Introducing the Experts!

Welcome to the very first post of the Keeping It Real Panel!

I am tickled pink to introduce you to this fine lineup of humans. You are about to meet a gaggle of the smartest, silliest, most honest, down to earth, wonderful humans out there. When I put out a request asking folks if they’d be willing to get really real about some less than charming stuff, I didn’t expect a lot of responses. These awesome souls blew me away by volunteering to participate!

They’ll answer all of our burning questions about life’s mundane mysteries. Do you wash new clothes before you wear them? What about sheets? What do you do when you find a spider in your house? Do you actually like kale?

We won’t be asking them to bare their souls today, but allow me introduce you to the panel of real live experts who will be answering your real life questions in the coming months. (P.S. – If you would like to participate in this series, or if you’ve got a burning question you’d like answered, pop me an email!)

Marissa R
Marissa R.
Marissa R.
Key West, FL

Claim to fame: Feels incomplete if something is not purchased from the checkout aisle. Answers “No.” to every child’s “Mom, can I have ____?” question.

Nicole D
Nicole D.
Nicole D. 
Brooklyn, NY

Claim to fame: Tenacious and gregarious, will make you pull over or turn the car around if horses are spotted, often follows crazy dreams against the strongly worded advice of others, attempting to master the art of living LIFE as it’s happening.

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Maeghan S.

Maeghan S.
Somerville, NJ
Claim to fame: Known for enjoying trashy television and loving all memes.

Alyssa K.
Alyssa K.
Alyssa K.
Brooklyn, NY by way of Denver, CO

Claim to fame: (Semi) World Renowned Master of Half-Baked Ideas.

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Shari D.
Shari D.
Brooklyn born and bred. Shunned by the fam when I moved to Hoboken NJ last year.

Claim to fame: Texts that autocorrect to WIMP instead of WOMP. Forever dancing to the music in my head. Cannot take a walk without tripping over my own feet.

Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.
Horsham, PA

Claim to fame: Can turn anything into an inappropriate joke. Church, a children’s book – the possibilities are endless.

Maggie P.
Maggie P.

Maggie P.
Fairfield, CT
Claim to fame: Owns hundreds of unique lipsticks/stains and glosses. Uses the same one every day.

Ashley J.
Ashley J.
Ashley J.
Montco, PA

Claim to fame: Loud blonde with a boy band and Marilyn Monroe obsession.

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Kara G.
Kara G.
Glen Ridge, NJ

Claim to fame: Biggest klutz ever. I will trip over anything and nothing!

Katelyn G. / KG
Katelyn G. (aka KG)
Katelyn – but everyone calls me KG
New England’s Rising Star…Hartford, CT

Claim to fame: I’ve read every Chuck Palahniuk book ever written. Oh, and I can make a mean margarita.

Heather C.
Heather C.

Heather C.
Nyack, NY
Claim to fame: What is the sound of one hand clapping? Ask Heather, she’s double jointed in her fingers which gives her the ability to sound her applause with one hand, while effortlessly holding her cocktail in the other

Editor’s note: Heather is a legit comedian (and effing hilarious). Check her out here!

Alyssa S.
Alyssa S.
Alyssa S.
Houston, TX

Claim to fame: I retired to the Caribbean at 22 and then decided to grow up and move back to the states at 27.

Julie K
Julie K.

Julie K.
Willow Grove, PA
Claim to fame: Klutz-extraordinaire: Can still manage to find a way to get injured in a padded room.

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Amara F.
Lander, WY

Claim to fame: Laughing so hard I cry, 98% of the time. waterproof mascara is a necessity.
Liz B.
Liz B.
Liz B.
Born in Bristol, TN, but live in Brooklyn, NY
Claim to fame: Have been known to spontaneously start dancing.
Kristen B.
Kristen B.
Kristen B.
Ridgewood, NY
Claim to fame: I can tell what phase the moon is according to how unbearable my morning commute is.
Susan Y.
Susan Y.
Susan Y.

Flushing, NY

Claim to fame: Will tap dance in any heels she finds

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I'm Aubrie - nonprofit professional / triathlete / adventurer / blogger / currently on a frugal design journey as a new homeowner. Irreverent with good intentions.

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