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  • lifestyle

    Being Single in Your 20s

    Single. This seems like a daunting fact of life. Especially as you get older, everyone wants to know who you’re dating, why you aren’t dating, or what happened to so and so. Between the people who I work with and my close friend group, I’m one of two people that are single. Yes, you read that right-two. Everyone sees all these people, and believe me, all over TikTok, that are gushing about their relationships. They may be talking about Ring by Spring (this is a pretty southern tradition, where people meet in the fall time and get engaged by the spring). I also keep getting thrown into the wedding/engagement side…

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    Fast Fashion

    Fast fashion seems to be all the rage-especially with how Shein has stayed at the top of the game. However, they’re not the first fast fashion brand, and certainly won’t be the last. Remember Forever 21? They’re fast fashion, too. I will admit, I’m a shopaholic. However, I’ve been doing a lot better recently. I really think my surgery helped with that. However, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend on TikTok and around the rest of the internet (Instagram, other bloggers, etc.). have been shopping heavily at places like Shein. Shein is known for being very inexpensive, and often poor quality. But, what even is fast fashion? It’s the mass production…

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    SororityTok & Recruitment

    SororityTok, #bamarush, whatever you want to call it has been taking over TikTok. As a sorority alumna, I’m so glad it is. Tiktok is one of the more favorable forms of social media at the moment, and college students are using it to share their lives, dances, and so much more. However, we’ve all noticed how quickly #bamarush took over. We fell in love and those who are sisters in a sorority (even alumnae!) began rooting for their favorites to find their home. I did not go to an SEC school, in fact, I went to one of the smaller schools in Virginia. My chapter was the 6th chapter on…

  • style

    Back to School Fall Fashion

    Back to school season is in full swing, which means fall fashion! I typically love fall fashion, so I’m super excited to see brands start putting the new season out. I’m starting with Old Navy, Loft, and Pink Lily. I’ve seen a few different tiktok’s the owner created and started to check them out when I did not fall items at a bunch of my favorite stores. Pink Lily is definitely not disappointing. The Back to School Fall Fashion Top Choices Floral Print Split Neck Poet Blouse | $29.99 | I love how sweet this top is. Sleeveless Tiered Floral Swing Dress | $34.99 | Florals for fall-actually groundbreaking. I…

  • Fitness,  lifestyle

    At-Home Workouts

    At-home workouts. Y’all, I will be the first person to say I’m a big believer in at-home workouts. I know everyone is different. Some need the routine of going to the gym. Others love their specific niche workout class. I love spin and riding horses, two things I currently can’t do at home. I’m keeping my eye out though for a good spin bike at a reasonable price. I’m currently not working out due to my knee issue. I just had an MRI and am still waiting to hear back from the doctor on what to do next. If you want to try your hand at some different at-home workouts,…

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    Routines

    Routines are one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. Humans literally thrive from routine. We start having routines as soon as we are born. We are dictated by a sleep and feeding schedule. Later, our schedule is determined by the school and extracurricular activities. As we grow older, work and other activities create the majority of our schedule. Routines help us do things, like create a brand. What we do daily is often related to our personal brand. Following a routine helps us make sure we accomplish everything we need to get done. When we don’t have a routine, our lives suffer. We often struggle to…

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    Summer Preparations

    Summer preparations: the time that every teacher dreads because it means taking care of a ton of stuff. Today is the last day of school. So weird! We managed to never close for an outbreak this year; however, it’s been so different. 5th grade moved to the middle school. I’m so glad I don’t normally teach middle school! It’s definitely something I could ever do. My middle school classroom is cleaned out and almost empty. I have just a few big things left. I don’t have to do my elementary classroom because other teachers and staff were using it. I’ve done a cleaning my classroom vlog before, but this year…

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    Mascaras for Sensitive Eyes

    The challenge: find mascara for sensitive eyes. Mascaras are tough-especially if you’re like me and you have sensitive eyes. I have severe chronic dry eye, to the point where my eyes do not really have any natural liquid on them. Finding eye makeup that does not irritate my eyes is almost impossible. I can definitely use mac paintpots, but past that it’s been super difficult. I wanted to only try drugstore mascaras for the affordability aspect of it. With mascaras being a more daily use product, regardless of how much makeup someone is wearing, I wanted to make sure it was accessible to everyone. I did a search a few…

  • style

    Summer in Lilly Pulitzer

    Summer in Lilly Pulitzer. Honestly, nothing sounds better to me! I’m so excited that things are starting to get back to normal from the pandemic. While, I know it’s not over and every country (and state) is in a different boat, I’m thankful that we’re seeing case numbers continue to decrease. I love Lilly and that is no secret. I still have little girl dresses from when I was a minnie. I’m so excited for the opportunity to pass these on to my own minnie one day. I love a variety of styles from Lilly and that has always been the case. Here are some of my favorites: Kristen Swing…

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    What Buying a House in 2021 is Really Like

    Y’all, buying a house is crazy right now! I’ve done a few posts with different realtors from NOVA, and I will say all the realtors I follow on social media talk about how insane the market is. From my untrained eye, I will say that the market seems to be slowing down a little. I’m no longer seeing houses going to pending within 24 hours every single time. For the past few months, I’ve spent more time on Zillow than I care to admit to. I’ve been poking around since last June (2020) into buying a home. There are a lot of people who are buying homes sight unseen and…