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  • Casual Red White & Blue

    Fashion,  Looks

    Simple 4th of July Look

    Happy 4th of July! The holiday is looking different for many of us this year. For one we have to social distance so many of us are either not doing anything today or keeping it very small. Many towns have canceled fireworks etc. There’s also the idea of freedom/independence in the country in the midst of all the movements for equal rights in the country, so it feels like an especially weird holiday this year. This year, I wanted to wear a really simple, understated red, white, and blue look. I saw this red patterned bow headband from Old Navy and thought that would be such a great piece for…

  • Tie Dye Tiered Ruffle Dress

    Fashion,  Looks

    Tie Dye Tiered Ruffle Dress

    It’s hard to believe I’ve been on summer break for 2 weeks already. I guess it’s because I’ve been so busy getting things done that I haven’t had any of those lazy summer days yet. Tomorrow is the 4th of July and it’s going to be so different for many of us. Many towns, mine included, have canceled fireworks due to the pandemic. My town puts on an amazing fireworks display every year. People from other towns come to see it. I have actually only seen it a handful of times because most years when I was a kid, my family would be away on vacation for the 4th. But…

  • Health

    Discovering Why Your Fitness Goals Keep Eluding You

      If you’ve made a conscious effort to increase your fitness for a healthier and happier future, you should remember that any progress is a good thing. Nonetheless, failing to hit your targets can cause a great deal of stress. In many cases, it can cause enthusiasts to give up altogether. Follow the same processes, and you will see the same results. Therefore, identifying the reasons why you keep missing the target is a key step to overcoming the obstacles. Here are five potential problems that could hold you back. Pixabay CC0 License   Unrealistic Targets While it’s true that you can’t score if you don’t shoot, attempting the impossible…

  • Muted Floral Maxi

    Fashion,  Looks

    Muted Floral Maxi Dress

    I have been really into the flowy, almost over-sized maxi dress look this summer. Maybe it’s because I’m mostly at home due to social distancing and want to be comfortable all the time. But, I do really like the flowy, boho look. Many of these style maxi dresses are actually one-size fits all dresses, which is okay with me the only problem is the length since I’m so petite at just under 5’2. I love the muted, faded, floral pattern in this dress. It’s so pretty and makes me think of the countryside or something, mixed with the 60s or 70s in that retro, nostalgic way. If I were wearing…

  • AirPod Selfie

    Entertainment

    Songs on Repeat

    I’m one of those people that when I find a song or songs I like I can’t stop listening to them. I can literally listen to the same song on repeat for an hour car ride. Back when I was in high school, my friend and I would call these songs on repeat our “summer jams”. The current song on repeat for me is “Be Kind” by Marshmello and Halsey. It’s so good. I love the melody and the lyrics. I thought I would round up some songs (including “Be Kind”) that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Some are old, some are newer. They’re just what I’ve been…

  • Happy Color App

    Entertainment,  Food,  Hair,  Health,  TV

    June 2020 Favorites

    Can you believe it’s already the end of June? This has been the weirdest year ever. We’re more than halfway through 2020 and we’ve been in lockdown or in some sort of quarantine for almost 4 of those months. I have a few favorites from this month to share. It’s actually a pretty short list. First, I’ve mentioned this before and if you follow my Instagram Stories, then you know I’ve been trying to go for daily walks whenever the weather is good. When I was working from home during the last 3 months of school, I knew I had to get out for walks. It was good to get…

  • Blue Floral Smocked Dress

    Fashion,  Looks

    Blue Floral Smocked Dress

    How was everyone’s weekend? I got to see some friends for the first time in months so that was really nice. And I have a hair appointment today for the first time since…January, I think? Can’t wait! You guys know I love smocked detailing. It’s so stretchy and comfortable. This blue floral smocked dress is the perfect summer dress. It’s got ruffled straps, smocked on top, and a fun front slit. I got it in a black floral print too! Dress: Abercrombie & Fitch (here) | Bracelets: The Styled Collection | Sandals: Vici Such a great summer dress! I’m glad I got it in another color too. The dress is…

  • Food

    Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Most people would associate sweet potatoes with fall, but I love sweet potatoes any time of year. The recipe I’m sharing today I found via Pinterest almost 2 years ago and I’ve made a handful of times. It’s a Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato. It is so tasty and filling. I can eat it with just a small side salad or something and be good for a meal. It’s also great to bring to work for lunch. I just pop a potato in the microwave and it heats up really well. For the recipe you’ll need: sweet potatoes olive oil black beans corn salsa lime juice cumin salt & pepper crushed…

  • The Hadley Academy

    Books

    Book Review: The Hadley Academy

    If you are fan of YA sci-fi/fantasy then The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted is worth a read. In the novel, Jack is a 13 year old boy from Jersey City, New Jersey who suddenly finds himself swept away onto a secret island through a portal. What’s on this island? It’s filled with kids his age and older teens who are all recruits to be operatives to fight reapers – evil creatures controlled by mega enemy, Wyeth. In the novel, everyone has the possibility of having powers, but most humans will never realize their potential and stay “dormant”. But some people realize their gifts and become improbables. They then go…

  • Resort Print Front Tie Top

    Fashion,  Looks

    Resort Print Front Tie Top

    It’s hard to believe that I’ve already gone through a week of summer vacation already. Where does the time go? It’s so weird though because I still can’t do that many things so I’m just kind of stuck in the house all day long. Things are opening back up here, but since I have to wear a mask everywhere and don’t want to waste them, I’m only going out when I need to and try to do things on the same day so as to not waste my mask. I am supposed to see some friends today though and I’m really excited for that. I wore this top a few…