Hi, I’m Kim, the person behind this blog.


When I’m not here writing, you can find me cooking in my kitchen, working on updating my 1950’s house, exploring my current home of Dallas, TX, running a marathon, or fiddling with graphic design.  Oh, and I work a full-time job, too.  I have a husband.  His name is Nick.


You’ll read a lot about him since he is my partner in crime.  Sometimes we travel to fun places and I try my best to include those exciting adventures in this little ol’ blog too.


We have a fluffy Persian cat.  That’s Jackson for short; Dr. Frederick Stonewall Jackson for long.  He’s a cutie and he knows it, but he’s typically not one to model for the camera, much to my dismay.  Jackson makes an appearance on the blog every now and then too.


Healthy Living in the City started in September 2011 under the name The Urban Retrofit.  I’m an urban planner by education, so I’m into cities and after a lot of thought, I decided to change the name of my blog because I didn’t think most people knew what The Urban Retrofit meant.  To me, it meant living an urban life while changing, yet fitting into the same mold.  Kinda big, and grand, and perhaps too vague.  So Healthy Living in the City, this blog became.  Not everything I write about is healthy.  I cook plenty of unhealthy food and I don’t always want to exercise, but hey, that’s life, right!  Healthy to me is having balance between decadent treats and loads of veggies.  It’s running a long run and having a rest day.  It’s renovating a house but being mindful of how and when we spend the money.  It’s about learning to love and appreciate the things in your community even if it might not be your forever home.

Since I’m city-loving urban planner, sometimes I get on my little urban planning soap box and talk about things from an urban planner’s point of view, but not always.


Most of the time, I’m just rambling on, hoping that in some way, shape, or form, my babble helps someone else out there!  So thank you for stopping by!  I hope you stick around.  Feel free to leave a comment or two and, if you are too embarrassed to ask a question on the blog, shoot me an email!  I’d love to hear from you!

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