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Essentials of the Week!

Happy Friday, friends! This week seriously took it out of me, but thankfully as you’re reading this I am relaxing up north at my parents’ cottage in Michigan. I can’t wait for a weekend full of quality time with family, friends, and of course, the dogs! Follow along on the adventures on Instagram! (Do you follow me?!)   In addition to my weekend getaway, I’m planning on hunting through all of the incredible finds in the Nordstrom sale to help…

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Beauty

The 5 Most Essential Items In My Beauty Routine

Growing up, I was never the girl who was super “in the know” or very involved in things like makeup, cosmetics, and beauty. If I’m being honest – I’m stillΒ very much a newbie compared to a lot of people that I know, but I’ve always preferred to keep things simple! I try to focus on just the essential items that help me look and feel my best, without betraying my natural look.   That said, since I’ve entered my 20’s…

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Lifestyle,Organization

3 Easy Steps to Simplify Your Life for Summer

I know everyone always talks about spring cleaning, but this year I got a little bit of a late start on that. Something about summer to me just always feels fresh and lighter, and it makes me want my life and home to reflect that, too! That’s why I made aΒ huge task list for ways to simplify everything down right as summer officially began.   With my old roommate moving out in the first week of June, it felt like…

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Lifestyle

Essentials of the Week + Quick Life Update

Whew…it’s been a little while since we’ve had one of these, huh?! Things have been so hectic (per usual when its summer in Chicago!) between traveling, working extra hours, and trying to re-discover a little thing called sleep.   That’s why I thought I’d start off this week’s Friday post with a quick little life update! You’ve already seen some glimpses into my recent travels on my Prague Recap post (If you haven’t, definitely go check it out!) but there…

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Books,Lifestyle

5 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List Right Now

I don’t think there is any activity I love more in life than reading. My only complaint I have about my reading habits is that I fly through them so quickly, they never last me more than three days! I’m super picky when it comes to choosing what books I want to read, so it can take me a while in between books to start up a new one.   On the one hand, this is great because out of…

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Lifestyle,Recipes

Easy & Tasty Summer Pasta Salad!

One of my favorite things about the weather getting warmer is all of the delicious summery food – fresh fruit, popsicles, grilling outside, salads…any excuse to snack on something fresh and tasty and I’m there! One of my favorite things to whip up quickly in the summer is an easy pasta salad. They’re perfect if you’re going to a party or BBQ, but it’s also a great option for packed lunches to take to work!   There are so many…

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