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A look at Salt Churches

A look at Salt Churches

It’s a little over a year ago that we moved to California to launch Salt Churches. It’s crazy to think we have been here for a year. Since then we have learned a lot. About church planting, our marriage, ourselves, and what we really believe […]

Holiday Cards for your new family

Holiday Cards for your new family

To be honest – I suck at sending cards. I am the worst when it comes to sending thank you cards, family holiday cards , invitations etc! However, when I receive a card in the mail – I absolutely treasure it. One thing I am trying to do […]

Hospital Bag Must Have’s

Hospital Bag Must Have’s

  I have given birth to two babies in 13 months – that seems crazy to me. I remember the first time I packed my hospital bag I had so much stuff! I watched a ton of videos and looked at a million blogs to […]

The truth about blogging

The truth about blogging

I remember when I first started blogging in 2008. Gosh, that is almost 10 years ago! I was working in nightlife in New York City and had more stories and gossip to share than any show on TV. I had always been a verbal processor […]

REVIVAL DIET (2.0) – WEEK 6

REVIVAL DIET (2.0) – WEEK 6

  Welcome to The Revival Diet (2.0) Week 6 Things to do to participate: SHARE ON INSTAGRAM YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE – TAG @JESSIGREEN__ AND @PARKERRICHARDGREEN #REVIVALDIET Tips of the week: This week you are going to learn how to find “low carb” recipes WEEK 5 Meal Plan MONDAY […]

REVIVAL DIET (2.0) – WEEK 5

REVIVAL DIET (2.0) – WEEK 5

  “SHARE WITH US YOUR PROGRESS!” — Parker Green Welcome to The Revival Diet (2.0) Week 5 Things to do to participate: YOU HAVE MADE IT SO FAR! CHECK YOUR WEIGHT + PROGRESS. TELL US WHAT’S WORKING / NOT WORKING! Tips of the week: Make sure to celebrate […]

Revival Diet (2.0) – WEEK 4

Revival Diet (2.0) – WEEK 4

  “YOU ARE 1/3 OF THE WAY THERE!” — Parker Green Welcome to The Revival Diet (2.0) Week 4 Things to do to participate this week: 1. Share your favorite recipes, progress, and stories on Instagram using #RevivalDiet 2. Comment and let us know how much weight you’ve lost […]

Revival Diet (2.0) – WEEK 3

Revival Diet (2.0) – WEEK 3

  “Don’t skip Cheat day!” — Parker Green Welcome to The Revival Diet (2.0) Week 3 Things to do to participate this week: 1. Post a photo this week of your favorite Revival Diet RECIPE. Use the hashtag #RevivalDiet – Community is a BIG part of […]

Revival Diet (2.0) – WEEK 2

Revival Diet (2.0) – WEEK 2

  “If you change your habits, you change your life.” — Parker Green Welcome to The Revival Diet (2.0) Week 2 Things to do to participate this week: 1. Post a photo this week of your favorite Revival Diet Smoothie. Use the hashtag #RevivalDiet – Community […]

Revival Diet (2.0) Week 1

Revival Diet (2.0) Week 1

  “You will not always “feel” like living healthy. You have to learn to be disciplined. Discipline begets discipline.” — Parker Green Welcome to The Revival Diet (2.0) Week 1 Things to do to participate: 1. Post a photo this week about WHY you are doing […]

WHO THE REVIVAL DIET (2.0) IS FOR…

WHO THE REVIVAL DIET (2.0) IS FOR…

Two years ago my husband created The Revival Diet – I’m starting it up again for a healthier 2017. Last year I was pregnant and gained over 50 pounds ala baby! Nothing helped me lose weight, stay energized and kept me motivated more than the […]

My California Baby Nursery 

My California Baby Nursery 

We moved to California with a 2 month old baby! So when it came to decorating – it came down to two things. What is essential and what will look nice in our new California home. California is know for its warm weather, beautiful ocean […]

You already voted for Trump

You already voted for Trump

It’s true. You already voted for Trump. “But the election hasn’t happened yet…” you respond.  I’m afraid to tell you – the election is happening everyday. Every morning that you walk to work, the election is happening. Every movie that you watch, the election is happening. […]

So this is the end of pregnancy… 

So this is the end of pregnancy… 

Snapchat: Jessimarquez I can’t believe I am already 37ish weeks. I have been working like crazy on my business (nyc-collective) and I wonder when I am actually going to have the time to slow down. Being a business owner there is a pro/con to the […]

Summer maternity style that’s not maternity!

Summer maternity style that’s not maternity!

To be honest – it’s been really hard for me to find maternity clothes that I like. I was able to wear some maternity jeans in the 2nd trimester but once I hit 25 weeks I felt like they were constantly falling down. What I’ve […]

KRAVE Jerky review by my husband Parker

KRAVE Jerky review by my husband Parker

 I am a mostly very low carb and high fat eater on a daily basis. So when my wife Jessi asked me to do a review on a new jerky company, I jumped at the chance. The name of the Jerky is Krave. I have to say I […]

Top Tips For Wearing Jewelry To The Office

Top Tips For Wearing Jewelry To The Office

No matter what kind of profession or industry you are in, workwear is something you need to get right. If done successfully, it can command respect, enhance your professionalism and boost your confidence. But some of us are limited to the outfit choices we can […]

10 things no one tells you about the first trimester

10 things no one tells you about the first trimester

In my last post about pregnancy post  I mentioned not having any morning sickness yet. Well, I definitely spoke too soon. My first trimester was hell on earth – can I say that? I feel this constant internal conflict because I am SO SO SO excited […]

Having a clean home this gross winter!

Having a clean home this gross winter!

During the winter months it feels like my apartment is never quite clean. Could me the snow tracked into our apartment from all our friends, the dog hair (from not being outside as much), or just the fact that we are spending so much more […]

Valentine’s Gifts for a Girly Girlfriend / Wife

Valentine’s Gifts for a Girly Girlfriend / Wife

Boys, if you’re trying to think of something nice to buy your girlfriend or wife for Valentine’s day, look no further. Sure, it’s the thought that counts. You could take her out for a meal, or cook her something. You could even make her something […]

Some Valentine’s Day fun 

Some Valentine’s Day fun 

For me – I love showing Parker how much I love him year round vs. on one day. So when it comes to Valentine’s Day – I try to think of gifts and ideas that can last us year round. Parker loves handwritten notes – […]

Surprise! I’m pregnant!

Surprise! I’m pregnant!

  I feel like sometimes I only blog when I’m having a major life event haha. I remember when I first started blogging in 2007 and made As Good As its Guests in an attempt to share with my friends the crazy stories of nightlife.  […]

Four-Step Guide to Improving Your Lifestyle

Four-Step Guide to Improving Your Lifestyle

There are a lot of things you can do that will help you to improve your lifestyle. Many of them relate to how healthy you are and what your priorities are in life. Take a look at the suggestions you’ll find on this post. Try […]

How To Achieve A Better Work-Life Balance

How To Achieve A Better Work-Life Balance

The modern world of work is difficult to get away from. We’re ‘always on’, and even when we shut down our computers and walk away from our desks, work is still there. We get emails through on our smartphones, and for many people, working longer […]

LOSE WEIGHT, GET SHARPER… NO DIET REQUIRED.

LOSE WEIGHT, GET SHARPER… NO DIET REQUIRED.

Post sponsored by Harmony Books. To be honest, I was a little bit hesitant to read the book The Prime. I have tried diets, cleanses, detox programs and never really saw a difference. When I received the book I decided first to try the test they […]

The best green juice 

The best green juice 

    I just created the best green juice recipe! It is so delicious 🙂 For Christmas – I received a Breville juicer. I’ve been drinking juices at popular juice shops and they cost so much money. For the price of one juice I can make […]

My favorite dining experience in NYC: Bagatelle

My favorite dining experience in NYC: Bagatelle

 I turned thirty this year… It was a huge transition for me. I know it seems like no big deal, just another year older. However, I finally felt like I was a “real” adult. When going out to dinner with friends- it feels like there […]

3 Makeup Mistakes That Can Make You Look Older

3 Makeup Mistakes That Can Make You Look Older

  Believe it or not, it’s possible that your makeup can make you look older. And not in a cool mature way either. Bad applications and wrong choice of colour are just some of the ways this can happen. Our makeup can have significant effects […]

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Stylish Capsule Wardrobe

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Stylish Capsule Wardrobe

There are so many benefits to having a capsule wardrobe. If you ask me, everybody should have one! However, you’ve probably already got a load of clothes making your wardrobe overflow. If you have way too many clothes but never seem to have anything to […]

Does Your Closet Need Some TLC? Read This

Does Your Closet Need Some TLC? Read This

   Caring for your closet should be a top priority for every fashionista. For your clothing to stand the test of time, you need to know how to care for it. You could have the most organised and fabulous wardrobe in the world, but if […]

Not Seeing Results? Here’s How To Give Your Fitness Program A Boost

Not Seeing Results? Here’s How To Give Your Fitness Program A Boost

If you’ve recently begun to change your life for the better, you might be working really hard right now. But if you do not see instant results it can be upsetting. Everyone wants their efforts to pay off. We check in the mirror after every […]

How to Get the Legs You’ve Always Wanted

How to Get the Legs You’ve Always Wanted

When it comes to fitness and body trends, things change every year. Personally, it’s all down to the individual and what they like. You should never worry about what anybody else thinks! However, one thing that never looks bad or goes out of fashion, is […]

5 Style Ideas For Men This Fall

5 Style Ideas For Men This Fall

Trying to outline a whole season’s worth of style is a difficult process that pretty quickly becomes overwhelming. There are just so many designers competing for attention, and so many publications and stores pushing different looks. So in lieu of attempting an all-encompassing exposé, I […]

Skin Saving Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier

Skin Saving Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier

It’s so important that we start looking after our skin as early on as possible. We only get one skin. It’s the largest organ on the body, and damage done to it can’t easily be reversed. Sometimes, it’s permanent. With these skin saving tips, you’ll […]

How To Get The Style You Want On Any Occasion

How To Get The Style You Want On Any Occasion

There are so many great designers setting the trends right now. With so much choice, how can you create a look that is uniquely you? And would you want to? I think the great thing about New York is the variety that you see every […]

Your Guide to Buying the Ultimate Watch

Your Guide to Buying the Ultimate Watch

Do you dream of wearing the ultimate timepiece? Having a fantastic watch can be a status symbol. It can tell people a lot of about your personality, tastes, and a lot about your personal style. So, how do you go about buying a watch that […]

Everybody Rise – an afternoon at the Plaza

Everybody Rise – an afternoon at the Plaza

I recently had one of those “NYC Dream Days.” I was so excited when I was invited to an afternoon of blowouts at DryBar followed by tea + treats at The Plaza Hotel.  We gathered to meet Stephanie Clifford who is a Loeb-award winning New York Times reporter who has covered […]

Are you looking at the wrong thing?

Are you looking at the wrong thing?

  I am one of those people that is lucky to lead so many world changing women. Actually, I wouldn’t call it luck at all. I would call it Gods faithfulness mixed with some good ol’ intention. Leadership takes work. It requires sacrifice and I’ve come […]

Travel Guide: Chicago

Travel Guide: Chicago

I recently got to visit Chicago for the first time.  It was a really really quick trip. Im talking 23 hours! One of my social media clients had a meeting with Ulta and their headquarters are in Chicago. I actually love going on business trips […]

How To Solve Your Skin Condition And Look Beautiful This Summer

How To Solve Your Skin Condition And Look Beautiful This Summer

We all know that many people suffer from skin conditions. I have mentioned before ways to become healthier but we all know that some things take a little extra help. You should still seek the assistance of your doctor to ensure there are no medications that […]

Some Awesome Options if You Need to Buy a Gift

Some Awesome Options if You Need to Buy a Gift

There will come a point in the year for everybody when you need to think about buying gifts. It could be Christmas, a birthday, or Valentine’s Day. There’s bound to be something, so you need to have ideas saved up. We all know how trying […]

Why vision matters

Why vision matters

     I am so excited for the launch of Grit and Virtue. I remember when I first discovered it on Instagram I thought “finally – other women on a mission.”  I felt inspired seeing that there were other women that had the courage to […]

Simple Workout Advice For Beginners

Simple Workout Advice For Beginners

With summer right around the corner, there’s a high chance you’ll consider getting fit and healthy. The problem is, you’ve never done anything like this before, and you don’t know where to start. You have so many questions floating around in your head and you […]

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day

Happy National Iced Tea Day!! I have always been a big tea fan… Recently I have become obsessed with Matcha, I will do a post on that soon. However, as the summer heats up – there is nothing more refreshing than an iced cold glass of […]

My Tips For Surviving The Heat And Looking Chic In NYC

My Tips For Surviving The Heat And Looking Chic In NYC

The summer is almost here. While this is generally something to look forward to, if you live in NYC or have experienced a summer here, you will understand that there is a slight downside. I hate to be negative about the sunshine but in the […]

Top Tips For Working Out Your Mind

Top Tips For Working Out Your Mind

Staying healthy is just as much about what’s going on inside, as it is about what’s going on outside. I’m not just talking about what you’re eating either.   A healthy mind can change your outlook on life, improving your diet, exercise routine and more. […]

Effortless Ways To Stop Feeling Lost In A Big City

Effortless Ways To Stop Feeling Lost In A Big City

I love New York City. It’s an exciting place to live, and excitement is never far away.   But I know that if you’ve just moved to a big city it can be easy to feel lost and only. I’ve been thinking about a few […]

Spring 2015 Fashion – What you need to know

Spring 2015 Fashion – What you need to know

Spring 2015 Style Everything you need to know   Let’s try to make this simple. Spring 2015 is simple. Less is more. Minimalism reigned strong throughout Fall + Winter and I don’t think it’s going anywhere for spring. There will be an introduction of more […]

My evening skincare routine for girls in New York City

My evening skincare routine for girls in New York City

After a busy day of working on NYC-Collective – all I usually want to do is eat dinner, read a book and fall asleep. Sometimes health + caring for myself seems to fall at the wayside. One of my New Years Resolutions has been to […]

She is Free NYC

She is Free NYC

  She is Free is committed to helping women rediscover femininity, and experience true freedom – spirit, soul and body. At the She is Free Conference, April 23-25 in New York City, women will be changed from the inside out, and empowered to administer freedom […]

The best places in NYC to take a Selfie

The best places in NYC to take a Selfie

New York City is a beautiful place to be, and for anyone who enjoys photography, there are amazing spots all over the city to snap a shot. Whether you visit as a tourist or you’ve lived in the city all your life, there are always […]

5 Tips To Help You Stay On Track With Healthy Eating

5 Tips To Help You Stay On Track With Healthy Eating

If, like me, you always start off your healthy eating plans with the best intentions, but after a few short weeks find yourself wavering, then you are in the right place.   It is okay to admit it, eating healthily is hard. Especially, when there […]

About last night…

About last night…

Last night was a game changer for myself + countless other woman. To be honest, I am still in a whirlwind of emotion. There is so much to process. So I figured this would be a good place to do so. Last night we had […]

The Paradox of Christianity

The Paradox of Christianity

There will be a day when I eventually add my full story on the blog. I have been on quite the journey of discovering my faith and why I believe the things I do.  Recently, I have been thinking about a paradox of Christianity. There […]

Simplifying your life

Simplifying your life

Now that Christmas is over – I can’t help but start thinking about next year. I fully believe that next year is going to be full of new opportunities and stepping more into the things God has called me to. For the Christmas holiday – […]

Rise and Shine – Morning Motivation

Rise and Shine – Morning Motivation

Just 5 more minutes!   I’m a morning person, but lately,  I’ve been having a daily battle against the alarm clock. The weather has changed and instead of a bright and sunny sky to look forward to; the weather is cooler and the skies are […]

How to dye your hair White Blonde

How to dye your hair White Blonde

This time last year, I wrote an article about becoming more blonde. For several years I was wanting bright, white, blonde hair. After reading a ton of blogs and several visits to the salon… I figured out a solution. My friend Laura contributes to Modern […]

Behind the scenes at Ben Amun

Behind the scenes at Ben Amun

“Everything happens here” – Isaac Manevitz Ben-Amun has been in the same studio, on the same street, in the same great city for over 30 years. With a team of about 30 people, everything happens in the Ben-Amun studio. Every piece of metal is cast […]

Liberty Fairs – NYC 2014

Liberty Fairs – NYC 2014

When it comes to fashion trade shows – Liberty fairs is one of my favorites. The irony is Liberty Fairs is primarily showcasing brands targeting men, but the whole show is curated so well that I love going. I brought my husband Parker because he […]

Fall 2014 Fashion

Fall 2014 Fashion

We agree, we don’t want fall to come anywhere near us. However, we do love some of the looks we are seeing in this upcoming season. In a summer of Birkenstocks and Overalls – we see a few cleaner trends this fall. What do you […]

A Little Goes A Long Way – 10 minute workouts

A Little Goes A Long Way – 10 minute workouts

 A Little Goes A Long Way -By Nina Sigler   As a part of living a healthy lifestyle, its important to be physically active 3-5 days a week. It may not be a full workout, and you may not even break a sweat, but in […]

Governors Ball – 2014 – adventure

Governors Ball – 2014 – adventure

I have always wanted to go to Governors Ball. I love live music, sunny days and being outside in general. When my friend Leah told me she had gotten us tickets – I was so pumped!  I woke up super early to spend some time […]

The Fashion Anarchist

The Fashion Anarchist

Trending: The Fashion Anarchist By: Laura Dowdy An·ar·chy noun \ˈa-nər-kē, -ˌnär-\ a situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, organization, etc., are not controlled by rules or laws -Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Have you noticed that street style has […]

Must Have’s for Montauk 2014

Must Have’s for Montauk 2014

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love Montauk. Last summer, I was nearly out there every weekend. I got engaged and married in Montauk – and it truly is my ideal summer escape. I’ve had so many incredible memories in Montauk and I am […]

Spring Clean: Closet Chaos

Spring Clean: Closet Chaos

Alright, New York. Enough with the hard to get. First you’re warm and inviting, daring me to join you for an adventure. Then you shut me out with your cold and temperamental angst. Frankly, I wish you’d commit to your sunny, optimistic nature because it […]

Modern Wonderland: Exploring the city – Fries, Meat + Gaming

Modern Wonderland: Exploring the city – Fries, Meat + Gaming

One of my favorite things to do in New York City is simply just explore it. You would be surprised by how many new and amazing places you would find by just walking around. I would consider myself a walker. I prefer walking than any […]

Advice: Easy Tricks to getting the perfect Beach Waves

Advice: Easy Tricks to getting the perfect Beach Waves

Let’s be honest – everyone’s hair looks better after a day at the beach. However, for some reason – it’s nearly impossible to replicate. I remember thinking on my wedding day “maybe I will just jump in the ocean and let my hair just dry.” […]

Your Spring Music Playlist

Your Spring Music Playlist

This is your Spring Sounds Music Playlist. It’s perfect for any Spring day – whether you are spring cleaning and want to zone out, if you’re riding a bike around the city, or having a bunch of girlfriends over for brunch. Enjoy + share! What’s […]

Pinning or Cloning?

Pinning or Cloning?

Pinning or Cloning? Are you owning your style or cloning other people’s style on Pinterest? Pinterest can be a tool for inspiration and ways to mix up your look but it can also keep you trying to measure up to a standard of someone else’s […]

Video: We the People – Eve in Soho

Video: We the People – Eve in Soho

We are starting a series called We The People.  We are looking at the lives of New Yorkers and showing what makes this city truly unique + special. This is Eve and we met in Soho.   We hope you enjoy!

Facing your comfort zone

Facing your comfort zone

On my couch, in my sweats, with sushi, tea, and a good book. That’s the epitome of my comfort zone. If it were up to me, that’s where you’d find me on any given Friday night. Okay, let’s be honest, that’s where you can find […]

HEALTH: Beautiful Mind = Beautiful Body

HEALTH: Beautiful Mind = Beautiful Body

When we get ready for a workout we know the basic things that we should always have with us; proper shoes, comfortable clothing, a bottle of water, and if you’re like me, music is definitely a MUST HAVE. Sadly, the most important tool you can bring with you to aid in […]

30 things to do if you’re on a budget in NYC

30 things to do if you’re on a budget in NYC

Sometimes, the city is expensive. I know that Parker and I sometimes have to be creative with how we spend our time together. Here is a list of some things you can do while on a budget. Most are free – so try them out! […]

Personal Style + Identity

Personal Style + Identity

  Personal style + Identity   If you think this is a post about fashion… You’re wrong. What I am about to share with you, I learned about 4 years ago. In my early twenties I was a chameleon when it came to my personal […]

Wonderland Wedding :My perfect dream wedding

Wonderland Wedding :My perfect dream wedding

September 20th, 2013… Will now forever be known to me as my wedding anniversary. I remember being a little girl, swinging in the playground, wondering what my wedding would be like. My engagement, bridal shower, bachelorette, dress rehearsal and wedding were all better than I […]

Hair trends for 2014

Hair trends for 2014

Every year… new hair trends come and go. Last year we saw ombre stick around for a bit, the emergence of the White Blonde era, and lots of colored hair. Here are some trends I think we can expect for 2014.   The winner for […]

California Brunch : Watertable at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach

California Brunch : Watertable at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach

Moving from New York City to Orange County was pretty extreme for me. I had lived in Manhattan for 10 years, and brunch had become a weekend staple. You can nearly walk down any street and find a great place to enjoy brunch. I wouldn’t […]

My favorite salad of all time 

My favorite salad of all time 

Today on Instagram I shared my favorite salad and a few asked for the recipe so here it is: 1 1/2 handfuls of washed raw spinach  1/2 cup of chickpeas  1 pre-cooked chopped beet (sold at Trader Joe’s)  1/4 cup of chopped red onions 1/2 […]

Revival Diet Update 

Revival Diet Update 

Hi everyone  Thank you so much for your posts and participation. I won’t be able to share anymore Revival Diet meal plans – I’ll be doing a full post tomorrow why. So far I’ve lost 15 pounds on the Revival Diet and it’s completely changed […]