Thriving Wives is a lifestyle blog that aims to inspire and motivate people to get the most out of life. While our blog is written by wives, it is intended for everyone – anyone who wants to be exposed to great recipes, workouts, tips for the home and things we love; most of all a new way of thinking about life. Life will only be what you make it, so strive to thrive. 

We invite you to join us in the kitchen where we’ll Eat, and share our collection of culinary adventures and favorite family feasts.  Next we can Sweat together, sharing rockin’ body blasters and mental cleansing moves.  Each week let’s Thrive together and share self motivating tips and ways to stay in control.  We welcome you into our homes with Nestand share our gorgeously green tips and frugal fab finds. Lastly, we want to share our Love, everything in life that makes us smile.

So just who are these Thriving Wives?

Emilia (brunette): Editor/author, life coach, health/fitness aficionado, mommy of twin boys and a green machine. Graduated from Chico State with a degree in Communication Studies, earned a Special Education credential from San Jose State, and a Masters degree in Special Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. I've been teaching in the public school setting across all grade levels since 2007. Because of my love/obsession with fitness I became AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) certified in group exercise, prenatal fitness, indoor cycling, and personal training. My family and friends are my world and I put them above all else; as long as I have family, love and health, I have it all. I strive to make a difference, live each day to the fullest and always concentrate on the good in my life. 

Nicolle (blonde): Graphic & web designer, blog/social network guru, grammar geek and font freak. I received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Chico State, along with a minor in Child Development. I've worked in various areas of the apparel industry for many years, and have also been a full time nanny (or what I like call Mommy training). I have always had a certain zest for life, and it's showing no signs of stopping. Also the owner of Geek Chic Designs (web: www.geekchiclove.com, etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/geekchicdesign)

We met while attending Chico State University in the early two thousands. While we had knowledge of who the other was, we didn’t really get to hang out until our boyfriends introduced us. Since they had been in a two year long hetero-love affair by way of the glorious fraternity that is Sigma Pi, it was only natural they want to include their women. While we continued to fall in love with these men, we ended up spending more and more time together through the never ending social calendar of Greek Life. Our relationship quickly extended beyond our (then) boyfriends and blossomed into a genuine friendship. We spent the rest of our collegiate careers as great friends and the years that followed made us even stronger.

Our friendship soon became to define itself beyond the men in our lives. We supported each other through our migrations from the San Francisco Bay Area, where we both grew up; moving in with our significant others and becoming a “home maker”; and the grueling waiting game of getting engaged (5 years for Emilia, 6 years for Nicolle). Throughout all our transitions, we were always there for each other; which made planning our weddings just one year apart that much more thrilling!

Throughout our camaraderie we realized that we both possessed some impressive talents, not to mention many of our life/wife philosophies were the same. We honestly valued the other’s opinions and were able to work together and communicate in a way that always ended both productive and positive. After many empty comments of, “Man, we should totally start a blog”, we got serious. With Nicolle having crazy talents for all things tech, grammar and making ideas a reality, to Emilia's ever motivated and "make the best of life" self, we produced Thriving Wives.

While our blog is written by wives, it is intended for everyone – anyone who wants to be exposed to great recipes, workouts, tips for the home and things we love; most of all a new way of thinking about life. Life will only be what you make it, so strive to thrive.

This picture pretty much sums up our friendship. Love you Em!
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Main photos by Sasha Tracy of Phoenix Blyss Photography
All other photos by Thriving Wives (unless otherwise noted)
Graphics by Nicolle Kasch
Lavanderia Font from Lost Type Co-Op

In this new era of Pinterest and Tumblr and all sorts of random blogs, it's getting VERY difficult to pinpoint the original location of images found on the 'net. That being said, we try our hardest to give credit where credit is due, but sometimes it's pretty impossible. If we are using your image please contact us and we'd be happy to link to you. info at thriving-wives dot com.

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