Quick & Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe


Hey, everyone! A day late, but I spent all day yesterday running around doing last-minute Christmas things, and today I had a photoshoot with a friend for family holiday cards, so it’s been a bit of a whirlwind.  I wanted to share with you guys my grandma’s basic Christmas cookie recipe. Cookies make great gifts […]

December 16, 2018

I Broke My Streak On MyFitnessPal

Fitness, Mental Health, Personal

This post isn’t actually on my editorial calendar for the month (don’t hold me to it, but this may be a 3 post week)!  I’m writing because a few days ago, I accidentally broke my 290-day streak of logging meals on MyFitnessPal. Initially, I was disappointed to come so close to the year mark- I […]

December 12, 2018

How To Stay Sane During The Holidays

Mental Health, Personal

Although the holiday season certainly is a joyous time of year, filled with friends and family, it’s also widely considered to be easily one of the most stressful periods.  Whether it’s financial woes, family drama, or workplace stress that has you down, it’s important to make sure you’re keeping your mental health at the forefront […]

December 8, 2018

10 Secret Santa Gifts Under $25

Career, Personal

*Note: This post is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the companies linked to below, just a list of my personal top picks 🙂 Hey! Long time no see- I wish I could say that I’ve been sick, or especially busy (although the holiday season is always hectic, both in terms of my […]

December 5, 2018

What I’m Thankful For


Happy almost turkey day, everyone!  I follow this mindfulness guru named Jack Kornfield, and subscribe to his semi-regular newsletter. I have to confess that I don’t always read them, but being that it’s a holiday week, the title caught my eye: Gratitude and Abundance.  Now, it’s strange, but my mind instantly envisioned a cornucopia, or “horn […]

November 21, 2018

Homestyle Lasagna Recipe


As I’m writing this, I’m so stuffed I can barely move. What am I stuffed with, you may wish to ask? Short answer? Lasagna. And because I love to share (and I mentioned in my last post that I was hoping it would turn out well), I wanted to post my recipe so all of […]

November 10, 2018

Easy 3-Ingredient DIY Face Mask


Hey, hey! Today, let’s talk skincare. As many of you know, I suffer from chronically dry skin. I constantly find myself hopping from brand to brand, trying cleansers and moisturizers like no tomorrow. But I do love face masks- they are often chock full of wholesome products that have tried-and-true benefits for stressed-out skin. Plus, […]

October 24, 2018

5 Reasons To Work Out With A Significant Other


Hi, everyone. It’s been a really extended absence (even though my previous post was supposed to be my triumphant return to blogging) but in my defense, I have had essentially the plague for the last week, so not a lot of things got checked off the to-do list. Mike and I are starting a new training […]

October 20, 2018

Celebrating World Mental Health Day!

Mental Health, Personal

Hey, everyone. It feels really good to be back on a regular posting schedule again. Do you know what else feels good? Living in a society where open discourse on mental health is emerging as a widely accepted- and encouraged- way of life. Seriously. It feels unbelievably good to open up my laptop, log on […]

October 10, 2018