Level 15!

I've never understood why people don't like birthdays. They're a day to celebrate the great things that have occurred throughout your life and the great people that have contributed to your successes. A day to appreciate everything you are blessed with. A day to reflect on the past year and see just how much you've grown.

So that's what I'll do...

my new favorite shirt

Nice Cream 101 - Recipes + Tips

Seeing as I eat smoothie bowls - or nice cream - every day and post them on Instagram, you must've seen this post coming from a mile away. I always share my recipes on my stories or through posts, but this makes it easy so that everything's in one place! Here's all you'll ever need to start making the most bomb smoothie bowls in no time! Let's dig in! 🍨


Take Care of Your Hair!

Coming from someone that's the farthest thing from a beauty queen, I felt like I wasn't qualified enough to write a hair-care post. I felt that since I almost never blow dry or straighten mine that a post highlighting how to make it look good would be a little strange. So I'm not here to tell you how to style your hair, but just how to make it happy! You deserve to be happy and so does your hair :)

just air-dried + wind-blown

5 Ways to be More Active

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the birds are chirping, and everything is starting to turn colorful again. THANK GOD. Although I wish I wouldn't, I always go into hibernation-mode during winter and spend much less time outside than what's ideal. I just despise the cold. I can't bring myself to walk or run in below-freezing temperatures. I have no interest in cold fingers, feet, ears, or anything for that matter. But thankfully, now we don't have to freeze! Spring has sprung here in Massachusetts and I look forward to spending as much time as I can out enjoying the fresh air. Out of hibernation and into the sun!

walks turn into runs with this little man

A New Beginning + the Importance of a Thank You

Hello, hello! I've got something fun to share today, both a product and personal news and both of which correspond. How fun?!

BOOKWORM - Recent Books I've Read

I'm not sure why it is, but I've been so invested in reading/books lately. I love to bike to the library, I love to read in my free time, and I love to discover new books to add to my bookshelf. Reading, for me, feels like it's the best way to learn, relax, and stay occupied all at once. When the weather gets warmer and there's the transition from winter to spring, nothing sounds nicer than sitting out on the porch with some coffee and a good book... that's my ideal spring morning :)

This book - not so good. It was kind of hard to follow and the ending wasn't worth the read. In my opinion!

Iced Matcha Latte

It just so worked out that I had this post planned for the day after St. Patrick's Day - what a perfect occasion to share this green drink! For those of you that don't know what matcha is, it's finely ground green tea leaves. I was asked by my sweet friend Katelyn what it tastes like and to tell you the truth, I have no idea ;) I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's so yummy and not much like regular green tea (it's much sweeter). I think most people like to serve their matcha lattes hot, but I've always had mine cold and love it. Maybe someday I'll go out of my bubble and try it warm... someday.

Of the many foodies and health gurus I follow, I don't think I've ever seen people make their matcha alike. This person adds cinnamon, this person puts it in a blender, this person uses a frother, you name it. So, I thought it would be fun to share how I make mine! I hope you like it + give it a try!