A Weekend Stay at Graduate Ann Arbor

A Weekend Stay at Graduate Ann Arbor

This weekend my husband and I were invited to stay as guests at the Graduate in Ann Arbor, MI. Although we didn't go to the University of Michigan, we still root for the maize and blue, so getting an invitation to check out the hotel and spend some time in the heart of Ann Arbor was something that we couldn't pass up. My husband had visited Ann Arbor with his friends a lot while he was in college, so he was more familiar with the city when we visited than I was, which proved to be helpful as we walked around and explored. He pointed out all the hot spots that he and his friends used to visit and we discovered some new places along the way as we spent the afternoon downtown. Read on to learn more about Ann Arbor and why you need to stay at Graduate when you visit! 

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Enjoying Summertime with Cool Cocktails and Fresh Foods

Enjoying Summertime with Cool Cocktails and Fresh Foods

One of my favorite parts about summer - aside from the warm weather and sunny days - is trying new foods and drinks. Whether they’re seasonal or not, my husband and I are big fans of picking up new products at the grocery store and having our very own at-home taste tests. Although we can't get enough of our favorite summer staples like watermelon, corn on the cob and salad (everything from pasta salad and potato salad to fresh garden salads), we’re always open to trying new things.

On warm summer nights we love to eat dinner on our patio in the backyard after work. It's a great way for us to spend some time outside and catch up with each other after a long day. It’s great to sit at our table, enjoy the warm breeze and enjoy a delicious meal together.

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A Guide to Affordable Housing for Millennials

A Guide to Affordable Housing for Millennials

As you begin to read this blog post, I want you to think of a few things. Where do you live? What decisions did you make when you signed your lease or bought your house? Or, do you still live at home with your parents?

After high school and college, we’re faced with a big decision: deciding where to live and work after graduating. No matter what your living situation is like right now, it’s important to know about affordable housing and the options that are available to you. So, what is affordable housing? I’m going to break it down for you in today’s post.

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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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