It Girl: Amy Clark

So look. Amy owns her own business, takes kick-ass pictures (including my recent head shots thank-you-very-much), is a wife and mother of two, oh wait she owns a SECOND business, ...

Running Solo

The time has come: the Columbus Marathon is almost here. As I reflect on my training, I really feel ready! I’m concerned about the weather conditions for that morning (it’s ...

Punta Cana Vacation Recap

Most of you know that Michael and I recently dedicated some time to have a vacation away in Punta Cana. It’s so important to make time to nurture your mind, ...

Beach Getaway Packing List

Beach Getaway Packing List

With a hard-earned vacation on the horizon, I’m reminded of the fact that I am a notoriously inefficient packer. Like most women, I enjoy having options for whatever occasion may arise while on the road. But I’m the first to complain about carting hefty luggage through a crowded airport full of ignorantly ambling a-holes. The [...]

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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 Club: “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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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 top! .:. I’ve been a Blue Apron customer for awhile now. A co-worker hooked me up with a trial membership and I fell in love [...]

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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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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 anything else. But, I started running last summer – like, really running. As in, more than 2 miles at a time (big stuff). I was [...]

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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 runs TWO businesses, is sassy and articulate and just a damn delight all around. Laura was right, and Aireen did not disappoint… So wait – what [...]

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