Friday Five


1. Is there a Bath & Body Works 5 step program for individuals who keep adding candle after candle into their cart and can’t stop?  Seriously, I have $100 worth of their holiday candles sitting in the cart and that is with the “buy 2 for $22” deal.  I mostly need this one and … [Read more...]

My Favorite Skincare Products


*This post was not sponsored by any of the products mentioned and are products I personally recommend based on my experiences. I am so excited to be posting about my favorite skincare products!  I have wanted to share these items with you for so long but never got around to … [Read more...]

How To: Roasted Sugar Pumpkin Puree


This how-to for roasting sugar pumpkins is going to be your go-to for all your pumpkin recipes this Fall! I think we are all guilty of using canned pumpkin as a lazy way to get that pumpkin flavor in our recipes.  What if I told you that canned pumpkin falls extremely … [Read more...]

Goodbye Arizona, Hello Milwaukee.


I envisioned this post going much differently.  I imagined I would post beautiful photos of Arizona, memories with friends and family, and even my favorite places to go.  However, the knot that grew in my stomach as I looked through all of the photos I have saved prevented me … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal


Cinnamon-Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal piles slightly crunchy cinnamon apples on top of a bed of fluffy and creamy steel cut oats, and the whole bowl is finished with a generous drizzle of sweet and spicy pumpkin butter. Happy Monday, everyone! Thank you for your kind words … [Read more...]

Keep Not Settling


source I’ve dreamt of writing this post.  No, in fact, I have typed out this very post in my head so many times that I need more hands to count.  So let’s just cut straight to the chase... I quit my job on Friday. Well, I put my two weeks notice in, but still.  This is a … [Read more...]

The Best Fall Backpacks


Hands-free is the way to go for the Fall season, and with a variety of backpacks to choose from you can be comfortable and trendy at the same time! 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 I am o b s e s s e d with backpacks this season and you should be to.  Lately I am feeling so … [Read more...]

Embracing Change


I have been thinking a lot about change lately and how exciting I think it is.  Most individuals I know are opposed to change or changes in their daily patterns.  To me, change has always been a way of life.  Since I was younger I moved more times than I can count on both hands. … [Read more...]

Tuesday Things


1. This is a must read and will change your perspective on our current economic structure - at least I hope ;)  2. I want to try every-single-one of THESE.  Drooling as I write this. 3. I really respect Erica for posting this. It is common for bloggers to promote any and almost … [Read more...]

10-minute Marinara Sauce


10-minute Marinara Sauce makes it easy for anyone to throw together a quick and easy dinner with just a few basic pantry ingredients. So, let me tell you how this recipe came to fruition. … [Read more...]