Plated

Meal Delivery Showdown: Blue Apron vs Plated

Been dying to try a meal delivery service, but don’t know what’s the best option? Check out my review of Blue Apron vs Plated and see who comes out on ...

Half Marathon Training

Half-Marathon Training: Round 2, Commence!

I’ve always said, “I’m not a runner.” I’ve been firm in the belief that I am a musical theater nerd through-and-through, and that there wasn’t room for me to be ...

It Girl: Aireen Arellano

When my inaugural “It Girl,” Laura Oldham, mentioned this chick Aireen Arellano in her guest post, I had to find out what she was all about. I mean, whoa. Girlfriend ...

Lessons Learned from Half Marathon Training

With just four short weeks until the Columbus Marathon, my half marathon training is in full swing. I’m up to 8 miles now with my longer runs, and feeling stronger with every short run. Overall, I can tell that I am in a better place at this point in my training than I was while [...]

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Hello, Fall: The Fashion Essentials

You guys, fall is my favorite season. I look forward to it with an almost spastic excitement. I mean, the leaves, the pumpkins and applies, the cool, crisp fall air, that fact that we get an hour of glorious slumber back… what’s not to love? Not to mention, fall represents the official start of boot [...]

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Too Much on my Plate

Oops, I did it again. Put too much shit on myself, that is. In a classic Carolyn move, I spent the last several weeks adding things to my plate without creating a balance by removing some unnecessary activities. It’s an error of mindset, really. The whole spirit of this blog is to celebrate women and [...]

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Start with WHY

Book Review: “Start with WHY”

A recent client engagement prompted me to read the book, “Start with WHY” by Simon Sinek. I enjoyed it quite a bit – more so for the thoughts it provoked around the purpose of my own life rather than for the genius content it contained (trust me, the genius was a tad lacking). The entire [...]

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I Like Beer, Do You?

Let me preface this post by saying that I don’t know much about beer. But I really, really like it. I do know that I enjoy IPAs, and that one-and-a-half Stella Artois will knock me on my ass. But beyond that, I am far from a connoisseur. That said, I appreciate the enthusiasm that others [...]

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Ginger-Coconut Crusted Orange Roughy

{recipe} Ginger-Coconut Crusted Orange Roughy

Sometimes my culinary prowess astounds even me. I mean, here I am, initiating training for Half Marathon #2 while prepping for a cross-Cbus move, and I still find time to whip up a healthy, clean-eating, gluten-free meal of epic deliciousness.   GAWD, I am such a badass. I shared this dish on the Instagram and the Facebook [...]

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Get Creative with Your Closet

You’ve just spent all Saturday on the couch in sweatpants binge-watching Real Housewives and gorging on all the cheese in your refrigerator. It’s been the most glorious, gluttonous day you’ve had in six months and, ya know what, you’ve earned it. But eventually, 5:30 rolls around and you have the proverbial “Oh shit!” moment. In [...]

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Chevron-Print Crochet Baby Blanket

Chevron-Pattern Crochet Baby Blanket

When I can make time for it, I love to crochet. I find it to be very relaxing, yet challenging at the same time. And, it’s fulfilling to see how you can transform a ball of yarn into something beautiful. But perhaps what I love most about crocheting is that it is a stereotypically elderly [...]

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Food Prep Sunday - Clean Eating

Commitment to Clean Eating – Food Prep Sunday

You may or may not know this about me, but… I love me some food. I love to buy it, prep it, cook it, eat it and Instagram it. Call me a foodie, call me obsessed, call me a nerd – I don’t care, I love food! I try to consistently maintain a lifestyle of [...]

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My Weekend In Pics + Things to Do in Columbus

My Weekend in Pics + Things to Do in Columbus

How was your holiday weekend? Hopefully filled with family, friends, fun and FOOD. I loved taking a few moments here and there to flip through Facebook and Instagram and see how you all were celebrating! I had a fantastic weekend – check out these awesome things to do in Columbus… Looking for weekly ideas of things [...]

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