• 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…

  • Worrying Less = A Better You

    Have any of you heard about Daily Shine Texts? About a week ago, one of my best friends Molly (hey Molly) told me about it. It’s a site where you can sign up to get texts at a specific time with motivational quotes, ideas and actions to take to make yourself be as positive as you can be and the best version of yourself. Anyway, today, I received one that really resonated with me. The exact words were: “TGIF, Christiana! Each year, we spend the equivalent of *2 months* worrying. This weekend, ease up on predicting the future.” Did anyone else read this and just go, wow? I did. I…

  • It All Starts With Us

    The other day I was driving home from work in the pouring rain. I saw an older man crossing the street, without an umbrella, and he was completely soaked. All I could think was that I wish I could have given him an umbrella. If I had one in my car – it would have been his. A few weeks ago, I was at a stop light when I saw a women drop her suitcase. She was having a hard time getting it back up on her rolling cart, and she struggled for a bit until she got it back up. I was in my car, and all I could…

  • My Rainy Day Essentials

    Rain, rain, go away. Or… let’s embrace it! I don’t know how the weather has been by you, but it’s been pretty rainy here. I don’t mind the rain here and there, and I actually find it soothing. It’s nice to cozy up in a warm sweater and listen to some Frank Sinatra while watching the rain fall outside. So, it’s no surprise that I have put together a blog with some of my rainy day essentials. Fringe Studio Journal – Who doesn’t love to journal on a rainy day? I love to journal and blog, especially when it’s raining outside. There’s just something about it that I love. So, it’s…

  • Nic and I: Our 5 Favorite Traits About Each Other

    To start off this blog, I have some exciting blog news. This is the start of a new series on Casually Christiana called Nic and I. Similar to previous blogs I’ve done with Nic, this series will be focused on blogs we do together. They will range from tips, advice, stories, memories and everything in between. I’m so excited to be starting off this new series with today’s blog, which is Nic and I talking about our favorite traits about each other. First, I’ll name my five favorite traits about Nic, then elaborate on them a little bit. Then, Nic will write down his favorite traits about me and elaborate…

  • My Favorite Love Quotes

    It’s February 14th, which means… it’s Valentines Day! So, let me start off by saying Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day filled with love, I thought I would share some of my favorite love quotes. These are some of my favorite quotes I’ve saved over the years, and quotes that remind me of Nic and love overall. What better day to share them, right? 🙂 Enjoy. “You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” – E.E. Cummings “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” -Emily Brontë “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an…

  • Why I Love Valentine’s Day

    Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged – I’ve been so busy! School is super hectic, and graduation is only a few months away. Where has the time gone? Last week was a little nuts – long story short, don’t drink ANYTHING near your computer. Ever. That’s all I’m going to say about that. Anyway, this Wednesday is Valentine’s Day! I know there are many people who look at this holiday and think it’s silly and pointless, but I’m definitely NOT one of those people. I love everything about Valentine’s Day. I love that it’s a day celebrating love, commitment and overall joy. I love that it’s a day…

  • Sunday Scaries

    Sunday scares are a real thing, no doubt about it. I can tell you that for a fact because I’ve experienced them before, and I’m experiencing them today. For those of you who don’t know what the Sunday scaries are, they’re basically a feeling of nervousness that sets in before you start the week ahead. This week, I start my last semester of graduate school. Although I’ve been excited about this up until this point, the reality of it is really setting in (particularly today). This is my last semester as a student – no more breaks, varied schedules, homework, grades and so on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very…