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In LIFESTYLE, REALNESS

Our Wedding Day

AKA one big ol’ excuse to post wedding pictures.

I honestly can’t believe I’m writing this right now. It feels like just a few hours ago that we were searching for our venue and now here I am, uploading pictures from our wedding day.

I must have heard “the day goes by so fast so make sure you enjoy every second!” from a million past brides prior to our wedding. But shit, …

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In LIFESTYLE, PRODUCTIVITY

An Organized Mess: What’s in My Bag

There are a few methods I use to keep my “seemingly organized but actually messy” life together. My agenda, my bag organizer, my labeled makeup storage container, the plastic dividers separating my undergarments in my Ikea PAX closet drawers – you know the “everything has a place” deal.

Everything does have a place until *one* (literally one) thing falls out of place and somehow over the course of a day, you would never know it was organized to begin with. Like a small explosion occurred in that sacred place of seemingly put together stuff.

A perfect example …

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In LIFESTYLE, REALNESS

Finding the Truth Behind What Drives You

I’ve been spending 98.6% of my free time consuming myself with all the resources I can find to improve my blog. Podcasts, other blog posts, articles, social media posts, workbooks, and more. I didn’t just want to publish my blog and hope for the best, I wanted to educate myself and make the most out of my new found passion. Once I’m consumed with something, I put my absolute all into it.

What I’m repeatedly hearing in my research is that pinpointing your “niche” to differentiate yourself from the rest of the world is …

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In FOOD, LIFESTYLE

Staying Hydrated: My Daily Detox Water

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As part of my morning routine, I like to wake myself up in the most aggressive way possible – with a shot of apple cider vinegar mixed with cayenne, turmeric, and black pepper. It has a ridiculous amount of benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory, cleansing, great for bloating/stomach issues – you know the spiel. Before the putridness of the shot signals my taste receptors, I’ll chase it quickly with my much-more-refreshing detox water. It helps me to almost immediately forget the traumatic apple cider vinegar experience I had just moments …

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In Beauty, LIFESTYLE

Product Review: T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

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Having always struggled with my skin, I’m frequently looking for the next best skincare product or ways to improve my makeup techniques. I’m a sucker for anything claiming it will prevent wrinkles, smooth, de-puff, cover up, lengthen, brighten, whiten, etc. Do they all work? No. Do I still try because I am a victim of marketing? Yes.

I started wearing makeup and getting regular facials in middle school, around 13 years old. To this day, I rarely ever leave the house without at least some concealer and mascara on. Putting on makeup and taking good care of my skin helped me …

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In FITNESS, LIFESTYLE

I Quit the Gym + Here’s What Happened

FITNESS

Being an ex-personal trainer and long-time gymnast, most people are surprised when I tell them I haven’t been a member of a gym since 2014 but still manage to stay active/somewhat in shape. “Wait, so what do you do to workout?”

My answer for the last three years has always been the same, single word that no one seems to have ever heard of: “Tabata.”

WTF is Tabata?

Tabata is essentially another form of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It’s 20 seconds of pushing your body to its limit, and then resting for 10 seconds, repeated for a total …

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