Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Cruising Around Michigan in the Mazda3

Is it just me, or is this summer flying by? It feels like Memorial Day was just yesterday, yet we’ve already celebrated the 4th of July. Every year and every season seems to pass in the blink of an eye. Speaking of seasons, summertime in Michigan is by far my favorite. There are so many cool places to go and things to see. The weather this summer has been great – 70- and 80-degree days with plenty of sunshine. Warm weather is definitely a welcome sight after the harsh, cold winters we experience in the Mitten State.

A few weeks back over the 4th of July, Mazda was kind enough to let me take their Mazda3 Sedan for a spin! I currently drive an SUV, so getting behind the wheel of a sedan was a weird feeling at first, but it was something that I got used to quickly.

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How My Husband and I are Planning for Our Future Family with CCRM

How My Husband and I are Planning for Our Future Family with CCRM

How do you know when you’re ready to have a baby? From what I’ve heard, no one is really ready for parenthood. It’s just something that you fully embrace when the time is right. Seeing my friends start families of their own has been so eye-opening and it’s been great to see the way that they care for and interact with their children. My husband, Kyle, and I have talked about having kids and starting a family of our own one day. Before getting married, we discussed our plans for the future and when children might fit into the picture and we both agreed that we wanted to be married for a few years and enjoy being newlyweds before welcoming a baby.

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7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

7 Things You Should Do Each Week at Work

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. 

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The Ultimate List of the Best Millennial Blogs

The Ultimate List of the Best Millennial Blogs

Every generation is different, but there’s just something about millennials, right? GEN Y is the largest living generation and they’re making a splash across a variety of mediums. As the first segment to truly embrace the internet, millennials are all over the latest and greatest social media platforms and it’s no surprise that so many millennials (like myself) have started their own blogs.

GEN Y has embraced everything about connecting with people online and using their platforms as a way to share everything from their favorite products to what they’ve been up to in their daily lives.

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3 Things to Treat Yourself to Right Now

3 Things to Treat Yourself to Right Now

The holidays are over and the new year is underway, but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop indulging in your favorite things. As much fun as it is to give gifts over the holidays, I think it’s important to splurge every once in a while on yourself and pick out an item or two that will help you to look good or feel good. Whether you like to light candles to turn your home into a cozy fragrance-filled oasis or buy makeup/skincare products to keep your eyes, lips and face on point, there’s nothing wrong with a spending a little money on yourself every once in a while.

With this in mind, I’m sharing three products that you should treat yourself to right now in today’s blog post. I have and use all three of the products that I’ll be mentioning below, so I can personally attest to how great they are and why you need them in your life. Read on to learn why I recommend them and where you can buy them.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for the Dog or Dog-Lover on Your List

Holiday Gift Guide: Presents for the Dog or Dog-Lover on Your List

The holidays are approaching quickly, so I hope you’ve made your shopping list and checked it twice. If you have a furry friend in the family, don’t forget to pick out a few gifts for them, too! Pets are part of the family and deserve a little bit of extra attention and love around the holidays. If you have a dog and you’re searching for the perfect gift to get them, today’s post is for you.

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The Best Black Boots for Fall and Winter

The Best Black Boots for Fall and Winter

If there’s one thing I wear from the start of fall to the end of winter, it’s boots. Living in Michigan, boots are a necessity since we have brisk falls and cold winters. While I wear sneakers and flats in the spring and summer, my fall and winter wardrobe tends to revolve around boots.

My friends at San Antonio Shoemakers (SAS) sent me their Duchess Boots and I absolutely love them. They’re perfect for fall and winter since you can dress them up or dress them down. The boots are so comfortable and they have a really simple design so they’d look great with a dress and tights or with jeans and a sweater (which is how I decided to style them for today’s blog post).

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There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Now that the holidays are inching closer and closer, I’ve been doing everything I can to prep for this festive season. I’ve been wrapping presents like crazy (my wrapping paper, scissors, tape and gift labels never leave my side during the month of December), tying up end-of-year tasks at my day job and decorating my house so it reflects a little Christmas cheer.

I love this time of year. It’s such a special time and for me, the magic of the holidays hasn’t been lost. I know a lot of people that are indifferent about all the festivities that occur during December, but it’s always been a season that I look forward to.

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