Things That (Sometimes) Make Me Better

I just finished reading Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive, a brilliant book on depression and anxiety and all the reasons to, well, stay alive. My favorite quote from the book goes, “once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure,…

19 Best Things I Bought in 2019

Hi everyone – welcome back – today’s post is a little different, instead of grabbing a Kleenex, grab your credit card because I’m breaking down the 19 best things I bought in 2019! 1. Revlon Hairdryer First things first, I bought this hair dryer at the recommendation of an Instagram influencer and while it’s never…

Life Without My Dad

On Christmas Eve, I watched Anderson Cooper interview Stephen Colbert and maybe that was my dad’s gift to me this Christmas, because suddenly I could find the words, when before there weren’t any. I didn’t know how to put it into words, how the world feels without him, how I feel without him, but what…

The Most Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

‘Twas 72 hours before Christmas, when all through the apartment, not a creature was stirring, except for me and my camera and presents. The wrapping paper was flung in front of the Netflix fireplace without care, a last minute Christmas gift guide to share – on camera flashes, on glitter, when what to my wondering…

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…