This post was sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts, opinions, and results are my own. Some people might call my beauty routine “lazy.” Me? I prefer the term efficient. I value sleep more than I value most anything else, and my daily routine tends to reflect that. I like saving time getting ready in the mornings but I also like looking polished and put together, so I’m all about sneaky shortcuts so I can sleep in and still look nice. The number one thing I focus on? My hair. I have a mane that is more like a lion’s than a show pony’s, so if I want to wake up looking Beyonce flawless, I need to go in with a game plan. Waking up to a good hair day starts in the shower. The products you use and your scrubbing habits will play a huge role in how your hair looks in the morning. My favorite shampoo and conditioner Me? I’ve been using the Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Collection Shampoo and Conditioner. I have baby-fine hair that is easily weighed down, so the Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume collection does a great job combatting that The Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Collection preps… View Post

It’s that time again, I’m publishing my monthly income report. I’ve been doing these for well over a year now, and in that time I’ve learned a lot about making money online. From increasing my prices to finding sponsorships, I’ve made a lot of strategic decisions that have helped me monetize. Through these income reports I hope that I’m able to help your realize what’s possible in the world of blogging, and answer any questions you might have about monetizing. Now you might be thinking, “Why the heck is this internet stranger sharing how much money she makes with all of us?” And I get you, if I weren’t in the blogging world as deep as I am, I’d find it weird too. When I started blogging I had no clue that there was money to be made, and bloggers like Lindsay at Pinch of Yum, Melyssa Griffin, and byRegina all inspired me with their income reports. Furthermore, blogging has opened my eyes to a world outside of the traditional “college>degree>9-5>retire>die” track that I so desperately wanted to escape and if I can help open other people’s eyes to the potential blogging holds – well that’s a win in my book. WHAT I DID… View Post

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts®. The opinions and text are all mine. As much as I complain about the cold weather – there are a lot of benefits that come from the changing seasons. Namely? The fall and winter holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas season means that my friends from across the country will be all in town, and that my huge extended family will all cram into one house for feasting and partying. This fall I’m planning a Friendsmas Party for my friends who are coming home from college. I haven’t seen a lot of my favorite people since last Christmas, so I’m already counting down the days. I’ve never thrown an official Friendsmas Party, but for years I was always the one planning events with my friends and having everyone over so it’s time that I brush off my hostess skills once more and I thought I’d share some of my Friendsmas prep tips with you. Plan in advance This is a big one – when everyone is home for the summer they have months of flexibility and free time so things can be more “go with the flow.” Chances are… View Post

Per usual fashion, I’m halfway through the month before getting this live – sincerest apologies. I know it’s cheesy and expected to say, but November snuck up on me and I really don’t know how it got to be so late in the month already. (Also, I need to start Christmas shopping – eep!) Now you might be thinking, “Why the heck is this internet stranger sharing how much money she makes with all of us?” And I get you, if I weren’t in the blogging world as deep as I am, I’d find it weird too. When I started blogging I had no clue that there was money to be made, and bloggers like Lindsay at Pinch of Yum, Melyssa Griffin, and byRegina all inspired me with their income reports. Furthermore, blogging has opened my eyes to a world outside of the traditional “college>degree>9-5>retire>die” track that I so desperately wanted to escape and if I can help open other people’s eyes to the potential blogging holds – well that’s a win in my book. WHAT I DID IN OCTOBER October was a really fun month for me, I worked on a few creative projects, the biggest one being my DIY Generational Halloween Post.… View Post

When I left for San Francisco I figured I’d be able to wrap up the trip in a quick and tidy blog post given that it was a quick sixty hours until we turned around and headed home – but man! We packed a lot into our trip so I thought it’d be more beneficial to break it down by what we did. First things first: If you haven’t been following along on Instagram, I was in San Francisco with my friend Tracey a little over a week ago and it was a crazy and exciting adventure. Between the highs of meeting up with a blog friend I first talked to nearly a year ago (heyyyyyy, Kelsey!) and the lows of getting my wallet stolen a lot went on that weekend. But my favorite place in San Francisco? Easy. The Muir Woods. OK, let’s be fair. Technically they are right outside of the city (after a breathtaking ride over the Golden Gate Bridge) but a quick Uber ride will get you there and then you’re off on your hike. I wish there were words to describe how beautiful and breathtaking the woods were – but really I’m coming up short. The pictures are impressive,… View Post