Keeping My Skin Happy With Aveda

When A and I first moved to Ohio, it was the only time in our lives that we had encountered truly cold weather. Don’t get me wrong, snowboarding is my favorite sport and I was up in the snow as often as possible growing up. But midwest cold? It is a whole different animal than California “cold”. Ohio was pretty much unbearable for me 11 months out of the year. The winters started in late October, and continued clear through April – we decided to move when we got back from a trip in April and the ground had a foot of…

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New Series // Feb Bento Box lunch

Hello amigos! Today is a really exciting day on the blog because we are introducing one of my new favorite series…*drumroll* our monthly bento box! Working at a preschool has gotten me really into the nostalgia of packing a “real” lunch. Seeing the kids adorable heart shaped sandwiches and homemade snacks has got me feeling like my lunches might be a little lackluster. Typically when it comes to lunches I am either rushing to stuff leftovers into a tupperware container, or I am hastily slapping together a PB&J. It is not exactly a pretty picture and I must say that it…

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How to Find Pants That Fit

Everyone talks about the typical college experience: solo cups, toga parties, all night study sessions, eating couch pizza… you get the drill. The only thing different for me in college was that I attended art school. So…basically there were zero wild frat parties and 100% staying up all night sewing parties. While that life felt insane and stressful at the time, I am so glad that I did it because it helped me meet some really cool people, like my friend Tony. Tony was not only going to school full time like everyone else in our class, he was also the…

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Repairing Damaged Hair Naturally with NightBlooming

Before we jump into this post here, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for bearing with me while we moved to Austin this past week. Things have definitely been hectic to say the least, and incredibly unexpected – i.e. I am now working a few days a week as a preschool teacher and our moving truck has still yet to arrive (#yay/#yikes). That is the thing that I love about new beginnings though, no matter how organized and hyper-controlling I am, nothing goes to plan and it gives you such an amazing fresh start. We are living…

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Staying Hydrated with Nalgene – GIVEAWAY!!! **CLOSED**

A special congratulations to our winners Katie Allen (won our glow in the dark bottle) and Nicole Akerman (won our 24oz fly mouth bottle). Thanks to all who participated 🙂 A few years back I decided to try my first ever Bikram yoga class. For those of you who don’t know, Bikram is a ninety minute yoga class conducted in a room of 104 degrees. The class was insanely challenging and at the end of it, I felt that I had lost about a liter of sweat! All I wanted to do was chug my entire water bottle, a measly 16oz…

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