Category Archive: Personal

Apr 01

Home is Wherever I’m with You

*This is NOT an April Fools joke. It is, however, one of my worst kept secrets ever, so I can’t wait any longer to share…* “Living in the same place as the people you love matters.” I was sitting on the floor of the DFW airport last December when I read those words in the …

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Oct 30

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

I recently had the incredible opportunity to visit Costa Rica as a work trip with I had never been to Costa Rica before, so I was excited to see the lush scenery and enjoy this beautiful country. My trip started in San Jose, where most of my time was spent working, but I did get a …

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Mar 26

On Thursdays We Wear Purple!

OK, not every Thursday. But today, 3/26, I wear purple. I’m wearing purple today as part of Purple Day for Epilepsy​. “Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support …

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Nov 11

End of an Era and the Next Adventure

After more than 3 years, last Friday was my last day working at IPG Mediabrands. I planned to post this last week, but technology had a “hate on Karianne” day and my computer died. Which made for a more stressful last day than I would’ve liked, but it will make for a funny story some …

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Jul 01

I Heart NYC: A Year to Make a New City Your Home

New York City

A year ago today I packed up everything that was left in my apartment, took an Uber to SeaTac airport and flew to New York. I arrived at my new apartment in Manhattan exhausted, but ready to start my new life. Today is my first New York-aversary! It was my birthday a few weeks ago …

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Jun 29

5 Reasons I Like Atlantic City Better Than Las Vegas

Still being pretty new to New York, I’m still adventuring around and getting to know the East Coast. I had the chance to spend a very brief, but welcome, 24 hours in Atlantic City, New Jersey last week thanks to Crowdtap. I wasn’t really sure what to expect of AC. Some of my friends told …

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Sep 18

Everything I Know About Marketing I Learned by Teaching 3rd Grade

Ms. Stinson in her classroom

Five years ago, I resigned my teaching position and moved away from my career as an elementary teacher. It was a difficult decision, made even tougher as we entered a recession and jobs were scarce, but I have never regretted it. Every day I am more certain I made the right choice for me, going …

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May 22

Bright Lights Will Inspire You

I have some very exciting news to share! As of July 1st, I will be relocating to be part of Spring Creek Group’s New York office!!! For some time now I’ve been craving a change. I bought some new clothes. I cut my hair. But these small changes didn’t satisfy my desire for change. I …

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Sep 26

New Beginnings

New Season. New Blog. New Job! I’ve always loved the start of something new. The first day of school. January 1. A new journal. Beginnings are a fresh start and full of opportunity. Today I’m embarking on a few new beginnings. It’s officially fall in Seattle, so it’s a whole new season. I’m finally launching …

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