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Celebrating my one-year datingiversary with this handsome man, and feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for this amazing year we’ve shared together.  Life with him just seems to get better and better, and I’m not taking a moment of it for granted.  ♥  I’m already looking forward to another year of adventures ahead! Feeling very inspired (ahem, while...

My Summer Reading List

Alright, who’s ready to talk summer reading lists?? I know, I know, it’s not technically summer yet.  But after wearing my favorite comfy sundress, paddle-boating around the lake, sitting with friends around a campfire watching the stars, and eating all the watermelon yesterday on Memorial Day, I feel like we’re close enough.  So...

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Digging our brand new streetcars that just opened their doors last week in KC.  There’s a stop right outside my building, and the energy with everyone milling around outside all day long has been so fun. Making this salad multiple times a week lately.  5 ingredients, 5 minutes to prep, and it always...

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Admiring every page in this new cookbook.  My friends, Jeanine and Jack, absolutely outdid themselves. Catching up (years late, I know) on the final two seasons of Downton Abbey.  And um, wow, I forgot what a total soap opera it is!  But still, loving every minute, and obsessing as always over...

7 Blogs That I Totally Enjoy Reading Every Day

Do you have a handful of blogs that you follow purely for fun? That’s right, I’m not talking about the blogs that you follow because you feel like you “should”, or because they relate to your career field, or because you know the blogger, or because omg-like-everyone-else-you-know is following them.  Nope,...

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Reading The Skimm first thing every morning.  Best daily news email ever. Listening to even more Christmas music (if that’s possible) than usual this year, courtesy of dating a guy who’s a Snow Globe. Learning everything about Teddy and Franklin Delano, via Ken Burns’ 7-part documentary on Netflix.  Fascinating. Digging everything made...

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Settling back into life in KC after back-to-back trips these past 5 weeks.  They were all amazing (Beaver Lake with girlfriends –> Pittsburgh with DeLallo –> Wichita for my parents’ 60th birthday party –> Minneapolis with Chex –> Brooklyn for Click Retreat –> Smoky Mountains with Barclay –> Park City...

32 and Dating (!!!)

Alright, I can’t take it any longer.  I have some fun news that I’ve been dying to share with you these past four months. I’M DATING THIS WONDERFUL GUY!!!!! And I am so dang happy about it.  :) Like, wake-up-every-morning-with-the-cheesiest-grin-on-my-face, still-can’t-quite-believe-my-luck, slightly-freaking-out, yet-loving-every-second, feeling-oh-so-grateful, and-basically-just-wanting-to-shout-from-the-rooftops-that-I-REALLY-REALLY-LIKE-THIS-GUY happy about it. And after trying to play it...

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Missing my Costa Rican host family already like crazy.  I just got back last week from (finally) making it to Alajuela to see them again, after having spent the last 10 years apart.  And my goodness, words can’t even come close to saying how much I love them.  We...

August in Music: Favorites from Eaux Claires 2015

Music festivals are hot, crowded, sweaty, exhausting…and utterly transformative. I spent July 17 and 18 hanging out with a few close friends (and 22,000 new ones) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at the inaugral Eaux Claires music festival. Organized by Justin Vernon (the genius behind Bon Iver), the event brought...

Jacqueline Kim in Jennifer Phang's Advantageous. Photo by Jennifer Phang

August in Movies: Films Featuring Fascinating Females

Blockbuster season can be tough on us ladies. The big studios are still lightyears behind in gender equality, both in front of the camera and behind. A quick look at the current box office scores shows only one film in the top ten with female top billing (Trainwreck‘s Amy Schumer)....

August Dare: Plan Out Your Day The Night Before

Happy August, friends!! So, I have kind of quietly been taking a bunch of time off this summer, which has been awesome.  But I realized that in doing so, I completely spaced off sharing our July dare.  Oops!  The dare that I had meant to post for the month was to “Crush On A...