Gifts For Men

Gifts For Men

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Today I wanted to share my top picks for gifts for men. Whether it’s a significant other, brother, brother-in-law, or father, I think all of my picks work. Somehow, most of my picks ended up with a travel theme, but alas, travel materials are something most of the men I know don’t buy for themselves, so would be great gifts, especially if you have travel planned in the new year! When I need gifts for men, I got to Mark and Graham or Kiel James Patrick, pretty much exclusively. Continue reading “Gifts For Men”

Gifts for the Home/Hostess

Gifts for the Home/Hostess

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Are you heading home for the holidays or attending a series of holiday parties? You’ll need the perfect gift for your hostess. Are you interested in giving someone a gift for their home? Then this is the gift guide for you! I love home decor and I think a simple home decor item can be the perfect gift for hostesses or a parent or sibling. Continue reading “Gifts for the Home/Hostess”

December Daily: Why I Participate

December Daily: Why I Participate

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With Thanksgiving this week, and the holiday season in full swing, I wanted to share why I participate in Ali Edward’s December Daily project as a 20-something, single, childless person. When I tell people I scrapbook my way through December, they usually look at me with a few expressions: (1) confusion, (2) “wow, you’re a grandma” or (3) support. People who know me know I love taking photos and I love the holiday season. Christmas music, holiday drinks, fuzzy sweaters, Hallmark movies, I’ll have it all. The holidays are a very happy time for my family. Continue reading “December Daily: Why I Participate”

Parents Visit Williamsburg

Parents Visit Williamsburg

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My parents recently visited Williamsburg, and I wanted to share some snapshots of their trip. We had so much fun. Despite my week being far busier than I anticipated, I’m glad I got to see them and I appreciate them visiting. I don’t go home for Thanksgiving, so they usually visit the first week in November. This year I’m not going home until fairly late in the year for the Christmas holiday, which I’m not excited about. However, seeing them makes it a bit easier. Continue reading “Parents Visit Williamsburg”

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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I’m so excited to share my fall break trip to Boston, Massachusetts with you. For the last two years, my best friend, Holly and I have talked about me visiting her in Boston. Due to our differing schedules, it hadn’t worked yet. This being [potentially] my last year on the east coast, however, I decided to take the plunge and visit during fall break. We were very excited about my visit and Holly had a ton planned for us to do and see. Because I have so many photos, I wanted to break it down by days and explain each day.  Continue reading “Boston, Massachusetts”

Reflecting on 23 and Hopes for 24

Reflecting on 23 and Hopes for 24

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I’m saying goodbye to my 23rd year and hello to 24! I feel like my 23rd year was my fastest year yet. I blinked and it was over. With law school, job searches, working in D.C., and traveling home to California, it was over so quickly. So, what can I say about 23? It was an odd one, honestly. BUT, I had some incredible experiences. I had my D.C. summer, which really was my first truly independent experience. I came to love my body more and focus more on myself. I struggled with law school, but I solidified friendships and banished some negativity from my life. I think going into 24 I feel more like an adult and while I struggled a lot over the last two years, I’m finally gaining some clarity and trying to put my best foot forward. Continue reading “Reflecting on 23 and Hopes for 24”

My Experience with Soul Cycle (aka a love letter)

My Experience with Soul Cycle (aka a love letter)

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I’m sad this post is going live simply because it means my time of going to Soul Cycle (regularly) is coming to an end. I haven’t been someone who enjoys working out. It’s a struggle to get to the gym and while, once I”m there, I enjoy it, I’m not the gym rat some people are. But when I got to D.C. this summer I decided to give Soul Cycle a try. I’d seen people raving about it all over social media for a long time, and I was curious to see what all the hype was about. Just to be clear: a few years ago the idea of group fitness would have given me way too much anxiety and I never would have gone. But, over the last few years, I’ve gotten more confident and working out in a gym regularly has made me get over the gym anxiety. Continue reading “My Experience with Soul Cycle (aka a love letter)”