• All We Ever Wanted – Casually Christiana Book Club Review

    Hi everyone! It’s the end of the month (how is that even possible), but I’m excited to share my thoughts from the #ccbookclub selection for July! July’s pick was All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed with it. As I mentioned in Casually Christiana Book Club – July Selection, I’m a big Giffin fan. However, this book was very different from her other ones. Below, I answered 5 of the 8 questions to the initial prompts I wrote before reading the book.   *THERE WILL BE SPOILERS BELOW*   What do you think of Emily Giffin and her writing? I really like her writing. I…

  • Casually Christiana Book Club – July Selection

    The exciting news is HERE – Casually Christiana is launching a BOOK CLUB! That’s right! Once a month, I will choose a book for us to read and share some prompts on my blog to think about along the way. And if you don’t finish the book by the end of the month – that’s ok! You’re still welcome to join in on discussions and see what others are saying. For July, the book I have chosen is All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. I’ve mentioned Giffin on my blog before, and that’s because she is one of my favorite authors. I LOVED Something Borrowed, along with all of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • What I Read + What I’m Reading

    Hello, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your summer and taking advantage of the summer weather. It’s almost August… and before we know it, it will be fall. I know, I know, it’s still July. But I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t excited for fall, the crisp leaves and the cool air. Don’t get me wrong – I still love summer just as much. Any Nicholas Sparks fans out there?! Well, I am a HUGE fan of his. Recently, I finished reading The Longest Ride, and boy did I loved it. Once I finished the book, I immediately wanted to read it again and again… and again. That’s one of…

  • My Spring Reading List

    Springtime is a beautiful time to be outdoors, enjoy the colorful flowers and soak in the sunshine. Springtime is also a great time to update your reading list with some new and fresh reads! This spring (and summer), I have a number of books I am starting to read, and they are all different from one another – which I love. If you’re looking to add some ideas to your spring reading list or want to make one for yourself, here are some recommendations for you! The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern To quote the lady from Barnes & Noble who helped me find this book, “I wish I could read this…

  • Monday Update +New Blog Previews

    HOLEY MOLEY. I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever (it’s been a week today). As you know, I’m in graduate school and last week was midterms week which means I hardly had ANY time to blog. I get so antsy when I can’t blog more than twice a week. Ah! This week is my spring break. I’m beyond excited that I’m going to be able to use this week to relax, read and rejuvenate (I love alliterations). My plans for the week includes reading my new books I purchased at Barnes & Noble (more to come on that), blogging A LOT (get ready), sleeping, drinking tea as I watch the snow fall from…

  • January Update

    Happy Saturday, everyday! I am back in the groove of graduate school, and my schedule is all sorts of busy. But, I love it. However, I don’t love that I don’t get to blog as much, which is why I am writing today! Once I get into the swing of things, I’ll be able to blog more each week. I’m hoping to blog about 2-3 times a week by next month (woohoo). Today, I wanted to briefly fill you in on what I have been up to this January by sharing a few photos with you all. A few more things…   This month for my book of the month, I received Lillian Boxfish Takes…

  • Casually Christiana’s Plan For 2017

    I hope you all had a wonderful new year. It’s 2017, wow! I have a lot of ideas in store for 2017 for Casually Christiana, and I wanted to give you all a little sneak peak into what you can expect and look forward to this year. Woo hoo! Wellness & Health One area I plan to focus on this year are more posts on wellness and heath. I think it is such an important topic to talk about because we ALL know what it’s like to feel stressed and overwhelmed. I am planning on talking about more ways to relax and de-stress. Also, I am planning on having a…

  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but this week seemed to fly by. It’s been a busy week with packing and getting ready for our move to Milwaukee! Packing, cleaning, renovations, getting furniture together… it’s an exciting (and hectic) time. And Friday means… my Friday Favorites! 1. Running Routine As my loyal readers now, I love to run. I was never in cross country or track in high school, but I always ran for fun. It’s a way to relieve stress, clear your mind and feel good. Running is always a favorite of mine. Lately, I have been so busy with work, packing, cleaning and getting ready for grad school and…