How to Feel Good While Staying Home

How is it already the end of January? I feel as though the first month of 2021 just whizzed by! I took a bit of a social media hiatus these past few weeks to focus on myself, develop personal growth goals for the new year, and get ready for my last semester of graduate school. […]

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Respecting Everyone’s Comfort Level This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is less than one week away. I feel as thought 2020 whizzed by (thankfully!) and we are finally seeing the end to this insane year. As always, with the end of the year comes the holiday season. The holidays are usually filled with exciting parties, engagements, seeing family we often don’t, and even travel. […]

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Taking the Time to Regroup

I have to be completely honest: since quarantine began I have gone through phases of organization and disorganization and the rapid whiplash of not maintaining an actual schedule or balance in my life is driving me insane. There are weeks when I do my hair and makeup every day, and others when I stay in […]

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Finding Joy in Today’s World

I am a huge advocate of self-care. I think it is an important practice that everyone should take up in their lives, especially now during these very uncertain times. Self-care allows us to relax, refocus on what is truly important, and appreciate every day. Self-care is not always fun and can actually be painful. In fact, “good” […]

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Homemade Pickles

I like trying to make homemade pickles because there are so many varieties of flavors to play with. The recipe I am sharing with y’all today has been my favorite so far! Ingredients 3 seedless cucumbers 1 small white onion 1 1/4 c. white vinegar 2 1/2 c. water 1 clove elephant garlic (or, 3 […]

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I’m Starting a Book Club!

Hello, everyone! I am excited to announce that I am beginning a virtual book club called “Waiting for Merlot.” I decided to create this virtual bookclub a few weeks ago when this quarantine began. I think it will be an awesome way to keep our minds stimulated during this time inside, which is definitely a […]

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Practicing Self-Care During Quarantine

Practicing good self-care is difficult at any time, especially while being quarantined. However, now more than ever self-care is essential. I listed how I am practicing self-care during this time.

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Literature that Changed My Life

I remember the first time I cried while reading a book. I was reading The Great Gatsby. The funeral scene stunned me: how a man with so many “friends” could have such an empty funeral. I cried sporadically for about three days after finishing the book, and genuinely felt that those pages changed my life and […]

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Apple Crisp Recipe

I am all about easy dessert recipes. After preparing, cooking, serving, and cleaning up a big dinner, one of the last things I want to worry about is making another difficult dish. For this reason, I always have a few easy dessert recipes handy. My apple crisp recipe is not only ridiculously easy to make and delicious, but […]

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