• 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 BrontĂ« “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…

  • December and January Updates

    FREINDS! My friends. Hello. I owe you an apology – it’s been far too long since i’ve blogged. Please forgive me. I’m still here. I’m still blogging. Casually Christiana is still going strong – I was just enjoying my last winter break before I graduate grad school and hit the job world. SAY WHAAAAAAAAAT. The last blog I posted was December 22, which means Christmas and New Years has come and gone. Let me start by saying I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great and exciting New Year. Who else still can’t believe it’s 2018? My winter break has been amazing to say the least. I…

  • Three Things You NEED To Remember During the Holidays

    Christmas is only a few days away and I can’t believe it. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I would keep our Christmas tree up all year if I could (not kidding). I love everything about Christmas time, from the decorations, to the traditions, to seeing loved ones and the warm feeling that fills the air. It’s easy to get caught up in the hectic nature of the holidays. Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, getting those great sale items and so on. I get it, we’ve all been there. Heck, last week, a lady rammed her shopping cart into me on purpose because I wasn’t moving quick enough for her –…

  • Gifts Under $20 That People Will Love

    Tis the season to be jolly, and give presents My office is doing a secret santa, so I was inspired to create a gift giving guide with gifts under $20 that are really cute AND practical. Why waste money on gifts just to get something? If you’re going to spend money, no matter how much, you might as well make the purchase worth it. Am I right?! So, here you have it! Your gift giving guide for gifts under $20! 1. Holiday Spruce Candle / Target: I am a HUGE candle fan, especially with the spruce scent. I have a few spruce candles at our place, and we love them. They’re…

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Hi, everyone! How was your Thanksgiving? It’s been about two weeks since I last posted – which is too long, I know. I’m finishing up my second to last semester of graduate school, and to say I’m excited is an understatement. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. To think I’ll be graduating in May is wild! Where has the time gone? Well, it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year (are you singing that when you read it?). December is only a FEW DAYS AWAY and I am SO READY FOR CHRISTMAS. As you all know, it is my favorite time of the…

  • Gift Giving Guide: Gifts Under $50

    Hi, everyone! The cold weather is here, the first snow has fallen, and the holidays are quickly approaching! I’ve already started my holiday shopping, and it’s a goal of mine to get it all done before December (we’ll see if that actually happens). That’s why I put together this gift giving guide of gifts for men and women for under $50! Looking for  ideas? You’ve come to the right place.   1. Men’s Darren Slipper / Nordstrom – I think slippers are such a great gift idea. I mean, who doesn’t love a good pair of slippers? If you’re looking for a gift for your boyfriend husband, dad, grandpa, friend… consider…

  • November Update

    Hey everyone! Happy November! Can you believe it’s November? I love it. Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. Graduate school has been SO busy, but I graduate in May! Woohoo! I can’t believe it. As many of you know, I am a Christmas fanatic (that may even be an understatement). I love everything about it. Last week, I saw the big Christmas tree being set up near City Hall, and I felt merry and jolly already (the photo is below)! Don’t worry – there will be many Christmas and holiday posts to come soon. 🙂 Anyway, I wanted to give you all a little preview about some upcoming blogs…

  • My 5 Favorite Go-To Spotify Playlists

    Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a good week. Winter is definitely on it’s way… it’s supposed to get down to 32 this week. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like a chill in the air and snowfall, but I also love the fall. So, I enjoy all the seasons for their individual beauty. This last year, I became hooked on Spotify. Don’t get me wrong, I still like Pandora and iTunes, but Spotify is definitely up there. Over the last year, I’ve saved many playlists for different days, moods and even seasons. Today, I thought I’d share my top 5 favorite Spotify playlists. 1. Have a Great…