• Self Care,  Skincare

    All About That Skincare Life

    Skincare has always been a part of my life. I grew up in a southern house that made it very clear, eye cream was just as important as our nightly prayers. However, my knowledge and want for great skin eventually succumbed to the lethargic college years. You know– the never washing or even thinking about a moisturizer anymore because I am doing good to make it to my 8am class. There were many a morning I woke up with smeared mascara and what makeup I had left on my face… real classy. In the morning, I would “clean” my skin by running a cotton pad and toner over my face…

  • Health and Fitness

    How to Stay Motivated to Workout

      Hey Happy Hour Gang!!! In my journey of being healthy, the biggest blog requests I get are about what I eat and what exercise I do. My biggest tip I will tell everyone and anyone is just because something works for me, doesn’t mean it is going to work for you. A journey to living your best life is to find out what sprinkles your donut… or dresses your salad… ha, okay that is healthier. A workout I enjoy may be a nightmare for someone else. I figured the best way to help y’all is not to tell you WHAT I do to workout that works for me but…

  • Life

    Fall Down Seven, Stand up Eight

    Saturday night I went to see the new Cirque Du Soleil ice show, Crystal, with my friend Christina. It’s not the first time I have seen the stunt defying group and I’m sure it won’t be the last. It was far different than any of their other performances I have seen but nonetheless inspiring. It revolves around a young girl named Crystal and her struggle of not feeling like she fits anywhere. After an argument with her parents she races outside to skate her feelings away when suddenly the ice cracks and she falls into the water. There are many interpretations of what is happening to Crystal during this part.…

  • Holiday

    Somebunny Loves You

    Happy Easter, everyone!!!   I always say that fall is my favorite season until spring rolls around and I start to second guess myself. I am all for chilly, sunshine weather that you can be in with just a cardigan. After all, April does have the perfect date. (Anyone know what movie I am talking about?!) Not much to report except that I GRADUATED!!!!!!!!! I finally finished! (WHERE ARE MY CONFETTI CANNONS?!) I will save my thoughts on all that for a different post. Since taking my last final, I have been in a mix of celebrating and relaxation. Sleeping in has never felt so good. I really don’t think…

  • Life,  Update

    Goodbye January!

    Well, this first few weeks of school has kicked my butt! I am thanking all things holy for the weekend getaway we had to Cali before school started. Somehow, I saved one of my hardest quarters ever for my last term… and that includes the term I took 20 hours. I had no life because of the sheer amount of work I was doing, but I would take that over this term. 7 weeks left and I’ll be done though. Seven…. Seven…. Seven….. SEVEN!!!! (Friends, anyone??) The winter rain has settled into Portland for what seems like the long haul. I shouldn’t complain too much since we have actually had…

  • Life,  New Years,  Organization

    Organizing the Chaos

    A quote I love says, “There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them”. I have no idea who said it. Seriously, Google it… You either find no one said it or 7 different people… it is just one of those mysterious authors. Whoever said it though is a very smart human. We are all guilty at one point or another, putting something off because the timing isn’t right, or like me, you’ll get to it “eventually”. I have found that when I say I will get to it one day, that one day never rolls around. It is a proven fact that you are more apt…

  • Holiday,  Life,  New Years

    Cheers to New Years!

    Helloooooooooooooooo 2018!!!! There are few things I love more than a new year. It is so refreshing to think about putting your best foot forward and trying to better not just yourself but your life as a whole. I have a good feeling about 2018. As a general goal setter by nature and someone completely addicted to checking off my to-do list, resolutions are my jam. In the past they may have been silly, sometimes unrealistic and if I am being completely honest, there were many years that I did not succeed at any of them. And y’all, that’s okay!!! Just because you tried at something and did not get…

  • Holiday,  Life

    Be Thankful

      I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones whether it was celebrated on Thursday or any day after. Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday (we all know that is reserved for Christmas) but it is definitely a close second. It is a day where it is openly accepted, even expected to shove as much home cooked food into your face in one sitting. (Let’s all give thanks for the invention of yoga pants!) I love the sounds of the day too; People in the kitchen cooking, football on with a minimum of one person getting mad about a bad call, talk of the Black Friday sales and so much laughter. The sounds and smells…