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Current Obsessions Of Summer 2019
  1. Currently Listening To On Audible

These audiobooks got me through some of the most boring moments of my summer. A friend at work turned me on to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and what a fascinating emotional rollercoaster it was to listen to. I don’t care who you are, you’ll find something to love about this book and hearing it read by Cathleen McCarron makes it that much more captivating. I couldn’t recommend it more. For my second choice, I went with an obvious favorite. Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. is perfect for everyone and anyone wanting some life advice, or who can’t get enough of the Fab Five - which is just about everyone. It’s funny, informative, and read by the Fab Five. Need I say more?

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Tips For Getting More Sleep, From One Insomniac To Another 💤

"I'm so tired." Raise your hand if you say this either to yourself or to someone around you at least one day a week. 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️

To some people, sleep comes easily. Ethan, for example, is out like a light almost as soon as his golden locks touch the pillow. He and sleep are the best of friends and can catch up anytime, anywhere.

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HelloFresh Delivers - In More Ways Than One!

Sometimes moms come up with some great ideas, and this was one of them.

A few months back my loving and resourceful mother suggested to me and Ethan that we look into food delivery services so that we could be more fiscally responsible - rather than eating out almost every night. Also because it’s healthier for you and, as we’d soon discover, more fun and convenient than trying to shop for groceries and cooking our own food from scratch.

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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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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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10 Planners For Getting Your Life Together

Like many other multi-tasking, Type-A folks out there, I love a good planner. It doesn’t help that I have a burning passion for stationary alone, but when you combine stationary with my love of organization, it’s easy to see why a well-filled-out planner tops my list of life’s simple pleasures. Right now, I’m on a pretty intense self-improvement kick and I’ve been spending some serious time researching journals and planners to help me get where I want to go more effectively along the way. So, why not share some of my discoveries with you all? Hopefully, you’ll find the planner of your dreams, too.

Here are the best of the best that I’ve come across so far. Click the images to shop for these planners for yourself.

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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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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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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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Boyfriend Picks My Outfits For a Week - Part 1

I’m so excited for this week’s post series because it’s my first request! Someone I work with had the brilliant idea of having Ethan, my sweet boyfriend, choose my outfits every day for a week. Knowing Ethan’s creative nature and do-anything attitude, I knew this was an amazing idea from the get-go.

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I Might Be 25, But On My Birthday I Felt 16 Again.

I’ve lived 25 long years. I can’t believe it.

I’ve never been one to think on my birthday too much, but for some reason, this birthday has really got me taking a deeper look into my life. I can’t believe that I’ve lived a quarter of a century. I honestly feel old - I know everyone says that, but for me, I officially can say it’s true.

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Maybe, This Time, Popular Opinion is Right.

I’ve never been one for fads. I know they pass and I have very little interest in being a follower. Especially when the fad goes against my very being. Like gaucho pants… I haven’t a clue who thought those were a good idea, but the thought of them still haunt me to this day. They just go to show that popular opinion is NOT always correct.

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