November Update

Hello everyone, happy November – this is the part where I apologize for being away for a bit and tell you how sorry and how busy I’ve been and promise that things are back on track, but not today. Today, I’m happy to report that I’ve been so blissfully happy IRL that I totally forgot…

Best of the Hudson Valley – A Fall Day in and around Kingston, NY

GUYS – I love fall, always have always will, October is forever my favorite month and honestly the time of year I feel most alive and myself, but this fall has been especially magical, for a lot of reasons, but mostly because in the early mornings of our fall-filled days, Darren and I have been…

Is it a Scam? Buying Sponsored Products on Instagram

OKAY, I got the craziest response when I posted an IG story asking you guys if you wanted to see me do an Instagram made me buy it/is it a scam? blog post, so here we are. Today, I’m reviewing Tula, a skincare brand that boasts probiotics as skin perfecting, Skyn Iceland, the brand that…

Fall Favorites

It’s officially fall y’all, that means pumpkin spice is in season, but so is Burgundy nail-polish, chunky knits, lace-up boots, and all my favorite things! I wanted to do a little beauty round-up and thought I’d share what I’m loving this October. First things first, I already dedicated an entire blog post to Olive &…

Life Update: Keeping the World at Arm’s-Length

I couldn’t stop talking about my new job, until I started it and realized a few things about myself I didn’t expect when I was dancing in my bedroom with all the promise of a new beginning… I’m not good at asking for help… It didn’t occur to me how hard it would be being…

The One Story I Never Told

I was 16 the fall I fell in love with you. I don’t know what made me sign up to do cross country, but I think it was the proximity of that four hundred meter track to the boy’s soccer field and the fact that I had the biggest crush on a boy with two…

Taylor Swift Inspired Diary-Dump

In case you live under a rock: Taylor Swift released her new album, Lover, last week and I’ve listened to it on repeat and have been loving everything that Lover has to offer ever since. It’s her comeback album and maybe her best one yet. From forgetting that the Reputation era even existed, to dissing…

May&June Reads: Leaders Eat Last/The Happiness Advantage

I know what you’re thinking! Stephanie gave up on her year long reading project… and truth be told you’re kind of right! The thing is… I’ve been struggling to finish my May read, which made it difficult to start my June read, and nearly impossible to start a new book in July and suddenly August…

Trying Recipes from Queer Eye – Butternut Squash Soup

Queer Eye is literally the best show ever made; those boys are so fucking cute, and make me laugh and cry and believe that there’s good stuff in this life, and I want to nominate my mom and be best friends with JVN, because we could have the most gorg friendship moment of all time;…