(pictured above: renting lights and laughed at the sign, photo shoot set up, Car2Go because our car has seen better days) Life has been productive (that’s my new word instead of the word “busy”) and I’ve been trying to get a better grasp on separating my work and personal life. A lot of

Over a week ago, Adam and I went through and implemented the KonMari method. I read the book (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) back in January and then caught Adam up to speed. Honestly, we planned on doing this for about a month before we actually dove in. We were gone for most […]

At the end of the summer of 2013, I decided to do the whole “capsule wardrobe thing.” It was starting to become more mainstream, but nothing like it is now. I originally fell in love with the concept after I discovered Into Mind. I used her approach but customized it to my needs/mindset/brain. You

Last week’s (and next week’s) food prep will be a little different for me. I’m at my parents’ house for over two weeks with my younger sister (who has 3 autoimmune diseases and is limited in her diet). Thankfully, my mom stocked up on all the ingredients we both normally use (nuts, grai

A LOT of you shared that you were interested in hearing more about healthy eating, wellness and keeping a balanced life (in midst of a chaos). I was excited because it’s something very close to my heart and easy to talk about it. In case you’re new here, you can read why I went gluten-free […

  After waiting patiently, my pre-ordered copy of Every Last Crumb appeared on my doorstep last month. I’ve been loving all of the recipes because they’re my comfort food. Biscuits, waffles, hot dog buns and corndogs. It’s insane. Brittany (the author) incorporates some ingredients that I

I’m currently on day 22 of the Whole30 diet/detox/elimination diet. I feel like a goddess, I’m at my college weight and I have the energy of a toddler. Besides realizing that REAL food makes you feel like a rockstar, I’ve also discovered a lot about my habits (good and bad). The habit loop, in

I live in Ohio and we (generally) have four solid seasons throughout the year. I grew up in Illinois and so the landscape tends to be quite the same but just a bit more flat. For the last 27 years of my life, I’ve been romanced by each season and it never gets old. Isn’t […]

“Oh my gosh! You’re so busy! I don’t know how you do it!” I hear this phrase almost weekly. And I hate it. Busy shouldn’t be glorified. 80-100 hour work weeks is embarrassing. Being unorganized + chaotic steps from a deeper issue. I listened to Kathleen’s Circles talk a few d

Food prep Sundays are a big thing in the blogging/online health world. I actually tend to prep food all weekend long. I don’t like to spend most of my Sunday in the kitchen so I try to spread it out a bit. I thought I’d give you a quick breakdown of how I plan meals […]

Last week I wrote about how I’ve been handling my schedule and my friend Kathyrn left a comment about how Jessica Hische recently posted about her schedule as well! I really loved Jessica’s post and decided to implement a little more structure to my own self-care and personal life. She outlined h

Since the start of May, we’ve been traveling a lot. The Death to the Stock Photo city roadtrips led to me visiting my family which led to our trip to the beach which led to a few days in Chicago for a client project which led to Cincinnati for Beyonce (yes, she and Jay were amazing). It’s [&hellip

Valentine’s Day is Friday and you couldn’t get a bigger eye roll from me… I love my husband but I don’t love a holiday filled with overpriced crap, crowded restaurants + obligatory romance. Now that I officially sound like a grump, I’d have to say that I still believe in keeping in

I’ve been referencing my wardrobe simplification for a couple months and I’m excited to finally share how I approached the whole process! While I’m still not 100% there yet – I’ve made huge changes and am proud of myself for getting rid of so much JUNK. It all started when I found

I always love seeing what’s in other bloggers’ makeup bags so I thought I’d share what’s in mine! I did a post like this about a year ago and it’s funny to see how much has changed. I do buy a lot of makeup and test things out but tend to stick with these products […]

Last week when I asked my readers what they’d like me to write about, I got a few requests about my skincare routine. I’m sure no one thinks their skincare routine is that glamourous. It tends to happen right before we go to sleep (exhausted) or rushing around before we get ready in the morning. [&h

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more aware of the seasons in our lives. Sometimes it’s centered around a job, or it’s seasons literally changing. It can even be the rise or dissipation of certain relationships. As we move into September and fall I’m realizing that I’m ready

It must be the time of year. I went on a 60 day spending freeze in August last year and I’m at it again. I must do a lot of spending between the holidays and now. Funny how that works. August must be my, “Oh my gosh stop spending so much money” spell. So here […]

Hey there’s my face! After failing a few times at the self-timer, I finally got the shots that I wanted for my first natural skincare review! My first review is all about Ecco Bella, a company all about natural skincare. As you can find on their website, Ecco Bella started out of protest against the [&hel

I’ve been workin’ on my fitness lately. I’m co-hosting a 10-Day Fitness Challenge over on Considering You along with Bobby of Whole Fitness Training. The daily workouts are quick but intense and consist of body weight exercises. I’ve been supplementing those workouts with kettlebell swi

If you haven’t visited my newest blog, Considering You, yet…you really should. Mary and I launched it a couple weeks ago and we’ve been having SO much fun. We’ve already posted and discussed juicing, vitamin D, magnesium, recipes, health tips + MORE. Yesterday we announced that we’

I am beyond thrilled to be launching a whole health blog today with my dear friend Mary Trenda! In a way, it’s been a long time coming. Mary and I met on Twitter last year, met in REAL life in October 2012 and a few months later I jokingly (but seriously) told her that I wanted to […]

I don’t believe that balance and happiness happen by chance. Just like relationships, careers and hobbies – you have to make an effort and learn from your mistakes. I thought I’d begin sharing a few things each month that keep me feeling balanced in hopes that you’ll share too! Quinoa: L

Wild Beauty is a monthly series curated, written and photographed by Heather of Tea with Me. With a blink of the eye, holiday season is over, but never fear ’tis citrus season! A sea full of pink, orange, yellow, and if you are lucky blood oranges oozing red.  This months Wild Beauty is about the [&helli

I posted this (above) photo on Instagram this past weekend and a lot of you wanted the recipe to my almond flour pizza crust! I’ve been mostly grain-free since August (with the exception of a few stressful weeks) and try to cook grain-free 100% of the time. But dang a girl needs some pizza! So […]

While I’m away on vacation – Heather is guesting posting for me today! Enjoy her gorgeous photography + tutorial! Cleopatra is one of the most seductive and mysterious women in all of history, known for her beauty and the ability to seduce two of the most powerful roman men of all time.  It is said

For the past four weeks, I’ve been giving up on sugar and grains from my diet and since I share most things here on this blog…I figured I should share this!  I say “giving up on” because I want to give up on being dependent on certain foods (physically and psychologically). Before I get

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about productivity. I hear that we should be doing 12 certain things before 9am or that the most successful people begin their day before the sun rises. My thoughts? It makes me roll my eyes. We’re all extremely different. Different personality types, diffe