About Us

Meet the founder

Hi! I'm Kim Chwalek, a 25-year-old girl based in Denver, Colorado.

Here's a quick blip about me! I grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from UC Berkeley, and spent a few years working as a Content Marketing Manager before taking up lifestyle blogging full-time in Denver. It's been a wild ride since then and I've loved every minute of it.

Kim Collective started out as a passion project back in my college days. I loved writing about my day-to-day life, as well as sustainable beauty brands, ethical fashion brands, food and home inpiration, faith-based articles, wellness tips, and dreamy travel destinations. After graduating, I knew I had to transition this passion project to a full-time gig.

Over the past six years, blogging here has given me a way to express myself. Along the way, I've also connected with incredible women. Today, I have a team of over 10 female contributors, who are passionate about our goal to inspire women to embrace mindful, ethical, and sustainable choices in their daily lives. If you're interested in contributing, please get in touch with me!

Ultimately, my goal is to inspire others to live life with a lighter footprint, find ways to give back to their community, and have plenty of fun along the way. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a familiar face, I'm truly grateful for your support. You make this community possible! For all the latest posts, please visit the blog. Also, keep an eye out for our Book Club coming Spring 2024. Thanks for stopping by!

Favorite Quote

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." ––Norman Vincent Peale

About me

Kim Chwalek

Born in Los Angeles, CA, based in Denver, Co.

Hi, I’m Kim Chwalek — Denver based blogger, author, and content creator with a passion for sustainable living. My blog is where I share my zeal for beauty, faith, food & home, style, travel, and well-being, all with the goal of helping my readers cultivate happier, healthier lives. Thanks for stopping by!

Loves: Cappuccinos, young adult fiction, spontaneous trips, skiing, and spicy food.

Stop and smell the roses

Small Things We Try to Commit to Daily


Read at least one hour per day. The positive benefits get bigger and better every day when you make learning a habit!


Take at least 30 minutes to enjoy each meal. Don't rush your way through.


Unplug! Get offline as much as you can. Go on a bike ride, a walk, or a jog. Find excuses to get outdoors.


Nurture your artistic side. We're all kids at heart. Are you having enough fun?

All About

Artistic endeavors, nature walks, campfire talks, serendipitous encounters, sustainable fashion, and sharing stories.

Not About

Artificial plants, fast fashion, hustle culture, skimping on quality, and shallow conversations.

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The Book Club

Ready to read? Next year, we're staring a Book Club! Stay tuned for updates on when we launch and what we'll be reading.

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