2.01.2015

Where to Buy Seattle Seahawks Gear

*UPDATED 1/23/15
Last year, I started a new football Sunday superstition & styled a different Seahawks piece every game day. We all know how their season ended up! My heart is full of Seahawks pride and my closet is filled with that blue & green.

I want to make sure every Seahawks fan knows where to go for Seahawks gear to fit their personal style and budgets. Whether you want to show your 12th Man love through vintage, handmade, official merchandise, players' official gear or support independent designers, I got you.
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Clockwise from top left: Homefield Sporting Co., Artlete, Target, Seattle Team Shop, Target, RichardSherman.com, Casual Industrees

1.22.2015

My Top 5(ish) #Seattle Event Picks, Week of 1/22/15

Here are some of my favorite events, deals and other things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:

Free "Beast Corn" when you wear your Seahawks gear on Blue Friday (tomorrow and next Friday) at the Downtown, Ballard & Bellevue KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn locations!



Supplement Saturday at WA, OR & BC Whole Foods!

1.21.2015

To LIVEsimple & SELF's Time Makeover

A big reason I've made this my year to simplify is to create space in my life for the things that are most important to me. It's crazy how many distractions can get in the way of your priorities! It's ridiculous really, and I'm tired of it. This is not the year for grandiose declarations of a 'new year, new me.' This is the year to finally take a good, hard look at what I'm doing every day and carve out the time to balance the things I need to do with the things I want to do.

As part of the SELF Magazine Collective, I'm taking part in their 21-day Time Makeover, and I encourage all of you to do the same! Just take the quiz on this page, and if you're so inclined, sign up for 21 days of tips, challenges and other offerings to help you improve how you manage your time. I am never one to turn down help when needed, and I'm enjoying the daily prompts and inspiration so far. It's only 21 days into the new year and I've made a lot of strides in clearing up my time and space already!


If you're in Seattle tonight, I'll be chatting more about living simply at CRAVEFuel's January event! Come and join us! More details here.


I'll be blogging all year about living simply. Hope you'll follow me along on this journey!


1.19.2015

MLK Day: On Service, Selma & Seahawks

Wow. What a Sunday! I started doing a blog audit of my old posts during the NFC Championship game today (to calm my nerves before the Seahawks' incredible, unreal win.) While I waited for my heart rate to calm down, I took a trip down memory lane, reading posts I wrote in 2008 & 2009. Holy shit. There's a lot that spoke out to me during this reminiscing, but what rang loud and clear is how much I miss that editorial voice I had when I first started my blog. I sounded so free. My spirit was free, back then, to say whatever TF I wanted because I didn't know if anyone was reading this anyway! I want to get back to that. I will get back to that. To write as if I'm free again. Free at last, if you will.

See what I did there? :P

If you're not partaking in a Day of Service on this Martin Luther King, Jr. observance day (and maybe even after your service!), you should make time to go see Selma. Regardless of what those ignorant Oscar voters can't seem to see, Selma is a masterpiece and if it doesn't leave you with all the thoughts and all the feels - then I don't know if we can be friends.


And some more background on the movie, via:
Jezebel: An Interview with Ava DuVernay, Groundbreaking Director of 'Selma'
Slate: What Matters in Selma
The Daily Beast: The Revolutionary Women of 'Selma'

It's crazy to think that the events portrayed in Selma happened not too long ago. Perhaps even crazier, that much of that ignorance that inspired non-violent protests are still happening today. We still have a lot of work to do. 


1.16.2015

For the Glow Resolution Challenge 2015: Week Two & The 2pm Monster

When I said week 2 of the For the Glow Resolution Challenge would be hard, I had no idea what I was in for. This was the strictest week in our detox, and our food list was probably the most limited I've ever held myself to in my entire life. Even my coworkers who are on the Whole30 cleanse feel sorry for me!

Trading candy for coconut water while watching Selma (GO SEE IT,  by the way!) 
On a detox, this stuff tastes like the sweet nectar of the gods!

1.15.2015

My Top 5(ish) #Seattle Event Picks, Week of 1/15/15

Here are some of my favorite events, deals and other things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:


If you're a coffee lover or a Starbucks fan and you haven't checked out the Roastery on Capitol Hill, go immediately!

1.12.2015

Lookbook Love: Zone Zella at Nordstrom

Love Nordstrom's Zella brand? They've got the Zone Zella pop-up going on now through February 9th. Shop limited edition pieces for men, women, girls, accessories and the premiere Zella shoe – the ZLDash Runner.

Zone Zella will feature winter-friendly anoraks, bomber jackets and scuba knit hoodies along with layering pieces such as T’s and sport bras, as well as perennial workout favorite including training pants, leggings and running skorts, and fitness tech accessories. The collection will feature more than 75 pieces including new and exclusive pieces ranging in price from $10 to $345.

Here are some of my favorite women's pieces. Shop the full women's and other collections below:

Zone Zella Nordstrom Womens January 2015

Zone Zella Nordstrom Womens January 2015


Shop the full Zone Zella women, men, girls, shoes and accessories collections.



1.10.2015

For the Glow Resolution Challenge 2015: Week One & Done

Week one of the For the Glow Resolution Challenge 2015 is behind us! You'd think that I'd have this down by now, but handling the detox with a full-time job is new to me. That's the bigger lesson in this all, right? We learn and grow with the changes not just of our body and mind, but in our lifestyles too.

On Monday, the first day of the detox really had it in for me. I'd never had detox symptoms hit me quite this hard before, but by 3:00p.m. I was spent. My energy was shot, I felt nauseous with a headache coming on, and I may have been hallucinating but there was a slight fever too. How much sugar did I have over the holidays anyway? Geez. I slept on and off as soon as I got home, and set off the rest of this week's theme of sweating out those toxins (for real. My clothes were soaked.)

Image via For the Glow Facebook page

1.08.2015

My Top 5(ish) #Seattle Event Picks, Week of 1/8/15

Here are some of my favorite events, deals and other things to do in Seattle this weekend & the coming week!

Featured events:

Need some rest & relaxation this weekend? Spoil yourself with a Medley Massage at The Spa at Four Seasons Seattle. ART restaurant at the Four Seasons is also home to the best happy hour in the city. $8 gets you access to the beautiful and expansive cheese and antipasto bar. All the cheese please! (Have some for me as I am detoxing :x) 
More info on The Spa and ART happy hour here

1.07.2015

Fresh Reads: The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg

Most of my books are non-fiction, usually written by an entrepreneur I admire in some way. Every single one of these entrepreneurs has worked hard to achieve their dreams, and yet every one of them is vastly different from the next. Like every girl, I've admired Diane von Furstenberg for her style, charisma and that iconic wrap dress. To be honest, I didn't know much about her until I picked up The Woman I Wanted to Be, her latest book. Little did I know what an introspective look I'd get into the life of a real-life princess!


This is probably the first book that caught me uttering the words, "Girl, you have a charmed life." But that's only the half of it! In The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane takes us through her life from four different lens: family, love, beauty and fashion. Naturally, the fashion part is a lion's share of her story, but you really understand how the soul inside the lady and the business have evolved together throughout the entire book.

You can't help but wish you were a part of Diane's inner circle as you read through the book. She speaks so fondly of everyone who's touched her life in some way, no matter how far back they go and whether or not she sees them anymore. Her fierce love for her family translates deeply into her business - and stems from the well of fierce love she's cultivated for herself through the years. 




What was my favorite lesson learned from Diane? I loved how she's owned every part of her life. Daughter. Mother. Sister. Cancer survivor. Inexperienced but wildly passionate entrepreneur. Jetsetter. Lover. Comeback kid. She repeats the message of 'becoming the woman I wanted to be' throughout the book, as well as her mantra, "Love is life." No matter how dark or bright her life might be, Diane knows love is the motivating factor in everything, and her journey of loving and finding herself has made for one truly enchanting life.