how to stay motivated

How I Stay Motivated When I Just Can’t

I’m a mindfulness junkie. I meditate, do yoga, and read blogs like Zen Habits and Marc & Angel’s Hack Life. Despite my self-awareness, I sometimes struggle with staying motivated when I’m working toward a goal. I’m currently in a space where it’s difficult for me to see the forest from the trees – I’m working […]

casual fall date night outfit

Casual Fall Date Night Outfit

Do you dress up for date night? I personally tend to lean toward casual date night outfits, usually pairing jeans and a tank with sexy shoes and a fun jacket. I almost always wear black – it’s my favorite neutral and strangely, my happy color. Add a pair of classic gold hoops, shimmery nails, and sexy hair – outfit done. […]

Homemade Yellow Rice Recipe

Homemade Yellow Rice Recipe

In an effort to reduce the consumption of processed food, I’ve been researching homemade alternatives to foods I used to buy pre-packaged, especially things like boxed rice and canned beans. Yellow rice is one of my favorite meal sides, and until recently I alternated between buying the Zatarain’s and Mahatma brands. One day I decided […]

egg and grapeseed oil hair mask

Egg & Grapeseed Oil Hair Mask Treatment

The egg, grapeseed oil & coconut oil hair treatment I’m going to share today is being touted online as a homemade overnight hair growth solution…which is technically true, if describing how to execute the mask. Despite what Youtube says, nothing can make a person’s hair grow overnight. It’s more accurate to describe this hair mask as a two-step, overnight treatment designed […]

plaid outfit options

Mad for Plaid

The best thing about fall (besides the food) is that I can start wearing plaid. Of course, a person can wear plaid year-round depending on the cut, color, fabric and construction of the piece, but when fall rolls around the plaid outfit options are more fun and varied. Keep reading to see the details about these plaid-centric pieces […]