The ever lovely Megan of Adventures of Noble and Pond nominated me to complete the one lovely blog award, which I am so excited to do! Thank you very much Megan, you’re the best! Here are the rules to accept: You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. You must list the rules and display the award. You must add seven facts about yourself. You must nominate other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated. This award has no restrictions as to who you can nominate. You must follow the blogger who nominated you. Seven Facts About Me. I am an outgoing introvert. What this means is that I have no problems being around people, holding conversations, or even being the center of attention – to an extent.  This can only go on for so long and then I get mentally exhausted, I literally am not able to focus after a few hours of intense group interaction. I’ve been known to nap during group hangouts in my basement. My energy definitely comes from time spent alone or with my boyfriend, but after withdrawing for an… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mantervention . All opinions are 100% mine. I am a total homebody, yet I enjoy hanging around people and having fun. With that said movie nights are right up my alley. I get to spend time with my friends but without having to leave the comfort of my room, and that cannot be beat. The one thing I will say about movie nights, and maybe you can relate, is that it’s nearly impossible to decide on which movie to watch. Personally I am a sucker for romantic comedies, and my boyfriend loves action. Our friends are all over the place and in the time it takes us to decide on a movie we could already have been half way through one. Luckily, I’ve recently been introduced to a movie that we can all agree on: Mantervention. The movie is definitely more of the guys’ in my group’s brand of humor, though I most definitely enjoyed it as well. The opening of the movie introduces us to die hard romantic, Spencer who loses all hope in love when his heart is broken. We get to see just how dire his situation is via his… View Post

Depending where you live, you may no longer be striving for that perfect ‘bikini body.’ With fall approaching quickly (a little too quickly, if you ask me.) it’s easy to fall into a fitness slump, considering you can hide behind bulky sweaters and layers upon layers of clothing. But I’m here to tell you not to do that! “But Moooorrrgannnn, it’s not like anyone is going to see my body until summer, I’ll just work out then.” Well, that’s true. You will be hidden away all winter, unless you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with beautiful weather all year round. But, you should strive to make healthy decisions for your body all year round anyways because it will really impact not just your looks, but how you feel, as well. I found a list of benefits on Livestrong, and to name a few by living healthily you: Protect your body from pesky medical issues such as osteoporosis, strokes, and heart disease. You’ll maintain a healthy weight. *Note: healthy is not one size fits all. What’s healthy for one person may be under/overweight for another. Stabilize your mood. Bye-bye mood swings! Increase your focus Now those are just a few benefits. I… View Post

A more appropriate title may have been: confessions of a compulsive scheduler. Never in my life have I been one to be completely organized with my life put together. And for the most part – that’s still true. My desk is a mess, my sock drawer is a disaster area, and I can’t tell you how many bobby pins are scattered about this tiny dorm room. But with a quick glance at my planner you would probably try to institutionalize me for an organization compulsion. I have never really used a planner before. I mean, I’d always had them and sometimes would write my assignments down on a good day, but that was all. This summer right as I was getting ready for school, I bought a five dollar planner from Walmart and haven’t looked back. I have come to depend on my planner and looking at what is planned for my day is one of the first things that I do every morning. I use my planner for 6 main categories: Assignments Test dates Blogging Clubs Social Plans Miscellaneous reminders My planner has both monthly and weekly pages, so I’m able to see what my entire month is going to look like, but also… View Post

Today I would like to introduce all of you you to someone very special: My Zumba instructor, IK, who is going to be the latest woman I am featuring in my You Go Girl! Series. If any of you have ever done Zumba, then you know that it is energizing, fun, and powerful. Coincidentally, I would use those same words to describe I.K.. I was fortunate enough to meet I.K last October when my mom and I were invited to her class by my boyfriend’s mom. We were both hooked, and lets be honest – as fun as Zumba is, half the reason we keep coming back was for I.K.’s magnetic personality. Originally from Nigeria, I.K. has lived here in the United States for quite some time now and she works advocating for immigrants at the Quad City Alliance for Immigrants. I asked I.K. who her biggest role model was, and unsurprisingly she said that she was. After you read our interview, I’m sure you won’t be surprised why, and you yourself might walk away with a new role model. What was your motivation in moving to America? I moved to America with a dream. I knew I was coming to the land of opportunities,… View Post