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Hi! My name is Clare and I am a twenty-three year old recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I was lucky enough to get a great job (that involves shoes!) and so moved back to my hometown of St. Louis, MO.


It’s about time I started my own blog — I’ve been addicted to reading them for over a year! I got started with EatLikeMe, then KathEats, and now my googlereader has too many to count. I truly believe these healthy living blogs played a big part in my eating disorder recovery, and so am eager to become more involved in the blogging community. (Plus, I NEVER win any giveaways and having a bog to link to should help! 🙂 )

I’m not quite sure what shape this blog will take, but as the title shows, I’ve got a lot on my plate right now. I’ll hopefully be sharing stories about healthy cooking and eating, fitting in exercise and race training, keeping up with my harp playing, and maintaining a fun family and social life. Please see my other pages for a more detailed explanation of the different areas of my life that I’m working on fitting in!

I’m not a writer, photographer, or nutritionist, but I’ll do my best! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at Thanks for reading!

38 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2010 4:20 pm

    you are gorgeous 🙂

    • October 13, 2010 4:52 pm

      Thank you!! That was so sweet and brightened my day:)

  2. Melissa @ HerGreenLife permalink
    October 14, 2010 5:00 pm

    Welcome to the blogging world from a fellow St. Louisan and Notre Dame alum.

  3. October 14, 2010 5:37 pm

    Hey, thanks so much for checking out my blog! I love meeting other stl people. What half marathon are you training for?

    • October 14, 2010 7:57 pm

      St. Louis Track Club has a half that starts in downtown Clayton on November 7th. The route is kind of weird…up Forsyth until you get to Forest Park and then loop back, but we’ll see how it goes! I’m also running the Go St. Louis 10K this weekend!

  4. October 28, 2010 10:50 am

    I have a lot of stuff that I’m currently juggling, but I take it one day at a time and it seems to be working out.

    Good luck on the half marathon training, I ran my first half marathon last year and hopefully I’ll be able to train and race again before my wedding.

    You’re beautiful and what a fun career in the shoe industry. I would love to work in fashion industry,

    I look forward to following your journey.

    ~ Lea

  5. balancejoyanddelicias permalink
    October 28, 2010 2:40 pm

    hi Clare, thanks for stopping by my blog so I find yours! 😉

  6. Lexi permalink
    November 3, 2010 11:58 pm

    Hey Clare,

    Oh dear, your story sounds so very similar to mine! I can definitely relate 🙂

    One side note…
    I noticed that you attended Notre Dame. As a senior, I just applied to Notre Dame with the intention of majoring in business . Did you enjoy your experience there?

    Hope all is going well for you,

  7. November 14, 2010 2:37 pm

    Hi Clare! I just came across your blog and wanted to say hi! It sounds like we have a lot in common – (eating disorder recovery, newly out of college, foodie/runner). Can’t wait to read more of your blog – your style is awesome and I’m loving your eats as well!!!

  8. November 15, 2010 1:33 pm

    I love your blog! I just started my own blog a week ago because I was obsessed with healthy blogs too, I hope to fine a few “followers” too 🙂 i’ll be following yours too! I love it!!!!

  9. November 18, 2010 7:41 am

    I’m from STL too! This is so exciting. Can’t wait to read your blog more.

  10. November 20, 2010 8:05 am

    Just found your blog and saw you went to Notre Dame. I am a Purdue grad- so sort of the unspoken rival. Welcome to the blogging world!

  11. Sarah permalink
    December 12, 2010 5:44 pm

    Clare, your blog is great! Very happy to read it, hope to see you soon 🙂 Sarah

  12. Jenna's Journey permalink
    December 15, 2010 7:25 pm

    great blog! check out mineee 🙂

  13. December 29, 2010 8:46 pm

    Your sooo so so so very pretty!
    I used to have a ED too!
    Nice to meet you! 🙂

  14. January 7, 2011 5:17 pm

    Sounds like you are a busy girl! And a very beautiful one at that. 🙂 My husband and I were just in St Louis for our anniversary in ’09 and we loved it! It’s such a fun city with so much to do (and so much of it is free!).

  15. lauravirginia permalink
    January 9, 2011 6:54 pm

    Hey! I just found your blog through Clean Eating Chelsey and have spent tons of time reading through it! You are GORGEOUS! I am definitely adding you to my Google Reader. Can’t wait to read more! 🙂

  16. January 10, 2011 8:50 pm

    shoes…what do you do?? im jealous. i need to find my passion kind of job.

  17. January 14, 2011 2:08 pm

    Hi Clare,

    I think you are very brave to share your story so candidly and I admire you for it. I am a personal trainer and am also enrolled at Integrative Nutrition. If you have any questions or want some advice about joining the wellness profession, feel free to contact me. Good luck to you!

    Sam (I have a blog too but it’s not about food or health, just life….

  18. Annamaria permalink
    January 19, 2011 8:32 pm

    Hey Clare! Just found your blog and stalked it abit 😉 haha totally not creepy.. but it seems like we have a lot in common. Keep up the great work taking care of your body with the yummy food it needs and enjoy life, you are so beautiful!! Love the blog 🙂

  19. February 6, 2011 10:26 pm

    Jealous you went to Notre Dame! I come from a Notre Dame family!

  20. February 23, 2011 1:14 pm

    Awesome Blog! I love Notre Dame, Rudy is my all time favorite movie 🙂

  21. March 13, 2011 3:29 pm

    So glad I found you!! Loving your blog! 🙂

  22. March 18, 2011 10:52 pm

    I love your blog! It’s so amazing to me that I’ve been able to connect with so many like-minded young women through this whole blog world. I can’t wait to read more in the future 🙂

  23. March 20, 2011 7:25 pm

    So excited to start reading your blog. 🙂 I’m glad I found it! Isn’t that so funny about giveaways…I always feel like I’m going to win…but no such luck…so far. 🙂

  24. moveovercelery permalink
    March 25, 2011 8:28 pm

    you are gorgeous! Can’t wait to read more!

  25. April 4, 2011 4:00 pm

    glad you guest posted on Carrie’s blog – love yours now too!


  26. April 4, 2011 11:08 pm

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Glad I came across it 🙂

  27. April 5, 2011 2:01 pm

    Awesome blog. Inspiring and honest and I love that! Subscribed and excited to continue to read about your journeys!

  28. April 5, 2011 10:05 pm

    Just found your blog, and I LOVE it! It’s good to see how other people eat healthy with a schedule that is packed full 🙂

  29. April 6, 2011 5:57 pm

    I just came across your blog and want to let you know I ADMIRE YOU! You are a beautiful woman and I look forward to keeping up with your life journey!

  30. April 28, 2011 7:20 pm

    your site is looking great…I love the name…could I get your feeds via email?

  31. indecisiveathlete permalink
    May 5, 2011 7:18 pm

    Hey! I just found your blog thru Amazing Assests and I’m really liking it! I look forward to reading more!

  32. May 8, 2011 6:35 am

    Hey Clare! I just read your story and we have a lot in common! Your beautiful btw! 🙂 I look forward to reading your blog!

  33. mria permalink
    June 12, 2011 8:12 am

    Hey Clare! I found your blog via Carrie’s Moves ‘N Munchies 😀

    I really enjoyed your post on her blog. I can totally relate your story. I’m actually live right down the street from Notre Dame, but I chose to attend a college out East where I run track. I used to blog, and I found it somewhat helpful…except I deleted my first one and moved on. Again, I have found it very useful in my eating disorder recovery. I love reading healthy eating blogs, too! I was nearly a strict pescatarian in the last semester of my sophomor yr of college but I noticed my intention to do so created some disordered eating habits. Someday, I think I’ll venture back to it again. But for now, Im happy with my fish (and sometimes chicken :D).

    I just got really excited when I saw that you went to ND! I still might go there for grad school. I also look forward to reading your blog!


  34. Get Skinny, Go Vegan. permalink
    June 26, 2011 9:54 pm

    just found your blog!!


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