she connects in real life : a wellness event at bar method dtla

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me talk about a free event I co-hosted in Los Angeles this past weekend. My blogger friend Amber from Here For A Few and I have joined forces to host events in our community as a concentrated effort to bring local studios and wellness/fitness companies […]

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sweet summertime : a bucket list

July 6. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that the year is HALF WAY OVER. Because honestly, wasn’t Christmas yesterday? In all seriousness, the months are blowing by. I feel like summer has been in full swing for weeks, and I have yet to do ALL THE SUMMER THINGS. Any reassuring […]

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a recommitment to slowing down

A few weeks ago I made my first trip to Illinois. We spent a couple of days in Chicago, but the real purpose of the trip was to attend my husband’s grandmother’s memorial in Putnum, Illinois. His maternal side of the family comes from a long line of corn and soy bean farmers – I’m […]

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real life girl boss : caroline yi

Hey y’all, today I’m sharing the next Real Life Girl Boss interview featuring Caroline Yi, a Photo Producer in New York City. I’ve known Caroline for almost 10 years, but she has known my husband SINCE THEY WERE THREE YEARS OLD. Isn’t that insane? I’ve never known anyone that long aside from my immediate family. […]

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summer fun in the city of angels

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepperยฎ. The opinions and text are all mine. You guys know I have a steadfast love for some very particular things in this world and am nothing if not opinionated. Simply put, I know what I like and am very loyal to those […]

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summer wanderlust {venice canals}

Ah, sweet summertime. It’s just around the corner, and man has it got me day dreaming. The longer days and golden light sure do make everything feel more romantic, do they not? I’m deep in the undertaking of planning our European trip at the end of the summer. We’ll be flying into Paris for a […]

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supermoon, supergirl {+ a giveaway}

This summer marks 4.5 years of living in Los Angeles, 4.5 years of living in the same apartment on the west side (#represent). This fact doesn’t appear astounding on its own, but what if I told you that this is the longest I have ever lived in one place of residence? What if I told […]

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entrepreneurship 101

If you caught it a couple of weeks ago, my latest Real Life Girl Boss interview featured a woman who works as a Productivity Strategist for Creative Entrepreneurs. I found her approach to the work fascinating, as I’m sure you did too. But now you might be thinking, “What if I’m not an entrepreneur?” or […]

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wedding season and the opposite of things

It’s officially wedding season! Both my husband’s and my cousins all decided to get married this year, and we’re pretty excited about it (one is in Croatia). If you’ve ever planned a wedding, you know just how stressful the time leading up to it, and the day itself, can be. But if all we have […]

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why you should go camping – and how to do it {angeles national forest}

Ahh, the great outdoors. No better way to reset than spending a weekend in the forest with no cell service but insteadย with sun rays, hammock naps, and slow mornings.ย They sure can do the bodyย good. I’ve been pretty open about my anxiety, about evaluating the possible triggers (if any) when my nerves are high and addressing […]

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