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5 Reasons Thrift Shopping Is Awesome

Every year, we generate more than 70 billion pounds of textile waste. Since many of these textiles are made from synthetic materials, they stay in landfills for more than 200 years - that and other billions of clothing from previous years. When I stumbled upon this...

Do You Need to Clean Up Your Beauty Act?

Fresh nails, on point hair and that hot, new lip color. These are all things I adore! The invigorating scents, the fun ways to explore expressing myself through makeup and having fun “playing” with products are just a few of the reasons I love trying new cosmetics and...

A Look Back at 2016 and Ahead to 2017

This post is two weeks too late but -- happy new year everyone! I caught the dreaded "superbug" on the first week of 2017, causing a lot of work to pile up. I'm not a very superstitious person but that doesn't sound like a very promising start of the year. Having said...

Yuletide Breeze (Plus Giveaway 2.0)

For a few days, I thought the cold winter breeze had finally descended upon Florida and I wasn't sure if I would be thrilled or not. My joints began to ache like I was 90 (haha) and laundry day became more frequent than ever (mind you, the temperatures here are not...

Afternoon at The Ringling Museum (Plus Giveaway!)

This has been the busiest December of my entire life. I have so many tasks to accomplish before Christmas eve and I'm not even halfway done. Life has been throwing me curve ball after curve ball lately and I haven't even had the time to breathe and take it all in. So...

A Day in Hyde Park

Lately I've been wondering how people perceive me. I know many of you will say that other people's opinion of you should not matter, but for someone who doesn't know her own personality very well--it is a big deal. When we were still dating, Chad used to say that the...

Bite Beauty #TheMatteCremeLip Crayon Review

Nothing makes me more excited than getting stuff in the mail. It's been a crazy, roller coaster month, but receiving the Bite Beauty #TheMatteCremeLip VoxBox from Influenster made it all bearable. Now I have new makeup to add to my stash and a new review to share to...

My K1 Fiancee Visa Experience

This is not a typical travel post, but since many people are asking me about my US visa application experience, I've decided to finally share it. Because each stage in the K1 Fiancee Visa application is very critical, I will be posting a series of detailed guides to...

The Eye-Popping Street Art of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a millenial's paradise. It has a vibrant community of artists, skateboarders, surfers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals, making it (arguably) the hippest neighborhood in Florida. If you were to ask me, I'd like to live there too. It has...