How To Spot (& Slay) An Energy Vampire

Everyone knows vampires, those scary creatures who have sharp teeth, love blood and hate garlic. They tend to hang out in Transylvania/storybooks, and in general aren’t a real big threat to your average, everyday person. Or are they? Blood-sucking vampires aren’t the only vampires out there. Vampires also come in the form of “energy vampires,”…… Continue reading How To Spot (& Slay) An Energy Vampire

10 Things To Be Grateful For Every Day

This is a list of 10 things you (yes, you!) can be grateful for every day. The ability to make someone else smile. You have the ability to make someone else smile, which is among one of the most precious (yet underappreciated) gifts you can give someone. It doesn’t take much; a simple compliment, an “I…… Continue reading 10 Things To Be Grateful For Every Day

Mini Hiatus!

Hello, world wide web! is going to be taking a mini-hiatus this week to catch up on my holiday Etsy orders as well as to fully imerse myself in mashed potatoes Thanksgiving. 😉 I will be back with a Meatless Monday post a week from today- until then, to my American readers: Happy Thanksgiving! And to…… Continue reading Mini Hiatus!

Big Brothers Big Sisters: An Insider’s Perspective

This post is written by request- and I hope it inspires the requester (and others!) to seriously consider donating their time to Big Brothers Big Sisters. 🙂 First of all, for those of you who don’t know, I have been a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters for almost 2.5 years now. I have been…… Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters: An Insider’s Perspective

My Own 2015 Best Nine

If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed a new trend- people are entering their usernames into a website, where it analyzes your profile and comes back with your nine of your top liked photos of the past year. Here are my results: This was a big year for me- engaged (well, technically engaged in 2014)…… Continue reading My Own 2015 Best Nine

Our Holiday Traditions

Christmas is only three days away… can you believe it?! I certainly can’t. This season has flown by. To me, Christmas is all about family. This year my fiancé and I are celebrating our first Christmas as our own family. This means we get to incorporate some of our families’ traditions into our own. We…… Continue reading Our Holiday Traditions

Our First Christmas Tree!

This is the first Christmas E and I have together where we’re actually living together! It’s our fourth Christmas together, but we’ve always spend it celebrating with each others’ families- never as our own family, and both of us are beside ourselves with happiness and excitement about getting to start this part of our life!…… Continue reading Our First Christmas Tree!