• 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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    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…

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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…

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    For the Kitchen

    It’s time to shop for the kitchen! Y’all, I should probably be slightly concerned about how excited I get about decorating a house I don’t even own yet. I shopped for my living room here and office here. I did look at two houses last week, and neither one is going to work super well for me. One had too many steps and a horrible driveway. The other had mold in the basement. Needless to say, my realtor and I were done with the mold one very quickly! Again, you can click on the image and it will take you to a clickable page. Cooking Utensils |I definitely have some…

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    St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I put together a guide of items to help celebrate the holiday! I did something similar for Valentine’s Day here. Last week, I didn’t have a blog post. I don’t have a good reason for this, except I’m exhausted. I started working on one of my major assignments for my UVA class. After doing the entire assignment, the video failed to process. It’s an assessment of a child, so it’s not like I could just refilm it. This led me to an anxiety attack. Luckily, my professor is very understanding and isn’t penalizing me for it. I saw two homes-one was a…

  • lifestyle,  style

    Spring Shoes

    It’s finally time to start shopping for spring and that includes spring shoes! Y’all know I love shopping, but I’ve actually not “shopped” since December. I bought no new clothes in January, and I bought two shirts for fundraisers in February. One is a great cause for the environment! Sneakers are definitely making a fashion statement and are very in right now. It also is looking like Birkenstocks are going to continue being on trend this year, as well. If you’re in the market for some slippers though, I 200% recommend these. Disclaimer: I may receive compensation from some of the options shown. However, all opinions are my own. Adidas…

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    Amazon List {February 2021}

    As well all know, Amazon has everything under the sun and then some. I’m trying to compile a list every few months or so to share with y’all of some great Amazon finds! Butt lifting leggings | There are so many options on Amazon for “butt lifting leggings” it’s not even funny. Eyelet Tank Top | Y’all this is so cute and fun! I love this, especially as it will be getting warmer, this will be a great top for just wearing around for errands. Fabric Shaver | This is a total lifesaver and has such great reviews! I have an older blanket that has a ton of pilling on…

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    Setting Boundaries

    Y’all, I cannot stress enough what it means to set boundaries and how important it is-in all aspects of your life. Especially with work from home being the norm for almost all jobs, it is really important to keep the work-life balance and know when to cut work off. Plus, most millennials have side-hustles. When you have a side-hustle, second, or third job, it can be tough to set boundaries for everything. It’s definitely something I’ve struggled with in the past (and still do). Setting boundaries help you become more productive and stay true to yourself. For instance, I don’t like being touched. I’ve been pretty clear with my family…

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    Being Productive

    Being productive is one of the hardest things for me right now. I don’t know what it is: the weather, I’m tired, everything seems hard, the list goes on. It does not help there seem to be 10 million things going on at a time. This year, with teaching the way it is, everything takes longer to do. Just to upload one week of stuff to Canvas can take 3 hours for one subject (not ideal). Consequently, there have been tons of days where I want to sit and do absolutely nothing. However, I have to make sure my classes are ready, assignments are being graded, my UVA grad class…