Making “Me” Time by Making Pickles

As you can see by the blatant infrequency of my blogging as of late… shit’s been cray. There have been a slew of changes at work (all good, all super ...

It Girl: Amy Schmittauer

My friend Amy is a total It Girl. She runs a successful business, is super active in the Columbus community and has really stellar taste in footwear. So wait – what ...

It Girl: Janine Renee

I have this friend Janine. She’s super fun, wicked smart and crazy ambitious. You NEED to meet her. Because she’s this month’s It Girl! So wait – what is an “it ...

Already Behind: Why This Week is a Wet Fart

Update, March 1:  Today was my first official training run. I was due for 5 miles, but since Columbus was buried under snow and ice, I had to hit the treadmill. And I only had about 30 minutes because the gym closed earlier than I anticipated. Nonetheless, I ran 3.11 miles at a pace of […]

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The Lazy Gal’s Guide to #FoodPrepSunday

I’ve always admired and envied bloggers like The Lean Green Bean, who do #FoodPrepSunday regularly and thoroughly. I mean, their food preps are the stuff of foodies’ and planners’ dreams: highly organized, meticulously regimented and nutritionally balanced. I wish I had the time to do a robust food prep each Sunday. But I don’t. And […]

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Book Club: Yes Please

I hate Amy Poehler’s book. There, I said it.     It’s easily the worst book I’ve read since Sweet Valley High turned into Sweet Valley University (talk about jumping the shark). I know I’m being harsh, and I know that just about everyone else is raving about Yes Please. I was so amped to […]

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Confession: Not Bendy

I can’t touch my toes. Gah! That’s so embarrassing to admit!  I used to dance ballet, for crying out loud. (And by “used to,” I mean 20+ years ago in my early youth) I’m a fit, healthy young woman. There is no reason for me to be so inflexible. In fact, it causes me great […]

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6 Stereotypes About “Being Sexy” That Need to Die in 2015

I’ve decided that 2015 is the year of ridding my life of bullshit. Mostly, I mean material clutter, but also drama, politics, stress and ridiculous stereotypes that piss me off. Like these. It’s time for a new, simplified definition of “sexy.”   1. The “Perfect” Body Good GAWD I loathe that phrase. I mean, it’s […]

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Book Club: #GIRLBOSS

I have never shopped at Nasty Gal. In fact, it’s a brand that had not even come upon my radar until “#GIRLBOSS” was recommended to me by a friend. And now, I am ob-sessed. This self-illustrated narrative tells the tale of Sophia Amoruso’s insane tango with success. This is a woman who started her business […]

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Confession: Jekyll & Hyde

Every woman wrestles with body image issues. But never are these more pronounced than at the beginning of the year, when being a gym rat is suddenly obligatory. In January, where I have ample opportunity to hide behind chunky sweaters and drapey tees, I fight a daily battle with my weight and how I feel […]

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Not-an-It-Girl, 2014: Top 10 Celeb Falls from Grace

Ah, 2014 has come and gone. What a year! As I pondered what a “recap” post might look like for this blog, I thought about highlighting the top “It Girls” of 2014. But I ran into an interesting quandary: there are SO many amazing, inspiring, powerful females in this world that it would be some […]

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A Tribute to Working Mothers, Part 4: Lots of Things

Welcome to Part 4 of my Tribute to Working Mothers (just one more to go after this)! If you missed the first three segments, you can catch ‘em here. And, meet the mothers over here! This week, we’re talking about what seems like a random assortment of things: what’s the best part of a working […]

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A Tribute to Working Mothers, Part 3: Managing it All

Welcome to Part 3 of my Tribute to Working Mothers! If you missed Parts 1 and 2, you can catch ‘em here. And, meet the mothers over here! This week, we’re talking about stress and how to manage it all. A study presented last year at the American Sociological Association cited that working mothers spent about […]

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