• how to make meal prep easier
    Food

    5 Tips to Make Meal Prep Easier

    Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s certainly felt like the longest (and hottest) week ever, so I’m so excited to be driving down to my grandma’s house in Rochester later today to spend a fun, family-filled weekend 🙂 Something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately as I run from here to there like a crazy person is how incredible it is that, for the most part, I have been eating pretty clean for the last 130 days. I’ve never been one who could commit to anything exercise or fitness wise, so I know I’ve made some pretty significant lifestyle changes. I have a great post on the blog now about starting…

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    Beauty

    My Budget Beauty Date Night Look

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! Working through a week full of end-of-the-month deadlines has been pretty tough, but I sat down the other day to make my editorial calendar for the rest of the summer and I’m really excited at some of the topics coming down the list! Today, I wanted to share a post that combines two of my loves: makeup and budgeting! When Mike and I went on vacation in Ogunquit for our anniversary, I knew I wanted to create a special glam look for our anniversary dinner on Friday. Thank god I took photos before dinner otherwise this post might never have seen the light of day (those of…

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    Mental Health

    The Negative Effects of Social Media

    Hey everybody! I once again am dragging my feet and writing this post the day before, but I hope to be back into my usual rhythm soon. I’ve mapped out all my posts for July, and I’m really excited at the content coming up 🙂 That said, today’s post is going to be a serious one (I know, womp womp). But, as I’ve started utilizing social media more in order to promote my blog, I’ve come face to face with a lot of the cold truths about the way social media affects our perception of other people and the world around us- and how it has the unfortunate potential to…

  • Travel

    48 Hours in Ogunquit, Maine

    Hey, everyone! I haven’t written in about a week since I’ve been on vacation with Mike for our anniversary- 3 years, can you believe it? I’m not going to lie to you, I am writing this the night before it’s scheduled since I’ve been super lazy, just being really slow to get back into the swing of things (the sweet taste of freedom will do that to ya). That said, I want to share my adventure, since I was so excited to be able to pick my dream vacation out of that east coast vacation list I shared a little while ago. And I’m even more excited to tell you…

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    Fitness

    HIIT vs LISS: What’s the Difference?

    *Important Disclaimer: I am NOT a licensed personal trainer, I am a fitness hobbyist, so please don’t take my advice as gospel! You should always consult a doctor before starting any kind of physical activity routine. Hey, all! Again, feels like another long week! I’m making my groceries stretch so I can use up what I’ve got in the fridge before I go on vacation this week (yay) and am being kept really busy lining things up at work so I don’t have to play catchup- so it’s no wonder the days are dragging by! I’ve made pretty good use of that bodyweight circuit I wrote about a little over…

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    Beauty

    4 Summer Skin Hacks You Need To Try

    Even though the first official day of summer isn’t until the 21st, my upcoming East Coast beach vacation has me feeling summertime fine, honey (and yes, I promise you’ll all get to find out where I’m headed soon- though you’ll probably find out sooner if you check out my Instagram or Facebook page) 🙂 My skin, however, hasn’t been feeling very sunny lately. Those of you who read one of my first posts on hyaluronic acid know I suffer from extremely dry skin, which is exacerbated by the winter, as most skin types are. But because my skin is parched year round, and is extremely susceptible to sunburn (hello, Irish…

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    Career

    5 Tips For New Jobseekers

    You did it! Walked across the stage, accepted flowers and congrats from friends and families, took an untold number of selfies in the old cap and gown…so now what? For many recent graduates, getting a solid foothold in their chosen field can be a source of anxiety and uncertainty. We’ve certainly all heard the horror stories of those who are unable to find work, and with more of us saddled by burgeoning costs associated with debt and underemployment, it’s become more critical than ever to hone the skills necessary for landing that first job. I have never gone more than a month since my junior year of college without doing…

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    Fitness

    My Everyday Bodyweight Workout

    *Important Disclaimer: I am NOT a licensed personal trainer, I am a fitness hobbyist, so please don’t take my advice as gospel! You should always consult a doctor before starting any kind of physical activity routine. Hey, everyone! Wow- even though this will be my third post this week, it has felt so long since my last post. This weekend has been a doozy for sure. And speaking of, I have a little something to confess…… I have only managed to make it to the gym once in the past week. Ordinarily, that would really freak me out, but since I have a spare room that I use to do at-…