Growing up, I did not like where I lived. I’m from Naples, FL, which is a tourist town that doubles as a retirement home. In addition to the large elderly population, “snowbirds” – the old people who still live up north, but travel south for the winter months – start rolling in around November to … More How to Love Your Hometown
Fall 2016. For so many, the combination of those two concepts – Fall and 2016 – means the start of a new semester, a new year, a new period of life. Thousands of students are unpacking their lives, once again, into a much-too-small bedroom that will be their only space of quiet for the next … More New Semester, New Me?
I am currently hurling down the highway in the back of my dad’s silver SUV, looking back on the past year of my life. I can’t quite put into words how I feel about my first year in college. Recently, I was asked if college was what I expected it to be, and I realized that I … More College (part 1)
Ending your last year in high school is incredibly exciting! Unfortunately, there is just one little issue: Senioritis is real and after you’re accepted to college this disease of laziness really hits hard. In my brain, to have Senioritis means you have lost all motivation toward your school work, studying and exams. You no … More 5 Signs You Have "Senioritis"
Music is awesome. It helps me to relax, get pumped up, focus and wind-down. My music is with me in the shower and in the car; and it’s on while I do homework, write blog posts and scroll through Pinterest. I always love finding new songs and artists to listen to. So I thought I’d share … More Current Music Favorites
After what seemed like ages, Easter finally arrived this past weekend and I couldn’t have been more excited. This year, for the duration of Lent, I gave up sweets, junk food and fried food. Now, you might ask, “Why on Earth would you do such a thing?” My response is: Because I got really bad … More Back From the Dead – Wait, I Meant Lent
I recently found this amazing recipe for Lemon-Glazed Butter Cookies, and I thought they’d be the perfect little Spring treat. I originally found the recipe on Pinterest and then pinned it to my Yummy board. I decided these cookies were very appropriate for Easter, so I baked them this past weekend for my family to enjoy at our annual … More Spring Cookies & Family Traditions
As I enter back into the blogosphere, I realize that my readers don’t know a whole bunch about me. So I figured I’d dedicate this post to giving you random facts about me so you can learn a little more about the girl behind the blog. I used to be a water-ski instructor for a local summer camp … More 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me
Hi everyone! Yup, I’m back. About mid-February my life got really busy all of a sudden. I lost motivation to write posts and to keep up with my blog. But I’ve honestly missed it so much and now I’m super excited to start again. So to announce my return, this post is going to be a … More I’m Back!
My oldest great aunt is one of the sweetest ladies alive. She is basically another grandmother to me; she is always sending us cards for every single holiday imaginable and delivering little gifts at any moment she can. This weekend we received our annual Valentine’s Day card from this oh-so-lovely lady. Along with her sweet handwritten message, inside the … More Hugging Is The Answer To Everything