Category: Lifestyle

Pure Barre: My New Work Out Obsession

Fitness has always been important to me, but I’ve never really found a routine and or workout that felt…right. Often times, I’d find myself wandering around the gym aimlessly doing reps on an array of random machines that just happened to be available. I knew I needed something a bit more streamlined and focused if I wanted results. Enter Pure Barre. Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre, and focuses on small, isometric movements to quickly target and tone your seat, arms, thighs and abs. It’s deceivingly…

My Summer Reading List

Reading is one of my favorite past times. As a kid, I would get completely lost in books, and emerge hours later a changed person, with my eyes opened wider, a fuller heart, and my mind buzzing. Unfortunately, I haven’t had as much time to read as I would like these past couple of months, curse you adult life!, but I’m making a promise to myself: I promise to make more time to read this summer. In honor of this personal promise, I raided Target for some books I’ve been dying to read! I…

What’s in My Grocery Cart

This post is something a little different for me. It’s not my usual favorites round-up, or Wedding Wednesday post, but lately I’ve really been more conscious about what I’m putting in my body. Now, that being said, I’m not perfect and I’m also not a registered dietician, nor licensed/certified in any way regarding dietary advice. This is merely a peek into what I’ve been buying on my grocery trips lately, and what I tend to eat in a day. I think it’s fun to…

50 (More) Random Facts About Me

So, when I wrote the first installment of 50 Random Facts About Me, I had no idea it would be viewed so frequently! I overthought the original SO many times. My internal monologue included thoughts like: “Will people think I’m conceited?!”                                                                                                    “Can I even think of 50 things?”                                                                                                           “It’s not conceited right?”                                                                                                                       “I’m not even interesting!”                                                                                                                    “Oh! Oh! That fact is sort of interesting!”                                                                                        “I’m so doing this!”                                                                                                                                       “I can’t do this” Needless to say, my…

Ways to Disconnect and Unplug

Raise your hand if the first thing you do when you wake up, and the last thing you do before you go to bed involves your phone? *reluctantly raises hand, slightly embarrassed* Technology is definitely something that has quickly been integrated into our daily lives, and with internet capable devices becoming smaller and more portable, social media, email, and YouTube are now more easily accessible than ever before. While the internet certainly has a place in our lives, I’d argue that sometimes it dictates our lives. I’ve been challenging myself to disconnect and unplug for a…