The FF Reads | February Books

February 28, 2019

February was another great reading month! I set a mental goal at the beginning of the month to finish two more books, and I followed through!

After looking through my book collection, I decided to set a goal of reading BOTH of Mindy Kaling's books in one month. I figured if I was reading the same author, it would be easier to complete both in this time frame.

The books were incredible- I could barely put them down all month long. I spent a lot of time getting lost in the pages and laughing out loud on my lunch break at Cracker Barrel.  (AKA my guilty pleasure.)

Here's a quick review of both books from February:

The Monday Motivator | Combating Stress

February 25, 2019

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

Happy Monday to my readers!

It's one of those Mondays where I'm feeling a little groggy, but it's nothing a little coffee can't fix. My body is still catching up from last week; I felt drained and stressed and was carrying all my worry as tension in my muscles.

Don't you hate that? When you're not trying to be stressed but your body tells you otherwise? This year, I've been trying to make more of a conscious effort to not allow myself to get so stressed out, but unfortunately, stress is inevitable.

My Experience With Zenni Optical

February 21, 2019

It's time to talk about something that has NEVER been talked about before on the blog- glasses!

Believe it or not, I'm nearsighted, but you don't see me wearing my glasses very often. I just recently got my eyes checked again after almost four years. The change in my prescription was very minimal, but I figured I'd find a new pair of frames to go with my new lenses. The problem was I couldn't find the style I was looking for at LensCrafters.

I continued putting off glasses shopping AGAIN until a friend of mine recommended Zenni Optical. She told me they had a variety of styles and they were super affordable! I won't lie- after paying over $100 for new glasses each time I visited the eye doctor, I was a little skeptical at first. I was thinking the prices were too good to be true!

Winter Stylebook | Valentine's Day

February 12, 2019

Last week, I posted a Winter Stylebook featuring an athleisure outfit that would be comfortable AND cute to celebrate Galentine's Day with your ladies. This week's Stylebook is about the Valentine's Day outfit.

Although a night in with pizza and sweets and binge-watching is more my date night kind of speed, we all know how nice it is to have your significant other take you out, show you off and treat you to something special. And when they plan the whole thing?  *swoon*

The Monday Motivator | On Valentine's Day

February 11, 2019

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

It's officially the week of Valentine's Day. I have realized that there are two types of people when it comes to this holiday: people who love it and people who hate it. 

I always liked V-Day growing up because it was fun to write your name on paper cards to your classmates and I always came home to some fuzzy animal plush from my mom. It's not until you get older that things start to get more serious. And to be honest, I hate that. 

Winter Stylebook | Galentine's Day

February 7, 2019


It's almost time to celebrate with your lady gang- Galentine's Day is next Wednesday! If you're thinking, "what the heck is Galentine's Day?", I actually wrote an entire post about it last year and it is still one of my favorites to date. Read it here.

Have you seen a lot of Galentine's party ideas on Pinterest lately? I have and I'm OBSESSED. I can't wait until I have my own place and can host a party of my own!

The Monday Motivator | Beauty in Simplicity

February 4, 2019

Alright y'all, let me be honest with you: I have a lot of stuff.

I like stuff. I like clothes and accessories (obviously). I like knick-knacks. I like picture frames and candles, books and fake flowers, throw pillows and old figurines. I LOVE my record collection, and how my vintage barrel chair's color pops next to my shabby wood bird desk. I find a lot of joy in my things.
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