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My Favorite Cold-Weather Workout Gear

I’ve professed my love for working out in the outdoors here before, and that remains true even in the winter. When I go for a run or hike outside, even when it’s freezing cold, it feels less like a chore and more like an adventure. But I’ve learned the hard way that if you’re going to get your sweat on outside when the temps drop below 50, you need to have

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My ACL Playlist

I’m obsessed with playlists. They get me through long runs, long drives, and just plain long days. Since I’m really looking forward to ACL Fest kicking off tomorrow (!), I put this Spotify playlist together (below) that features some of my favorite songs from artists who will be playing at the festival this year. Scroll down to give my ACL playlist a listen, and then let me know in the

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Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands I Love

Gen Padalecki Eco Fashion

Making eco-friendly changes in our everyday life has been a big goal of mine in 2019. We’ve been trying to be more mindful of the food we buy, the food we grow and the personal care products we use as a family. The next stop: My closet. I love fashion and want to shop smarter for the environment while still looking stylish. And I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover that

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Maxi dresses you can wear anywhere

Genevieve Padalecki wearing a maxi dress

Schools out for summer and I am officially ready to dress like it. Screw early morning wake-ups, rushing grumpy kids out the door and dressing like I don’t give a sh*t.  I can’t wait to sleep in (even just an extra 15 minutes!) and enjoy summer—and my summer uniform: maxi dresses. Long flowy dresses are my warm weather staple, perfect for a day in the sun with my family or

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Spring Edit: Denim Jumpsuits

I never thought I’d be THAT mom who wears matching outfits with her kid but….here we are. And, I have to say, I’m kinda loving it. Odette is VERY opinionated about her wardrobe (I wonder where she gets it from?). She is obsessed with color and especially loves accessories. And playing “twinsies” always make her smile. Our new favorite trend for spring: Denim jumpsuits. I love the convenience of a

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SXSW: What To Wear

Tomorrow kicks off the first day of South by Southwest here in Austin. That means my town is about to be taken over by a massive 10-day festival dedicated to all things film, music and tech. Like most locals, I have a love-hate relationship with the annual event. SXSW brings such massive crowds and treacherous traffic that it’s sometimes tempting to hide out until it’s all over. BUT, with all

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My Guide To Hacking The Holidays With Mastercard On File

You know that person who has all their Christmas cards sent, gifts bought and presents wrapped to perfection under the tree by the first week of December? Um, yeah…that is NOT me. I wish it were. I so want to be that person who doesn’t procrastinate and gets the holiday prep done way ahead of schedule, but every year the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas feel shorter and shorter. I’m

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