• dolly parton, lily tomlin, 9-5 movie, what being a woman in today's workforce means to me
    Career,  Personal

    What Being A Woman In Today’s Workforce Means To Me

    Sunday was National Women’s Equality Day, and it really got me thinking about how the nebulous landscape of the working world has shifted in recent years to accommodate-and in certain cases hinder- the efforts of women to be heard and to stand in their own power as the professional, whip-smart badasses we know we are. We’ve come a really long way since the days of 9-5, but with the all the news surrounding the Me Too movement and others that are highlighting the plight women still face, I wanted to highlight some of the ways I feel empowered in the workplace, and certain areas I desperately hope improve, as our societal…

  • watermelon, lemon, cantaloupe, avocado, how to stay healthy as a picky eater

    How To Stay Healthy As A Picky Eater

    No one likes being a picky eater. Either by nature or due to a bad experience with different flavors or textures, sometimes we just don’t like certain foods, and it is what it is. But that doesn’t make it any less frustrating for those of us that are more particular than others. Heck, I’d love to be able to eat certain foods- avocado and Greek yogurt, in particular, kill me since they’re each so good for you, yet I still cannot bring myself to eat them. Which brings me to my point- how can you make sure you’re staying healthy, even as someone who is a bit picker? Understand Portion Control. If…

  • woman with like a boss mug, 14 workwear essentials every woman should own
    Beauty,  Career

    14 Workwear Essentials Every Woman Should Own

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! So, as I near the end of my first full year working full-time in an office setting, I’m starting to realize that a lot of my staple pieces from my “business-casual” college wardrobe are getting a little threadbare- and in a lot of cases, don’t fit with the image of the young working professional woman I am trying to become. I thought it could be a fun exercise for me to take a closer look at some of the professional workwear essentials for women like me, in the early stages of their career. You know I’m all about affordable everything, and want to put together a list…

  • three girls holding hands in front of striped wall, adulting 101: Making Friends at Work
    Career,  Personal

    Adulting 101: Making Friends at Work

    Hey, everyone! Today, I wanted to talk about something that has been kind of an Achilles heel for me, and, I suspect, many of you as well- the wild wild west that is adult socialization. When you’re in college, you tend to get lumped in with a “squad” based on a strange mixture of convenience and structure: the girls you pledged a sorority with, a roommate, that person that lent you their textbook in the first week of the semester. Or maybe you run into someone who grew up in the same approximate geographic locale as you. Whatever it is, you’ve got some *very*  topical things in common that pull…

  • blond girl with blue shirt, 10 must have products for Blonde hair

    10 Must-Have Products For Blonde Hair

    Even though I have naturally blonde hair, it’s varied in hue as I’ve experimented with different cuts and styles over the years. What I’ve discovered along the way is that no matter what shade you dye it (or not dye it, if you prefer natural locks), haircare is especially important. Today’s post is going to dive into some of the products I’ve loved- and hopefully provide some insight into caring for blonde hair, especially if it’s long and thick like mine. 1. Purple Shampoo Purple Shampoos help cancel out brassy tones by quite literally covering them with violet and lavender hues. So, how to know which toning shampoos are best?…

  • la croix can, my facorite zero calorie drinks

    My Favorite Zero Calorie Drinks

    Hey everyone, surprise surprise! I’m a day behind with this post. I actually feel good about writing and publishing this today and finally clearing my backlog of posts. Today, I want to talk about drinking- not alcoholic beverages, but just what we’re consuming to quench our thirst on a regular basis. What I’ve found after months of eating clean is that a lot of bottled beverages, teas, and juices, along with being more expensive than simply drinking water, are chock full of sugar, sodium, aspartame, and other no-no ingredients. I wanted to share a list of my favorite mineral waters and zero calorie drinks that have helped wean me off…

  • brown longhaired maine coon cat laying next to grey and white tabby, happy international cat day

    Happy International Cat Day!

    Apparently, it’s International Cat Day, which I hope excuses my irregular posting as of late. I have no idea what’s been going on besides me just being stressed, but I full on skipped a post last week. Here’s to hoping I can get back on track! That said, I kind of struggled with how I should structure my post today- I have been feeling a ton of pressure to write clickable “listicle” type posts lately, and I dunno, I just don’t really feel like doing that with this one. I figured instead, I would tell you all how I came to be a proud (crazy) cat mom (cat lady), so…

  • piggybank against white background, making money moves, adulting
    Career,  Personal

    Adulting 101: Making Money Moves

    Hey everybody, so sorry for the extended absence- I’ve recently switched clients at work and between that and looking for an apartment in Syracuse, I have had a ton on my plate. Man, being an adult is much less fun than it looked when we were kids, right? Which brings me to the point of this latest post- money. It makes the world go round, everyone’s gotta have it, and it doesn’t grow on trees (sadly). And even though you can’t take it with you, it’s still important to build a foundational knowledge about how smarter financial choices in your 20s directly affects your future. I don’t know about anyone…