inspiration, writing

Why I’m Different Now

I wrote a post a few months back about my "why" and it took me about three weeks before I finally overcame the anxious knot in my chest to press "publish". I try my best to be an open and warm person, but sharing about me, deeper than just the surface level facts, feels like… Continue reading Why I’m Different Now

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Blog, travel

The Best Summer Secret in the Upstate: Lake Jocassee

When the summer starts to infuse its' warmth into the air of late May, I know it's about time to load up the bright yellow boat and head out to the lake. My mother-in-law always packs a big lunch, with lots of snacks (Zebra Cakes are my FAV), and cold cans of Coke and Mountain… Continue reading The Best Summer Secret in the Upstate: Lake Jocassee

Beauty, fashion

Dressing Stylish in the Office: 3 Summer Must Haves

Dressing for the office has always made me feel a little oppressed. Before taking my first job after college, I had this notion that I couldn't wear bright colors, loud patterns, or fun shoes to work ever again. It's taken awhile to refine my 8-5 style, but I'm feeling on point lately and I'm loving… Continue reading Dressing Stylish in the Office: 3 Summer Must Haves

travel, writing

Adventuring in Cozumel, Mexico: Reef Snorkeling and Jungle Zip Lining

Loud frat boys, Ron Jon's, ridiculous drinks, and commercialism at its finest- is that a pretty accurate description of what you imagine when you hear Cozumel, Mexico? Me too, well at least that was my perception when I notice it listed on our cruise itinerary last year. So I'll let you decide for yourself, and… Continue reading Adventuring in Cozumel, Mexico: Reef Snorkeling and Jungle Zip Lining

Beauty

Bronzed and Glowing Skin: June Beauty Favorites

I want my skin to be at its' best in the summer. With the temperature being so high, even the best setting spray can't save you from melting. So I try to get my skin as bronzed and glowing as possible so I can wear just a touch of makeup to look dewy and fresh.… Continue reading Bronzed and Glowing Skin: June Beauty Favorites