Taking a look at my 28th birthday.

Yikes! They weren’t kidding about hangovers getting worse after you hit 25. I had hoped to have this post out a little closer to my actual birthday, but recovering from my birthday party (my boyfriend surprised me with karaoke!) took forever. Seriously, if any of y’all have tried and true hangover tricks, defffinitely leave them in the comments below. In case you’re scratching your head, yes I’ve started drinking again since this post. I felt that I got what I needed from my 6 month sober stint, though I wouldn’t object to taking a break again in the future! Everything in moderation.

Sucking at partying aside, this year has really shown me a lot of growth. View Post

7 tips to help you tackle writer's block so you can start getting your work done! Click through to read > 7 tips to help you tackle writer's block so you can start getting your work done! Click through to read >

writer's block

Hey babes! I’ve seen a lot of people really struggling to find their voice and just write lately (myself included) so I decided to put together my favorite tips on how I deal with “writer’s block”.  I actually employed almost every method I’ve shared here while writing out this post, so I can say with certainty that they work!

These tips are directed toward writing blog posts, but I think they can really apply in almost any situation that you find yourself needing to write. Obviously, I’m just biased about what I’m working on.

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Since we’re coming up on “bikini weather” real fast, I figured I’d put together an inspiration post with a few of my favorite healthy instagram feeds, to help y’all to be your best you, both inside and out! These ladies have been a pleasure to follow along with, because not only do they live a physically healthy lifestyle, I’ve found that they really work on embodying a healthier mentality as well. When someone can really be that whole package, I find that they seem to just glow as a person, and push others around them to shine as well.

So, check out these chicas, give ’em a follow, and share your current faves with me below!

@shutthekaleup

This rad mama not only shares some of the tastiest looking food, but has such real personality that you can’t help but wanna follow her. Seriously, go watch Jeanette’s instagram stories right now; I dare ya to not wanna be her friend, or wanna have your little play with her’s. Whenever I find myself looking for ideas for healthy food with something a little extra, I scroll on through her insta. View Post

Super easy oatmeal banana bites, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, or for baking with kids! Vegan AND gluten-free! Click through for recipe >>Super easy oatmeal banana bites, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, or for baking with kids! Vegan AND gluten-free! Click through for recipe >>

Super easy oatmeal banana bites, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, or for baking with kids! Vegan AND gluten-free! Click through for recipe >>

You know when you find that one recipe and fall so in love with it that you cook the same thing a dozen times in one week? Well, this has been that recipe for me. If you follow me on instagram, I’m sure you saw when I shared them here, and know that they’ve been all up in my instastories. Honestly, I just cooked a version with coconut added while putting this post together, ha!

I actually found this recipe by accident when my mom shared this video on facebook, and was surprised to find I had all the ingredients needed on hand to recreate it. After modifying the original recipe to be gluten free, then added my usual go to ingredients (hellooo cinnamon and flax seeds!), I’ve found that what I’m sharing below is my favorite combo.

I’m legit obsessed with how quickly I can make these (seriously, 30 minutes max), that there’s no fuss ingredients, and that I won’t feel guilty when I inevitably devour everything. It’s also just kind of fun to make little additions, like peanut butter, shredded coconut, or crushed walnuts. Give the recipe a try, and let me know what you come up with!

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7 tips to help you get your best skin yet, just in time for warm weather where you'll wanna be showing off more of it.7 tips to get your skin looking the best it ever has! Click through to read >>

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skin

This past fall and winter, it seemed like no matter what I did, I couldn’t quite get my skin to cooperate. No matter how many masks or scrubs, eventually my face and body would start breaking out again. It wasn’t until I tried to really better understand my problem areas and the root causes that I was able to make leeway. To save y’all from all the trouble I went through, I’ve put together a list of my top tips to get your skin glowing, just in time for the season where you’ll be showing the most of it.

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off shoulder

Well dang, long time no see guys. Sorry to go all radio silence on ya, but sometimes a girl just needs a break. Not the kind of break where you take a lazy day to stay in bed and watch Gossip Girl with a container of coconut ice cream (although I have been doing that), but the kind where you regroup and just generally reassess what in the actual heck is going on in your life. View Post

drinking

The last time I sat down and had a drink (a glass of rosé with Kim!) was when I visited NYC back in September, 6 months ago. I didn’t have an issue with alcohol abuse, but I felt like taking a break was right for me at the time. Somehow, I stubbornly made it this long without cracking, ha! I don’t think I’ll stop drinking forever, but taking a 6 month break after drinking pretty regularly since the age of maybe 18 or 19 (sorry mom!) was definitely eye opening. I’ve learned a few things in this time and figured I might as well recap and share with y’all. View Post

While blogging I’ve found that I sometimes like to go the extra step where necessary and edit my photos to include my own handwriting. You may have noticed it in the past on my DIY and recipe posts especially, but if not, you can see what I’m talking about here, here, and here! Lately, I’ve had people complimenting the “font” I use, so I figured why not put a post together to show y’all, it’s not a font! Just a fun little extra step I like to take to make my stuff more polished.

Let me preface by saying there’s probably an easier way to do this, but here’s how I get my writing on pictures. For those of you who don’t have a tablet but still want to give your pictures something more, this is for you!!

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