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The Importance of Writing For Yourself

Totally and completely mentally blocked, that’s how I feel right now.

Hello again, friends. You might have noticed I’ve been away for a while. Sorry about that - but I really appreciate you sticking it out with me. Which I’m assuming you have if you’re reading this now. I promise I won’t be MIA forever and I’m not at a loss for words, but rather just feeling lost on how to say them. I did, excitingly, post a new update all about my visit to Jacksonville, Florida recently, which is worth a view and can be found here.

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An SOS To All Morning People

I think there is this misconception that people who showcase a large portion of their life on the internet (i.e. Bloggers, "Instagram Girls", YouTubers, Beauty Gurus, and the like) have it all figured out. Their content often includes advice and clever how-tos that make it seem like they glide through life with ease. But while much of this might be true, I believe it's important to showcase the moments where Bloggers, like myself, and others, need a little help, too.

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We're Plant Parents! ☘️🌿🍃🎍🌵🌳🌱

Ethan and I are both the all-or-nothing type. So, just over a week ago when I said that I thought our living space could use a plant or two, we both took that as an excuse to start a full-on garden. No, seriously. 🙃 We are now the proud Plant Parents to 15 new plant friends. I love each and every one of them for their beauty, and the clean air and peace that they bring to our space. Plus, now I feel very needed. Owning plants is a very fun and rewarding hobby and community that I’m so glad to now be apart of.

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Thanks Maple Holistics For My Silk18 Conditioner - From Me and My Hair

One of the COOLEST perks of doing this is the occasional opportunity to work with some really cool companies and brands to showcase their awesome products.

I've done product reviews before on my blog, so many of you know the drill. I try and be as authentic and genuine as possible when shouting out to a company. I want you all to know my honest thoughts so you can make the best judgements for yourself about what to try and buy.

Having that little disclaimer out of the way, let's jump right into the product for today, shall we?

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What's In My Carry-On

Not to brag, but I've been around an airplane cabin a few times. Flying is great - it's an exciting, but taxing experience from take-off to touch-down, on both your mind and body. And after the few dozen flights I've taken in my life, I've gotten a pretty solid survival kit nailed down.

I always find little tips and tricks helpful. And one hot-topic in the travel world is carry-on essentials, so I thought I'd share mine.

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Where I'm At

Holy shiz, how is it nearly March?

I’ve seen a lot of other bloggers that I follow - and for the record, I follow a quite a few - do cheeky little blog posts just updating their readers about their life and what’s to come. I’ve done a few heavier, reflective life updates in the past, but never have I just sat down and written as if I were speaking to a friend about what’s up. So, here I am. 💁🏼‍♀️

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I'm Getting A Haircut

Happy #Sundayfunday, friends.

Can we talk about #Sundayfunday for a minute? I hate Sundays. They are absolutely my least favorite day of the week. I think that #Sundayfunday was just created so that people have a reason to not dislike Sunday so much. Because really, without it, it’s just the day of the week you typically get housework and errands done and when the Monday scaries start to set in. The weekend is nearly over and it’s back to the real world. All in all, Sundays are just not that fun.

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14 Non-Verbal Ways They Show You They Love You

As many of you know, I live with my boyfriend, Ethan. We’ve been living in our cute little apartment together in Eastern Michigan for about 6 months now and wowza has it been a wild ride.

In so many ways, he is the perfect roommate. He’s tidy, he’s quiet, and I adore him, so cuddling and watching tv on the couch on weeknights is the best thing ever.

But living with a boyfriend is, of course, a culture shock of sorts.

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Grateful

grate·ful

Dictionary result for grateful

/ˈɡrātfəl/

adjective

  1. feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.
    "I'm very grateful to you for all your help"

synonyms:

thankful, filled with gratitude, appreciative

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I'm Detoxing - Week One

I'm detoxing and it sucks. Seriously, it sucks. Don't worry, I'm not detoxing from drugs, just donuts… For the last week or so, I've been on a no sugary foods diet. I have not eaten or drank one sugary thing since last Monday and I am both suffering and supremely proud of myself simultaneously.

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I'm A Quitter

I’m a quitter. There, I said it.

I have quit on - not everything - but most things that I’ve tried in my life. I’ve given up on so many dreams and plans when the going got too tough. I’ve ALWAYS been a quitter. I quit Girl Scouts in the 2nd grade. I quit volleyball in 3rd. I quit classes when they were too hard. I quit clubs that made me feel out of place. I even quit on career choices and life goals when someone else told me I couldn’t do it… I think you get the picture.

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11 Skin and Hair Products I Swear By

I, like many women, truly enjoy pampering myself and taking care of my skin and hair to look my best. Over the last ten-or-so years, I’ve literally tried (what feels like) every product on the market. I’m not the easiest person to choose skincare for because I have both sensitive skin that reacts pretty harshly to many products out there - even certain laundry detergents can cause issues for me - as well as life-long acne-prone skin. But, alas, after years and years of trial and error, I can definitively rule most everything I’ve tried out.

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Tidying My Closet With Marie Kondo

I’m usually pretty late to the party when it comes to trends of any kind - the last to read, buy, or watch just about anything. But I’m proud to feel apart of the crowd this time around because I finished “Tidying Up With Marie Condo” on Netflix earlier this week and many people are starting and finishing the series right along with me.

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100 Questions No One Ever Asks

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and shared a few things about myself for you all to enjoy. I love being really transparent and open and I truly get a kick out of answering some of the silly questions that linger around in the cybersphere waiting to be answered. So I thought on this fine evening, I’d sit down and take part in the 100 Questions Tag that has gone around the internet one or two times.

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16 Incredible Content Creators Who Inspire Me to Create

I love creating content. I’ve always been creative, but when I discovered my love of writing at University and started documenting my life on my first blog, I realized that I love telling stories for the world to hear (or read). If I’m honest, I’ve always loved telling stories. My parents say that I used to stand up in public places as a little child and tell stories to the whole room. I guess things haven’t changed much since then, have they?

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Boyfriend Picks My Outfits For a Week - Part 2

Wow! The responses I’ve been getting over Part 1 of this series have been overwhelmingly positive, which is so great for me because I love entertaining y’all with my writing and it’s been so fun during the process!

As I mentioned before, this was a request from a reader, which makes it all the better. If you ever have a creative idea of something you’d love to see me write about - please leave it in the comments on any post, or send me a note here.

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Top 10 Travel Bucket List

I’ve been very fortunate over the last three years. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a dozen new countries and dozens of new cities since my Junior year at Uni. Some thanks to school and many just for fun. I truly live to travel. As soon as I caught the travel bug back in 2015 with my first abroad trip to Scotland, I was absolutely hooked and I haven’t stopped since.

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I Believe in the Power of Setting Goals for Yourself. What About You?

I believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I believe in fresh starts and new beginnings. One year has passed and no matter how wonderful it was, there were always lessons to be learned along the way. When a new year is upon us, I always take a solid look at my life, my attitudes, and my behaviors and think about what things I’d like to leave in the old year for the good of the order. I make promises to myself to change things that I don’t like or that I don’t think suit me and my life anymore - and I when I make promises, I make damn sure to keep them.

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Dear 2018, It's Been Real. K. Thx. Bai.

I say a lot of things in my day-to-day life - most of them completely true. Sometimes I exaggerate, sometimes I gloss over the nitty-gritty, but don’t we all? Where I’m going with this is that I wanted to make sure you all know that each and every word I leave here for you to read is as true as can be said, when it’s said.

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