Chapter Fifteen

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Life Update, lifestyle

I Wanna Quit Blogging, Like, Every Day

At least, for a couple minutes a day, I do. I love blogging but, oh, is it frustrating. What do I love? Creating content, putting together looks I might never have thought of. Fostering a community within my blog and Instagram, people commenting and telling me I'm their go-to skirt and dress blogger really makes me happy that others enjoy what I post. Meeting people within the blogging community, I've connected with so many other bloggers who have become great friends through our mutual  ...

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lifestyle, recipes

The Best Apple Doughnut Recipe

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year! And that’s no secret. Besides the gorgeous leaves, cute style options, and fun activities, the food has to be the next best thing. Last year, when I went apple picking with my friends in Rhode Island, we came back with a giant bag of apples and decided to try new recipes. Well, I also left Rhode Island with a slightly less giant bag of apples (we picked A TON) and decided to try more once I got home. The favorite, both on my blog and in  ...

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Acrylic Nails Tips and Tricks

It’s been about a month since I got acrylic nails for the first time. For years my nails have grown curled downward. I tried everything from various oils to nail strengtheners to training them to grow straight. Nothing worked. My nails were only straight when they got wet like in the shower or bath. Once they dried, they curled again and stayed like that. I hated the way they looked and one day I asked the nail tech at my salon what I could do about it. Pretty much nothing.  ...

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Adventures, lifestyle, Travel and Vacation

Chapter Fifteen Travels: Hilton Head, SC

Featured Photo Outfit Details: Swimsuit • Hat Visit Now: The best times to visit are in the late spring and summer. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. In the spring, the island is much less crowded so there’s hardly a wait for restaurants and attractions and very little traffic. However, that’s considered the offseason, so some restaurants aren’t open, making the options a little limited. The summer has the opposite problems, everything is open, but since  ...

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Gift Guides, style

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day! The day we celebrate all the moms and grandmas and aunts and mother figures in our lives. I, for one, am always having trouble trying to find something for mothers day gifts. It’s hard to find something that they don’t have or something they really want or need. Every time I ask, the answer I always get is along the lines of “Whatever you get me, I’ll love.” Well, that doesn’t help at all. So that’s why I’ve rounded up nine  ...

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Life Update

Why You Should Run Straight Into Fear

    I have been afraid a lot lately. I was afraid to board a plane (I love flying, but the thought equally amazes and scares me). I was afraid to go to the conference. I was afraid of making real moves to realizing my dream. Why? It is what I want; it is what I wanted since I was, I don’t know, fourteen or fifteen years old. I have also been very comfortable. I moved home to be with my family; my old bedroom is how I like it, I’m spending time with my dog  ...

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Your Path is Okay

  I had my life figured out. Get my B.A. in psychology, graduate. Get my masters, graduate. Get my Ph.D., graduate. Move to Boston, work as a clinical psychologist on the psych ward floor at Mass Gen. Meet a doctor in the lunch line of the cafeteria, get married, move to the suburbs, that whole American dream. That was my path. None of that happened. I did graduate with B.A. in psychology but I decided not to go for my masters or Ph.D. I moved back home to Pittsburgh and not to  ...

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Pittsburgh’s Whiskey Moon Boutique

I love a good boutique. That’s a known fact about me. I’m all for shopping at small stores with unique clothes. Anytime I travel, I’m always looking for somewhere new to shop. And I’ve found some amazing places but back here in Pittsburgh, there are just as many cute, local stores to get a boutique fix. The latest one I’ve found is called Whiskey Moon and it’s a cute, trendy store specializing in women’s clothing, home decor, accessories, and  ...

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