Category: Lifestyle

My 27th Birthday

Welp, it happened! Today, I turned 27, and honestly I’m feeling on top of the world. I LOVE birthdays, even if they aren’t my own birthday. They just feel like the ultimate fresh start, even more so than the new year. (Between you and me, January is always my laziest month because I’m exhausted from the holidays, depressed from the dark, gloomy weather, and just not wanting to do a darn thing) So, for me, February 2nd is the true start of a new chapter, and my chapter has gotten off to a really…

How to Get Exactly What You Ask For at the Hair Salon

Maybe it’s just me, but I find haircuts/hair coloring traumatizing. Okay, so I guess it’s not quite as simple as that, though. It’s more of a 5 step process:  Step 1: I’m super excited for a new look, so I Pinterest ideas, brainstorm, and settle on what I want Step 2: I’m at the salon second guessing, but convince myself to go ahead with whatever I had planned Step 3: The stylist executes my vision and I freak out; the amount of hair on the floor is usually the…

Top Moments of 2017 + My Goals for 2018

I know, I know…2018 is already well under way, so this post is a bit overdue! (Me losing track of time!? Nooooo!) Regardless, I wanted to take some time to reflect on 2017 and share with you what I want to accomplish and work on in this new year! Top Moments of 2017  Starting my Pure Barre Journey + Joining the team at my local studio Planning my wedding Being a bride + Becoming “Molly Villari” (Can we do it ALL OVER!?) Breaking free Goals for 2018  Drink more water Work out at least 3x/week (basic, I…

Pure Barre: My Journey to the 100 Club and 10 Things Barre Has Taught Me About Myself and Life

I remember my first barre class very vividly, from the weather to my outfit. It was May 9th, it was pouring rain, my hair was pulled up in a high, perky ponytail and my head was encircled with a thick grey headband. I was beyond nervous, and determined to blend in with the crowd, but quickly realized that my Nike socks sans sticky dots gave me away for the newbie I was. Despite my shaky planking, awkward stretching, and lack of stamina, at the end of those 55 minutes I was in love, committed even…and determined to look…

How to Fight the Winter Blues

This may sound quite dramatic and bah-hum of me, but if I could…I would skip winter all together. Before you report me to Santa and get my name permanently placed on the naughty list, allow me to explain! I love Christmas. In fact, I pretty much live for it in the winter. If it weren’t for Christmas, all the holiday trimmings, and family get togethers, I’d never survive winter. I am not a fan of the cold, and I am most definitely NOT a fan of the time change. Pitch black darkness at…