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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,...

Currently

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...

Currently

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...

July in Movies: Six Unique Flicks Not To Miss

July in Movies: Six Unique Flicks Not To Miss

It’s Fourth of July weekend, friends: we’ve hit full blockbuster saturation. I love this time of the year. You can both lose yourself in mindless CG spectacle and you can find a bunch of interesting alternatives at both the multiplex and art houses. Here are six festival favorites coming...

July Playlist: Summer Chill

We’ve finally hit true summer temps in Kansas City, after suffering through a grey and rainy June. When the heat rises, I start to crave cooler beats. I want something that will make sway…but nothing that will make me sweat more than I already am. My criteria for this July...

Currently

Snapchatting all the things.  (Ok, mostly my dog.)  Come say hi at @gimmesomeoven! Still smiling after getting to play a concert with The Nightingale Orchestra this past weekend.  Highlight of my month. Reading this book, which is claimed to rival Gone Girl (doubtful, but we’ll see).  Followed soon by this book (followed by the movie...

Music in June: Wonderful Wanderlust

I know I’m not the only person who gets a bad case of wanderlust the minute the calendar flips to Summer. There’s something about the longer days, warmer weather and childhood memories of three free months that make me want to leave everything behind for open windows and open...