• Don’t Let The World Change You

    Have any of you ever been in a great mood and then one person just acted really rudely to you and it changed your whole mood? Maybe someone honked at you because you didn’t hit the gas pedal the EXACT second the light turned green, or someone yelled at you because you weren’t walking fast enough for them. Or, maybe someone yelled at you because you were walking behind them and they didn’t like how close you were to them. That situation happened to me the other day. I was having a really nice day and decided to go for a run along the lake. It was a gorgeous day…

  • My Favorite Face Wash {For A Clean & Oil Free Look}

    Happy Monday, my friends! It’s a good day to have a good day, right? I wanted to tell you all about one of my all time FAVORITE face masks. It’s my go-to face mask for a fresh and oil free look. My face always feel so good after I use it and feels so clean and refreshed. I found this face wash over a year ago, and it’s been my #1 favorite face mask ever since – no other one has even come close. I have sensitive skin, so I’ve always been really careful when it comes to choosing products for my face. Therefore, I love the fact that I…

  • The 10-10-10 Rule For Stress You NEED To Know

    Hey, everyone. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’ll overthink little situations and get stressed over things I shouldn’t stress about. I  will realize this a few hours or days after I get stressed, and try to tell myself not to worry so much in the moment next time. This is where the 10-10-10 rules comes into play. I get Daily Shine texts as I mentioned in a previous blog, and I got one a few days ago that REALLY stood out to me. It started off by saying this: “A new study shows when we *think* we’ll be stressed (ex. those mid-commute worries) the floodgates open for stress,…

  • My Favorite Essential Oils

    Hey, everyone! I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the week so far. Lately, I’ve gotten REALLY into essential oils. It started a few weeks ago. I used to get migraines when I was younger, but luckily, they went away. However, they’ve started to come back here and there. A few weeks ago, I had one that was so bad and I couldn’t get out of bed for about an hour because I was in so much pain. Needless to say, I needed to start figuring out what could help, and I wanted to look at natural remedies for answers. My mom is really into essential oils, and always has…

  • Christmas in July with Basic Invite

    Tis the season to… celebrate Christmas in July! If there’s one holiday I get way too excited about, it’s Christmas. Seriously. Not only do I love the holiday, I basically celebrate it yearlong in one way or another. Whether that’s keeping one little snowman on the bookshelf year round or listening to Christmas music, I keep the Christmas spirit alive all year. That’s why when Basic Invite reached out to me to promote their stationary line for Christmas in July, I knew this was a match made in heaven. Basic Invite is a is a high-quality custom stationary company. They have custom cards for weddings, wedding showers, engagements, birthdays… you name it.…

  • Life Update & July Preview

    It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and I really REALLY don’t like that. Since I finished graduate school, there have been a number of changes (all good) and it’s just taking some time to get used to my new schedule and routine. I’m sure you all can relate to that. I’m not going to lie, I am not and have never been a fan of change. However, change is good and we all have to embrace it instead of fear it. Now that I finished grad school, I am working at a marketing/ad agency as a content & social media strategist and I am absolutely loving it. It’s a new…

  • 10 Random Things That Make Me Happy

    The spring weather is finally here. Today, it’s supposed to get up to 80 degrees, and I am beyond excited to soak up the sun. As I was walking to work today, I began thinking about random things that make me happy. Of course Nic, my family and friends make me happy, but today I was thinking about little random things that always bring a smile to my face. I actually started making a list of random things that make me happy over the last few months, and I figured why not share it with you all? So, that’s what I’m doing today! 1. Fresh Cut Tulips This probably doesn’t…

  • 5 Spring Activities You Need To Do

    Spring has FINALLY sprung! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and that warm weather is finally starting to make its grand entrance. Spring is one of my favorite seasons (let’s be real, I love all of the seasons), but spring has a magical feeling about it. Everything is coming back to life from the cold winter, flowers begin to make their appearance and we can finally ditch those heavy winter coats. Ah, spring. I’ve missed you. To get the most out of these spring days, here are 5 spring activities you can do \ to capture the season’s beauty. Go On A Long Walk One of my FAVORITE…

  • Sweet Liberty Sailing Cruise – Naples, FL

    A few weeks ago, Nic and I went to Florida for my last spring break. We had an absolutely amazing time, and loved soaking in every minute of that beautiful Florida sun. While we were on our trip, we really wanted to go sailing. We both love boating, so it really was no surprise we wanted to spend some time on the water. So, we looked up sailing cruises and came across Sweet Liberty in Naples. Let me tell ya, it was amazing. When we found Sweet Liberty, we read about the Beach Island Shelling Cruise and thought it would be perfect for us. It was a three hour cruise…

  • Goals, Gratitude and Grad School

    HI! Wow. It’s been over a month. I’ve kind of gone into hermit mode, but that’s because I was feverishly working on my Master’s Project… which I am happy to say I officially handed in yesterday! WOOOHOOO! I started my project in May of 2017. My project was a 244 page content marketing strategy eBook for a fellowship I have been working at during grad school, and to say I’m proud of it is a major understatement. The process of working on my Master’s Project really showed me that anything is possible when you give it your all. Throughout the process, I cried many times, had many knots in my…