants: If you’re a local, head on over to Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts and snag some of their delicious, flaky chocolate croissants. They are a Friday breakfast treat in my house and my seventh grader who is a an expert on all things yummy gives these two thumbs up. Go early because if you wait until the afternoon, they might be sold out!

Happy early Mother’s Day to all of the sweet moms out there! And happy Friday!


Photo of me by Jenn Marie Photography

P.S. For inquiring minds, I’m wearing this skirt, jean jacket, and white tee. Sadly, my sweet little Frances Valentine bag is sold out.

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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  1. Steph wrote:

    Great interview with your brother. He did a excellent job explaining the importance of the vaccine.

    Posted 5.9.21 Reply
    • Ann Marie Scheidler wrote:

      Thank you, Steph! xo

      Posted 5.25.21 Reply