A Little About Me

Hi & thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to learn more about me! I've been a blogger since 2008 and originally started this blog (formerly Stylishly Inspired) as a way to share & keep track of different recipes, DIY projects, etc.. But I've always loved clothes, shoes, jewelry and the hefty dose of sparkle - what girl doesn't right?! So I found myself blogging more & more about my latest fashion fav's, jewelry pairings, and beauty tips.

Aside from my love of all things pretty, I also am a Nutrition Nerd at heart. I started out with more of a weight-loss & maintenance mindset and over time that interest developed into more of a Holistic/Organic approach. I started researching about the toxins in my beauty products, the additives in my food, and learning to cook clean recipes. Over the last couple years I've immersed myself in learning as much as I can about leading a healthier, organic & clean lifestyle which led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I studied over 100 dietary theories with some of the top Health Experts all over the world! In February 2012 I graduated from the program and am now a Certified Health Coach, or what I like to call a Holistic Lifestylist!

Needless to say, during this journey I evolved quite a bit and so did my blog. I wanted to find a way to combine these two different people I had become (the Eco-conscious, clean eating, boho girl & the fashion loving, sparkle obsessed, girly girl). My new blog Sparkles & Spinach was born. I hope after reading my posts you will see that you can live the "semi-crunchy" lifestyle and still be chic! I love my JCrew trips just as much as my Kale Chips!!!

When I'm not busy doing any of the above,  I enjoy spending time with my amazing Husband, my sweet little boy and our kitties and puppy! I also love to read, watch movies (you'll see reviews on both occasionally) cook healthy food, garden, workout and of course... shop & blog about pretty things!

Some of things you can expect to see on this blog....

~ Lots of fashion fav's - especially from JCrew & Anthro!
~ Gorgeous Jewelry finds & tons of accessories!
~ Healthy raw, vegan, veggie and sustainable, organic recipes
~ Healthy product reviews - food, eco-friendly jewels, organic beauty
~ And the occasional book/movie reviews (what I love to do in my free time!)

So I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!!!