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3 Tips to Make Mornings Easier (+ Pumpkin Spice Parfait Recipe)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BrewToPerfection #MrCoffeeDay #CollectiveBias So it’s pretty much universally acknowledged that mornings are simply no fun. Unless you’re a so-called morning person, which I still don’t believe exists. I thought I’d share some tips and tricks to make your…

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Recipe // Strawberry Basil Rosé Spritzer

Ahh, rosé. The perfect light, refreshing pink drink for any time or day. I think the best part about rosé is the versatility – you can create so many different delicious drinks with one simple wine. So today I’m sharing a delightfully crisp and quenching Strawberry Basil Rosé Spritzer! It’s super simple to whip up…

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Skincare 101: The Best Basics for Beginners

Can I admit something here? Up until about, oh, 6 months ago, I never gave much thought to skincare. Like at all. I had a few brief affairs with cleansing wipes and makeup remover, but that was about it. I know, cringe. But this past year as I’ve finished college and moved on to twenty-something…

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7 Coffee Recipes to Perk You Up

It’s no secret that I love coffee. I was a barista for nearly four years in college, and I own two coffee makers, an espresso machine, a french press, a coffee grinder, a stovetop coffee brewer and a few other coffee related gadgets. Frankly, I blame Gilmore Girls for romanticizing over-caffeination and getting me hooked on…

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The Art of Becoming Who You Are

I’ve quite recently come the the conclusion that I have no idea who I am. I thought – perhaps naively – that at 23, I was nearly done figuring out who I was, that I would have some sort of idea by now, but I’m no nearer to understanding myself now than I was at…

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6 Books to Read When You’re Feeling Lost

As anyone who is in their twenties can tell you, it’s a weird, confusing, unsettling time. Sure, it’s great too, but with many people having just graduated college or else trying to find jobs and figure out what the heck they’re doing with their lives, it’s easy to feel a bit lost. And as Hermione…

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Vagabond // A Playlist for Goodbyes

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again: your 20s is just a decade-long series of goodbyes. College is a weird, weird time, but post-graduation has definitely been weirder than anything I could have imagined. So many friends have moved away, moved on to bigger and better things. And that’s great, but also…

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Recipe // Panera Copycat Green Goddess Cobb Salad

Lately I’ve been really obsessed with cobb salads, and especially the Green Goddess Cobb from Panera – but buying a $6 salad multiple times a week is not a sustainable habit. So I decided to put in the minimal amount of effort and get the ingredients to make it myself. And, surprise surprise, I like…

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How to Plan the Perfect Staycation

As someone who’s a definite introvert, sometimes I just need a weekend away from people to relax, unwind and detox. I decided to take this holiday weekend as a little staycation to do just that, so I thought I’d share my tips for the perfect staycation. Treat Yo Self Go all out – buy your…

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10 Things to Know Before Adopting a Cat

Pets are great, right? They can be cuddly little companions and fuzzy best friends. But they’re also completely dependent on you for everything, and having a pet comes with a whole new set of responsibilities. As far as pets go, cats are definitely some of the most low-maintenance and self-reliant. They’re smart, and as long…

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