What I Carry in My Purse to Keep My Health on Track

What I Carry in My Purse to Keep My Health on Track

I'm generally a pretty healthy person and I'm lucky enough to only get sick a few times a year, if that. I try to eat a healthy diet, exercise multiple times per week and drink water. Although I have a good routine down when it comes to health and fitness, I can quickly go from feeling normal and healthy to sick and tired if I end up catching something like the common cold or even when my period rolls around each month.   

When I'm at home, I can just reach into my medicine cabinet and pull out whatever I need to take to alleviate my symptoms, but when I'm at work, traveling or just on the go, I have to rely on the pill box that I keep in my purse. It’s not like I’m a walking pharmacy, but I do like to have any type of medication that I might need on me if something happens while I’m away from home. Read on to see what medications I always carry in my purse! 

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My Must Haves for a Day at the Lake

My Must Haves for a Day at the Lake

Living in Michigan, I grew up around water. There are lakes all over the place in my home state, so spending time near the water is something my family and I enjoy. My parents have a house on a lake and we always spend time there during long summer weekends or holidays. It's so much fun to go swimming, jet skiing, boating and to just watch the waves crash into the shore. If the weather is nice, you can usually find us down by the water having some fun in the sun. 

Since we spend so much time by the lake, I thought I'd write a blog post that rounds up my must haves for a day at the lake. Read on to see what I recommend to have on hand when you're by the water. 

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Monthly Favorites: June 2018

Monthly Favorites: June 2018

What a month June was! This summer is off to a nice start and I've been enjoying all of the warm weather we've been having lately. It's been such a great summer season already - the flowers are blooming like crazy, the days are full of sunshine and warms temps...there's really not much to complain about! 

Although June was great, I'm excited to see what July has in store. My husband and I have plans to spend the 4th of July up in Northern Michigan with my family, so we're really looking forward to that. It's nice to disconnect a little bit over long holiday weekends and catch up with the people who matter most! 

In today's blog post, I'm covering a few of my favorite things from this past June. Read on to see my picks! 

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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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