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The Best Personalized Christmas Gifts from Etsy

The Best Personalized Christmas Gifts from Etsy

I love shopping on Etsy and it’s particularly amazing when you are searching for a personalized gift! Gifts that show you know someone or put in a little extra effort can be so meaningful and Etsy really delivers when you are looking for something like…

10 Tips for Traveling During the Holidays

10 Tips for Traveling During the Holidays

Hello, hello! Sorry for the unexpected absence last week. I didn’t have a ton of time off of work for the Thanksgiving holiday, and honestly, I found that I just really wanted to rest! I apologize for not getting this post out last week, as…

Our 2019 Christmas Wishlist

Our 2019 Christmas Wishlist

Hello, hello! Are you sick of gift guides yet? I certainly hope not! I promise the next post will be a little break from the holiday shopping that has been on here lately. Once again, I took to my Instagram stories to poll your opinions…

Stocking Stuffers for Her: Under $20

Stocking Stuffers for Her: Under $20

Hello, hello! Welcome back to the second gift guide of this holiday season, stocking stuffers for her! Again, the majority of people who voted on my Instagram stories preferred a budget of under $20. So, I compiled a list of what I think are the…

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide for the Guys: Under $20

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide for the Guys: Under $20

Hey hey, and welcome to the first of many gift guides for this holiday season! I asked on my Instagram stories if you wanted a gender neutral or guy/girl specific stocking stuffer guide, and you all wanted individual posts. Also, the majority of votes indicated…

Perfect Appetizers for Football Season

Perfect Appetizers for Football Season

I know we are already pretty far into the football season, but by this point, maybe you have already exhausted your ideas for appetizers? It can be hard to come up with the best variety and have recipes that your crowd will enjoy! Once again,…

Top Ten Places to Celebrate Halloween

Top Ten Places to Celebrate Halloween

Hey friends! Back with another fun travel post, talking all about the top ten places to celebrate Halloween! Now, I am not usually somebody that loves Halloween. Yeah, I’m sure I loved it as a kid and I’m pretty convinced I’ll love it when we…

How to Start Planning an International Trip

How to Start Planning an International Trip

Hey, friends! If you read last week’s post, then you know I recently did an Instagram poll, asking if you wanted to see fall dessert recipes or a post on planning travel. Well, the poll ended up being tied. So, last week, I did top…

Top Fall Dessert Recipes

Top Fall Dessert Recipes

Hey friends! Thanks for checking in on the blog today. I recently asked on my Instagram stories if you all wanted to see a post on fall desserts or how I plan international travel. The poll actually ended in a tie, so you get top…

The Best Trader Joe’s Food Products

The Best Trader Joe’s Food Products

Hello friends, and happy October! I am fully embracing the change in seasons, as much as I can with this heat! But fall home decor is out and I shopped for all of the seasonal goodies at Trader Joe’s this past weekend. I’m going to…

Fall Skincare Routine

Fall Skincare Routine

Hey hey, and officially “happy fall!” Temperatures in southern Virginia are still hovering around 90 degrees and this girl is really hoping it dips off soon. Last week, we were teased with temperatures in the mid-to-lower 70’s, and I want that back! This past weekend…

The Best Fall Home Decor from Amazon

The Best Fall Home Decor from Amazon

Hey hey, long time no chat. It seems I am in a bit of a pattern of not posting for weeks at a time… Life has been busy lately with Jarrett starting nursing school, traveling for my brother’s wedding, etc. But, I really hope to…

Top East Coast Cities for a Weekend Trip

Top East Coast Cities for a Weekend Trip

Hey hey! It’s almost Labor Day Weekend, which is insane! I feel like summer flew by and despite the fact that I don’t love the high temperatures we get here in Virginia, I am a little sad to see it go. On the flip side,…

15 Top Tips to Save Money

15 Top Tips to Save Money

Hey hey! I recently did a few polls on my Instagram, asking about the sensitive subject: money. The majority of responses indicated that people were unsatisfied with the amount of money they make, unwilling to start a side hustle to make more money, and trying…

Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant

Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant

Hey, friends! I’m back after an unplanned 3-week hiatus, but feeling refreshed and ready to get back in the groove of things. This summer, I have felt more like blogging when I feel like it and not being tied down to posting weekly or multiple…

Studio Apartment Home Decor Tour

Studio Apartment Home Decor Tour

Hey friends! I recently asked on my Instagram stories what you search for when you head to Pinterest. One hundred percent of those who responded voted for home decor over travel ideas. And that honestly shocked me! So, I wanted to give to people what…

The Perfect 3 Day Asheville Itinerary

The Perfect 3 Day Asheville Itinerary

Hey, hey, I’m back with my full post about the perfect 3-day Asheville itinerary! In case you missed my last post, I shared a travel diary from our anniversary trip to Asheville, North Carolina. Be sure to watch that here for more trip inspiration! I’m…

Asheville, NC Travel Diary

Asheville, NC Travel Diary

Hey hey! Today I’m sharing a peek at our anniversary weekend! As much as I love writing, I also really enjoy editing videos… even if it sometimes makes me want to kill technology. So, here is our Asheville, NC travel diary! I will be doing…

Top Tips to Prepare for a Weekend Trip

Top Tips to Prepare for a Weekend Trip

Hello, hello! It has been a bit since I was here and I apologize for that. I just wasn’t feeling particularly inspired to get on here. I don’t want to just give you a bunch of fluff, just to publish something weekly. So here we…

Day Trip to Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Day Trip to Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Hey, hey! I hope your June is off to a great start! So far, we have met our friend’s perfect newborn, eaten a dozen Duck Donuts, and enjoyed some time by the pool. Plus, later this month we are going to Asheville, North Carolina for…

Top Books to Read in 2019

Top Books to Read in 2019

Hey, hey, friends! I hope you have been having a great day so far. One of my goals this year was to read at least two books a month. As of today, I have read 11! That makes me just a little bit ahead of…

My Favorite Amazon Prime Products

My Favorite Amazon Prime Products

Hey friends! I’m back from a mini blog hiatus, unplanned, but needed. I feel like I have less time in the day, despite the fact that moving to Norfolk decreased my commute and actually gave me more free time. Does anyone else think they work…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Happy Tuesday, friends! Mother’s Day is just about 10 days away and somehow it always creeps up on me! Combine that with my brother’s birthday this week and my dad’s birthday next week, and I have had to figure out quite a few gifts recently.…

The Best Desserts in Norfolk, Virginia

The Best Desserts in Norfolk, Virginia

Hey, hey, friends, and happy Wednesday! We have continued to have very busy weekends since we moved earlier this month, so I apologize for not having a regular posting schedule just yet. If you have been around for a bit, then you know I live…

Lifestyle Must-Haves April 2019

Lifestyle Must-Haves April 2019

Hello, hello! Today’s post is kind of a recap of what has been going on in my life the past couple weeks, kind of a list of current lifestyle must-haves. So, if you are looking to try something new or just want to know what…

Top 10 Tips for Packing and Moving

Top 10 Tips for Packing and Moving

Hey friends! I’m officially back and will hopefully have a much more consistent posting schedule moving forward. If you follow me on Instagram (you totally should!), then you will know that Jarrett and I just moved! We moved from Virginia Beach to Norfolk, about a…

10 Ways to Get Healthier in Less than 10 Minutes

10 Ways to Get Healthier in Less than 10 Minutes

Hey, hey friends! I am really excited about this post because a) everyone has 10 minutes a day, and b) everyone wants to get healthier. Am I right, or am I right? So, I quickly came up with 10 ways to get healthier in less…

Current Workout Routine + Fabletics Review

Current Workout Routine + Fabletics Review

Hey friends! I’m back after a mini hiatus from this blog. We have a lot going on with our upcoming move, and last week, I was just not in the mood to write. Sorry about that! But, I’m back today, talking about my current workout…

Top 10 T-Shirt Dresses for Spring 2019

Top 10 T-Shirt Dresses for Spring 2019

Hello, hello! Spring will (hopefully) be upon us soon, and what shouts “warm weather” more than dresses?! I, particularly, love T-shirt dresses. They are casual and cute, and easy to throw on with a denim jacket and a pair of Keds. I own a couple…