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3 Great Chicago Women Bloggers

Yesterday, I featured a  few of my favorite instagram feeds. Since this is a photo business, a visual-only related faves post probably makes sense. Well today, we’re taking a look at ladies that incorporate both word and visual to elevate the game. Because here at Gooch headquarters, we really dig words.

A couple bloggers to take notice if you’re into that:


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Yellow Brick Home

Run and operated by a close friend of mine, Kim Vargo. Her blog is a great resource for all sorts of projects you might do around your home. She’s currently renovating her home in Logan Square with her husband, two dogs and two cats. At the time of purchase it was run down and smelly. I ran out of it as fast as the tour was over, it was that bad. But now, it’s kind of amazing beautiful. Oh and it was me (7 years ago) that told Kim one night while sipping a glass of red wine, “you know you HAVE to start a blog, like now!” And with some heavy (pushy) swaying on my end (and her husband’s) she did it.


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Jessica Murnane

Full disclosure, Jessica no longer lives in Chicago, but that’s a recent-ish thing. And I discovered her here, so I’m including her in this list! She has a pretty awesome podcast centered around wellness and good eating. I found her by accident. At first her podcast wasn’t really for me. But then it was. I listened again and fell hard. As it gets uber quiet here while editing photos…hearing her interviews fills the void and feels like I’m sitting on a couch with my best friend. She’s on a break right now, writing a cookbook…but there are plenty of pods to listen to in the meantime.


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Chi City Fashion

Chi City is a fashion blog….as the name hints. A lot of them exist on the interwebs. A lot! Searching for the perfect fashion blog that fits your style and/or style goals often ends up as the black hole of surfing.  For me, at least. And surprisingly it was my boyfriend that clued me in on her. She’s a Chicago girl. And for me, her writing style just nails it. So well. Usually with a fashion blog it’s the visual that grabs me but with Jena, it’s all about her choice words.


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The Bloggess

Not a chicagoan. I’m sneaking her in. Because she makes me laugh all the time.  Favorite all time post: Beyonce the Chicken (my rename).


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