Island Essentials 

IT’S VACATION TIME!! 🏝
Here are a few new things I’m taking in my beach bag this year!

  1. A Suspenseful Beach ReadInto the Water by Paula Hawkins. This book was so good I read the whole thing on my flight to Jamaica. You can purchase it on amazon here!
  2. Mary Kay After-Sun Gel– This gel is cool and refreshing. It eliminates the itchy dry skin that happens after too much sun exposure. This is a must
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Citrus Summer Soirée 

I hosted a little summer citrus themed gathering with a few of my girlfriends and of course had to dress the part! I found this little number while insta-stalking one of my favorite Victoria’s Secret models (s/o to Romee!). The dress is Michael Kors and the color is called “Mandarin”. I wasn’t quite sure I would be able to pull the color off with my red hair but I really love how bright and cheery it is! Even if I … Read More

Rose Gold Travel Gear

Everything is coming up roses! 

Are you obsessed with rose gold? Yea.. me too! That’s why I had to share my favorite suitcase with you. This metallic stunner is made by iFLY and comes in all three sizes. I chose the carry-on because I try to always pack as light as possible.

The link to purchase the suitcase is HERE and it also comes in gold metallic!


As for the rest of my travel outfit:

White jeans and tank: Express… Read More

Faking it: My 5 Favorite Sunless Tanners!

5 Favorite Sunless Tanners

Are you looking for a good self tanner that doesn’t leave you orange and streaked? Being a redhead, I have really fair skin. I have to be extremely careful in the sun on vacation. I usually wear tons of sunscreen and a hat the entire time at the beach. But… I still want to LOOK tanned while avoiding the burns and blisters, so I use sunless tanners!

We have all heard about self tanning mishaps of … Read More

Cooking with Hello Fresh

The Not-So Pioneer Woman Cooks

Last week, I conducted a little kitchen experiment using Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is a meal kit delivery service that sends healthy portioned meals to your door with detailed cooking instructions. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not very skilled in the kitchen to say the least. (Earlier this year, I had the “Great Egg Explosion of 2017” in my kitchen after the simple task of boiling eggs went south!) Despite my past … Read More

Advice to My Younger Self

We all have heard the question…

“What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?”

But have you ever truly stopped to think about what your answer would be? There are so many things that we “live and learn” while growing up. I partly wish I could go back and tell myself to let my bangs grow out and to stop wearing blue eyeliner. Yet, if you had one chance to send a little message in … Read More

Half-Pony Hair Style with CHI


I had the awesome privilege to film this Half-Pony video tutorial with Rocky Vitelli and CHI Haircare.
I have to tell you, prior to this shoot I probably would have never been brave enough to give the style a try but now it is one of my favorite ways to style my hair! I think its so trendy and fun…

Love or Hate? Let me know what you think!

 

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!!

Happy Thursday!!

In celebration of #ThirstyThursday and one successful first month of blogging, I wanted to do a special giveaway for my readers! Follow the instructions below to be entered to win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.

Now you can go out and get a Unicorn drink for you and your friends!

Giveaway details:

What do I win? – $25 Starbucks Gift Card

How do I win it? – Enter your email to subscribe to my blog (On the sidebar Read More

Get Smarter with The Skimm

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Today is like a Monday for me. (Insert a large amount of coffee here) I am back to the school week grind after a wonderful spring break and Easter holiday! Since we are all coming down from a chocolate bunny sugar-high today, I thought I would share with you the way I start every morning!

When I get to work I power up my computer and immediately check my email for The Skimm. The Skimm is a … Read More

True Life: I am a First Grade Teacher

I SURVIVED! I am officially on Spring Break!!

For those of you who are not teachers, allow me to explain… Spring is a very interesting time in the life of an educator, especially in elementary school! The kids are crazed with spring fever and the teachers are simply exhausted from trying to corral their focus.

In celebration of having some time to sleep in and decompress for a few days, I thought I would share a few teacher memes … Read More