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If our blog were like a mullet, etc. is the party in the back. Random musings with a glimpse of personal life: what I’m making, reading, listening and loving. Because one of the benefits of supporting emerging brands is knowing the people behind them. The real lives and dreams your purchases support. And thankfully, I’m an oversharer to anyone who will listen. xo, G.

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For the reluctantly gluten-free & dairy-free: Roasted Red Pepper & Carrot Sauce

Perfect on roasted veggies like parsnips, carrots and sweet potatoes. Or use as a sauce for GF pasta with some grilled chicken and veg all mixed together (very kid-friendly). Or as a sauce for grilled steak. Whatever you like.

[Full disclosure – I don’t follow recipes. To me, recipes are just suggestions. I just throw stuff together and hope for the best. And then hope I remember everything I did when I attempt to write it down. But this one is really yummy, I promise. So trust your own taste buds and adjust this as necessary.]

Chop up half of a large sweet onion and a bunch of carrots (like 5 or 6). Sauté in a little coconut or avocado oil (or really, whatever you have) until nice and soft. Drain a large glass container of roasted red peppers and chop. Add to the onions and carrots for a minute or so. Let this goodness cool. Once it’s cool, put everything in the blender, add a little chicken or veggie stock and a little coconut milk (the full fat kind from the can) and some salt and pepper. Blend it all up and taste. I usually thin it out with a little more coconut milk and stock. Listen, if you keep adding stock, you’ve made yourself a yummy soup! But I like it thick and saucy so I can eat it with everything.

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Has this dress been to more countries than you?  If we can educate ourselves and trace the origin farms of our veggies and beef, shouldn’t we also be able to easily learn more about the origin of our clothes and the working conditions of those who make them?
Headphones Filled-50I know I’m a few years behind, but I am now obsessed with podcasts. Everyone has a story to tell, and I love to hear them all.

Missing Richard Simmons. Because I was alive in the 80s. And I wish I could just give him a hug.

How I Built This. Oh, this is so good. I love hearing people tell their stories, especially about how they built their businesses. Kate Spade’s first line of bags was made from burlap. Kendra Scott went door to door with her jewelry to shops with her son in tow. It’s such a great reminder that everyone had to start somewhere. And it typically involved a ton of hustle and humility.Champagne Filled-50

The new Vetta Capsule. Fellow Factory45ers, who are killing it in the emerging fashion space. Such great designs at a good price point. So excited to wear their navy shift dress a billion times.

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