2017 Reading Challenge – Calling all Bookworms

Are you a bookworm? If so, then you MUST check out Pop Sugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge. As a huge book lover, but one who doesn’t get nearly enough time to read, I thought partaking in this challenge would be the perfect push I need to ensure I’m reading…ALL year! So I’ve decided to join and want to invite all of you!  Continue reading “2017 Reading Challenge – Calling all Bookworms”


Daily Recommendation: Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

August 9: Homemade Oatmeal Raising Cookies

I recently bought two containers of old fashioned Quaker Oats and after attempting for the nth time to make it a breakfast regular, I realized it was useless. I just don’t like the taste of it! On the inside of the cover, there was a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies (my parents’ favorite). So I thought I would give it a shot. The recipe is super easy and not very time consuming. 

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Daily Recommendation: Nette’s Boutique

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April 25: Nette’s Boutique

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Ever find yourself at a card store and wonder why you’re paying $8 for a card that was mass produced, not personal and you know didn’t cost that much to make? Ever pick up a card and think to yourself, “Did I  buy this one last year? Was it for the person I’m buying it for now? Was it for someone else? How do I remember or keep track? Trust me, I know the feeling. I’ve been investing money at Papyrus for years on end and find myself buying the same 12 collection of cards each year. I can’t even keep track of which friend is receiving which card and how embarrassing would it be to give the same card to the same person, twice?! 

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Daily Recommendation: If You Can’t Travel, READ!

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April 4: If You Can’t Travel, READ!

I’m an avid traveler and I used to be an avid reader; it’s unfortunately becoming more and more difficult to find time for the latter. But, recently I made a decision to read one book a month. I figured if I can make time for everything else in my life, a few minutes of reading before bed should not be so tasking. With that new goal in mind, I bring you today’s recommendation.


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Daily Recommendation: 7 Day Compilation

I am so sorry for the lack of daily recommendation posts over the last two weeks (!!), but I’ve been on travel and super busy which has led to a seriously (and inexcusable) lapse in posts. So, I thought I would do a multi-day recommendation post instead (in an attempt to catch up). And I promise to get back on track, very soon! 

So without further ado, here are my 7 day daily recommendations! 

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Daily Recommendation: Swing Time

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May 5/6: Swing Time!

FullSizeRender 208This weekend, I spent it with my friend from high school (and my first college roommate) back on the swing sets in front of our freshman dorm at our university. It was a serious walk down memory lane. We used to spend hours swinging, looking at the night sky and discussing life (consisting mainly of the matters of the heart).  Continue reading “Daily Recommendation: Swing Time”

Daily Recommendation: Do Something New Every Month

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March 1: Do Something New Every Month

It’s not always easy to do something new every week, but doing something new every month is totally attainable, you just have to be open minded about what “new” thing to try. It can be something as simple as reading a new book (technically not a new activity, but it is a new item you’re indulging in) or dabbing into a new skill (baking, painting, archery) or something completely wacky (trampoline jumping) or something travel oriented (taking a weekend or even day trip to a new destination in your state/city) or something incredibly daring (traveling solo for some and jumping off a plane for others) or something to better your health (yoga, zumba, walking/running your first 5K) or last but certainly not least, volunteering your time (at a soup kitchen, shelter, after school program, etc.) Continue reading “Daily Recommendation: Do Something New Every Month”

Daily Recommendation: Paint Nite

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February 19: Paint Nite

I love painting! I just didn’t know it until I went to my first Paint Nite, which was further confirmed from the subsequent second and third paint nites.

Paint Nite is usually a 2 hour session in a bar/restaurant where you follow the instructor and create your own masterpieces, all while sipping your favorite alcoholic (or non alcoholic) beverage. It’s a great atmosphere to let loose, hang out with your favorite people and give painting a shot. The funniest thing is, you actually learn quite a bit about painting (techniques, colors, etc.) but you don’t necessarily realize it at the time.


By the way, you don’t have to be a drinker to enjoy paint nite. I’ve been to three, never having sipped a single time and I had a blast! Check out my “masterpieces”. 




Although I’ve only done painting with Paint Nite, there are plenty of other companies out there offering the same service.Check out Groupon for deals near you.

Happy Painting!

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February 15: Fujifilm Intax Mini Camera

My Intax Mini
My Intax Mini

The Fujifilm Intax Mini camera was a birthday gift last year from a dear friend and for the traveler in me, it’s been a delightful gift! I use it to take one polaroid shot of every place I travel. It’s an instant memory that I later attach to my bulletin board in my bedroom. I love the instant reminder of the places I’ve gone to. But whether you travel or not, this is an incredibly fun camera to have for anyone who loves photography and loves to capture moments that are tangible. With the usage of social media, none of us really print pictures and stick them in an album anymore. But with the instax mini camera, you have the ability to have a printed picture, instantly to create scrapbooks, add to your room decoration or just because! The option to be creative are endless.  Continue reading “Daily Recommendation:”

Daily Recommendation: Valentine’s Day DIY

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February 14: Valentine’s Day DIY

Today is Valentine’s day and the DIY I’m about to share with you is a great gift for ANYONE you love in your life (from significant others to siblings and everyone in between).

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Date Night for Each Month

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