My name is James Gartner, I am an award winning salon owner by day and lifestyle blogger by night living just outside of Chicago, Illinois. When I am am not busy working on various projects for the salon, social, and blog, I’m busy working it at the gym, and spending time with my handsome husband renovating our lake house.

I created gettingyourlife blog as a creative outlet to showcase my passions in beauty, fitness, style, and life. Consider me your new virtual pal, I’ll share all my secrets and you can tell me yours. I will show you how to diy various home projects, get that perfect voluminous hair, what type of outfit you can wear, and how to look good naked (for real though, just take a peek at my Insta if you haven't already lol @gartnerjames)

Sound good? Then jump right in and start learning.

How To Build A Patio Privacy Screen For Only $80

4 Steps To Goal Setting & How To Be Authentic On Social Media.

Finding The Right Business Suit

Stretching Tips For A Healthy Happy Body 

Before you leave, grab your six-week workout program of exactly how I train. It's designed to be done in any gym, and can be scaled down for beginning lifters, or done as written for intermediate to advanced lifters.

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