and so i changedWithout getting too personal, I have a lot of changes going on in my life right now. Both good and bad changes but I love this quote. Change is hard. Like really really hard. But change can be good. Like really really good.

One of my big changes is I started the Whole 30 Challenge on January 5th because I needed some change with my body. Bad. Today marks two weeks! If you know me at all, dieting isn’t my thing and beer and carbs and sugar are definitely my thing. Working out isn’t a problem for me. I love the release and the feeling of working out but that can only take you so far. Two weeks of no carbs, no sugar, no alcohol, no grains and no dairy has been hard but holy cow has my body changed.

One of the things I love about the Whole 30 is that it’s just 30 days. After that, I can start adding items back into my diet. Now, that doesn’t mean I need to go HAM on entire pan of brownies but I can enjoy beer or have a slice of bread when needed.

Many more changes to come in life, relationships, my business, my blog and my outlook on life!


Brew Lab Kansas City

brew-lab-kcSomething super fun I did over Winter Break this year was brew my own beer! If you know me at all, I love beer. I love trying all kinds of beers and finding places that serve up unique tasty brews.

There is this amazing little place in Overland Park called Brew Lab. They have it all – the recipes, the ingredients, the equipment, the knowledge… everything.

2015-01-02 12.23.21 2015-01-02 12.39.37If you know a beer snob in the area this is such a cool gift. Ladies, what a cool little date idea for your guy. They host all kinds of bachelor parties and events. It took about 4 hours to complete and while you wait between adding ingredients and the different steps they have a variety of their own beers on tap for you to help yourself to.

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So much fun! Truly a one-of-a-kind experience if you live in KC or ever visit.


January Picks


You can see that things look a bit different around here. I’m still working on tweaking things but I will tell you all about my new site here in just a couple days. Until then… here’s some of my favorites this month.

Friends on Netflix – are you addicted yet? Have you made it through all the seasons? I can’t get enough. It was like a little Happy 2015 present when that popped up on my screen Jan 1.

Red Nails – My favorite in these cold months. Just so cheery!

Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide has changed my life. Seriously. Unbelievable. I started the first guide back in September and haven’t looked back since. The transformation my body has gone through in the last 4 months is crazy. I look forward to working out everyday. Yeah, you heard me LOOK FORWARD to it. I started Guide 2.0 about 4 weeks ago. I have my slow days where I don’t feel as motivated. And then, I take one look at Kayla’s Instagram and I can’t get in my workout clothes on fast enough. It’s hard work. There is absolutely nothing easy about it but I love it and how different my body is. I’ll try and update later more about my feelings and transformation with these guides. It has been worth every last penny.

I also have a new workout shoe addiction. Whoops.

I was at Nell Hills before Christmas. (This is like the most amazing home decor store in all of KC) and got myself a little A marquee. I’m obsessed.

Two outfits of fashion bloggers that just nailed it recently:
With Love From Kat + Suburban Faux-Pas – just love both of these looks so much!