5 Favorites: The Everygirl Home Tour Series

A recent change in my apartment had me flipping pinning through the archives of one of my favorite home tour series on The Everygirl for some home decor inspiration. 

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The Everygirl’s Home Tour Series 
  1. Nikki Rappaport’s D.C. Studio 
  2.  Jessie Epley Short’s Raleigh Home 
  3. Nicole McQuade’s Chicago Apartment 
  4. Lauren McCaul’s Alabama Home
  5. Cat Cantrell’s Houston Garage Apartment 

Not only is it fun to get a peak inside someone’s home but  also to see a range of styles and different living situations. It’s just the right mix of fantasy and relatable for me. The Everygirl also has a bunch of tips and guides in their Decor & Styling series.  Plus each home tour features a profile of the lovely lady that lives there…so you know I’m going back to re-read for some #CareerCrush inspiration. I told you I love The Everygirl.






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What I’m telling my friends …

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… To read
Yes, Please I just finished Amy Poehler’s book. So many take aways! I borrowed it from the library (yes that’s still a thing)…and within the first chapter knew I already needed my own copy to highlight, bookmark, re-read and sit on my shelf being awesome.
… To watch
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt I’m probably not the first to tell you about this show but I can tell you that it had me laughing out loud…a lot …and loudly. As someone who over-thinks/analyzes/rationalizes often this was straight up pure enjoyment.
… To join
New Balance Girls Night Out I attended my first event this week. It hit all levels of geek mode for me : fitness, events, marketing and networking. 
… To do
Sweat with Lauren Hefez workouts. Not only did I attend this event led by Lauren yesterday, but I’ve been trying different routines/videos – wedding arms workout seems appropriate as my bridesmaid dress came in this week. 
… To try
FlyBarre . {recap to come over on Adventures of W

… To shop
These booties. I bought them in black about a month ago and have already worn them so much. In fact I just purchased a pair in Taupe as well!
… To eat/drink
Revolution Juice.  I stopped by with my co-worker after we tried FlyBarre to get smoothies (we dubbed it a #BasicbutGood weekend…) The woman behind the counter (the owner?) was super friendly and they have  a great menu and business belief

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Career Crush: Danielle Moss of The Everygirl – The Lively Show Feature

CareerCrush Logo_IP  While The Everygirl deserves a #careercrush feature in it’s own right,  today focuses my spotlight a little more directly on one of it’s co-founders….even more specifically on a particular feature she was interviewed on.

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In re-listening to the The Lively Show with Danielle Moss, I found it all so very relatable – much as The Everygirl. A combination of the best friend you grew up next door to and the warm friendly new kid in class that brings stories and tales of a world outside your own.

In the podcast the conversation focuses on “Finding Your Bliss”  – Danielle touches upon 3 major life changes that made a significant impact :

  1. Moving to a new city (Chicago)
  2. Launching The Everygirl
  3. Discovering/joining Crossfit

I too was 27 when I moved to a new (albeit familiar and filled with some of my closest friends) city – and it wasn’t for the desire of the city itself but for the vulnerability of needing to force change. Similarly,  I know this wont be my forever city but that it was a necessary move and I’m happy for what it offers me for right now.

Her perspective on workouts is also very identifiable (as well as Jess Lively’s)  – about finding that peace when you stop chasing after the skinny and the should-haves, should-dos and find what you enjoy. For her that’s Crossfit. For me it’s spinning. And sometimes yoga. And sometimes running. Each has their own flavor of Kool-Aid. Whether you stick to one flavor or taste a little of each – if it enhances your life than I say drink up (not the real stuff – that’s gross). Find what you like.

I haven’t quite found my version of launching of The Everygirl yet. However, I fully intend to devour all that the site offers to help me figure out exactly what that may be for me. As I enter my last year of my 20s, a year focused on growth, I feel that I’m on that path to making that discovery. Danielle talks about her early 20s being a time of feeling lost and being stressed about feeling lost, while late 20s are about finding who you are, where early 30s is about it all coming together and choosing what you let stress you out – or equally important: what you don’t.  I’m in between that 2nd and 3rd phase and it brings an equal sense of energy and calm.

…Her perspective on being a single 30 year is a good listen as well…

If you’re not familiar with The Lively Show (a relatively new discover for me!), I highly recommend checking out all the podcasts. Same with the The Everygirl!

You can bet that I’ll be back with more #careercrush for and from both of these sources!


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Moodboard: Bachelorette Party

Not only is it birthday month but it’s also bachelorette month!  While we donned our best bridal shower attire just a few weeks ago abd thank you cards are already out (the bride-to-be’s pick), it’s now time for the next level of cheers: the bachelorette party!  Bring on the sparkle & bubbly.

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 nye // blogger GUESS Holiday // cheers  //  confetti party // ready to party // sparkle //  target style (really!) // flow // bubbly // pop.fizz.clink

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Birthday Brunch

 Paris may always be a good idea – but so is brunch! After a night on the town, a celebration sweat session what perfect way to bring birthday weekend to an end than brunch. 

The options are endless when it comes to putting a brunch fete. Do you stations or bite size? Or a station of bit size treats? Do you do savory or sweet? And don’t forget the drinks! A coffee station is a must for me! But don’t forget about the bloody-marys and mimosas – it is a celebration after all. Something refreshing like a juice bar? Waffles, pancakes, french toast …oh my!….mini quiches, yogurt parfaits and bagels…all to your liking. 

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pancake bar || juice bar || coffee bar {baby shower} || pancake stack {wedding cake alternatives} || yogurt bar {sprinkle sleepover party}|| donut bar  {food bars} || pancakes

Wherever you brunch, here are some looks I’d be happy to wear as I sipped my iced coffee….

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dress in black || black & grey || layered || chevron {’11}

Not Afraid to Sweat: Birthday Sweat Sesh

However you celebrated the night before – a birthday sweat sesh come Saturday  is my ideal way to party it up.  My top picks:

1) Spin  – not only am I obsessed on the regular but it seems like SoulCycle would know how to celebrate! On a Boston level – I’ve been eager to try/check out B/Spoke  – I’m feeling their vibe, I think that’s a Kool-Aide I would definitely drink.

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Refuel: Post sweat fest, a casual but delicious refuel at Sweetgreens is my pick. And how convenient there’s one near both SoulCycle and B/Spoke

2) I took a “Bags & Beats” class at The Club back in September as part of a #BosFIT event – and loved it! Sure it looks pretty intimidating on the outside (don’t most new fitness classes??) but worth grabbing a friend or few and trying it out. Plus they offer other classes such as yoga and spin.

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Refuel: This one is pretty set up for you – Nourish Your Soul is located right at the gym! 

3) For something a little more restorative and reflective, it takes little convincing to get me to a yoga class / event. I’m like a proud mama anytime a friend is up for class. I went to a class at Karma Yoga studio for the first time last week with a bestie and it was exactly what I needed. If you’re going the heated route (I’m not) – CorePower Yoga has started popping up in Boston.

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Refuel: I’ve been hearing good things about newly opened  Beacon Hill location of Tatte Bakery  – sure to offer the perfect post-yoga treat. 

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