real life girl boss : alyssa coleman

Long overdue, but I couldn’t be more excited to be back with my next installment of Real Life Girl Boss. If you’re new here, this is a curated set of interviews featuring women who are doing awesome things in a creative, less traditional field (women supporting women, y’all). I’ve shared the stories of those finding […]

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life is effort – and so is your happy {spring gardening}

“Life is effort, and I’ll stop when I die.” – Jerry Smith, Rick and Morty Anyone else watch Rick and Morty? I can’t get over how ridiculously absurd and hilarious (albeit often gross) the show is. If you aren’t familiar, it’s an animated series (for adults) following the adventures of a kid and his scientist grandfather as they […]

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explore la : nice coffee

Y’all know how much I love my coffee. In the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening with dessert. Popping into cafés when I travel, meeting girlfriends for a latte date, reading with a cup of joe. At this point, it’s not about the caffeine but instead about the warmth with which it feels my heart, like […]

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vancouver travel diary

The Pacific Northwest is one dreamy place. Maybe it rains a lot, but man, it sure does some beautiful things – take a look at all the GREEN. I’ve been to Portland and Seattle, but I made my first trip further north to Canada this spring. My husband was in Vancouver for work, so I took the opportunity […]

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5 ways to squeeze happy into the daily grind

Guys, I get it. Life is hard. It’s filled with duties and responsibilities and to be honest, often the daily monotony of going to work at a job that may not entirely excite you. But, you gotta pay the bills, and if you want to travel the world, eat good food, and buy that new […]

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how to define your personal style

As an actress, I’m so often advised to specify my “type”, to brand myself, to come up with a three word description of who I am in order to sell myself. I get the intention behind that. I get the point of figuring out the impression you leave on people, the niche of programming into which your […]

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etsy love this mother’s day

Well guys, in case you forgot, next weekend we celebrate the women who are quite literally the reason we are on this earth. Yep, it’s Mother’s Day on May 14th, and though there’s nothing we can do to ever repay our mothers for their love, self-sacrifice, and undying support, a small token of our gratitude is […]

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east coast meets west coast : spring style

 It’s been a minute since my last East Coast Meets West Coast style feature (winter always seems to drag on forever, doesn’t it?), but today I am so relieved to be back with Nikki’s and my respective spring styles – all the way from New York to LA. Samantha, Los Angeles We joke about LA not having […]

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yosemite national park

2017 has been and will be the year of traveling, and I’m not mad about it. We’ve been out of town the past few weekends and will have some time to recover these next couple of days before we hop on a plane again next week (can’t wait to share the destination!). I’m grateful for […]

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spring wardrobe refresh with thred UP

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll have noticed that though fashion is a big part of my life, I’m not always buying new clothes, and much of what I wear is secondhand (see here, here, here, and here). I’ve talked at length as to where and why I shop for gently […]

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