When Your Friends are the Sh*t

This past weekend I went on a girls weekend trip with three of my childhood best friends to San Luis Obispo. They’re the type of friends where sometimes months will go by without seeing each other but as soon as we do, it’s like nothing has changed. We jump right back into catching each other…

Owners of Our Happiness

We all strive to be happy. Of course! Who doesn’t want to be happy? But something that I’ve been reflecting on is that we really can’t rely on the people around us for our happiness. Should we surround ourselves with people who WANT us to be happy? Who are going to encourage us to live…

Microblading – Permanent​ Makeup

If you haven’t been able to tell already from my previous blog posts, I try to find as many shortcuts as possible when it comes to getting ready in the mornings. Any extra time I get to sleep is a win in my book. A couple friends of mine, Brittany and Ashley referred me to Sheila…

Working out with the Lean Lane

We had such a great time working out with certified personal trainer, Andrew Kenny from the Lean Lane in Pleasanton! I have known Andrew for years and he is very knowledgeable and passionate about health and fitness. I remember one time at a 4th of July party he even brought a mini scale to weigh the…

Stop Washing Your Hair Every Day! (Oil Training)

Back in high school I literally used to wash my hair every day, blow dry it and style. Every. Day. Now between work, grad school, working out and trying to maintain a social life, who has time to wash and style their hair every day?? I know I don’t! I probably spend 1/5 of the…

3 Things to Expect in Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley…not for the budget friendly. However, absolutely perfect for a Valentine’s Day splurge. After 24 years of living in the Bay Area, I finally made it out to the famous wine country destination. Coming from wine tasting in Livermore (practically my backyard), I was pleasantly surprised with my adventure to Napa. Hopefully this post helps…

Long-Distance: His & Her View (Ft. Andrew)

Her view: Even in the beginning of my and Andrew’s relationship, I knew we would eventually have to do long-distance because of his dream to go to medical school. Except thinking about it and planning for it is are so much different than actually doing it. Thankfully, Andrew and I had been dating for a…

My Story with Endometriosis

Forewarning: some of this may be TMI! Endometriosis? What the hell is that? I never had heard of endo prior to being diagnosed with it at age 22. Little did I know, about 1 in 10 women have endometriosis in the United States but many women are misdiagnosed or just think that the pain they’re…

Get Off Your News Feed & Get Into Your Life

After meeting with Amanda (which you can read more about in our blog post “Coffee Date with Advice from a 20 Something”) and taking a class for my master’s program on social media, it made me begin to really question myself. Why are we obsessed with social media? Are we really using it for the…

My Favorite Hair Products for Good Hair Day’s, Everyday

There are SO many hair products on the market to choose from that it can sometimes feel overwhelming to know what is worth the price or even worth trying at all. I have tried tons of products throughout the years and I finally feel like I’ve found the perfect products that work with my hair….