• Travel

    Your Guide to the Carlsbad Flower Fields

    The Carlsbad Flower Fields is a must-see destination in the spring! This was my first time going and it is definitely something worth checking out. It truly is a mesmerizing experience to be surrounded by all of the brightly colored flowers that overlook the beautiful Pacific Ocean. This would be a super cute date idea…

  • Lifestyle

    Tips for Working From Home in 2021 to Prevent Burnout

    In this post, we’ll explore tips for working from home to combat burnout, increase productivity and reintroduce work/home balance. These worked for me and I hope they do the same for you! When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, many Americans quickly had to turn their home into an office. I only started working from…

  • Lifestyle

    Winter Beauty Essentials to Combat Dry Skin

    Some of the winter beauty essentials below are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. There’s something about chilly morning walks, bundling up in a blanket with some hot cocoa, and watching the snowfall from your window that just makes winter…

  • Colorado lake, woman on stairs and Chicago skyline in 2020 collage

    20 Things I Did in 2020

    Finally, 2020 is over! While most of us may want to forget this past year, it’s nice to look back on the memories we made, and the moments that got us through such a tough year. As I look back at all the things I did in 2020, I realize that 2020 was a period…

  • Shop small shop local San Diego holiday gift guide 2020 collage

    Shop Small & Shop Local San Diego Holiday Gift Guide 2020

    It’s that time of year again! Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially acceptable to watch Christmas movies and get a head start on your holiday shopping. This year, instead of shopping at big retailers like Amazon or Walmart, I suggest to shop local and shop small. I went ahead and selected some of my…

  • Apple and pumpkin pie chia seed pudding side by side in mason jars

    Holiday Treat: Pumpkin Pie & Apple Pie Chia Seed Pudding

    One treat I look forward to every holiday season is a good slice of pumpkin and apple pie. There’s something about their spices and ingredients mixed with some cold Cool Whip that just sends you to heaven with each bite. In honor of the holiday season, I thought I’d incorporate these holiday desserts into an…

  • Lifestyle

    Morning Routine Ideas for Success: My Morning Routine at 23

    My morning routine changes quite often depending on my job or the season. Today I am sharing with you a rough outline of a typical morning for me as an unemployed 23-year old. I have been out of work for about six months now as a result of the Covid-19 virus.  Many people, including you…

  • Woman sitting on the couch in comfy loungewear

    Ultra Comfy Women’s Loungewear For Spring 2021

    Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Let’s face it, we’ve all been spending a little more time at home over this past year. Back in April 2020, I wrote a post all about cute…

  • Hiking to past dream lake in rocky mountain national park

    Making the Most Out of a One Week Colorado Trip

    The fate of this year has got many of us itching to get away, take a trip, and escape reality for a bit. Perhaps a spontaneous trip is well overdue and now your schedule permits it. Colorado is no doubt a go-to destination for adventure seekers and those looking to take in some of the…

  • Holding some gel nail polish that'll give you the perfect gel nails at home

    How to Get Perfect Gel Nails at Home

    Pandemic = less trips to the salon. Here’s everything you need to know to get awesome looking gel nails right at home! Confession: I haven’t been to the nail salon in over 6 months. I wasn’t a “regular” at nail salons, but I would go every now and then for some “me” time and because…

  • Table with a few inexpensive fall decor ideas for a small apartment

    Simple & Inexpensive Fall Decor Ideas for Small Apartments

    Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Autumn is in the air, or at least, my apartment. So when is the time to start decorating for fall? Now that I have been spending a lot…

  • Three Fall Outfits

    3 Ways to Transition Summer Clothes Into Your Fall Outfits

    I am very excited for fall this year! I’ve already pulled out my one and only fall decor item, a cute little wooden pumpkin, and have fall-scented candles in my shopping cart. While my home decor and shopping cart say one thing, the weather says another. It’s still been pretty hot here in Chicago, but…

  • Gazing out at the Chicago skyline

    Stuck in a Rut: 10 Tips to Chip Away at Stagnancy & Feel like Yourself Again

    I have to be honest. These past few months have been a whirlwind of changes and feeling “up” one day and “down” the next. We’ve all experienced the sense of feeling stuck in rut or “feeling out of it”, but it’s especially apparent now as things are so uncertain in the world. Perhaps you’re feeling…

  • Posing in some of the best women's activewear
    Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Best Women’s Activewear to Keep You Motivated

    I don’t know about you, but when I put on a cute activewear outfit it motivates me even more to workout! When I did my 30-day yoga challenge, something that inspired me to practice every day was that I could put on a cute yet comfortable outfit to get me started. And hey, just the…

  • Health

    Quick, Easy Breakfast Idea: Peanut Butter Banana Toast

    What’s for breakfast? It’s no secret that I love peanut butter. If you go way back to my 5 Facts About Me post, it was one of my facts! To this day I am still obsessed with making this healthy peanut butter banana toast recipe which I will be sharing in this post. A healthy…

  • Young woman journaling in a park
    Health,  Lifestyle

    How To Journal for Self Improvement

    The benefits of journaling and what it can do to your overall mood are extraordinary. Not to mention, it’s incredibly easy to start. There are no rules for how to start a journal but rather, a few things to simply be aware of so that you get the most out of the activity. In this…

  • Blonde on the Couch browsing through great podcasts for women in their 20's

    5 Highly Recommended Podcasts for Women in their 20’s

    Lately, I have been listening to a ton of podcasts. I took a little break from them during quarantine because I obviously wasn’t commuting to work, going on long car rides, and especially not going to the gym (my favorite place to listen to podcasts). But now, I’ve gotten into a routine of squeezing them…

  • Posing in front of a palm tree protected from the sun with her beauty essentials

    Summer Beauty Essentials for Glowing Skin & Sun Protection

    Summer is in full swing and with that comes lots of sunshine and being outdoors! These days, whether you are meeting up with some friends at a park, going to the beach or just hitting a coffee shop on your daily walk, it’s important to protect your skin from those summer rays. Here’s a few…

  • Joshua Tree National Park

    A Weekend at Joshua Tree National Park

    After being cooped up with the stay at home orders, a trip anywhere is a literal breath of fresh air! This past weekend I was so fortunate to make a trip out to Joshua Tree National Park after they announced their reopening. Ben and I were so excited so we ended up going there twice!…

  • 5 psychological thriller books to read

    5 Hair Raising Psychological Thriller Books You Must Read

    If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love suspense and thriller ANYTHING. Whether it’s a movie, show, podcast, or novel I am always ready to dive in and get wrapped up in a spine-chilling story. I’ve put together a shortlist of eerie psychological thriller books you need to check out.…

  • I did yoga for 30 days
    Health,  Lifestyle

    I Did Yoga for 30 Days and Here’s What Happened

    Seeking out and committing to and exercise routine can be surprisingly hard to accomplish. Beginning with a workout challenge is a great way to ease yourself into a routine. The challenge is meant to create measurable results, especially with something a month in duration. If you’re looking for a routine to dive into, I highly…

  • 10 pieces to wear at home right now

    10 Cute & Comfy Pieces to Wear at Home Right Now

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few weeks, it’s that “getting ready” every day or every few days is a great mood booster. Really, it’s a complete game-changer when it comes to your happiness and productivity! That being said, I’ve tuned in to being on the hunt for new pieces to wear…

  • Woman Drinking Matcha Latte

    Easy At-Home Matcha Latte Recipe

    Looking for a new morning pick me up? As one of my latest obsessions, it’s only appropriate that I share this delicious matcha latte recipe you can make right at home. It’ll taste just as good as your local cafe and not to mention, save you from spending $5 on that latte addiction you have.…

  • Lifestyle

    Let Your Imperfections Breathe & Feel Confident with No Makeup

    It’s been a while since my last post! Instead of telling you everything I’ve been up to (you know just graduating college and starting to work 40 hours a week while trying to figure out my next big move, the usual.) I thought I would open up with something more personal. This is a journey…

  • Fashion

    Styling White Jeans for Summer

    After a long break of blogging, (I blame finishing undergrad for this) I am back and going to be writing more posts! This is all about the one thing you need to freshen up your wardrobe this summer, white jeans! I have always wanted white jeans and considered buying them many times. The reason why…

  • Fashion

    A California Winter

    California winter and Chicago winter are drastically different, duh. That being said, there’s some added relief and joy to be experienced when I get to escape the midwest and take a trip home to San Diego during those months! For the past two weeks, I have been visiting my parents and my dog Lola for…