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Heart Swells

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Happy Friday! I was still out of commission with a killer cough and no voice to speak of this week. Much as I wanted to fight it, it was a good lesson in slowing down, being silent and resting, which -- shocker -- is not always my favorite default mode. (: I tried to cancel [...]

New York City Minute

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Although Seattle is giving NYC a run for its money these days, NYC will always have a piece (slash entire half) of my heart. So I was mesmerized by this video, titled A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time. I love the diversity of each neighborhood; the hustle and bustle of the many different [...]

4 Ways to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Schedule

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When it comes to working out, we all have the best intentions, don't we? I personally could recite with my eyes closed the hottest fitness trends, precise number of reps needed to grow my guns, and the monthly membership fee of just about every gym within a 5-mile radius. But intentions only get you so [...]

Cucumber Caprese Salad

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A caprese salad is one of those that packs serious veggies, but still feels like a treat thanks to hearty hunks of cheese. This recipe for cucumber caprese salad makes for a dish as fresh as they come, with bright cherry tomatoes, crisp cucumber, and creamy mozzarella balls. Because of the cheese, it doesn’t take much [...]

Chic Sweatshirts

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The weather has been teasing us with increasingly sunnier and warmer days, so it doesn’t feel like spring is too far around the corner. While I can’t wait to be outside a little bit more often, I still love the coziness that winter attire allows. While sweatshirts are normally something I save for days inside, [...]

Heart Swells

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I had a great last week; my voice, however, did not. I’ve spent most of the weekend fighting off a killer cough with little to no voice to speak of, but there were a lot of good things leading up to being sick. The moments I’m thankful for this week: - Flying into Dallas for [...]

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

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Have you ever tried dry skin brushing? The first time I heard about it, I couldn't really get past the name and didn't pay much attention to it. But lately, I've heard it come up more and more, and the health benefits seem pretty substantial. According to the experts, dry skin brushing boosts circulation (bye [...]

Kale, Pomegranate & Walnut Salad

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Now that my workouts have ramped up the last few weeks (this one is my fave!), I've found myself craving nutrients left and right. This past week, I especially wanted kale, which I wouldn't exactly classify as my most frequent craving (it's a long road to beat chocolate, let's be honest), but I ran with [...]

In Your Thirties

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My friend Vanessa, who always has the best finds, recently shared this article, and it was pretty instantly for me LOVE. Aleya Kassam writes a poetic piece about the way women dance in their younger years, then as teenagers, then as women. It’s a beautiful article that illustrates not only how we dance, but how [...]

Heart Swells

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Happy weekend, everyone! This week contained lots of reasons to celebrate -- my dad's 60th birthday was on Friday and my sister's wedding is this weekend (here's her engagement story). I'm looking forward to a productive and fun weekend. The moments I'm thankful for this past week: - Weekly Bachelor night makes for another excuse [...]