gift ideas

Valentine’s Day Gifts

So I think a lot of these gifts work for girlfriends and sisters and mom and your besties, but also totally work if you want to get yourself a little something special. I’m personally eyeing all of these things! A lot of different price points here too, so there should be something for just about everyone:


Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

It’s no secret that I love to bake. I could spend hours whipping up dozens of cookies, cakes, and other concoctions! One thing that I’ve tried to perfect over the years is royal icing. I’ve had some minimal success, but they never end up looking like Pinterest-perfect cookies. On New Year’s Eve, I decided to…


5 Rituals That Might Make Life Better

Maxie and I are very different in a lot of ways, but we also have some of the same quirks. I think that following rituals is one thing we both do– and love. For me, it’s all about taking a few small moments throughout the day to slow down, decompress, and gain perspective. 5 Rituals That…


How to Meet People

This has been a question that I’ve gotten for years. I always find it funny because sometimes I don’t think I’m very good at meeting people. Although I’d say I’ve been successful at meeting some of the best people throughout the years, I generally feel not that great at the actual act of meeting them. It’s…


My Daily Uniform

While my daily uniform isn’t as extreme as wearing the exact same thing (or same color) every day, but I have a routine when getting dressed. Unless I have something where I need to get dressed up, my everyday outfit generally looks a little bit like


On My Radar

The best part of the week was definitely traveling to DC to speak to a couple of classes at Georgetown. It was an incredible honor. I was on the phone with my mom, walking around campus after, and I told her I wish I could write a letter to my freshman self to tell her…


Cute Workout Leggings

I honestly can’t believe how much I love working out now. It’s a huge motivator for me to know that I enjoy the classes. When I’m forcing myself to get out of the apartment and into the car, I may not be completely thrilled about going to work out, but I go. Because I know I’m going to feel great afterward.


Nominated for a Shorty Award

Yesterday I found such a surprise in my inbox. I was nominated for a Shorty Award, which features top people across social media. I’m so honored to be nominated for the lifestyle category but I’m up against huge influencers. That said… I know you guys are the best and very loyal and I would love it…


Everyday Jewelry

Remember the days of layering tons of bracelets, wearing heavy statement necklaces, and stacking chunky watches? I loved it as much as the next girl, but now I’m all about simple really nice pieces.

I think that understated jewelry actually says a lot and right now I’m more interested in investing in nice things I can wear forever than stocking up on a ton of cheap things.

On occasion I will wear a fun statement (like fun earrings) with a basic outfit, but for the most part I’m keeping things super simple with studs, a necklace, a bracelet and/or watch, and maybe a ring.