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MillerCoors Tasting Room @ Union 50

I'm still jumping up and down with excitement over last week's MillerCoors Tasting Room event hubs and I attended at Indy's Union 50! First of all I love beer (sounding like my dad!), second of all I love food, especially delicious, gourmet, top rated, amazing food. And third of all I love connecting with like-minded people and enjoy beer and food so this was nothing short of a perfect night and guess what?! It was on a Tuesday 🍻 all I have left to say is...cheers!! This was the invite I received and had to share also because I want you to feel my excitement!! My reply was: YES!!! Can I bring along my beer lover hubs?! And there we went on a Tuesday night date... Upon arrival we were greeted with our choice of MillerCoors…

Beauty Talk, Lifestyle

Simplicity Holistic Health + 3 Day Cleanse

I've noticed my 3 day cleanse was generating some curiosity on instagram so here we go, I'll tell you all about it! But first things first. I was introduced to Simplicity HH while working at Saks Fifth Avenue (they sell them at the Indy store, FYI). We had a tasting event along with a full introduction of the company by its owner Beth McCarthy Smith (the most cheery, energetic, joyful, positive and passionate person I've ever met, really!) and instantly felt in love with her story, her message and her desire for a healthier lifestyle. Not to mention the taste of the juices which are cold pressed to retain all the vitamins and antioxidants of the fruits and vegetables. Simplicity HH works with local farmers to support our community and all the juices are "Prayed upon &…

Featured Bloggers, Lifestyle

Fellowship Friday: Dressed for Success

I'd love to introduce you to someone I've recently connected with and I can tell you she's been inspiring me to no end. Talking to her on the phone was like talking to my best friend and we never even met! Sonia recently launched her inspirational lifestyle and fashion blog called Onyx & Faith. She is also a jewelry designer and hand-makes all of her jewelry with quality, love, and care (you can find all of her beautiful designs on her blog!). Sonia is married to the love of her life and a mother of the most precious little girl! And guess what?! She's been working as a 2nd grade teacher for the past 10 years (God sent, perhaps?!). But what I love about her however is how she empowers & encourages other women on her blog and…

Karina's LookBook, Lifestyle

Instagram Roundup + Yet Another Life Update

For a while now I've been trying to have a good work/life balance. Ever since kiddos went back to school (about a month ago) they have been getting busier and busier with sports, and school engagements of all sorts. Meanwhile, as some of you know I work retail hours, I was feeling more and more miserable for not being there for their practices and games, school meet-ups, band performances, etc (hello retail nights and weekends) and Brian on the other hand was about to lose his mind turning into 5 people not only to provide for our family but become the driver for all of the kids activities. That being said, I've been praying for the right opportunity for months. For me to leave my job it had to be for the perfect match, for real!…


Indianapolis Wine Festival

A TOAST TO WINE LOVERS AT INAUGURAL INDIANAPOLIS WINE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND Indianapolis Wine Festival Presented by City Securities and Faegre Baker Daniels Debuts at American Legion Mall Experiencing fine wines doesn’t require a passport or even a trip to a local vineyard. The Indianapolis Wine Festival presented by City Securities and Faegre Baker Daniels arrives this Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 for wine experts and newcomers alike at American Legion Mall in downtown Indianapolis. Guests will be able to sample from more than 175 wines brought in from across the country and globe, right in Indy’s backyard. Food options from eight Indianapolis favorites will also be available for purchase at the inaugural festival and musical acts include Sara Phillips, Wildheart Band and local favorites Kyxx. Wines available for sample include Justin…


Felloship Friday: Living Lessons

Happy Friday my friends!! My blogging time has gotten shorter and shorter lately, girls out of school and summer activities are taking its toll on mommy here. But in the midst of it all I'm still trying to keep my priorities straight and even though my morning prayers are also getting shorter I came across this chapter this week and can't stop thinking about it. Every now and then a verse jumps out at me and makes so much sense...let me start by telling you I've always had a super hard time understanding and even having any desire whatsoever to read the Bible until about a year ago when I found the Living Bible Translation in which it's written with words of our time ( I mean seriously, even the Bible in portuguese is…


Hope Supply

Good day gal pals! I'm so happy to share with you the Hope Supply box from Mi Esperanza ! "Mi Esperanza means MY HOPE and began in 2002 with a vision to provide life sustaining change in the lives of women in the villages surrounding Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  For more than a decade we have elevated women out of poverty by giving them the tools and resources they need to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Through Mi Esperanza women are finding a new sense of HOPE, self empowerment and the stability that is needed to gain control of their future. At the heart of MI ESPERANZA lies a desire to see lives changed  and we know that elevating women is the fastest way to change the world." Social Enterprise: "Committed to fair wage and a healthy and…

Karina's Videos, Lifestyle

Social Media – Take a Break!

Hey guys, today I'd like to share with you my social media fast video. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you probably noticed I was gone for a while! That was a much needed break that brought me back refreshed and with new ideas, new energy and a much better vision for my blog and youtube channel. I felt that it was important to join my church's fast because sometimes we let things of the world take over and distract us from what's really important, in my case my relationship with God. That being said social media addiction is a huge problem in today's society, not only amongst the blogger community but with teens and pretty much anyone who have access to a smart phone and internet have experienced some kind of agony when…

Karina's LookBook, Lifestyle

KSD in the Active LIFE Magazine September Issue!

Hi boys and girls! Momma here is super excited to finally post about my article on the Active LIFE Guide magazine. If you are not from Indy you'll have the chance to read the article here and if you have the magazine already there's a couple of extra pics in here!! First things first I was so extremely happy to be invited to be their September cover, what an honor!! The looks are my own and the pics were taken on this amazing set...our blessed backyard! Gotta do what we gotta do peeps...maybe one day I'll be shooting at the Cayman Islands (Hahaha wishful thinking never hurts!!). (more…)


Soul Surfer

Hi guys, I hope you had a nice and relaxing Labor Day holiday! I worked on the holiday (it's ok, what can we do!!) but later in the afternoon when I got home we did what we typically do on Sunday evenings. We picked out a family movie and ate loads of popcorn all cuddled up on the couch!! Bella was the one who suggested this particular movie: Soul Surfer is about a Hawaiian surfer girl - Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm to a shark attack when she was 13 years-old and overcame her condition, upon seeing the devastation in Thailand caused by the 2004 tsunami, Bethany discovered a greater purpose: to make a difference in the lives of others. The movie was truly inspiring and I know we can all use inspiration…

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