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The Recipe For Creating Your Best Work-From-Home Uniform

The recipe for your best work-from-home uniform looks a lot more like your favorite chicken noodle soup recipe than grandma’s famous layer cake.  Chicken noodle soup is a staple in our house every winter and each time I make it, it looks a little different.  Sometimes I throw extra garlic in the broth.  Sometimes I add celery or change up the noodle shape.  What I’m saying is, the recipe is flexible and I can adjust it to my particular taste that day.  Whereas if I took creative liberty when trying to recreate grandma’s layer cake (and believe me, in the past, I have) it would be disastrous.  Lucky for you and me, the recipe for creating your best work-from-home uniform...
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Always Have Something To Wear This Fall With These 5 Pieces

Isn’t it crazy how something you used to hate can turn into something you love?  I used to dread the shortening days and cooler nights of fall, so much.  But being prepared with my cold weather wardrobe has made all the difference in how I welcome in the fall season.  Having my staple fall pieces that are cozy but not frumpy sparks excitement in me about all the opportunities fall brings.  And don’t worry, you don’t have to throw out your old wardrobe for something totally new, please don’t.  I’m sharing the five pieces I’m always reaching for in my fall closet so that I'm never stuck feeling like I have nothing to wear this season.  Here we go: 1....
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5 Ways To Live For Today (And Still Get Stuff Done)

The first time I heard it, I almost broke out in hives.  Not actual hives, but it sent my mind reeling and my stress level to 100.  I was listening to a self-help style podcast when the quote, if you’re not growing you’re dying, came onto my radar.  I don’t know about you, but the idea of constantly pushing and climbing the ladder, always trying to be better and more, well it’s wearing me out just thinking about it.  And although this gal’s got some big dreams, living a life where you’re always trying to outdo what you’ve already done, it sounds exhausting and not my idea of rewarding.  What about living for today, soaking in the morning breeze, filling...
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3 Tips To Achieving A Healthy Hustle

I needed a break.  I couldn’t handle it anymore.  All of my favorite business, health, and self-help podcasts that usually made me feel inspired, excited, and lifted-up, had left me overwhelmed, deflated, and like I’d never be enough.  Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of resources out there about how to be a girlboss and achieve your dreams.  There’s constant motivation to keep pushing and grinding and to “do it tired”.  But sometimes, a gal’s gotta nap when she’s tired.  Am I right?  At the same time, there’s also a movement for slowing down, living with less, and finding joy right where you are. So what happens when you fall between these two lifestyles.  What happens when you’re a girlboss...
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Perfectly In Balance

No matter how hard you try, you can’t find perfect balance in life.  But you can find it in your clothing and that’s part of the reason why I’m so in love with it.  If you let it, I believe clothing can serve as perfectly balanced tools to help you show up as your best.    I talk about clothing as a tool a lot, which is a little abstract but I’m going to try to explain what I mean.  Maybe the simplest way to see clothing as a tool is in the physical sense. We all need clothing to get through our day and what we wear can facilitate or hinder our work.  So clothing can be a physical...
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How I Finally Learned To Say ‘No’

Last week, after spending a rather large portion of my day feeling blocked and uninspired, I decided to stop thinking so much and just write about what was on my heart.  So I wrote My 5 Favorite Ways To Prioritize Rest In A Busy Summer.  This week, I want to piggy back off of that idea and dig into the shift that needed to happen for me to actually be able to slow down.  And from the title of this post I bet you can guess what it was…yep, I needed to start saying ‘no’. I feel like this idea of saying ‘no’ is around a lot in the circles of us gals who are trying to slow down so...
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My 5 Favorite Ways To Prioritize Rest In A Busy Summer

It seems like prioritizing rest has become so important in my life recently.  This summer I’ve been wrestling burn out almost weekly as I stare at the mountain of a to-do list that I have in front of me.  Amidst all the traveling, work, and summer festivities, I’ve been able to recognize early signs of burnout as general exhaustion, lack of ambition, and the feeling that my work will never be good enough (and that it doesn’t matter at all). As soon as I start to feel any of these things, I’ve started resisting the knee-jerk response to lean in, put my head down, and work harder.  Instead, I’ve done quite the opposite.  I’ve started taking a step back, taking...
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The One Really Destructive Habit We All Have When It Comes To Our Clothing

I was doing a Beachbody on Demand workout the other day and the trainer was talking about having healthier relationships with food, especially when it comes to using food as a reward.  She said that when you’ve accomplished a fitness goal, instead of rewarding yourself with a cupcake, reward yourself with some new gym clothes… Cue my forehead dropping into my hand.  What this trainer (who had nothing but good intentions) didn’t understand was that rewarding yourself with new gym clothes can be as destructive as rewarding yourself with a cupcake.  When we use clothing as a reward, we are encouraging the idea that we aren’t worthy of investing in unless we accomplish something.  To buy gym clothes as a...
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How I’m Learning To Hold Love And Loss

In a week it will be a year since the thing that everyone hopes will never happen to them happened to us.  We held the hand of one of the people we love most in the world as he took his last breath, way too soon.  When he was just 51 years old, my dad left us.  He left us on July 16th, on my husband’s 25th birthday.  I’m still working on wrapping my mind around that.  It’s something I’ve been trying to create the capacity to accept.  To hold the gift of someone being given to you and the pain of someone being taken away in the same hand at the same time and receive them both, is something...
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The Truth About Traveling When You’re A Homebody

I want to get one thing straight: just because I’m a total homebody, doesn’t mean I don’t  also love travel.  A lot of people assume that just because I love snuggling in with a good book, spending evenings in a messy kitchen, and taking long baths, that means I don’t enjoy any activities outside of our sweet home.  Travel?  They’re convinced that’s the last thing I’d want to be doing.  But here’s the truth, my desire to experience new places is real and I love spending time in other parts of the county and the world.  My husband and I recently got back from a two week trip where we got to experience Dublin and London.  We spent 11 adventure...
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