I’ll Take an Internship over Some Job

Drip. drip. drip. I stood there, amidst the drizzle as I waited to walk out onto the field for Miami University’s graduation ceremony. I looked around the sea of red surrounding me. Thousands of spry, soon-to-be grads were celebratory in their tones, filled with relief that they’ve made it. But there was uncertainty in some…

The 48-Hour Boston Marathon

I never thought I would be able to relate to Kevin McCallister from Home Alone until my recent trip to Boston. No, it’s not because my parents leave on trips without me or that I have to set up booby traps around my house to ward off two crazy guys. It’s because I have officially mastered…

36 Hours in Shanghai

When was the last time your flight was delayed by a day, your luggage was lost on another continent and your trip to Shanghai turned into a 36-hour adventure? If you are prone to bad luck when you travel, congrats, you’ve come to the right place. This blog is here to save you energy, time…

DONUT Mess with Brides-To-Be

Do you ever feel like going into a donut shop, buying a dozen and just eating them in one sitting? Yeah, me neither. However, starting off my day with a delicious donut from “brewnuts” in Cleveland – they infused their dough with beer, hence the name – sounded like a great idea. This week’s #WeddingWednesday…

Can’t Say “I DO” without You!

Perhaps the most exciting part of the wedding planning process is selecting your bridal party and thinking of creative ways to “propose” to them. I didn’t even have to exert much brain power on this one – my five best pals are my world and I can’t imagine marrying my better half without them at…

With a Venue, Along Came the Date

Picture your six-year-old self. Remember going to the ice cream shop on a hot, summer day and coming up to the vendor with exuberant energy, practically bouncing off of the walls because you couldn’t wait to get Cookie Dough on top of Superman with a dash of sprinkles? Oh, and the moment your world came…

Skin is a Beautiful Thing… Wear It Well!

A few months ago, I was sitting across from my soon-to-be grandmother and Mary Kay guru (she knows all things beauty), Nana Louisa, complimenting how soft her cheek felt after our traditional tight hug. She told me the #1 rule to having great skin is moisturizing and wearing sunscreen, and I, of course, nodded. Fast…

Social Media Can Wait

If you’ve been following along, then you’d know I got engaged 11 days ago. And if you haven’t…. TADA! I’m engaged 🙂 I felt compelled to write about why we waited to make the announcement and why I highly recommend couples do the same. My fiancĂ© and I decided to wait a few days before…

A Million Times Yes

In most little girls’ dreams, the thought of marriage crosses their minds at some point or another. Of course, I was and am one of those little girls, dreaming of the day my very own Prince Charming would come sweeping me off of my feet. And he came on January 19th, 2018. Although I’m biased,…

Fueled by Passion… and Hairspray

Three months ago, a hairstylist, a salon and a product changed my life. Yes, that may sound dramatic, but trust me when I say I feel ten times happier and more fabulous, and so does my hair. Before I decided to get Klix, I did my research — numerous consulting appointments for different types of…

Be the Sunshine Mixed with a Little Hurricane

Did you wake up this morning feeling like you can conquer the world? Okay, maybe not the world, but definitely your job or your kids or whatever lies ahead… I know I did after watching the Golden Globes. #Oprah4President2020 It wasn’t her speech that fueled my motivation for today, but rather, her delivery and her…

A His & Hers Kind of Christmas

My boyfriend, Vince, recently bought a beautiful, tall Christmas tree to set up in his living room. It’s a 9-foot artificial tree with six different light settings, allowing you to choose from all white light to all multi-color to a rapid switch between the two. It’s the perfect mixture for both of our tastes –…