It Girl: Laura Oldham

I am honored to feature Laura Oldham as my first “It Girl.” Laura is a bonafide badass and this site wouldn’t exist without her expertise and support (literally – she built the site). So, what’s an “It Girl?” A woman who has her shit together. Someone who is doing amazing[…]

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{Trend Alert} Summer Chambray 4 Ways

I don’t fancy myself the fashionable type. Definitely not a trend-setter. I like basics, with a few flashy accents. I’m your quintessential jeggings-and-t-shirt kinda gal. Which is why chambray is so amazing. It’s been on-trend for awhile now, but I love its versatility for summer. What do you think of[…]

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Minimalist {P}Inspiration

Summer is the time of year when I feel most refreshed. The longer days and warmer temperatures energize me and bring a sense of clarity. I feel so light and free, and tend to embrace a “less is more” mentality that usually results in donating 2/3 of my winter clothes,[…]

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My Week in Food: Paleo, Organic, Fast & Light Meals

Confession: I’m kind of obsessed with food. I just love the entire process of recipe finding, meal planning, cooking and – obviously – eating. For the most part, I stick to a robust variety of paleo, organic, fast & light meals, with an emphasis on clean eating and supporting local. It[…]

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30 Day Pinterest Plank Challenge

Okay, where are my Pinterest junkies? I’m sure you’re familiar with the varieties of “plank challenge” pins making the rounds. Well I’m calling their bluff. For the next 30 days, I will do the Pinterest Plank Challenge. Oh yes. I want a rock hard core and I’m on a mission to see[…]

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What Scared Me Last Week: Pilates

I think it’s healthy to do something that scares you every so often. This week, I embraced the fear of trying pilates and jumped right in. “But CK, why the hell are you scared of pilates if you just ran a half marathon?” It’s a little something called… I’m not[…]

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{recap} Book-Themed Baby Shower

Last weekend, my sisters and I had the pleasure of throwing a precious, explosion-of-cute baby shower for my younger sister, Maureen (who blogs over at Mosey Prose). She will be having the first grandchild in the family sometime in July (Itty Bitty One’s due date is the 26th, but he’s[…]

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Summer Fashion Must-Haves: The Dirty Dozen

Memorial Day – the unofficial kick-off to Summer – is here, bitches! This seasonal change is one of my faves. I’m stoked for outdoor music; fresh, seasonal food; longer days; more energy… but most of all, summer fashion must-haves! Yeah, I am traditionally a jeans-and-t-shirt kinda gal, but I love me[…]

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{recipe} Coconut Milk Risotto with Shrimp

Readers, allow me to introduce you to a veritable party in your mouth. Slash, this delectable Coconut Milk Risotto with Shrimp Recipe.   Not only is this recipe a snap to make (35 minutes, what what!), but its appearance and taste are so impressive for the level of effort that[…]

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