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FITNESS ADVICE FROM A PRO | INTERVIEW WITH ALFRED RA’OOF

By on October 26, 2017

Alfred Ra’oof is (among many things) a trainer and natural body builder, and my company is lucky to have him come in twice a week to do a fitness boot camp class in our little gym.Β Alfred and his wife also run Victory Get Fit Club in Federal Way, where…


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5 THOUGHTS ON CONFIDENCE

By on October 24, 2017

Confidence is my own personal Sasquatch. Despite many sightings, I have spent a lot of time wondering if it really exists.

I think we can all agree that confidence is a universally desired attribute. After all, it seems to affect almost every part of life… that’s a big deal.

My epic…


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Internet Finds

AFFORDABLE GIFT BOXES

By on October 19, 2017

One of my best friends headed to college this year. We are 10 years apart in age and I grew up babysitting her (introduced her in the LA post).

She is all the way in Maine and I am SUPER missing our dinner dates, laughing through Pretty Little Liars marathons…


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MY FALL SWEATER PICKS

By on October 16, 2017

Among all of the wonderful reasons I love fall is the opportunity to be a little cozier at work with soft sweaters and lots of layers. The extreme year-round air conditioning in my office is bringing the fall vibes indoors and makes layering less of an option and more…


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Interviews

INTERVIEW WITH AARON KO

By on October 12, 2017

Do you remember who your first friend of the opposite sex was? Like real friend.

Mine was Aaron Ko. He was a glasses wearing, perfect grade carrying, Korean skater boy in my small class of about 70 students at the alternative school I attended.

I don’t remember exactly how or when…

HI! I'M STEPH.

Professional lover of stories, the harmonica, goats and burritos. Constantly daydreaming about living in the country, ice cream and decorating. Inspired by beautiful writing, the PNW, Beyonce and kindness. I'm guaranteed to have hearts in my eyes when the lighting is just right and am totally in love with my beau named Beau, who I found in the middle of fall, my favorite season. I sleep in my makeup, grew up on grunge music, embrace imperfection and am pretty excited about the gift of waking up every morning with choice to kick butt and love every minute of this wild ride.

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