The Monday Motivator | On New Year's Resolutions

December 31, 2018

The Monday Motivator is a series meant to motivate, encourage, inspire and provide advice on real life stuff.*

It's New Year's Eve, which means you've probably already heard that pesky question numerous times: "What are your resolutions?"

Some people find the idea of New Year's resolutions annoying. I would know; I used to be one of those people. Making resolutions is a lot of pressure. It can feel very intimidating, which is probably why you feel like you've buried your resolutions come February. So you think, "why make any resolutions if I know I won't abide by them?"

Like I mentioned, I get it. I felt the same way until two years ago when I began recording my resolutions on the blog. Not only did I start recording my resolutions, but I also started getting more practical with them. I've found that both of these things helped my New Year's resolutions become more successful.

Winter Stylebook | Glam vs. Casual Holiday Looks

December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Eve! If you're in need of some last minute holiday outfit inspiration before tomorrow, you've come to the right place!

I put together two looks- one glam and one casual- that can both be worn with denim for a festive and chic, all-day outfit.

Gift Guide | Stocking Stuffers

December 20, 2018


The countdown is on, people- four days until Christmas!

The last piece of the holiday shopping puzzle is always stocking stuffers. Although it tends to get overlooked, sometimes it can be the easiest and most fun.

The key to stuffing stockings is to find small items in an affordable price range, with a few unexpected surprises mixed in. For the ladies, it can be things like makeup, jewelry, hair accessories and other fun goodies. I put together my final gift guide of the season with pretty products that are perfect for that sock hanging on the mantle.

Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe

December 19, 2018

All you need is love and Christmas cookies, am I riiiight?!

I love getting my bake on for the holidays, so when I came across this recipe for hot chocolate cookies on Pinterest, I knew they had to be my next experiment. Because HOT. CHOCOLATE. COOKIES.  Nuff' said.

The Monday Motivator | Staying Positive During the Holidays

December 17, 2018

The Monday Motivator is a series meant to motivate, encourage, inspire and provide advice on real life stuff.*

Happy Monday! Another weekend has come and gone, and if you're feeling the same way I am, you  may not have gotten as much checked off your to-do list that you were hoping for. Today is officially ONE week until Christmas Eve, so your holiday stress might be starting to consume you. 

To help you avoid going under, for today's Monday Motivator I wrote about five different ways to stay positive during the holiday season. It's so difficult to avoid stress this time of year. Between shopping for gifts, planning for gatherings and preparing for those oh-so awkward family encounters, it's common to feel like you are reaching your breaking point. But you want to enjoy the holidays, after all! So these ideas are meant to soothe your stress and help you get a little more excited for what's to come.

Gift Guide | Winter Lovers

December 14, 2018

In all seriousness, I love all of the cozy aspects about winter. Don't get me wrong, I'm ready for it to hit the road come February, but for now, especially during the holidays, things like snow, mittens, cozy blankets and hot chocolate get me excited.

For this week's gift guide, I rounded up some items that will make perfect gifts for the winter lovers in your life. If they have snow in their veins and a forever cozy heart, these ideas were made for them.

Statement Earrings for the Holidays

December 8, 2018

Coming to you late this week friends, but I'm here! The holiday season rush is getting the best of me, but today I'm on the blog chatting about statement earrings you will want to wear for the holidays and beyond!

I personally feel that jewelry makes a great gift for your girl gang, whether it's your friends, mom, sister, etc. Statement necklaces are slowly fading away, but statement earrings are on the rise and make a fun addition to any outfit! I've curated a list of five popular earring styles you will see this season. They're perfect for upcoming holiday parties and events, or can be worn as a standout accessory to work.

The Monday Motivator | Fresh Start

December 3, 2018

The Monday Motivator is a series meant to motivate, encourage, inspire and provide advice on real life stuff.*

With the holiday season upon us, Mondays come up even quicker than usual and for some, stress levels are through the roof.

I had a really great weekend, but it seemed to fly by even faster than they usually do. So naturally, come Sunday morning, I was already dreading the thought of going back to work. The previous workweek was crazy busy and the quick weekend barely felt like a break from it all. I still have so much on my to-do list at home, and I'm starting to feel the weight of the Christmas season as I begin to plan for the upcoming December weeks.
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