5 Ways to Mix Feminine and Masculine Design Styles When Moving in Together

Moving in with your significant other is such a HUGE step in any relationship. Personally, I love the frills, velour, and florals of a girly bachelorette pad. When I was getting ready to move in with my boyfriend back in April of 2015 I was soo nervous. I had never lived with a guy before. What should I bring? How should we decorate? I asked myself a ton of questions. If you’re getting ready to take the scary/exciting leap into[Read more]

Spicy, Garlic Kale Chips Recipe

Snacks on snacks on snacks. Oh, how I love eating snacks. And today I’d like to share one of my newest favorite snack recipes: homemade kale chips. In the past, I tried store bought and homemade kale chips and wasn’t a big fan, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and made a few batches myself. After a few trials, I think you’ll really enjoy this crispy, garlic-y snack that packs a little punch!   And that’s it[Read more]

A Skinny Mojito Recipe with a Summer Twist

  I LOVE cocktails. Don’t get me wrong, I also love craft beer, but there’s something about an ice-cold summer cocktail on a hot day that makes even the heat worth it (well sort of). The unfortunate reality is that most cocktails are loaded with a ton of sugar. One 8 oz. mojito can have up to 250 calories and 25 grams of sugar in it. Why did it take me over 25 years to know this? When I found[Read more]

4 Strategies to Stay Proactive While Unemployed

Whether you chose to leave your job or it chose to leave you, one day you have a consistent, set life routine and the next day you don’t. Being unemployed is often a tedious, overwhelming life experience. We all know that everyone reacts differently to change.  Having been laid off from my job at an educational non-profit in July 2016, here’s some advice that I’m taking myself for how to stay motivated while unemployed. Create a Schedule Suddenly, you have[Read more]

3 Mindsets Holding You Back From Achieving Your Goals

What’s something that you’ve been wanting to do forever but haven’t done? Almost every day, I daydream about all these goals I want to accomplish in life – from having my own herb garden, taking dance lessons, to learning graphic design – but that’s all they are – dreams. So why is it so hard to make your dreams a reality? For me, it’s starting. Starting something is one of the hardest things for me to do. And here’s 3[Read more]

100 Life Goals For The Next 10 Years

I recently experienced a huge life change (getting laid off from my full-time job), I felt like it was important to take a step back and evaluate my life. Who am I? What am I doing? What do I want to be doing with my life? How do I get there? All of these questions led me to create a list of 100 life goals I’d like to accomplish in the next 10 years. Some of these goals will be[Read more]

How I Tip-Toed Out of My Comfort Zone

Back in October, my boyfriend and I were looking for a new challenge to do together, and we decided to sign up for a Tough Mudder Half. For those of you not familiar with Tough Mudder, it’s an intense obstacle challenge (5.3 miles and 14 obstacles) that is meant to push you to your physical and mental limits. It’s not just an obstacle race. At the very heart of Tough Mudder is community. Whether you show up by yourself or with a[Read more]

Words I Live By

I’ve been doing quite a bit of reflecting lately, and one question that recently came to my mind was, “What words do I live by?” The first random thought that came to mind was the infamous “live, laugh, love” mantra that’s been plastered every place under the sun since I was 10 years old. I literally laughed out loud after thinking about that. It means well, but that mantra is not doing anything for me. The second thought I had was from my[Read more]