Adulting 101: How to Make New Friends When You’re All Grown Up

Growing up in a small town, I had it easy when it came to making friends – they were my classmates, teammates, neighbors, and cousins. I never had to think too hard or put too much effort into cultivating my friendships. Fast forward 20 years, and making new friends is a lot harder these days. Sometimes I really love adulting – making my own decisions, doing my own thing – that’s all good and great. However, I’ve realized that a[Read more]

10 Little Things I Love About My Boyfriend

Love. It’s such an interesting phenomenon, isn’t it? I’ve grown to know that love looks, feels, and sounds different for everyone, but deep down, we all crave it.  I’ve always been so fascinated by learning intimate details about other people’s love stories: how they met, special rituals they do together, how they celebrate holidays – life experiences intrigue me, I guess.  Today I’m going to do something I’ve never done. I’m going to publically share a few intimate details about why I[Read more]

Quick Guide: 7 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas He’ll Love

Happy Sunday, friends! It’s been over a week (!) since I last posted, thanks to this January sickness that I am having a hard time kickin’. Usually I LOVE the new year and working towards my new year goals, but this month has honestly been a drag for me, which is why I’m so soo pumped for FEBRUARY – Groundhog day, my birthday month, AND Valentine’s Day – all things that I look forward to each year (I’m a festive[Read more]

11 Ways to Stay Close With Your Long-Distance Best Friend

Moving away from your best friend/partner-in-crime/sister-from-another-mister is one of those heart-wrenching moments in life when you don’t know how your life will ever be the same. Well, the truth is, it won’t be. BUT, the good news is that you can make the transition less terrible and create a new normal for the two of you by staying in touch with each other often. I’ve been fortunate enough to make best friends from my adolescence, college days, and in my[Read more]

4 Fun Date Ideas for Fall

I don’t know if it’s because the holiday season is about to roll around and I’m in pre-gift giving idea mode, but I swear I have better ideas in the fall than any other time of the year. Come to think of it, in winter I’m dreaming of escaping the cold and going to the beach, in spring I’m dreaming about how soon I’ll be able to go to the beach, and during the summer all I can think about[Read more]

3 Ways to Reignite Passion in Your Long-term Relationship

No one likes feeling mediocre. No one. We sure as hell don’t want to feel that way in our relationship. However, in many long term relationships the complacency struggle is all too real, and we need to nip it in the bud real quick. Here are 3 of my tried-and-true ways to reignite passion in that long-term relationship of yours. Remind Your Partner That They Still Got It Stare a little too long when they’ve just gotten out of the[Read more]

How to Plan & Host a Seamless Girl’s Trip in Your City

Your far-flung college girlfriends have decided to come visit. Yay! And it just so happens that you’ve been volunteered as the host and unofficial trip planner. For most of us, we feel overwhelmingly excited to see and catch up with our college besties, but for some of us in addition to that overwhelming excitement also comes overwhelming overwhelm.     What should we do? Where will we eat? How much is everything going to cost? Are just a few questions that[Read more]