reCAP mason jar protein shaker

Think your post workout glow can’t get any better? Try sipping on this cool chai drink. Your body gains all the sweet anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and loses the added sugar of a typical store-bought cold chai. Turmeric: this often-ignored spice from your mother’s cupboard is having a big moment. If you haven’t heard, read 10Continue reading

As I’m up late in the evening, chatting with a long-time friend in Sydney, Australia, I ask her, “How is tomorrow?  Am I in for a better day?!”  She laughs (as you can on facebook messaging, I mean, really – texting is great but it only goes so far; I wish I could see herContinue reading

When Jesus said we should “become as little children” (Matt. 18) and Bob Dylan said, “stay forever young“, I somehow don’t think either of them meant just a little bit more plastic surgery, a nip & tuck, and a party. Makes me think about Los Angeles… a.k.a. “La La Land”, a.k.a. “Neverland” where Peter PanContinue reading

Brooke Ziegler

It’s not traditionally beautiful. It can look even a bit frumpy on the hangar. But this $1 thrift store vintage pinstripe dress shines when you slip it on. I don’t know the back story of this dress, but I’d like to imagine that it traveled the world with it’s previous owner (decades ago – a world thatContinue reading

Photo Credit: Micah Rich

Call it soda, or pop (as I, and every other Minnesotan calls it), but call it quits! Whether you’re addicted to the sugar, the fizz or just the habit of drinking it, you can substitute your love for soda for water kefir. Why make the swap? Natural Instead of buying swill in an aluminum canContinue reading

Did you know the human body is more than 60% water? (Our blood is approximately 92% water.  Our brain & muscles are 75% water, and our bones are about 22% water.)   I was watching “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” the other day.  It’s a pretty cheesy and equally thought-provoking film about Quantum PhysicsContinue reading

I have a weakness for thrift stores.  ….and vintage dresses  ….particularly those with a brown, paper, tag, marked at $6.00 with a bold, sharpie marker at the Salvation Army.  Now, that’s a price I can afford!  Ever since I was young, I’ve been hunting through hand-me-downs and thrift stores for my hip and trendy finds. Continue reading

salt face mask

Half-way around the world, I float lifelessly in a brine lake. At times, I fight the calm and attempt to dunk my body entirely underwater, only to be forced to the surface almost instantly. The salt goes to work, while I do nothing (I like this already), to give my skin a healthy glow, wrinkle-free appearanceContinue reading

gladiator sandal, free people, forever 21, valentino

Show off your pedicure with Grecian goddess sandals this summer. Keep it simple on top, to allow your sandals to bask in the spotlight for once. Expose those toes! On a trip to Charleston, I spotted this southern gypsy goddess playing bags at Bohemian Bull. Speaking of Bohemian Bull (I go on tangents a lot), if you’reContinue reading

boho maxi dress spring 2015 trend

This season, patterned boho maxi dresses are showing up everywhere. Get your floral or paisley maxi now, and check out my picks below to splurge or save. Floral Be bold and beautiful with a Yumi Kim Enchanted Maxi in Black Vintage Poppy for $298, or save and snag this ModCloth Gambol in the Garden dress for $69.99. PaisleyContinue reading