Recently I had the chance to be a guest on the Sustainable Minimalist Podcast and talk with the host Stephanie a little bit about how sobriety was my gateway to simplifying my belongings and my mental load. As I've mentioned before, Cait Flanders has been a big inspiration for me. I remember I found her … Continue reading Less is best
Hey friends, Short post this week...it's been a doozy with some personal stuffs we've got going on right now but I wanted to share that I had the honor of being a guest on one of my all time favorite podcasts this past week, The Unruffled Podcast. The Unruffled Podcast, hosted by Tammi Salas and … Continue reading The Unruffled Podcast
So as many of you who've been following along know, we have a little one running around our house. Last year after she was born, I really struggled. I wrote a bit about it here, but it has taken me almost a full year to feel like myself again after giving birth. During my pregnancy … Continue reading Mental Health Advocates: Alicia Mattera & Las Vegas Baby Co.
It's been a minute since I've had a chance to feature a local Vegas place...I've been working on the sobriety and spending series, the new parent deck, and just being a human being in general with a full time job and a family. But recently, I had the chance to meet Kelsey Witherow, the … Continue reading Kelsey Witherow, the Sober Creative mind behind Doughp at Planet Hollywood
As part of the sobriety and spending series I'm doing, I wanted to talk a little bit about some bigger life changes we made in the past few years that allowed us to pay down debt dramatically. Previously I wrote about the small every day changes that have allowed me to sustain our choice to … Continue reading Sobriety and Spending Series: Big Changes
A few weeks ago the folks of Wild & Free: A Battleborn Podcast were kind enough to let me join and talk a little bit about sobriety during the holidays, and if you'd like, you can listen here. I know my first holiday season sober was difficult, but these days it's something most of my … Continue reading How to be a sober inclusive holiday host
Hope everyone out there had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had family visiting and hosted dinner potluck style at our house--it was fun to have everyone in our small living room together eating, talking, and playing games.I wanted to share this week, in case you had not already seen it, that the totally free 2019 Sober … Continue reading The 100% Free Sober in Vegas 2019 Calendar
Lately my feelings have been all over the place. Change in weather, getting ready for the holidays, getting ready for our daughter's first birthday. Reflecting on the past few months of so many things going on--the art show, events, travel, family obligations, work obligations. And I've been taking an emotional and spiritual temperature check. One … Continue reading Saying No…So I Can Say Yes
Recently I had something special happen--I got to record thoughts on being sober and becoming a mother with one of my oldest friends. My friend Leah hosts The Compass Podcast, a show dedicated to talking with creatives about navigating the waters between art and commerce, and what they do when they feel themselves going to the … Continue reading Sober Mamas talk on The Compass Podcast
Happy fall friends! Hope everyone has been enjoying this incredible weather the past few weeks. This is my favorite time here in Las Vegas...it's sunny, the air is crisp, light breeze. Just the best! I'm also starting to finally recover from a crazy few months...summer is my busy season at my day job, then hanging … Continue reading Toast Society
I think at this point we've established how much I enjoy magic shows. I love the classic Vegas entertainment history they represent, I love being in a room with other people in the dark and watching something unexpected unfold, and I love that magic is such a complicated and highly trained artform. But over the … Continue reading The Magic of Jen Kramer
Does anyone else always find that they somehow attract little bits of paper...everywhere? All the time? I am constantly having to clean out my desk area, kitchen, bags, my car from little pieces of paper I pick up throughout the day. Well, I am (hopefully) putting my paper obsession to good use in my upcoming … Continue reading My solo show at the Winchester Cultural Center!