That Day I Become a Fashion Blogger - Ha!

Mood Board Jen's Favorites

Lately, I can't help myself.  I am only drawn to comfy, versatile clothing in my preferred palette which includes black, gray, plum and small hits of color.  If you want to see my absolute favorites right now, click here to see the mood board I created using Go Moodboard (which was fun to use!).  I didn't include a ton of tops in my mood board as finding pants/tights that I like is generally my challenge.  I already own a bunch of soft tees and tops that I like to pair with one of the solid bottoms above.

If you have a favorite wardrobe item I need to know about, share below in the comments.

Jen - who today and for today only is a fashion blogger!  Ha ha ha!

Links to item above:
Black Athleta Tights
Free People Thermal Top
Banana Republic Devon Pant
Patagonia Yoga Pant (Called the Serenity Tight)
Sketchers Fortune Slip-On
Athleta Wrap
Brooks running shoe
Target No Show Panty
Socks - no show and with compression

Hello, 2018!

Family hike and portrait 2018

And just like that, 2018 begins!

I'm looking forward to....

  • Training more coaches at my college and beyond
  • Traveling to London for the first time this spring
  • Keeping in shape throughout the winter
  • Using my core values to guide me as to when to say "no, thank you" or "Heck yes!" to invites and opportunities
  • Making my immediate family and BFFs a priority (I'm going to return to my coffee dates as one way to support this goal)
  • Trying out a new style of coaching on some select victims clients open-minded friends
What about you?  What's on your 2018 list of awesomeness?

Happy New Year's,

Collaboration, Mean Girls, and No Apologies

A week ago, before Thanksgiving, a big crew of us went to see the pre-Broadway production of Mean Girls (written by Tina Fey).

Mean Girls Playbill

Holy moly, y'all.  That show is hilarious and off-the-chain creative.  It is no longer running in DC (or at least it ends it's pre-Broadway debut here this weekend), but you catch it on the real Broadway starting in March 2018 in NYC.  And GO see it!  It is soooooo good.  I literally left the show in DC and started looking for tickets to see it again.  Miss O enjoyed it, too.  I was happy that 10% of the humor was over-her-head.  After all, she's just a tween still (though she appears taller than me in the photo below.....I like the "appears" part). 

I can neither confirm nor deny her height compared to mine.  Ha ha ha.

Miss O and her mama

On a professional and passionate front, I just collaborated with the CC Daily to write a blog post about.....drum roll, please....coaching.  This post, however, is a bit different than my other coaching blog posts so far as it outlines how my college's coach training program came to be and what our next steps are including hardcore research related to it.  If you have an interest or just want to hear me speak in my informal, blog voice on an academic blog, go here.

Y'all, I cannot write like a professional, academic anymore.  I can only write in my bloggy voice.

And, I'm not apologizing ;)

I gotta be me.

Happy December,


Sale Ends Tomorrow on Taco Tuesday

Is this graphic gigantic or what?!  Go shop if you need a fun gift for a great educator or coach.  25% off shop-wide (no coupon code necessary) through Taco Tuesday at our new Etsy shop.

It's just fun to say Taco Tuesday, isn't it?



Black Friday Through Taco Tuesday Sale

It's time y'all - our first ever Black Friday through Taco Tuesday Sale starts now!
Hello Strategies Sale
No coupon code necessary.  Just head on over to our new Etsy shop and automatically, all of the products in our shop will be 25% off through Taco Tuesday.  Go find your favorite coach or educator a great gift for the holidays.  

Fun, right?!