Be Healthy & Have fun : )

That's what I want for my little boys, myself and for you too – I want us all to be deliciously healthy and have beautiful fun!

Hi, I’m Kare, founder of House of Karm. I’m a conceptual writer, designer and voiceover artist by trade, and a self healer by necessity. Welcome to our LA lifestyle brand, built to offer you lovely resources:  Super healthy delicious food knowledge, quick fun style items to enrich your life with good design, as well as mellow inspiration from the natural world with our free LoveHOK mini movies.
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I put our TREAT Yourself Healthy™ course together because I wish it had been a resource for me on my healing journey. Instead, it’s taken me 15 years of research to get to the point where I never feel deprived eating sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free & dairy-free. I've found many resources available for anti-inflammatory meals, however DELICIOUS anti-inflammatory desserts and snacks were hard to come by. And let's face it, we all need treats!
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In this fun, happy course, we SIMPLIFY the making and buying of healthy, DELICIOUS desserts and snacks. We play with yummy, nutrient dense ingredients like stevia, monk fruit, low glycemic coconut sugar, maple syrup & date syrup. We use alternative flours as well as the healthiest oils and fats – to make the best quality treats ever! I also recommend my favorite packaged products (that have taken me YEARS to find): Chocolates, truffles, Nutella-style chocolate spread, sodas, ice cream, cookies, mini pies, chips, dip and more, more, more! Super satisfying. Everything here is KID APPROVED. And kids don't lie about food! They are RUTHLESS, which I take as a challenge.  Watch our course trailer for more info and loads of visual inspiration.
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House of Karm started out by making vibrant grab-and-go completer pieces based on the philosophy GOOD DESIGN ENRICHED LIFE. We make precious metal and silk bobby pin jewelry as well as super fun trucker hats. Laid back tote bags are also currently in our LA lifestyle collection. Yoga, paddleboarding, farmers markets, meetings, movie premiers – transition through your day beautifully and effortlessly. We are proud to offer sporty options as well as lux go-to items produced with the help of local print houses and our amazingly talented couture stitchers.
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Our LoveHOK mini movies are a gift to you – offering mellow lifestyle inspiration and scenes from our unique experiences at sea.
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More on the course:
I was a foodie before, now I am a health-foodie. I have always LOVED food... flavors, aromas, textures, deliciousness. MMMMMM. When I found myself in massive pain from an autoimmune disease fifteen years ago, I was devastated. I was not only in extremely intense pain, I was also completely deprived. I could no longer eat traditional sugar (I was a sugar fiend) or gluten (mmm wheat... oh BREAD) and I also needed to go completely grain and dairy free (sigh, oh extra sharp cheddar cheese how I love thee). It was a dark time but I kept researching and re-learning how to cook and bake nutrient dense food. After nine months the brutal pain started to finally trend downward. My vision, which had blurred from the pain, returned to normal (thank god, because I genuinely thought I was going blind) and I began to want to live again! Fast forward to today and I eat DELICIOUS donuts & pie for breakfast if I want to.
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All of my trial and error to find recipes that tasted decent then tweaking them to the point where they finally tasted DELICIOUS – began to pay off! I simplified recipes wherever I could, saving time and making the process more fun too. I made healthier versions of my favorite traditional desserts, swapping inflammatory ingredients for nutrient dense alternatives. I found the best tasting chocolate, ice cream, sodas, cookies, candy, mini pies and chips & dip to buy. I had learned the hard way: Food has to taste great AND be powerfully healing medicine it should be. You just have to know the right swaps and combinations. This pivot turned out to be one of the greatest gifts for me, and for the family I would later have as well. 
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The purpose of this course is to help you reach your goals faster. I want you to know how to bake & shop sugar/gluten/grain/dairy free like a boss, without feeling deprived. Since eating this way, my mood has improved and my behavior too. I want you to experience that! I want you to live your best life! The benefits continue with each good choice you make. And those choices can be insanely yummy! Pass the double chocolate donut!
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In this course you get 15 years of research and lessons learned from trial and error in only 6 classes (each under 20 mins). There are 4 fun walk-through-tutorial-style recipe classes featuring the most DELICIOUS, most versatile dessert recipes I go back to time and time again. I’ll show you my lazy shortcuts and easy ideas for variations while empowering you to play around in the kitchen. We make: Double Decker Donuts w/ Whipped Coconut Sweet Cream, Peanut Butter Pie w/ Chocolate Ganache (and a very versatile Graham Cracker Style Crust), Maple Pecan Bars and Crazy Simple Banana Cookies (so ooey gooey served warm). There are also 2 classes with my Treat Swap recommendations (for those times you don’t want to bake) where I’ll show you the yummiest, most nutrient dense packaged goodies –– we cover salty and sweet, including loads of chocolates and drinks too. PLUS you get my SWEET CHEAT SHEET with a downloadable shopping list of all baking ingredients as well as all the recipes featured in this course –– including my Chai Spice Blend, other fun add-ons and versatile recipe swap suggestions. 
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HOK History:
While attending the Fashion Institute of Technology and working at Rawkus Records in NYC, I continually searched for the perfect hair accessory. To no avail. Throughout the extensive travels that followed and while designing in Hong Kong, the search continued. Still no luck. After returning to the US and having my second cherubic baby boy, the perfect hair accessory became more than just something I hoped to one day find. It would now be a critical time and spirit saver – as on a daily basis I needed to quickly clip my hair back while somehow managing to feel beautiful again. This one piece of jewelry had to be shimmery enough to take the place of all other jewelry, thus freeing up my wrists, neck and ears, as all new moms end up needing to do. IT HAD TO DELIVER BUSY GIRL EFFORTLESS GLAMOUR. So in 2011, between baby snuggles and client work, the product development began. 
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Enter House of Karm – A collection of laid back hair jewelry and wanderlust accessories. Dripping with my designer sensibility, the line combines premium materials with couture construction, considering every design detail along the way. The bobby pins are texturally rich international color stories, spun together with the unexpected juxtaposition of old world and glamour, silk and metallic geometry. The hats are another grab-and-go essential, offering sun protection and easy laid back style; from meetings to paddleboarding. Each piece has been designed to make you feel instantly more beautiful. Maximum effect with minimal effort.

Stand by, we continue to evolve – and there is so much more to come!