• 10 Tried and True Running Tips

    Hello, everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all are off to a great week. The first day of fall is this Friday, and I am so excited. Who’s with me?! I’ve talked about running and fitness a number of times on my blog before, like 5 Running Essentials, but today, I wanted to highlight some running tips I have grown to LOVE. Nic and I have started consistently running about 3 times a week now and it’s been great. We love going on runs together and it’s a great activity to do together. Any who, since we’ve been running more consistently, I wanted to share tips we have both…

  • 10 Simple and Easy Ways to Spread Kindness

    Today, I want to focus on something I find very important  – kindness. It’s so simple, yet so powerful. I’ve talked about the importance of kindness plenty of times on my blog, but today, I want to focus on ways we can spread kindness. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE hearing about random acts of kindness. The other day, I read this sweet story about an older man that was handing out free flowers at a farmers market, with the hope that it would bring others joy. I mean, how sweet is that?! Doesn’t that just melt your heart? With that being said, here are 10 simple and…

  • Lessons and Tips From a Year of Blogging

    Happy birthday to Casually Christiana! This summer, Casually Christiana turned one! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT (writing it in capital letters expresses my excitement). Starting Casually Christiana was an incredible decision and I have LOVED working on my blog since day one. I’ve learned so much, connected with so many wonderful bloggers and have the BEST followers and readers I could ask for (yes, I’m talking to you). In this one year of blogging, I have learned many lessons, written many blogs, found my blogging niche and so much more. Today, I wanted to highlight some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned this year, along with some tips I’ve found to…

  • Fireworks + The Spark Inside Us All

    I have aways loved fireworks. I always get so excited for them on the 4th of July and for other fireworks throughout the year. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always loved the feeling I get watching them. As a kid, fireworks always seemed so magical. My family and I would all sit together on a blanket by the lake, listen to a live band and watch the beautiful fireworks over the bay. I’d always be giddy waiting for the finale, and once it ended, I couldn’t wait to see them again next year. I loved everything about it. Growing up, I’ve always loved fireworks for the same…

  • 5 Last Minute 4th of July Recipes

    Fourth of July is near and only a few days away! Can you believe it’s almost July? I can’t! If you have been caught up with the normal chaos of work and life and are still looking for some recipes to make for the holiday, you are in luck! Below are 5 last minute 4th of July recipes that are quick, easy and delicious! Berry Patriotic This treat is “berry” patriotic (I love puns)! As you can see from the photo below, it’s a simple recipe that is also a tasty treat. All you need are blueberries, raspberries, marshmallows and wooden sticks – that’s it! This is one recipe that…

  • 5 Ways To Make Working Out More Fun and Enjoyable

    This last month, Nic and I have been trying our hardest to get back into a workout routine that we liked. We would go running, jogging, walking… you name it. Recently, we’ve started changing up our routine, and it’s helped us to have more fun with our workouts. Because, let’s be honest, nobody likes a boring and drawn out workout. If you’re looking for some tips and guidance to make your workouts more fun, keep reading! Even if you’re not, keep reading. 😉 1. Do what you like It is the WORST to do something you don’t like when you’re working out, it just makes the whole thing so much worse.…

  • 5 Things To Remind Yourself Today And Everyday

    It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget to take time for yourself – it happens to us all. But, it is SO important to make time for ourselves, even if that’s giving ourselves some positive words and self motivation. After all, we deserve it. With this being said, here are 5 things to remind yourself today (and everyday), no matter how busy you are. 1. You Are Doing Great You are doing great. You are doing great with work, school, life… everything. You are doing great with it all. Give yourself the credit you deserve and give yourself a pat on the back. Often, we feel like we…

  • Cherry Blossoms: A Tradition

    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great and relaxing weekend. Mine was great – we saw friends, explored and took photos of cherry blossoms in the county, had dinner with our wonderful neighbors (hi Ann and Mike!) and my parents and Nic and I went out to our favorite coffee shop on Sunday morning. If you’re curious, Cafe Miel’s are my current favorite drink. 🙂 It was a much needed weekend filled with fun and R&R, and we finally caught up on some sleep. It has become a tradition that every year we go to a cherry orchard and take photos of the cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms leave as quickly as…

  • A Lesson From Pie Crust

    Hey, hey! I hope you’re all having a good morning so far. Today’s blog did NOT turn out as I had originally planned. I wanted to write a blog on how to make a lattice pie top (I’ve done it a million time before) but this was my first time making homemade pie crust. Needless to say, it did not turn out as planned. So, I made the pie crust and I followed the directions to the T. I was so excited to write a post about a lattice top and I had the vision all set in my head. Everything was going according to plan when I started to lay…

  • Here’s To Love

    Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining and love is in the air. Was that too cheesy? Who cares, it’s Valentine’s Day! I am a sucker for love stories, love movies… you name it. I am also a very sensitive and emotional person. I believe in sharing feelings, and one thing I share with the ones close to me is saying I love you. Nic and I say it everyday and after every phone call, and the same goes with my parents and family. We say it because we mean it, not because it’s a force of habit. We say it because it’s important to remind…