• Lifestyle

    The busy girls guide to working out

    Do you ever think back to a time in your life where you said, “Honestly though how bad could it really be?” then six months down the road you’re kicking yourself because IT TURNS OUT PRETTY BAD? This vague-post is courtesy of me convincing myself that working a 40-hour week, doing 16 credit hours a semester, and maintaining a blog would be easy-peasy lemon squeezy. To pile on the workload (because I’m mildly insane and also thrive in chaos) I have decided to add exercise to my life! Now I won’t pretend for one second that I like working out. I hate it. I run for more than a minute…

  • Beauty

    My favorite lazy day outfit

    Hey guys! Remember in my last post when I talked about my favorite Charlotte Russe pants? Well what do ya know here they are making another feature (because I wasn’t joking when I said they are the only pair I want to wear). As someone who works in a setting that requires business casual clothing 5 days a week I live for dressing lazy. A girl can only wear slacks and sweaters so much before her coworkers politely ask her to stop dressing like a 42-year-old cat lady. This past weekend me and my best friend Kierstyn had a girl’s day complete with nails, Baskin Robins, shopping, and chick flicks;…

  • Beauty

    Dressing for Spring when it’s still cold

    Spring Fever is here! I know its not even March yet and it snowed here in the Midwest 3 days ago; but we have also been getting an insane amount of rain and with that all the snow is gone and (hopefully!) so is winter. Today I want to share with you my favorite outfit to wear when I want to feel like spring when the weather is still cold. Light colors, guys I am the queen of black. I’m talking my entire hamper is sometimes all black clothing I have a problem with only buying clothes in black. But lately I have been trading in the dark clothing for…

  • Lifestyle

    Valentine’s day in a Long distance relationship

    Alright guys the day of the year has come; while I usually do not partake in Valentines day festivities this year I had a change of heart and decided that I really freaking love Valentines day. (Idk why y’all I’m feeling the love) So while I usually don’t mind my long-distance relationship its these types of days where I hate it a lot. Instead of being smugly in love this year I am spending my Wednesday night alone, probably eating my weight in conversation hearts. So instead of spending hours reading every couples Instagram post professing their love to each other (no hate because I’m definitely one of them @Calamari.el)…

  • Nuggets of wisdom

    What I learned from my first heartbreak

    The first time I fell in love with a boy I was 17 and a junior in High School. For the sake of this article I will just call him C. I had just moved to my school and didn’t know many people and really didn’t have an interest in dating but as most love stories go there was something special about him. We dated for almost a year before he packed up and headed to University in the fall. We planned to stay together despite the distance until I joined him in four months and we really did believe that our love for each other was enough to withstand…

  • Uncategorized

    How to beat the snow day blues

    As most Midwesterners can attest it appears to be a never-ending winter. While winter storm Liam has pushed everyone inside to avoid the tundra I have been exploring things to do other than reminiscing about summer. Read that book that’s been on your shelf for a year Ya know that book your coworkers have been raving about? The one you ordered and vowed to read but never got around to it because there was always something better to do? Well break it out and get to reading because snowy days inside are best when you can escape to a world that (hopefully) isn’t as cold. You won’t have to worry…

  • Beauty

    Bronze and brows

      Has anyone else felt like January has been 4 months long all on its own? I seriously feel like I have been in this month forever! Maybe I’m crazy y’all. With the cold months dragging on and summer feeling even further away I have been seeking out the perfect look without spending tons of money on spray tans and Sephora. I dread the winter months for many reasons but one of the top ones is that my skin turns pasty and pale (No offense to other people who share this lovely trait) I just feel like I look tired and sick all season. This year for the first time…

  • Beauty

    7 weekend travel essentials

    Whether you’re having a girl’s weekend with your besties or going out of town with your significant other the absolute worst thing is realizing you forgot something important at home. As someone who goes out of town frequently to visit my boyfriend these are the essentials I am always sure to pack when I go out of town to ensure a great weekend away from home! Contact case/glasses Nothing matches the small moment of horror when you realize you forgot your contact case when you’re out of town. You are faced with the option to A. Wear them all night (Which is really really bad for you!) B. Throw them out…

  • Beauty

    The late girls guide to looking fabulous

    There are two things about myself I have come to conclude as absolute truth over the years; 1. I value sleep over most things and 2. Looking anything less than fabulous is simply not an option for me. Thus, I give you: THE LATE GIRLS GUIDE TO LOOKING FABULOUS. First and foremost, I want to be clear that this guide will not require you to wake up early nor will it require you to acquire the skills to get a perfect full face of makeup in 10 minutes before you need to be out the door. The only thing you need is a little bit of prepping time the night…

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    Get to know me

    Hey there! My name is Ari and I want to thank you for the time you took to stop by and read my blog. To begin I would like to let you get to know me a little better so here is a few things about me! To start, I am 20 years old and currently attending Aurora University and majoring in Business Management. I work full time at a company I love and I’m working on building my career. Writing is something I have always loved to do and because I have decided not to pursue journalism as a career I choose to write for anyone willing to read…