Prepping my Hair for Summer with SunIn

Prepping my Hair for Summer with SunIn

Can you believe that it's already Memorial Day weekend? The weather where I live is supposed to be beautiful for the next few days, so I'm looking forward to spending time outside with family and friends. In addition to being outdoors, I'm also standing up as a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding this weekend! It will be so exciting to see her get married to her college sweetheart. 

On Memorial Day my husband and I are planning to go over to his parents' house so we can lay around by the pool and soak up the sun. It will be so nice to relax and enjoy the warm weather - the forecast is saying that it will be 95 degrees. I love this time of year because my skin gets a little darker and my hair gets a little lighter. 

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4 Ways to Feel More Comfortable During Your Period

4 Ways to Feel More Comfortable During Your Period

There are so many things that come along with being a woman and having a menstrual cycle is one of them. This is a key part of a woman's reproduction and each month our bodies respond depending on whether an egg is fertilized or not. The typical menstrual cycle for women is 28 days, but it can be longer or shorter. In many cases, women experience symptoms like cramps, bloating, fatigue or irritability with their periods. 

In this blog post I'm going to be highlighting four different things I've tried to help me feel better during my period. I can honestly say that each of these things have helped me with period pain and symptoms at one point or another. Every time my period comes around, I do each of these and I'm back to normal before I know it! Read on to learn my suggestions on four ways to feel more comfortable during your period. 

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4 Summer Sun Care Essentials

4 Summer Sun Care Essentials

My favorite season of the year is almost here! I'm a big fan of summer and always have been. I love being outside enjoying the sunshine and warm air. To make extra money during the summer when I was in high school and college I worked as an outdoor lifeguard it was such a fitting job for me since I was a competitive swimmer and it allowed me to work in an outdoor setting. Since I worked outdoors, I always made sure to take good care of myself and my skin. I've learned a few things over the years when it comes to being exposed to the sun, so I wanted to share my thoughts in today's blog post. Read on to learn about my four summer sun care essentials.  

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5 Staples to Add to Your Spring Wardrobe

5 Staples to Add to Your Spring Wardrobe

How would you define your own personal style? Have you ever thought about the way you dress and why you buy certain pieces when you go shopping? If I had to define my own personal style, I’d say that it’s very simple, comfortable, and functional. I love wearing what makes me feel good and my wardrobe is comprised of pieces that range from colorful to neutral. When I go shopping, I look for clothes and undergarments that are affordable, yet stylish.

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8 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

8 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Now that spring is here, it’s officially wedding season! Brides and grooms across the country are getting ready to roll out the aisle runner and meet at the altar to say “I do” and start their happily ever after. Just like Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey tied the knot in Fifty Shades Freed, so will many other couples in 2018. I'm going to be talking all about the new Fifty Shades Freed (Blu-ray combo pack + exclusive packaging + photo gallery inside) DVD (which is available at Walmart) in today's post, but first I want to give you a little background on the inspiration for this post! 

I’m standing up as a bridesmaid in my friend Rachel’s wedding over Memorial Day weekend this year and I’m so excited. The only wedding that I’ve ever been a part of was my own back in 2016. I’ve never been a bridesmaid so I’m looking forward to being there for one of my best friends on her wedding day as she marries the love of her life. Rachel and I grew up together and met our freshman year of high school on the swim team. Ever since then, we’ve been great friends. Although we went to different colleges, we still remained close and every time we get together it’s like nothing has changed.

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4 Ways to Fight and Prevent Acne

4 Ways to Fight and Prevent Acne

Even though I'm in my mid-twenties, I still struggle with acne from time to time. Some days my face looks clear as could be and other days I have pimples that seemed to pop up out of nowhere. It can be so frustrating (and downright annoying) to have to deal with zits, but I've found a few solutions that work for me and I wanted to share them with you in case you suffer from acne, too. Sometimes, taking a little extra time to take care of yourself can make a big difference. You'll be amazed by what simple tasks like washing your face and drinking enough water can do for your skin. I mention a few other tips in this blog post, so read on to see how you can fight against acne and prevent problem zits. 

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The H Hotel: Modern Luxury in Midland, Michigan

The H Hotel: Modern Luxury in Midland, Michigan

During the last weekend in April my husband and I were invited to stay at The H Hotel in downtown Midland, Michigan. The H Hotel is part of Dolce Hotels and Resorts, which is a part of the Wyndham Hotel Group. As a travel blogger, I love to explore new places and check out different hotels, so I knew this was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.

Prior to visiting The H Hotel for our overnight stay, I had been to Midland a few times, but I had never visited the downtown area, so I was excited to spend a little bit of time in this quaint town and see everything it had to offer. Midland is part of the Great Lakes Bay Region – a region in Michigan that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Flint, Birch Run, Chesaning and Frankenmuth. The area offers plenty of things to do such as outdoor activities, shopping and farmer’s markets.

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8 Ways to Spend Extra Time With Your Loved Ones

8 Ways to Spend Extra Time With Your Loved Ones

How do you spend time with the ones you love? Do you eat dinner together every night? Do you go on fun outings? For me, spending time with someone I love, my husband, starts with coffee. Growing up, I never really drank coffee and that was mostly because my parents weren’t coffee drinkers. We only served coffee in our house if we had guests over and I never had my first sip of it until I was in high school. When I started dating my husband while we were both in college, we would often meet up at coffee shops and work on our homework together. We both went to different schools, so we had a long-distance relationship, but we were able to connect by introducing each other to new things. My husband loves coffee and he encouraged me to try a new drink each time we hung out. Thanks to him, coffee definitely grew on me and with every sip I wondered how I had ever lived without it.

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