The Perfect Pair: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange

The Perfect Pair: Asian Pulled Pork Tacos and Diet Coke® Zesty Blood Orange

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to plan out my meals for the upcoming week. I feel so much more organized when I create a grocery list, pick out the ingredients that I need at the store and know what I'll be cooking ahead of time. When I'm in the kitchen, I like to make easy recipes that are full of flavor.

Lately, I've been experimenting with all sorts of different recipes. I've made everything from hearty soups to refreshing salads! Each day I crave something different and having an assortment of recipes to choose from keeps things interesting.

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8 Money-Saving Tips for Dog Owners

8 Money-Saving Tips for Dog Owners

I don't know about you, but I am and always will be a dog person. I love the companionship and sense of responsibility that comes with owning a pet and I've always noticed that each dog I've ever owned has had their own personality and quirks. Dogs truly love those that care for them unconditionally. The best part of my day is coming home after work and being greeted by my dog, Oakley. Seeing the way his tail wags brings an instant smile to my face. I can't imagine my life without my dog and I feel so lucky that my husband and I have such a great pet to take care of. 

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9 Entry-Level Remote Jobs for Millennials

9 Entry-Level Remote Jobs for Millennials

Have you ever thought about working remotely? Although I work full-time in an office setting, I'm super intrigued by flexible work schedules and remote jobs. Working from home is becoming more mainstream and you no longer have to be at a certain point in your career or have several years of experience to do your job outside of a traditional office setting. 

Whether you're a recent college graduate, transitioning between career fields or just looking to gain more professional experience, an entry-level remote job might be right up your alley. 

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The Ultimate Travel Q&A

The Ultimate Travel Q&A

I thought it would be fun to share a little travel Q&A post on the blog today! If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I love to travel. Being able to explore new places and learn about new cultures is so eye-opening. Some of my favorite memories are from vacations and trips that I've taken over the course of my life. I'm diving into tons of travel details in this Q&A and answering questions about things like my scariest travel moment, my bucket list travel destinations and the items I can't travel without. 

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12 Ways to Be a Great Colleague

12 Ways to Be a Great Colleague

I've been working full time for five years (which is so crazy to think about) and over the course of that time I've been lucky enough to work with some pretty incredible people. Being able to work closely with other individuals is so fun, challenging and rewarding. Since everyone is different, you have to learn how to adapt of the working styles of others. Some people may be more quiet, shy and reserved in an office environment (I'd say that's me 80% of the time - I like to sit back, observe, think about the task at hand and then offer my opinion after I've had time to come up with the best solution) while others are more loud, outgoing and outspoken in work settings. 

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Getting Ready for the New Year in PinkBlush's Navy Floral Chiffon Fitted Dress

Getting Ready for the New Year in PinkBlush's Navy Floral Chiffon Fitted Dress

Merry Christmas, everyone! Wishing you all a fantastic holiday filled with lots of love and laughter. I'm spending the day with my husband's side of the family. We'll be eating a delicious Christmas brunch (featuring my husband's delicious homemade cinnamon rolls), opening gifts and then relaxing a bit before dinner. I love this time of year because it allows me to get dressed up for so many fun occasions. From holiday parties at work to Christmas eve church service and then New Year's Eve on the 31st, there's always something to look forward to during the last few weeks of December. 

As I've gotten older, I've become more selective when it comes to asking for gifts and presents. Since I'm almost always on my phone or my computer, I've definitely been converted to an online shopper. I bought more than 95% of my gifts for others this year online. It's just so convenient to browse around and find the perfect thing - whether it be a piece of clothing, a new gadget or something for your home - without ever having to step foot in a mall or department store. 

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6 Must-Have Winter Home Essentials

6 Must-Have Winter Home Essentials

Brrrrr! Winter weather is officially here! Living in the Midwest, I'm used to having all four seasons throughout the year and I'm no stranger to cold and snowy winters. As much as I love the snow and the pretty scenery this time of year, I wish I could go into hibernation mode and just wake up during the Spring. If only, right?!  With snow, ice and cold temps in the forecast for the next few months, I wanted to round up my favorite products and put together a post containing all the winter essentials you need for your home to stay comfortable and cozy this upcoming winter. Read on to see my picks!

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Mixed Berry Green Tea Recipe + Capresso Iced Tea Maker Review

Mixed Berry Green Tea Recipe + Capresso Iced Tea Maker Review

When I was growing up, my grandma always had a decanter filled with freshly brewed iced tea in her refrigerator. I can remember sitting on the back porch at my grandparents house with my family drinking iced tea during the summer months. Now, my parents are the ones that always have iced tea in their fridge. My mom loves to make sun tea and serve it over ice. It's the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. 

Through my grandparents and my parents, I've definitely become fond of tea. When I'm sick the first thing I reach for is a cup of hot tea with lemon. On chilly winter mornings, I'll also warm up with a cup of tea after arriving to the office and reading emails. 

Out of all the types of tea out there, I love green tea best since it's packed with nutrients and it has many health benefits. As much as I love green tea, sometimes it can be boring to drink without adding something extra. I love adding slices of lemon to add more flavor to hot tea and lately my go-to add-in for iced tea has been mixed berries.

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