Update and Summer 2019 Goals

  A lot has happened since I last posted. In the past four months I’ve spent many late nights studying, took a trip to Disneyworld, had many fun times with friends and family, was accepted into the study abroad program of my dreams, took a few weekend trips, and successfully completed my second year of…

What To Do Inside on a Harsh Winter Day

The last few days have been dangerous cold in Chicago (temps have been hitting -20 degrees (F) with windchill in the -40s) so I’ve been snuggled inside wrapped in my favorite fuzzy blanket.  That being said, here’s some of my favorite things to do in the cold weather! Let me know in the comments below…

My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe: Christmas Crack

The week before Christmas is one of my favorite times of the entire year.  Holiday festivities are in full swing and in my house, this includes a LOT of baking.  I love trying new cookie recipes so I thought I would share my favorite with you guys 🙂 Here’s a quick and easy recipe for…

Letter to My College-Freshman Self

Hello hello hello, it’s been a while since I’ve sat down and written a blog post and I’ve been missing it lately.  I always use the excuse of “classes have been so busy” or “work is crazy right now” which are both true but honestly, the root of the lack of posts have been my…

Summer Bucket List

Well it’s official; I’ve finished my first year of college and summer is finally in full swing.  I made it through my freshman year being thrown into college life 6 hours away from home. While there were definitely some challenging times, I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything.  The lessons I learned this year will…

How to De-Stress at Every Budget

My university is on the quarter system which means we are in the midst of final exams.  There have been days where I have had class until 2:30pm, grabbed a granola bar, drank 2 coffees, and then continued to study until 2am.  If you have ever experienced finals week at a university, you know exactly…

Ultimate Cozy Playlist

For those days when the weather outside is rainy or snowy and you’ve decided it’s time for a day-in, cozy music is essential.  Change into some warm sweatpants, grab a cup of tea, and check out these 6 songs that I’ve complied for the ultimate cozy playlist. For a complete playlist to play on repeat,…

The Liebster Award

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by the incredible Anna of https://kirakiratsu.com.  Make sure you check her out and give her blog some love! Anna has sent me some questions to answer and following those questions, I am going to tag some other amazing bloggers and send them some of my own questions. …

Winter Essentials 2018

Throughout the winter I have been trying a ton of new products across the field and I’m super excited to share the five products that I now swear by.  From my favorite hand cream to my favorite coffee topping, here are my winter essentials 2018! L’Occitante and Bath & Body Works Hand Cream The cold…

Hi, Nice to Meet You

Starting a blog has been a dream of mine for years, even creating one for an incredible 3 whole days this past June.  To be honest, it has been a dream that I continually avoided because I was scared of what other people would think. Would people laugh at me?  Would people think it was…