Whether it’s a birthday, hostess, or “just because” gift, finding something great for a friend or family member can be tough. It’s even tougher when you aren’t looking to break the bank! Small accessories - everyone loves a little accessory that they can use time after time or throw in their purse as a go-to item, right? That is what makes these small accessories the perfect gift. One of my favorites are these little change purses. They are . . .
I haven’t done a reading lately post in awhile, so I wanted to share three titles I’ve recently read. They are all VERY different from one another, and gladly they all got (at least relatively) good reviews from me! Obsessed with this print from Etsy! The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close - I’d seen this book pop up on Amazon and Goodreads a lot, and I’d also read a few reviews on it so when it was available from the library, I decided to give it a . . .
Last year, I wrote about some favorite love stories to indulge in around Valentine’s Day. This year, I wanted to provide some more - and what could serve as a more perfect Tuesday Pick-Me-Up anyways? I dug back into my reading archives for some of these picks, but they are nonetheless great choices. Take a look to see if you should add any to your TBR list. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld - I know that I’ve blogged about this book before, but . . .
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to show your best girlfriends how much you love them. You don’t have to have a significant other to celebrate, and even if you do have a boyfriend - it’s still nice to show your friends some love, too! Luckily, you don’t have to spend a to show them you care. Check out some of my favorite gift ideas for girlfriends this heart day! They are simple, sweet, and all make for the . . .
Maybe I am a bit tardy to the podcast game, but better late than never, right? I have been loving them lately! They are the perfect thing to listen to on my morning or evening commute or even during work when I am working on more tasky items and am looking to zone out. I wanted to share some of my favorites here as a fun Tuesday pick-me-up. There are SO many out there that I am dying to find more to listen to, so if you have any recommendations, . . .
So as I’m writing this, I just finished Jodi Picoult’s newest book, Small Great Things, just hours ago. Wow. It was honestly one of her best (I will get into it more below, so keep reading!). In reading this novel, I was thinking about all of the Jodi Picoult books that I’ve read. She’s had so many, and I’ve read a ton of them over the years (I think I first started reading her when I was in middle school!). She is an author that I really admire . . .
The winter definitely takes a toll on my skin, specifically on my feet. My feet can tend to be dry throughout the entirety of the year, but it gets about ten times worse in the winter. Ugh. It’s gross and uncomfortable, and it’s not made any better by the fact that I hate wearing socks and stay loyal to flats, even in the cold weather. Thankfully, a few years ago I found a solution that helps keep my feet soft all year long, particularly in the . . .
Ever since we moved into our current apartment this past July, I’ve been dying to put together a gallery wall. We have a large wall in our hallway that it would look so good on, but I sadly haven’t gotten around to it yet. I posted over on DoItYourself.com about how to design the perfect gallery wall, and now I am just collecting art, photos, and decorative pieces to put my own together. I have a few art pieces that I want to include, but I . . .
New year - new blog themes! Now that the holidays are over, I am going to start posting about lots of different topics, and because Tuesdays, in my opinion, are the worst day of the week (I mean, you’re off the high from the past weekend and so far away from the next one) I want to start posting about some simple and fun favorite pick-me-ups on this day. There are so many simple life pleasures to look forward to and that can brighten any day, if . . .
So 2016 is over and I read 65 books throughout the year. 65! My original goal had been 52 books, which was also my 2015 goal that I failed to meet. I ended up surpassing the 52 book goal in 2016, so I reset it to 60, and then passed that and reset my goal again to 65, which I just made, finishing the last book on a plane on new year’s eve day. I wanted to share some of my favorites from 2016. I’ve blogged about most of them before, but will put . . .