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Friends & Family, My Life, Travel Adventures

A Night Out in Charlotte, North Carolina


Hola, mis amores!  Last week, Dj and I traveled down to Cancun, Mexico to meet up with my best friend, Sara (remember her from our adventures exploring North Florida?), and her fiance, Waugh. None of had ever been to Cancun before, but Sara + Waugh bought this ridiculous vacation package while in Cozumel a few years ago. Wanting to take advantage of another trip before the package ended, we talked about doing a couples trip... aka Baecation (don't hate me, hehe.) So, on a whim, we looked online, found a 5 day block that worked for the 4 of our work schedules and booked the trip all within 48 hours. I'm a huge advocator for traveling as much as possible (I lived in London for a bit, travel out to California pretty frequently, and…

Friends & Family, My Life

Snow Day Survival Guide


When it comes to snow days, I’m a self-proclaimed pro. Living in the mountains of West Virginia for almost 6 years taught me a thing or two about how to battle snow and wind so cold you can feel it in your bones. West Virginia University during the beginning of snow storm, Sandy *hint: it’s all about staying inside. ;) When I was in college, I was all about the snow. I would go snowboarding with my friend, Katie, after chemistry class every Thursday night, we would walk across the dead roads to Eat n' Park for some late night grilled stickies (like a cinnamon roll, but with honey- omg), stay in all day drinking adult beverages while I dominated in Mario Kart & Mario Party... once we even thought up the brilliant idea…

Blogging, Friends & Family, My Life, Tips & What I've Learned

10 Things I’ve Learned Since Turning 25


So, last week I turned 25 years old. A quarter of a century... 25 years... insanity. Apparently, when you turn 25 years old, people start considering you a "grown up" and "able to make her own decisions in life", including daunting tasks, such as making dentist appointments. Side note: I have still yet to do this... sorry, mom. Even though I don't feel as though I'm old enough to actually make my own health decisions and keep myself alive, I thought I'd share some insights I've had since coming to the realization that I'm officially a quarter. (century, that is) 10 Things I've Learned Since Turning 25 1. It's okay to not to be settled into a relationship by now. My single friends (hiii, guys!) are divided into 2 distinct groups: those who are…

Breakfast, Drinks, Friends & Family, My Life, Recipe Box

Thanksgiving 2015 Recap

Orange County California

When I was younger, Thanksgiving was my least favorite holiday. I wasn't that much of a fan of turkey, I wasn't big on sitting at a table for hours, and I definitely wasn't favoring holidays that didn't include presents. ;) Since then, my preferences have changed. I am now a huge fan of Thanksgiving- especially since I live so far away from my family & it allows me to travel to visit them at least this time of the year. This past Thanksgiving, I saved up enough time from work to fly out to California and visit my family. :) Love my family! We had a few wine nights... Candid shots are the best! Sisters are great. I love my brothers too, of course, but this break we only had the girls. We decided…

Fashion, Friends & Family, JAXplore, My Life, Personal Look Book

Florida Georgia Game & Halloween Weekend

Halloween Costume Ideas

Justin, Dj, myself, Brian, and Mel Halloween is probably the holiday that most makes me miss the innocence of being a kid. Christmas, Thanksgiving, and those family based holidays you never outgrow, but Halloween is one of those that you can actually be considered "too grown up for". [I don't think I'll ever be one of those people though!] I so vividly remember being 7 years old, dressed as a witch and comparing our candy hauls on the living room floor. Bargaining away my Butterfingers and Milk Duds for Reeses and Almond Joys. I have not yet hit the stage of too old to go out and enjoy myself on this festive holiday, but seeing all the cute trick-or-treaters just gives me all those nostalgic feels. Every year on Halloween, Florida plays Georgia in…

Book Reviews, Dinner, Drinks, Eating Out, Fashion, Friends & Family, JAXplore, Lunch, My Life, Personal Look Book, Recipe Box

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Southern Tier Beer

I'm always shocked at how quickly time goes. I mean, it feels like it was just yesterday I packed up my things in West Virginia and moved to Florida, but here we are, just hitting over our year & a half mark. Sometimes, it nice to just pause and reflect on what's going on with you right now. As a whole, I think we tend to always be thinking in the future; "I have to study now so that I can get into a good school. I need to go to a good school and obtain a degree so that I can provide for a family I do not have yet.." And so on and so on. I'm not saying preparing for the future is a bad thing, I'm simply stating that it's nice…

Friends & Family, JAXplore, My Life, Travel Adventures

Labor Day Weekend Getaway

Amelia Island Florida

Weekends tend to fly by lately. It's nice when one slows down a bit and you actually feel like you had some time off. This past Labor Day weekend, my mom came down to Florida to visit for 3 days. We decided to go out to have a relaxing weekend in my favorite nearby vacation spot, Amelia Island. On Friday, we stayed in Jacksonville and had dinner on the beach. It was nearly empty out and a beautiful night! Life really is better on the sea; it's just so calming. [don't worry, I took my shoes off ;) I am no shoeby] After dinner & Sweet Frog, we spent the night hanging out with wine and Netflix. We woke up early the next morning to head to the island. One of my mom's friends…

Eating Out, Friends & Family, My Life, Travel Adventures

Welcome to Miami!

This weekend was all about salt in the air & sand in our hair! If you follow me on Instagram [which you really should! ;) ] you would have seen that we went down to Miami Beach for the weekend. I've only been to South Beach once with my college roommate, Aubrey, but that was when we were 20 years old, and I knew I had to experience Miami again now that I'm living 4.5 hours away and of age! Since creating my  Summer Bucket List, I've been dedicated to complete it and Miami was #7 on that list! The water in Miami is so beautiful! I hadn't seen water this clear since visiting Greece & am still in awe that this beach is located in America. Don't get me wrong, America is filled…