6 Ways I’m Reducing My Footprint in 2018

I’ve proudly embraced my status as the hippie in my friend group: I’m the veggie munching, plant loving, trying-to-save-the-world mom of my friends. And lately? I’ve really been focused on the “trying to save the world” portion of my personality my reducing my environmental footprint. My dad tries to protect my bleeding heart by always telling me, “You can’t help everyone,” and I’ve made it my mission to prove him wrong. (Love you, dad!) The truth is, there are ways that I can help everyone and I’ve been trying to be really conscious about making choices that not only make my own…

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How I’m Taking Control of My Mental Health

Long time no chat, friends! This is the longest I’ve gone without sitting down and blogging since I can remember and first and foremost: I’m sorry. First: I’m sorry for the ramble-y nature of this post. I’m writing stream of conscious and very heart-to-heart focused. I’m not aiming for polished. I just want to get my words out! Secondly, I do know that as of late I’ve definitely dropped the ball when it comes to blogging, and I’ve gotten a lot of nice emails and comments from all of you that have gone unanswered (it’s on my must-do to-do list…

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How to Plan for the Best Spring Break Ever

This post is written in partnership with Tampax and Amazon. All opinions are my own. Spring Break is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m not in school anymore, but that doesn’t mean I’m not fully planning on taking advantage of spring break travel deals. I’ve been talking a lot with my friends on taking a trip this spring, and we’ve pitched ideas from the Wisconsin Dells to Costa Rica and just about everywhere in between. Clearly decision making isn’t any of our strong suits. With that said, no matter where we end up, a few…

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#WinterSkinProblems and 4 Tips for Solving Them

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. As far as skin goes, I’ve always been pretty lucky. I get hormonal breakouts on my chin, and I have some gnarly dark circles that have existed since I was born (thanks, genetics), but my real skin woes come in the form of dry skin. It could be 80 degrees and humid, and I’ll still probably have chapped lips and dry under eyes if I’m not keeping on top of my skincare, but in the winter, the problem is elevated. Fun…

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Give Your Room a Makeover with Modsy: Apartment Edition

This post is written in collaboration with Modsy. All opinions are my own. I moved into my dream apartment a few months ago, furnished it with the necessities, and then kind of lost motivation. Once I got my desk and my couch and my TV and a few decor pieces for good measure, it felt done enough that I didn’t have that same drive to constantly check Goodwill for new furniture pieces or peruse the home decor aisles of Target in an obsessive manner. Despite my lack of fervor in completing the decorating process, I’ll be the first to admit…

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