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Heart Swells

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Happy Friday, lovelies. I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. After a jam-packed week, I am going to kick off Friday with a BBQ tonight, then I purposely kept the rest of the weekend clear to enjoy a little R&R, and see where the days take me. The moments that made my [...]

On Finding Your Voice

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For those of us who write professionally or personally, there comes a point when the ideas just. aren't. there. Sometimes, creativity feels like it's just as much something that's inside of you, as it is a divine spark that you have no other choice but to hope shows up for you. And if you force [...]

One New Thing: Paddle Boarding

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I've been working my way through my summer activity list, so for this month's 'One New Thing' post, I knew I wanted to try paddle boarding. My friend Kelly obliged, so we set out Sunday morning for Green Lake Park and rented a few boards. As first timers, we were the definition of novices in [...]

How the Sun Sees You

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Oy. I watched this video and could basically summarize my thoughts as oh. ma. gawd. There are a million sunscreen ads out there, but nothing has ever made me think twice about it like this. The video captures what people look like from the sun's perspective -- so while young skin may be what's appearing [...]

Thankful for Mondays

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My friend Austin posted this photo last week with the caption 'Thankful For Mondays.' I love that and just had to pass along. What a beautiful way to go into the week, huh? Happy Monday, lovelies. Here's what the photo said... I am thankful for... The taxes I pay because it means that I am employed. [...]

Heart Swells

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What I loved about this week is that it reminded me that our future best friends could be our neighbors, acquaintances, friends of friends... People we may be just a single introduction away from -- until we meet, and it's like we were meant to know each other all along. I wrote about it in [...]

Summer Sangria Recipes

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I will always have a special place in my heart for sangria. A few months after I moved to New York City, my friend Ashley was my first girlfriend to come visit, and we spent much of the time discovering restaurants and city nightlife together. We stumbled across a great little cocktail and panini bar, [...]

Happy Songs

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I never underestimate the power of music to turn a mood around. I have playlists for mellow songs, feel good songs, love songs -- hell, I even have a Sasha Fierce playlist for when I need a little inspiration to hustle like Beyoncé. Without a doubt, my most played upbeat tracks right now are Rather [...]

Awesome Tees

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Love love LOVE these snarky tees. Wouldn't they go well with this?      See the entire assortment of tees here. (Photos via American Apparel}

Staying Connected

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Let's talk for a moment about staying connected. We live in such a unique day and age in terms of travel, proximity and relationships. Many of my best girlfriends are women I don't even see more than a few lucky times per year, since we met at college in California and then moved to jobs [...]