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Earlier this year, I participated in a workshop with Juju Hook, author of Hotflashes, Carpools and Dirty Martinis. The workshop lead us through a series of activities to force us out of the “I’m too old to [fill in the blank]” mindset, and into embracing this unique time in our lives. Prime Time baby! Day 6 of the workshop focused on the Lie of Impropriety. What are the lies we tell ourselves that are holding us back from doing amazing things and living the biggest life we could dream of? Juju asked us to close our eyes, while she read us...

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Weighing heavy on my mind, and my heart...this one is tough to write. My husband, my best friend and love of my life was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. It’s still sinking in. I’m still asking, why did this happen to him? How is this now our life? I keep thinking I’m having one of those horrible nightmares that I’m gonna wake up from, and say “whew” thank goodness that was just a dream. But I’m not. It’s not just a bad dream. It’s real. And I'm scared.      One of the...

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I can’t pinpoint exactly when Lynda and I first connected. It might have been one of her book posts that first caught my eye, or the mouth-watering photo of a deep dish vegan apple pie on Instagram. YUM! More likely though it was the “vibe” I got that this was someone I would love to hang with in real life, and our brief interview only reinforced that. She is one cool chick. Real. Articulate. Down-to-earth. When Lynda agreed to the interview and joined the ranks of “Biker Mommas” for the Slow Roll Vlog series I was beyond thrilled. I think...

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Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with Lauren Meeks. I'm never sure how these interviews will go, and that's part of the fun. With Lauren I felt like we'd been friends forever. Maybe it's her calm, easy-going nature, or maybe it's just the connection we share through our love of motorcycles. Either way, I think you'll enjoy getting to know Lauren... "I remember being a little girl and just hearing the sound of a bike going by and my head would turn automatically. It's something that I felt has always been in me." ~ Lauren Meeks      ...

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It all starts with an idea, a vague inspiration, until I can’t contain it anymore and I have to sketch it out. There are an infinite number of possibilities. This is exciting, and sometimes daunting at the same time. At its core, a hoop earring is nothing more than a circle made of metal. But that’s really just the beginning… the jumping off point for inspiration. As a designer, I’ve never been plagued with creative drought. Quite the opposite. I have TOO MANY ideas, if that’s even possible. That’s not to say I don’t stumble when it comes to the...

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