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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
There's something so special about the companionship of a dog, isn't there? My dog, Oakley, is definitely a part of the family. My husband and I spoil him and try our best to give him a great life. Out of all the dogs I've ever owned, Oakley is the friendliest. He absolutely loves people and other dogs and he has such a sweet and gentle demeanor.
Oakley has grown a lot since we got him as a puppy, but ever since we brought him home with us, we vowed to take good care of him and make sure he stays healthy as can be. Over the years, Oakley has managed to stay healthy and I really do think it's because of the routine we follow. From going on walks and getting some exercise to fighting against fleas and ticks with Hartz UltraGuard Pro®, we've learned what works best for our dog and how to take great care of him.
I'm so glad that my husband I were are able to give our dog a loving home, but there are several pets living in shelters that are still waiting to be placed in their forever home. In today's post, I'm going to be sharing five tips on things you can do to keep your dog healthy and I'll be highlighting an amazing initiative from Hartz Mountain Corporation that aims to help animals living with foster families or in shelters and sanctuaries. Read on for my tips and more information on the Help Us Help Them initiative!Read More
One of the coolest things about being an adult is being able to work in a field you're passionate about and earn a living doing what you excel in or what you enjoy. When I'm not blogging, I'm working full-time at my day job. I'm lucky to have a job that I love and to work with people that inspire me and motivate me. I've learned a lot after working in my industry for five years and I know that I still have a lot to learn. I'm excited to see where my career takes me and I can't wait to continue growing and developing my skill set.
Since I'm used to being in an office setting, I've learned how to make the most of each week and ensure that I stay organized and on top of everything on my plate. Writing things down and recharging by taking small breaks throughout the day definitely helps me to stay focused. I challenge you to try these seven things this week at work and see if they make a difference in your productiveness and the overall way you feel.Read More