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Awesome Woman: Jessica Ivey

Jessica from Rat City

In the time it will take most of us to read this sentence, Jessica Ivey has probably already been knocked down to the ground, gotten herself up quickly, and is careening, at top speed, toward the finish line. She isn’t a runner, but her sport requires just as much speed and agility. She isn’t an ice skater, though the skill and grace it takes to wipe the blood from your knees and smile as you keep going is basically the same. Read more

Awesome Woman: J.A. Jance

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How many New York Times best-selling authors do you know who were on official Girl Scout business when they held their first novel in their hands for the “I can’t believe this is actually happening, I wrote this and now the world will see this” time? First, as in the first of 47 novels, and first in a 28-year career involving totally unexpected acclaim in the literary field?

We know of at least one. That would be J.A. Jance. Read more

Awesome Woman: Jennifer Shea of Trophy Cupcakes

Jennifer Shea Trophy Cupcakes

How many times have you had a dream about doing something cool, gotten super excited about making it happen, then quickly talked yourself out of it?

Maybe you didn’t think you had enough experience or money, maybe you lost your confidence or maybe you thought someone else could do it better.

Perhaps you didn’t follow that dream, and were left wondering what could have happened.

Jennifer Shea, the founder, baker and party-maker of Trophy Cupcakes, was almost one of those people. Read more

Awesome Woman of the Month: Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy!)

Jessie and her Cakespy creations!

How would you like to be a dessert detective? You could eat your way through bakeries across every city you ever live in or visit, and tell people about your sweet discoveries. And people would listen. In fact, millions of people would reference your (very famous) blog every time they needed some advice about how they might best spend their calories. Read more

Get Inspired by Rachel Belle’s Radio Journey!

Rachel is in the back row, in pigtails!

August’s Awesome Woman of the Month: Rachel Belle

She stood at the fountain with her eyes closed, tossed in a penny, and made a wish.

Her wish? Pizza.

As a young girl, when Rachel Belle made that wish at the fountain, she was wishing for dinner, but she was really wishing for something bigger. She was asking to be surrounded by something she loves. Food just happens to be one of the many things Rachel loves, and, today, as a well-known reporter and personality on KIRO FM’s The Ron & Don Show, it’s something she gets to talk about a lot. On her weekend show, Ring My Belle Weekends, she often interviews cookbook authors and chefs, and even talks about Girl Scout Cookies! It’s not all about food, though. For this radio journalist, it’s about people. It’s about the sharing of stories, and the making of connections. It’s about heart, truth and emotion. Mostly, it’s about a dream come true. Read more

Awesome Woman of the Month: Molly Moon Neitzel

“One of the beautiful things about ice cream is that almost any ingredient or combination of ingredients you find in your community can be turned into an ice cream that will impress your dinner guests!” –Molly Moon

Photo courtesy of MollyMoonIceCream.com

If you live in Seattle, Molly Moon’s is a household name. And, if you live near any of Molly’s four shops, you’ve probably found clever ways to work ice cream into your lunch plan and – let’s face it – dinner, too! Most people who’ve tried her ice cream can tell you that any time is a good time for a scoop! Read more