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I've always ebbed between love/hate phases with breakfast. I've never been someone who has to have it, but I try to give my body enough fuel to get me through the morning and into lunchtime, when I really start to feel the hunger pangs. So, I've been trying to make friends with breakfast -- that [...]

Heart Swells

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This was a really good week and I can hardly believe another Friday has already come around again. There is always a lot to be thankful for, even on weeks when it’s harder to find, but the last few days contained many gems. The moments that brought a smile to my face: - Landing in [...]

Dear Data


It seems that just about everything we do these days can be sliced, diced and analyzed by Big Data – from what we eat to even who we choose to date, online or otherwise. Two designers on opposite sides of the globe decided to add a little bit of humanity back into our data-obsessed world. [...]

Spring Style

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Spring is officially upon us in just a few days! This year, I'm loving soft colors, floral patterns and feminine cuts. I rounded up a few of my favorite spring style from around the web to inspire this season's wardrobe. Here they are... {Photos in order of appearance via 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10} P.S. Related: a list of [...]

Shonda Rhimes: You Are Not Alone

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Shonda Rhimes, writer and producer of powerhouse television shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, spoke at The Human Rights Campaign Gala on Saturday. And her speech was every bit as moving and enthralling as the episodes she produces for television. The overarching theme was "You Are Not Alone." A few of my favorite excerpts: [...]

Heart Swells

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This weekend, I'm traveling again to celebrate a birthday on the big island of Kona, Hawaii. This week was full of a lot of anticipation and fun in getting ready to hit the road again. The moments I'm thankful for: - A much-awaited girls night with Anna - The season finale of the Bachelor with [...]

Springtime Rhubarb Homemade Facial Recipe

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I recently teamed up with my friend, Lisa, from The Skinny on Health to make a VIDEO (!) of a springtime summer facial. The facial is not only all natural and easy to make at home, but it utilizes fresh ingredients that are in season this time of year and great for your skin: - [...]

Things to Do in Seattle this Spring

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The first day of spring is only a week away, and all of Seattle has been buzzing over it. We got lucky with a few 60+ degree days last weekend, and the entire city was out and about, hiking up trails, brunching on rooftops, and boating around the Puget Sound. I rounded up a list [...]

L.A. Weekend

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Last weekend I went to California to visit a few girlfriends who I lived with in college and still consider among my closest friends to this day. We played on the beach, hiked in the hills, dined at our favorite restaurants, and lounged on the couch, catching up over wine and surplus Valentine's Day chocolates. [...]

Heart Swells

heart swells

I spent last weekend with my girlfriends in sunny California (pics next week!) and the days flew by after that. I reconnected with another person in Seattle who’s been one of my closest friends for over a year now, all because of a text I received as I was about to board a flight for [...]