Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How My Apple Watch Negatively Affected My Life

I'll be the first to admit I have an addiction to technology. Desktop computer, laptop, tablet (with an attachable keyboard), smart phone, back-up smart phone, e-reader, fitness tracker, I have it all. This is what our generation has come to. We like to feel connected.

Do you ever find yourself purposefully looking for a reason to be on your phone? Maybe it's to avoid conversation with that person you don't like or scroll through social media because you're bored. People are becoming more reliant on technology, and avoiding face-to-face interactions and real life.

One of the "newer" pieces of technology, the smart watch, is hit the market and took off running. Everyone either wants one or already has one. Over two years, I went from a love to hate relationship with my Watch, and I want to share how.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The (Not Shocking) Results of my Whole30 Diet

There are so many crazy diets that you can find on the interwebs: no-carb, low-carb, Atkins, low-calorie, juicing, IIFYM, I feel like I could go on forever. Earlier this year, while I was attempting to lose weight during Lent (and failing), my coworker was kicking ass at the Whole30 diet and managed to lose over 10 pounds. She claimed that she could easily do another round of the diet.

Last month, I decided to try this diet for myself. My coworker even joined me for a second round, in hopes of losing more weight. We had it all planned out that we would be each other's accountability. We also timed it so that we would end our diet right before Independence Day (which was perfect because I like food and freedom). 

Now that America's birthday has passed, I feel like it's time for me to share my results.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Adventures of an Online Dating Addict

As a young adult, I tend to put a lot of time into my work, definitely more than the average 40 hour work week. When I'm not working, I'm probably sleeping. Honestly, dating hasn't been a priority.

If you didn't know, Taylor and I broke up a few months back. Since then, I've been focusing on myself, my friends, my new job, and my new city, all of which is going great.

In recent weeks, I've slowly been putting myself back out there. Thanks to dating apps, I don't have to go too far. Finding a guy to chat with me is as easy a "swiping right". Each dating site it a little different, so I joined them all.

Someone told me "there is no such thing as a bad date, just a good story". And lucky for you, I'm willing to share all my stories online.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

My Favorite ipsy Glam Bag Products

I like to think of myself as a simple person. Never in a million years did I think that I would be writing a blog about makeup. But recently, I've been finding myself dipping my toes into the water of the beauty world.

Instead of just jumping off the deep end and spending hundreds of dollars on products that I'm not sure will work for me, I decided to invest in ipsy, an affordable (only $10/month) makeup subscription that is fairly customizable to your likes and dislikes. Not to mention that every month, they release an adorable exclusive bag, which I've started to create a collection out of.

Since I started my subscription in October 2016, I've been realizing that there is more to makeup than just eyeshadow and bright red lipstick. In this blog, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite products I've received.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Confessions of a Busy Instagrammer

I remember when I first started posting on Instagram, almost two years ago. I was convinced that I was inspiring people with the pictures of my planner and how I organized my life and made it look pretty. Over time, I realized I wanted to show people more than just my planner, I wanted to show them my life.

I often hear that Instagram is a very superficial social media platform. That people, including myself, will go out of their way to take the most Instagram-worthy photo because no one wants to share the ugly side of a situation. Sometimes I believe this is true, but other times I think about how much different of a person I would be if I never started Instagramming.