Category: Lifestyle

10 Things I Never Travel Without

Although I’m by no means a travel expert, I do love going new places and experiencing new things. I fully intend to do more traveling in these next couple of years, so hopefully I’ll quickly become more seasoned and confident with the whole travel thing, especially where packing is concerned. Most recently I packed for my honeymoon to Jamaica (still so surreal to think I’m married and went on a honeymoon!). It was a bit tricky because Ted and I wanted to carry on our luggage, so the size of our suitcases was restricted…

50 Thoughts I’ve Had During My First 50 Pure Barre Classes

It’s no secret that Pure Barre is a serious passion of mine as of late. I started attending Pure Barre classes back in May (May 9th to be exact!…don’t ask me why I know that haha) and I’ve consistently attended class 3-5 times/week ever since! (If you want to know more about what Pure Barre is like, check out this post of mine!) There are some milestones within the Pure Barre community, one of them being taking 100 classes. Currently, I’m a little over halfway there, and doing…

The Importance of R&R + 10 Ways to Unwind

Hello, strangers! Long time no blog-but this post sort of goes hand in hand with my absence. So, allow me to explain. Wordily.  I’m writing this during a day home from work, my very first ever sick day. Yes, you read that correctly. In the 2.5 years that I’ve worked my nursing job, I’ve never called in, not once. This is for a couple of reasons. I’ve always gotten sick on my days off, a sort of win-lose situation because although those off days were spent in bed, it…

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…