Dana

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Dana has lived in Colorado for the last 17 years. She met her husband, Ben, in Boulder and they made the move to Colorado Springs. Together, they are busy raising two children. Dana is the Director of Meeting the Challenge, Inc., a national disability compliance consulting firm. She is an active community volunteer and has served several boards. When she is not working, Dana can be found cheering on her son and daughter's travel hockey teams at area ice rinks. She enjoys spending time hiking in the mountains with her Vizsla, raising backyard chickens, and cheering on her Alma Mater's Michigan State Spartans!
kitchen remodel

How I Survived our Kitchen Remodel

Last year, my husband and I made the harrowing decision to remodel our kitchen. When we purchased our home, we loved the layout, the park-like backyard, and the school system. Six years later, the...
beauty tools

Beauty Tools I Love!

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How to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers: Eggrolls

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brazilian wax

The Full Monty: Getting a Brazilian Wax

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Exploring Bishop Castle

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A Year Without Shampoo and My Hair Looks Amazing!

About a year ago, I quit using shampoo. And my hair has never looked better. I know, it’s hard to believe. But hear me out! I’ve been going to the same stylist for the last...
motherhood

On the Eve of Motherhood: An Open Letter to My Friend

One of my dearest friends is having her first baby! And, as exciting as this seems, it’s been quite an experience. To start, she is single, and she is nearly 40. This pregnancy has...
pandemic

My Greatest Pandemic Lesson: As Taught By My Children

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How Will You Celebrate International Women’s Day?

On Sunday, March 8th, we will celebrate International Women’s Day. For over 100 years, groups around the world have united in celebrating the many achievements of women. A unifying, non-partisan event, International Women’s Day...
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Setting Intentions with Crystals

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