Birthday Weekend in DC

My 24th birthday weekend in D.C. was nothing short than an absolute dream! It involved a brunch that took me back in time, stumbling upon a  Madewell sale, stops around my beloved city, and the most endearing friends. The day held some of my favorite D.C. things. Therefore, I’m sharing what I did on my […]

January 13, 2019

Birthday Weekend in Washington DC Cute Balloons around Bed Idea

Life in DC, Lifestyle

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2018 New Year Instagram Story Templates!

Let’s end 2018 with some fun, shall we?! I’m a 3w4 on the Enneagram — so all my feelings and reflecting is heightened around the end of the year. With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I wanted to bring that reflection to our Instagram stories! So, I made these 2018 New Year Instagram […]

December 29, 2018

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Free Stuff, Lifestyle

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2018 Recap: Year of Checking Off Bucket List Items

Click to watch my 6 minute 2018 Recap Video: My 2018 was my favorite journey around the sun yet! That’s why I wanted to create this 2018 Recap: Year of Checking Off Bucket List Items! It includes trips to 7 countries (Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Haiti, England, Uganda, and Kenya), plus 2 trips to New […]

December 28, 2018

My 2018 had trips to 7 countries (Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Haiti, England, Uganda, and Kenya), plus 2 trips to New York City! I got to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in person on the Royal Wedding Day! I went to 4 celebrity events: Sam Smith, Childish Gambino, Florence + the Machine, and Michelle Obama's Becoming book tour (where Barack Obama made a surprise appearance)! I moved to a new apartment in Washington, D.C. and I love living in DC more than ever before. I got to be a public speaker at 2 conferences! And I checked ELEVEN items off of my bucket list! It was an amazing year!

Lifestyle, Photos + Vlogs, Travel

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My Favorite Things: Christmas Present Ideas 2018

Click to watch video: It’s the happiest time of the year, and I have had a blast planning out what I’m going to give my friends and family. When you know what to get someone, gift giving is a rush. However, when you don’t know what your loved ones would like, it can be super […]

December 6, 2018

Lifestyle, Trades of Hope

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My Skincare Routine

 I grew up with acne, and I used to think that skincare was a retail ploy to get people to spend hundreds of dollars a year on products for their skin that don’t work. Well, now I’m a huge believer! It totally works. (Or I’m just another fool putting placebo goop on my face […]

November 29, 2018

Beauty, Lifestyle

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Tint Your Own Eyebrows! (with Beard Dye)

I was looking into getting my tiny eyebrows microbladed, but holy guacamole it’s expensive! I want luscious brows when I wake up, but I don’t want it that bad. Then I found out about tinting your eyebrows at home with BEARD DYE. I kid you not. It costs about $8 (for the box of dye), I had […]

October 29, 2018

Beauty, Lifestyle

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