This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Devine Color by Valspar . All opinions are 100% mine. It’s always been important to me to feel happy with my surrounding, so I spend a lot of time trying to curate spaces that bring me peace. Whether that’s my bedroom or office, I want to make sure that I’m putting my best foot forward each day by placing myself in positive environments. I realized when I was young that my space affects my mental and emotional space more than anything else, so my room has always reflected that. With… View Post

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with BabbleBoxx. All opinions are my own. It’s that time of year again—all of my college posts have tripled in traffic and my inbox is full of questions from new college freshman who found my blog and are looking for guidance. While I’m past the college chapter of my life, I was looking back at my freshman year and asking myself how I’ve changed and what I know now that I didn’t know then. While I’m not a college blogger anymore, I want to share the ten things I wish I’d known my first… View Post

In an alternate universe I would be gearing up to graduate college next month. I’d know where I was going to grad school, and I’d probably be shadowing a speech language pathologist at the local high school. For those of you who have been around for a while, you probably know that life didn’t quite go the way I’d once imagined. In the fall of 2015 I had a less than pretty struggle with depression and decided I needed to take time off college so that I could take care of myself. It wasn’t an easy decision for me, and one… View Post

I’m a year in, but sometimes I still feel the growing pains of transitioning from being a college student to working in my first full-time “big-kid” job. The beauty of being a college student that I was the only one depending on myself. It was a curse and a gift, really. I could justify allowing things to fall through the cracks, because really, who was it going to hurt? But that also meant that I felt a lot less pressure. Now my job has me working with a team of wonderful, brilliant people that I think the world of –… View Post

Essential oils are having their moment in a big way – every time I open Pinterest I see a dozen different oil focused pins, and essential oils have been popping up on my Facebook feed for months. To be honest, I was a little skeptical at first. Before I knew more about essential oils and diffusers I thought they were glorified air fresheners. Fast forward to now, and I’m an essential oil convert. Around two months ago I cracked and ordered a Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit thanks to encouragement from my boyfriend’s cousin (thanks, Katie!). Since then I’ve… View Post