Monday Notes: A Fresh Start

I hope you all had a restful weekend. Can you believe we are already 3 months into the new year? Time is flying. The weather in New Jersey is finally starting to warm up a little bit. It seems like spring may actually be coming early this year. I hope it does because I am…

How To Improve Your Mood By Using Scent In Your Home

Scent is an extremely powerful tool that has the unique ability to transport you to another time and place. It also has the ability to transform your mood and improve your day. I have always loved scent. I love that a smell can remind you of a particular person or moment. I remember when I…

How Finding My Old Scrapbook Taught Me About Myself

About a week ago I came across my old obsession: my high school scrapbook. If you are unfamiliar with what a scrapbook is, let me fill you in. A scrapbook is basically a method of preserving and presenting your history. It could be personal photos, cut outs from magazines, ticket stubs, etc. Guys, I cannot…

A Day In Photos: Birthdays and Breakfast

The past week couple of weeks been a very celebratory time in my family. I have been wanting to post this but have gotten sidetracked because I have been trying to get caught up on some work. As I mentioned in a previous post, my sister Briana and my cousin both turned 25 this past…

5 Ways To Make Your Bedroom Cozier At Urban Outfitters

Have you ever seen a celebrity post a picture of their perfectly sanctuary-esque bedroom and thought, “wow must be nice to wake up floating on a comfy cloud in a bedroom that looks like a spa,” because same. Or maybe you have flipped through a home magazine and wondered if anyone actually lives in such…

Catching Up: Taking Time To Look Within

For the past couple of weeks I have felt like I am standing at a crossroads. I feel like my life is kind of up in the air and I don’t know which direction I want to go in. What I do know is this: I want off of the path I have been on….

5 Step Healthy Morning Routine

Mornings are such a precious time of the day. I love how peaceful and quaint mornings are when the sun slowly rises and streams through the windows. The beginning of the day is a very crucial time because it sets the tone for the remainder of the day, either leading to positive habits or harmful…

Why You Should Shop Locally And How To Have Fun Doing It

The pandemic has devastated many small businesses. As someone who enjoys the pleasure of going to quaint, stores with character, I hate to see these stores struggle and go out of business. While shopping at major retailers like Amazon and Target have obvious benefits, local businesses need our support more than ever. It may not…

The Art Of Being Supportive

I think in life we tend to forget the importance of support. Especially these days, people are so hell bent on being independent and doing everything themselves. I remember a couple years ago it seemed as if everyone around me was constantly saying something to the effect of “you do you.” Hearing this always really…

How To Improve Your Mental Health In 2021

The past few months have not been good for anyone’s mental health. The world has been so chaotic and the goal of the media is to spew chaos at us all constantly (and in the most sensational and dramatic way possible). If you have been feeling down, you are not alone. Honestly, all the negativity…

Roots Cafe: Good Food + Good Vibes

There are many reasons why someone may eat at a particular restaurant. It could be because of the food, the people, the location. While all those aspects are important, one of my favorite reasons to eat at a restaurant is because of the atmosphere. I love how creative and cool restaurants are these days. Long…