Happy to be back

This is a post I've thought about writing for more than two years and I don't know exactly how to start it. To be honest, I have some legit excuses as to why I stopped writing and posting. I started planning my wedding, teaching more classes, working nights and OT, I moved two or three … Continue reading Happy to be back

Top Five Products for Damaged Hair

It's been really easy to avoid using hot tools on my hair this year which has helped minimize damage and allowed me to grow out my broken hair. While I haven't been using heat to dry my hair, whenever I do style it, there are five products I always use to tame my flyaways and … Continue reading Top Five Products for Damaged Hair

The gift guide for everyone

After making a few specialized lists, I realized that the hardest gifts to find are the ones that you buy for people you don't know very well - like buying for a coworker or a neighbor or your boyfriend's sister you've only met once. I, like many others, am trying to shop small as much … Continue reading The gift guide for everyone

6 low carb Starbucks drinks and how to order them

One of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow is @themacrobarista. He finds macro friendly versions of popular coffee drinks with a fraction of the sugar and carbs that the regular menu items have. Most of the time I drink black iced coffee, but since following him, I’ve been inspired to get creative with my own … Continue reading 6 low carb Starbucks drinks and how to order them

My favorite purchase of 2020

It's no secret that I love to shop. I've made my fair share of online orders this year, but there is one purchase that has completely changed my life. The Five Minute Journal has become a part of my daily routine that I look forward to. It is exactly what it sounds like – a … Continue reading My favorite purchase of 2020

Four Favorite: Foundation

Happy Friday, beauties! I've decided I'm going to bring the "four favorite" series back and try to post my four favorites of a particular product or style every Friday. Today, my product of choice is foundation. I have tried a ton of different brands and finishes. While these are all pretty different, they are the … Continue reading Four Favorite: Foundation

Almond Berry Smoothie

The warmer weather has inspired me to break out the blender and get back to making smoothies. I love hiding greens in my smoothies to add more protein, vitamins and fiber to my diet. I have always loved the Health Nut smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, but 1. it has a lot of added sugar … Continue reading Almond Berry Smoothie

My Daily Skincare Routine

When I left for college my mom wrote me a long note with little tips she thought I could use during my first year away from home. Among the wisdom and sentiment, there were a few simple skincare lessons that we all should live by:  ALWAYS take your makeup off before bed  Moisturize every day … Continue reading My Daily Skincare Routine

2018 Real Resolutions

2017 was the year of so many "firsts" and "lasts" for me. I finished my last semester of college, competed in my last pom competition, slept my last sleep in the college house I lived in with my best friends for three years, the list goes on... I also had my first day at a … Continue reading 2018 Real Resolutions