Hi! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Kara and I am the author behind Cinderella Wears Yoga Pants.

 This blog of mine has sat in the back corner of the internet world for two years collecting dust. I never quite knew what to do with it, or what to say... and so I kept it in a drawer until I felt inspired. I came to the conclusion if I am always waiting until I am 100% inspired, this blog will forever be filled with blank pages. So here I go.

The story behind the title? Two years ago when I titled it, It had a very different, semi superficial, meaning to me. Today... Cinderella Wears Yoga Pants fully encompasses my life. It is beautiful, and messy, and hard. It's magical and frustrating and ever evolving. In order to appreciate your life fully, you must take the good with the bad. The pretty with the mess. The moments that burst with love and those that cut you deeply. My goal is to always find the humor and beauty in this life I have been gifted and to not be ashamed to share the hard stuff because opening yourself up in those dark moments is what draws in the light.

 Sometimes Cinderella wears ball gowns and glass slippers.... and sometimes she wears yoga pants.

A few particulars:

I am 35 and a Northern California Girl. I live less than two hours from Wine Country, The Golden Gate Bridge, and Lake Tahoe so I would be a good friend to have for just those reasons alone.

I graduated college in 2004 and currently have the good fortune to work from home. I have been married since 2006 to my handsome Prince and we have two daughters, Hayleigh Ryan and Avery Reese. In January 2017, we were dealt an unexpected blow when our five year old Avery was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It is definitely one of those sour lemon moments that I intend to make the best lemon drop martini ever with. While her disease will not be the highlight of this blog, I feel it is important to share her story so that others can see that there are moments of struggle and moments of triumph with this disease.

So welcome. Pull on those yoga pants or glass slippers and stay awhile.

 Questions? Comments? shoot me an email! karagudel@outlook.com
Hayleigh (8) & Avery (5) 

My crew. Definitely a Cinderella day. My glass "Louboutin" was almost lost to the mud I was sinking in to capture this photo.
SO worth it.