Paper Anniversary Gift Ideas

It’s crazy to think that my husband, Cameron, and I have been married for almost one year! (It’s even crazier to think I was in the midst of planning a wedding at this time last year…) Upon doing a little research, I found that the first anniversary gift theme is paper. My initial thought was: Paper?! But don’t worry, it isn’t as daunting as it sounds – it can actually be simple and fun! In fact, I’ll make it even easier: here is a list of six paper anniversary gift ideas. Notebook/Sketchbook If your spouse is a creative type, a…

The Benefits of Alone Time

Shirt & cami – H&M | Shorts – American Eagle | Sunglasses – Lulus | Shoes – Red Dress Boutique It seems up until recently, being introverted was viewed as a negative quality. Humans, by nature, are social creatures and it seems to go against the natural order to want to be alone. In reality, however, there is much to gain by giving yourself some quiet time, introverted or not. Spending time alone is not a new concept for me. While my childhood friends spent their summers away at camp or on vacation, I spent mine drawing, building small websites,…

My Kate Spade Surprise Sale Purchase

Every so often Kate Spade has a surprise sale for their online customers. Though they last for a very limited amount of time, you can snag some pretty good deals as discounts go up to 75%! It’s perfect for those of us who like to indulge, but don’t necessarily want to pay full price. The temptation to fill my cart with Kate Spade goodies was fierce, so I had to exercise some major self-control… The ad for this sale came at a perfect time because I happened to be in the market for a new wallet. My old wallet was…

The Denim Jumpsuit

Splurging on one particular item is a rare occasion for me, but this denim jumpsuit broke the silence in my spending. It’s a stylish, casual, comfortable piece that made a perfect addition to my closet! Even though it was a little pricey ($128), I bought it because it will work great as a transitional piece. Wear it with a tank top and it’s perfect for spring and summer. Wearing it with a long-sleeve shirt makes it perfect for fall. Since it’s so versatile, I know I’m getting my money’s worth. It won’t be sitting in the darkest corner of my…

Why You Should Always Have Something to Look Forward To

Ahhh, monotony…boredom’s ugly cousin. Ever have those days where you feel like you’re running on autopilot? Well, you’re not alone. Sometimes the “blah” of our daily routines can set the tone for our week and make it hard to focus on the tasks at hand. I believe one of the biggest mistakes we make is neglecting our mental health. We know that exercise and eating well are important for healthy bodies, so why don’t we ever think to care for our minds as well? Just as it’s easy to get bogged down by stress, it’s easy to feel down because…