HEY! So I apologize for no post on Tuesday, there has been a lot happening around my household (if you follow me on Twitter you probably know what it was). I saw my friend Cristina post a beautiful life update earlier this week and I decided to take a page out of her book and instead of freaking out about writing something ~meaningful~ for you guys this week I’ll just chat with ya and let you know what has been going on with me and what has been holding my attention lately. First thing’s first, we had a wifi outage in my apartment for about a week. It was honestly horrible but it made me appreciate being able to do work at home in my own bed SO much more. Never take your cable + wifi for granted, guys! Ryan’s been in Florida all week for work and I’m kinda jealous but ALSO it has been at least 50 degrees here every day this week which has my heart soaring. I hate the cold (which is the reason I applied to two grad schools in the south) so if winter only wants to be 2 months long, I say let… View Post

On January 13th, Ryan and I celebrated our 5 year dating anniversary. I can hardly believe it has been that long but at the same time I feel like I’ve been dating him my whole life. Since I didn’t get a chance to write a post for our anniversary, I decided to write one today for Valentine’s Day. I really cannot put into words how much I treasure my friendship and relationship with Ryan. Since the day I met him, he has been one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever met. (PS: here’s the story of how we met in my words and in his words!) Ryan couldn’t come to my senior prom so we went on a dinner date instead! Here’s a picture from that night. Christmas 2014 or 2015? Before my senior year homecoming dance! Taken during a night out bowling my senior year! A selfie from a “scenic turnout” while driving from Oklahoma to Texas to see a Cowboys game! Selfie from our first night in Cancun Taken during our summer in New York Before our first Sixers game together! Another senior year homecoming pic Taken during Temple vs. Notre Dame last year! One of the first pics… View Post

It has been a while since I wrote a book post so I figured I’d let you know what books I’ve been wanting to read lately! I’ve been on a thriller kick, everything that sounds the most interesting to me lately classifies as a thriller. The first thriller book I can remember reading and loving was YOU by Caroline Kepnes and since then I’ve read HIDDEN BODIES (the sequel) and loved it just as much. I’m currently reading THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 and I’m hoping to finish it veryyy soon. If you’re into thrillers, I recommend checking out YOU and HIDDEN BODIES but I won’t be talking about them because I’ve already read them and this post is about books on my TBR! For this list, I’m sharing the synopsis shown on Goodreads. Since I haven’t read the books yet, it’s hard for me to talk about them but I can share with you what caught my eye about each book. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware This book is by the same author of THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 and I’ve heard some really good things about it! “In a dark, dark wood Nora hasn’t seen… View Post

As you might already know, Ryan and I took a road trip over my winter break! It was a lot of fun and we got to visit TWO cities that have been high on our bucket lists for some time now. I wrote a post already on our first destination but now it’s time to talk about Nashville! Let me just preface this post by saying we only had three days here. I realize there’s a ton more to see and do but these were the top things we felt we MUST try while we were in town. I think we ended up seeing and doing a lot while we were in Nashville but we obviously want to come back for a longer trip sometime soon! East Nashville. We arrived on Wednesday, January 11th around 3pm. We checked into our Airbnb which was a loft above a couple’s garage. It was way cooler than it sounded. We loved this place! After getting settled we drove around town in our rental car and checked out a few places (more on that coming up) BUT I first need to pitch you Airbnb. We were total skeptics at first but renting spots with Airbnb was… View Post

This is a sponsored post in partnership with BioClarity and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own. I’ve had the same nightly routine since I was in middle school. No joke. It changes around slightly, but for the most part I do the same few things every night without fail. It’s important to stick to a good routine, it helps you build healthy habits and get yourself into the right mindset for the next day’s challenges. Today I’m going to share with you my nightly routine and how it has changed just a little since I started using BioClarity. Eat dinner. Ryan and I just got back from a 3 week vacation. We did a lot of walking around and exploring but we also did a ton of eating. I decided that once we got back it was time for me to buckle down and start eating healthier again. My typical dinner is usually a chicken breast with some brown rice. Occasionally I’ll treat myself by making ground turkey tacos but for the most part, I eat close to the same thing every night when I’m at school which can sometimes get boring but at least it’s… View Post