When I first started my blog, I felt a lot of pressure to constantly buy things. Whether it was the latest eyeshadow palette or a brand new outfit, it felt a necessity to have a fresh batch of purchases every month to keep the content on my blog interesting. Worst of all, I was buying products I knew I would hardly wear or use. I wear makeup maybe 2-3 times a week, but a peek at my collection would have you assume I wear it every day. And to top it all off, there are clothes in my closet I’ve never…

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This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We kept it really low-key and enjoyed a much-needed staycation! We’ve never been the type of people to do anything extravagant for celebrations, and we made no exception for our anniversary. We’re both introverted homebodies, so he cooked us a lovely meal and we had a quiet night in. It was very “us.” As I think back on the past year, I remember the question we got asked the most at the beginning: “How’s married life?” My honest answer was: “Not much different than before!” Cam and I…

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I don’t know if it’s because I’m crossing over into the 25-34 age group this month, but I’ve been feeling especially crafty lately! You know you’re getting older when you spend hours looking at DIY projects on Pinterest… Anywho, I’ve had a thing for wreaths lately. Our apartment doesn’t leave much space to decorate as much as I’d like, but wreaths are something everyone can have to add a little curb appeal. The first thing that used to pop in my mind when I thought of the word “wreath” was Christmas. Wreaths to me always meant circular evergreen foliage, but boy…

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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…

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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,…

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