monday morning encouragement: i’m doing whole 30 (again)

January is the time that everybody & their mother (literally, their moms) start trying to eat healthy again after the holidays. So many people make a resolution to lose weight, go to the gym, & be all around better again. But sadly, this month & the start of a new year don’t hold any more…

monday morning encouragement: reflection

Oh boy, this year has already been a doozy for me. I have had no motivation to do the projects I want to accomplish. I have no oomf to get me going in the badass girlboss direction I want this year to head in. I don’t even have the energy to write down the goals…

a look back at 2017

This year was a very wild ride for me. I experienced so much that it’s crazy to think only 12 months have gone by. It went so fast & so much happened. I went on some memorable adventures, had many opportunities come my way, & have tackled quite a few fears. It’s the year that…

shelby + the dressember campaign

Happy Friday! Today, I want to introduce you to someone who means a whole bunch to me. Say hello to my sister-in-law, Shelby! Shelby married my brother almost five years ago & we instantly became best friends just before he popped the question! I am so lucky to have her in my life as a…

whole foods new years eve entertaining ideas

It’s almost 2018! It’s time to grab our friends & the dresses that sparkle to get ready to watch the ball drop at midnight. I’ve teamed up with Whole Foods to bring you some food & beverage entertaining ideas to help you ring in the new year & make your party a hit. The menu I’ve put…

monday morning encouragement: merry christmas

Happy Christmas Monday! I hope that today is filled with love for you wherever you are. I hope that you know that today is about a gift greater than any man made material. Today, know that time & memories mean more than media. Enjoy the moments that today brings, even if they look different than…

holiday oatmeal cookie recipe

Holiday cookies are one of my favorite things about this time of year. My mom is the queen at making good cookies & has been teaching me her ways ever since I was little. Her secrets include, but are not limited to the kind of cookie sheet you use, the amount of time you bake…

a gift guide to reno’s best local shops

Christmas is just four days away, can you believe it! It’s almost time to fill the stockings, open gifts, & spend time with our loved ones that have traveled so far. Are you still running around scrambling to get it all done? Well luckily for you, I’ve rounded up the best places to get last…

monday morning encouragement: embrace different & unique

Lately I have had just no confidence in myself & in my work. Well, actually I start out feeling really great about it, feeling really proud of it, but then I let one comment or flaw completely change that. Are any of you feeling the same way lately? It’s such a real struggle & just…

25 wishes for you

Today is my 25th birthday. It’s not an old age, but it’s not a young one either. It is wiser than the ages I’ve been before. It’s an age that is supposed to come with maturity, life experience, & is not an excuse for behavior anymore. It’s a year that marks growing up & growing…

macy’s gift guide

There’s a little over a week left until the big day! Do you have all of your holiday shopping done? Today, I’m teaming up with Macy’s to give you some gift ideas for those of you that STILL don’t know what to get. Below are four different gifts, each $25 & below, for every kind of person…