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Treating Our World With Little Acts of Love on Earth Day

Seven years ago, my world changed forever.  Having Thomas, our first baby, made me more aware of my relationship to our world, and how our beautiful planet would need to not only provide for our children, but for our children’s children. Having kids made me aware of everything around me from the products I used in our home to the way we looked at consumption, our use of plastics, and

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Happy International Women’s Day! | VLOG: Reflections on the Women’s March

As you know, it’s International Women’s Day. I filmed a very personal vlog in January as I got to be included in one of the most powerful movements in history: The Women’s March. I was so proud to be walking among strong, underrepresented heroes that came out to march. We marched through the wet streets of Vancouver; no drop of rain could stop us. How lucky and grateful am I

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Sunday Brunch Series: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Strawberry Mimosas

lemon ricotta pancakes with strawberry sauce by lindsay johnson of lady in the wild west for gen padalecki of now & gen wife of jared padalecki

Starting today, I will be hosting a brunch blog every 1st Sunday of the month. Excited? I am! The blog will be led by and feature recipes from one of my favorite friends and foodies Lindsey Johnson! I met Lindsey when she came to visit my apartment roommate while I was a freshman in college. We became fast friends. Though we live in different parts of the country (she lives

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Gen’s Lit List: March Faves

genevieve padalecki wife of jared padalecki of supernatural lies on bed with cookbooks around her

It’s the beginning of the month which means it’s time to gather up some of my favorite new reads. This month I am tackling cookbooks. I love being in my kitchen and trying out new recipes.  One of my absolute favorite things to do is scour pages of cookbooks for inspiration. I love cookbooks because I feel they are a small (or big–depending!) window into the life of a chef. With beautiful

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It’s Sweater Weather!

It’s February, which means the weather is chilly, but the mood is warm. If you’ve been following along, you know I spent all of January in Vancouver with a handful of weekend trips to Whistler. Every day, it felt like I was reaching into my closet for another sweater to add to my rotation! Soft, cozy sweaters weather cools down sweaters (especially paired with some jeans) are my uniform of

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12 Books to Read This Year

I love Sundays.  Mainly because I love a good brunch, but I love a good brunch with my Sunday paper. One of my favorite Sunday morning rituals is reading the New York Times Book Review.  I’m a sucker for the musty, inky copy paper smell and I love the gothic font lettering.  I enjoy what new books are being released out into the world and the challenge to tackle some

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Step Into Comfort with Amazon Fashion

Now that the holidays are over and the new year is already running rampant, January is a month of holiday recovery with a good book and a hot cup of tea. I love getting on my comfy clothes, laying in bed, and reading during Austin’s rainy season. Being cozy is also the perfect time to take out the laptop and do a little online shopping. Amazon Fashion is the best

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Easy Sheet Masks for Mama “Me Time”

Life is pretty hectic lately.  Our family has been on the road and in an out of airplanes, which for me means sad, dry, tired skin. As I’ve said before, I look for products that are naturally based. From household items to skincare, I think differently about what I buy with three kids under 6 touching everything I use around the house (sometimes that includes my beauty products). So when

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Hear Us Roar: Reflections on the Women’s March

It’s been one year since the 2017 Women’s March. Last year following January 21, 2017, I  could hear rumblings and tremors in the air for what felt like months. The earth felt like it was in the midst of an aftershock. Unlike a lot of causes where there is excitement followed by a lull, the Women’s March fueled and fanned a conflagration.  It ignited voices, hearts, feelings, passions, and unity.

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