I jumped on the juicing train about 5 years ago when my former boss gave me a juicer for my birthday. My loyalty, however, comes in waves. This week while on basic house arrest due to my kidney procedure, I found 4 different juicing documentaries on Netflix and convinced myself I would die by the age of 32 if I didn't start juicing again.Read More
I have a love-hate relationship with yoga. I love yoga, but I hate how much membership fees at most yoga studios cost. It can be hard to get your namaste on when all you can think about is how much your bank account is hurting. Sure, there are affordable online options out there but being the extrovert that I am, I prefer a class setting. While battling a few different health problems lately, yoga is my best option in terms of working out. Because of this, I have had to research class options that won't break the bank.
Thankfully for me, Raleigh is a city who loves yoga and has tons of affordable options.Read More
If you're anything like me, trying to stay away from fatty treats is a constant struggle. It makes things even worse when I know that 80% of weight loss is done in the kitchen. Celebrity fitness and nutrition expert Felicia Romero totally understands this struggle and sent over some of her favorite "kitchen hacks".Read More
Fall is here and that means it's time to break out that hearty recipes! Miami’s own Chef Adrianne Calvo, owner of the highly acclaimed Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, and author of four cookbooks, including Maximum Flavor Social – shares a vibrant recipe for a fall favorite: Acorn Squash.Read More
When it comes to flowers, I have #thoughts. Mostly, it's just a massive jealousy because guys I dated never sent me flowers, or because I think roses are boring and overpriced. However, over the past few years, I have learned to love going to Trader Joes or Whole Foods to buy all kinds of different flowers and create arrangements at home. There's one tiny problem, I have not a damn clue what I am doing. After weeks of lurking SkillPop, I decided I would bite the bullet and take a floral arrangement class.Read More
If you’re a person with high anxiety or just suffer from what I like to call “southern guilt”, you consistently beat yourself up about things that don’t matter. Because of this, I thought I would list some of the ridiculous things that I beat myself up over. I am sure some of you can relate.Read More
It¹s "turtle time" again at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach! Want to plan a quick summer getaway that is as relaxing as it is fulfilling and educational? Look no further than Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, North Carolina, where you can enjoy a classic beach vacation while gaining the one-of-a-kind experience of helping endangered Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings. Read More
This year has been absolutely non-stopped for me so this past weekend, I made a much needed escape to Nashville!Read More
If you're itching for a summer adventure, why not spend it relaxing in your own private cabana?!Read More
I am going to apologize in advance for the slightly lazy journalism that is going to follow but I have a million things to share and I am just SO EXCITED!!! Check out some of my current obsessions and become obsessed with them as well.Read More
Yesterday, I turned 30.
What once was a dreaded age is now celebrated. If I am completely honest, I have welcomed the change. I have this philosophy that I am sure other share which is that your 20's are filled with hardships that make you learn how to be an adult. In your 30's, you've already been through a ton of bullshit and are equipped to handle most of life's challenges.Read More
Check out all the yummy goodness I discovered in Hope Mills recently!Read More
Spoiler alert: it wasn't really that #turntRead More
Everyday, someone asks me how my move has been and everyday I say "Ommm..it's okay??". The follow up question is always "Do you miss LA?". I don't. But I do. I was in Los Angeles for 7 years and it's hard to let go of it as I feel like so much of my identity was shaped there. However, it's good to be home.
Since day 1 in NC, I have tried to figure out my new "go to" spots so I figured I would share some of my LA substitutions in Raleigh as well as my weird bootleg rating system.Read More
Preface: If you ask me where my favorite place in the world is, I will either tell you the Dean Dome at UNC or the Grand Canyon.
In an effort to get back in the practice of updating this little ol thing more often, I went through my drafts and realized I never blogged about mine and Shelby's epic Grand Canyon hike last 4th of July. While I have lots of #feels seeing all these awesome photos again, I am going to keep my commentary brief and let the pictures speak for themselves. Also see: lazy.Read More
It never fails. When the holiday season approaches, everyone is a massive ball of stress and anxiety. As someone who already struggles with anxiety and has since elementary school, this time of year can feel like a never ending nightmare.Read More
So you got a FitBit or some other variation of a fitness tracker for Christmas. You rock it proudly every day but it doesn't necessarily go with your more dressy outfits. Hell, it might not even go with any of your outfits. FitJewels is your solution! There are plenty of companies out there who offer accessories for your fitness tracker but in my opinion, FitJewels has the best selection. Check out of a few of my favorites below!Read More