30 Eco Friendly Things You Can Do TODAY! //

30 Eco Friendly Things You Can Do TODAY! //

Happy Earth Day! We all need to do our part to reduce the imapct we make on the planet, so I've compiled a list of 30 things you can do TODAY, RIGHT NOW to make an impact for the better. You don't have to be a vegan, hippie who lives in a tiny house and eats mung beans all day to care about the planet (though if you are a mung bean eatin' hippie in a tiny house-- props!) 

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My Healthy Self-Care Routine //

My Healthy Self-Care Routine //

Do you ever feel like life won't slow down? That's me lately. As a teacher, wife, blogger, and millennial, I'm constantly trying to balance work, relationships, hobbies and a social life-- and sometimes, that can just leave me feeling super burnt out. I know practicing self-care is important, but I always struggle to make time to slow down and treat myself, so today, I'm sharing my healthy self-care suggestions! 

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To The "Bad" Kid In My Classroom //

To The "Bad" Kid In My Classroom //

You come into my classroom late everyday. Your eyes to the floor, already in a bad mood. Some days, I wonder "How are you already this anger this early in the morning?" You sit at your desk. You refuse to do anything. You rip every paper given to you. You throw pencils, desks, anything you can get your hands on. You tease the other kids. You tell me you hate me. You cry. You scream. You yell. You mock me. You throw things at me. 

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Baby Step #1 // FPU Update

Baby Step #1 // FPU Update

Hello, there! Life has been busy lately- filled with work, appointments and classes. Specifically, we're taking Financial Peace University, a financial class that my church is hosting. We've heard AMAZING things about the class from family members, friends and strangers about how Dave Ramsey is helping so many people transform their spending. Today, I wanted to share my thoughts so far and our progress made. 

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5 Things I Learned By Deleting Social Media for a Month //

5 Things I Learned By Deleting Social Media for a Month //

Each month this year, I am refining my life by challenging myself to do something or don't do something for 30 days. January was no coffee or caffeine for 30 days. It was a HUGE success. February was a healthy, whole-food diet for 30 days. That was an epic fail. Vacation + unemployment emotional eating proved to be a huge challenge. This month though, I was pulling for another win with 30 days of no social media. 

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The Baltimore Baton // April

The Baltimore Baton // April

This weekend, I held the Baltimore Baton and it was so much fun! The Baltimore Baton is an Instagram account that was created by my friend, Megan. It's a photo relay between Baltimore locals that take over the Instagram each weekend to share their favorite places in Baltimore whether it's Instastories or posting pictures. I had a blast and I wanted to share with you the ins and outs of the weekend for me! 

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March 2017 Recap //

March 2017 Recap //

Wow, March is typically a really long month that drags on for me, but this month FLEW by! I loved this month. I don't know if I was happier because I was off social media, or because I had an amazing St. Patrick's Day weekend or because I have a job... but this month was filled with good, amazing, sad, hard, frustrating, lovely, relaxing, incredible stuff. 

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When Food Tries To Kill You //

When Food Tries To Kill You //

"Let's all go out and get pizza next weekend!" they said. I squirmed in my seat because I knew I had to say it. I had just met these people and they didn't know. "Uh..." It never stops being awkward. "I actually have a lot of food allergies...I'm allergic to gluten and dairy." It's not something to feel awkward about...but it just does. "Oh, so what do you eat?" Sigh. 

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9 Things To Stop Buying for An Stress-free, Eco-Friendly Life //

9 Things To Stop Buying for An Stress-free, Eco-Friendly Life //

Since trying to minimize our lifestyles and make it more eco-friendly, we've noticed ourselves buying less of certain types of things, and we haven't even missed them. I wanted to share them today! I hope you're inspired to think of things that you could do without for a more stress-free, eco-friendly life, too! 

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The Ultimate Ireland Bucket List //

The Ultimate Ireland Bucket List //

Ireland is my favorite place I've ever been. It's just so magical and I felt like I was home while I was there. Out of all my travels, Ireland is the one place I could reason going back to time and time and time again. It's also no wonder that St. Patrick's Day is my favorite holiday and I couldn't be more excited about my plans for it this year! So today, I'm sharing my Ireland Bucket List! 

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