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I’ve Been Intermittent Fasting for 9 Months – Here’s how it’s going


Hey there! I’m not an expert here, but I am a huge advocate of listening to your body and finding what is best & works for you! This method has personally worked wonders for my physical health (as of mid October 2018, I’ve lost 32 lbs) and my mental health + clarity have never been better. I highly suggest playing around with foods and fasting to see what makes you feel and function at your very best! xx, Melissa March 2017 - July 2018 Truthfully, I started to practice intermittent fasting before I even knew it was a thing. DJ had done intermittent fasting with some workout program he was focusing on a year or so prior, but besides me knowing the name of what he was doing, I did little-to-no research on the…

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How To Order the Starbucks Purple Drink

how to order the starbucks purple drink

When it comes to coffee, I'm not too much of a snob. As long as it has caffeine and it doesn't taste burnt, I'm good to go. I've also been drinking coffee since the ripe old age of 5 (blame my grandparents) so I just generally love the taste of it. I love coffee so much that whenever I go to Starbucks, or any coffee shop for that matter, I don't even think to look at the other menu items. I'm also definitely one of those people that just neeeeeeds their morning cup of joe before I can function, and not to be completely dramatic here, but I'm pretty sure part of my blood type consists of coffee to a certain degree. ;) So when Starbucks launched their secret rainbow drink line, I wasn't…

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With All Things in Life, There is a Season

Cute fall time outfit

With all things in life, there is a season. When I was about 7 years old, I took on conquering piano, but quickly changed my mind when the instructor tried to get me to move my hand position around the keys. (To be perfectly honest, music was never my forte, I'll leave that gift to my brother, Chris.) Then there's a season for more serious things in life, such as break ups, graduating college, moving down south when not knowing a soul, and that little thing known as picking a career path to stick with. I'm a pretty impulsive person. When I set my mind to something, it's happening. I decided on a whim to pursue grad school for education a little over a year ago, put in countless hours and dollars into pre req courses,…

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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…

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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…

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Romping Around Georgetown, Washington DC

El Centro DF Georgetown

There's something about the familiar that's just so... refreshing. Kelcie | April | Myself | Anna | Amanda This past weekend, I traveled back up to my old stomping grounds of Washington DC for a quick 3 day trip. Some of my oldest (and dearest!) friends from high school are still living up there right outside of the city, so I spent the weekend with them brunching, shopping, wandering the city, and too many stomachaches from laughing so hard to count. One piece that I snagged during mine & Amanda's shopping trip to Tyson's was my very first romper! I've been searching high and low for one for months now so I was extremely excited to find the perfect one right before we went to brunch in Georgetown the next morning. Oh, Nordstrom Rack,…

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Cute & Casual Summertime Work Day Look

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Southern summers are HARD to get used to. This is my 2nd summer as a resident of Florida, and I am melting! Having a full time job during the summer months provides a difficult task for me each day: what in the world do I wear? When it's 103 degrees outside, and the office is kept cool, your outfit choices can get a bit confusing. I've found what works best for me in my casual professional space during the sweltering months; skirts! They're so easy to play up or down, add a cardigan while indoors and easily remove once you leave. These simple flats paired great and simple statement necklace added a pop of sparkle without being overly flashy. Chiffon fabric tops are a fashion staple of mine. They're light, able to feel a…

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Instagram Round Up! vol. 1

I realize not alllll of you have Instagram [although I'm extremely obsessed with it and don't understand how not everyone can not be ;) ], so I thought I'd share with you all some of my simple go-to's I typically reserve for my Insta! I have a bit of an obsession with oatmeal. Umm, do you recall this chocolate peanut butter cup or this chocolate covered strawberry recipe??? (drooool). My staple breakfast is most likely oats. This is a cup of plain old fashioned oats cooked in water. After they're cooked, I mix in 1 packet of Truvia, a dash of ground cinnamon, and topped with berries!   Making a big ol' batch of spa water and keeping it in the fridge is an easy way I stay hydrated throughout the week! Here we have 4…