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  • Neon Trim Shearling Pullover

    Fashion,  Looks

    Neon Trim Shearling Pullover

    Are you on board with the neon trend? I am! I think it’s so fun and the bright colors help cheer me up in these trying times. If you’re not too sure about the neon trend and don’t want to wear a solid, highlighter colored sweatshirt or pants, then this faux shearling pullover with a neon green trim is the perfect way to dip your toe in to the trend. I love the color combo of this pullover. The beige/oatmeal color faux shearling with the bright neon green is so good. I love the pop of color and I think the green inside the hood is the perfect touch. The color…

  • Home

    Ways To Protect Your Home From Heavy Rain

    (Pixabay CC0) You’ve heard the saying: It never rains, but it pours! And that saying can be true to so many of us, not only when discussing the various challenges we face in life, but with the actual weather too! Particularly when that rain is heavy, we can experience water damage in our homes, and that can lead to financial losses and practical difficulties. Oh, and we can get more than a little wet in the process too! So, in a follow on to our article on preparing your home for the worst of weather, here are some tips to help you protect your home from the consequences of heavy…

  • Grey Slouchy Henley Sweater

    Fashion,  Looks

    Grey Slouchy Henley Sweater

    Yesterday, it was pouring rain all day where I live. I didn’t go out at all, obviously since we’re in quarantine, but on the nice days last week I was able to go for walks to get some fresh air and exercise (keeping distance from anyone I passed along the way of course). I thought I would at least be able to go out and get my mail today, but it was too gross out so I stayed in the whole day. This grey slouchy henley sweater is the perfect sweater for those grey, staying in days. I wore this sweater last week, layered with a white tee underneath for…

  • Black & White: Floral Bobble Sweater

    Fashion,  Looks

    B&W: Floral Bobble Sweater

    I hope you all had a nice weekend and got to get out and get some fresh air. It was beautiful here so I went for nice long walks both days so i could get some exercise in and fresh air before it rains a bunch this week and I’m really trapped inside. But, before all the lockdowns started, I met up with Lauren for some photos down by the beach. I had told Lauren about my idea to do some black & white photos during this weird time of year where it’s still kind of winter blah-ness outside. Little did I know when we planned this out that the…

  • Books

    Book Review: Spin the Dawn

    I have been getting extra reading in since we’ve been quarantined, which is one of the good things out of all of this. I have so many books on my tbr (to be read) list. Today, I’m sharing my book review of Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim, because I haven’t shared it yet and the sequel is coming out this summer! If you’ve been following me on here since last summer then the book might seem familiar. It’s because I was invited to the book launch party in New York City! It was Sip & Sew where we got to eat, drink, mingle, and sew pouches along with author, Elizabeth…

  • Broccoli & Spinach Strata

    Food

    Spinach & Broccoli Strata

    If you’ve been going through your fridge trying to get creative with things you have left before you head out to the supermarket again amidst this quarantine or if you’ve got a bunch of leftovers that you’re trying to figure out what to do with – I have an idea! Last year I took some photos of this Spinach & Broccoli Strata. If you don’t know what a strata is, it’s a layered brunch dish. I found this recipe online last year when I was trying to figure out what to do with some leftover spinach and broccoli I had besides the normal sautéing and salad. I pretty much followed the…

  • Turtleneck Ribbed Dress + Plaid Shirt

    Fashion,  Looks

    Ribbed Turtleneck Dress + Plaid Shirt

    I wrote yesterday about how I’m still getting dressed every day for work even though I’m working from home. I’m not wearing dress pants or anything like I would do if I was actually going in to work, but I’m still getting dressed out of pajamas and sweatpants just to help my mindset. For my first day of teaching online on Wednesday I decided that I was going to wear a dress just to kick off this whole teaching from home thing. Plus, I already had it ironed thinking I would be going to work this past week! I got this ribbed turtleneck dress from Amazon and I love how…

  • Home Office

    Life

    My Work from Home Routine

    Today is Day 3 of working from home/teaching remotely. While the past two days have gone pretty well so far, I honestly don’t know how many more weeks I can last without actually seeing people for an extended period of time. I know a lot of people who already work from home are giving tips to people on what works for them, etc. And I think that’s awesome that they have experience and knowledge that can help others. But, I think it’s also different. If you worked from home before this pandemic, it’s a different ballgame than working from home amidst a pandemic. You could’ve still hung out with friends…

  • Life

    Organize Your Morning, Organize Your Life

    Pexels – CC0 License While our entire day is important to get right and manage well, the morning truly has potential quite unlike any other time over any 24 hour period. Why is this? Well, not only is that when the majority of us wake up and begin our daily schedules, but most of the world around us does, as well. There’s nothing quite like waking up on a summer morning and gazing out over the clouds as we enjoy our morning coffee and breathe in some fresh air. Yet the morning is an amazing place in which to start our day with care and attention, and appropriately using it…

  • Skin Care

    Skinfix Eczema Body Wash

    How is everyone’s self-quarantining going? My first day of teaching remotely yesterday went pretty well, but, I can see how it can get tougher as it goes on as well as lonely. I’m planning to write a blog post tomorrow to talk about what kind of routine I’m keeping or hoping to keep with this whole working from home thing. But on to today’s blog post. I’ve mentioned it on here before, but for most of my life I’ve had eczema. It usually comes and goes and is usually on my legs. It has been worse in the past year though and I have a prescription from the dermatologist, but…