• Favorites,  Monthly Series

    July Favorites

    I have to be completely honest, July was not the best month for me. I have felt unmotivated and just a bit down all month. Besides my birthday weekend, it’s really been a tough month. All of the chaos and uncertainty in the world right now has caused problems and stress in my life, and it’s getting harder now that I’ve realized that these issues aren’t going away anytime soon. My July favorites are not that special, but I’m hoping that August proves more productive for me. July Ipsy Bag I have been loving my Ipsy bag subscription. For $12 a month, I receive 5 beauty products in a cute…

  • Monthly Series,  My Playlists

    July Playlist: Artists of Color

    My July playlist is positive, upbeat, and songs you can dance to! I really needed something fun to listen to this month, and I also wanted to highlight some of my favorite black artists. This artists of color mix is sure to have some old favorites and classics, but I’d love to know if any of these songs are new to you! Have you listened to my other Spotify playlists? Click here to check them out or follow me on Spotify to keep track of them! Also, feel free to comment below with some music recommendations!

  • Monthly Series,  Motivating Mantras

    My Motivating Mantra for July

    My birthday month has arrived! I love July and all of the sunny days, garden vegetables, and icy sweet treats that this month brings! When I started looking for a motivating mantra for the month, I have to admit that I struggled to find motivation this month. I feel like I’m on the verge of a rut, so I made a few changes to my lifestyle. One, I cut down posting on my blog to twice a week or 10 posts monthly, rather than three times a week and 12 monthly posts. I’ve also tweaked my morning routine a little. Has anyone else found it difficult to stay motivated? I’d…

  • Favorites,  Monthly Series

    June Favorites

    How is June already over?? I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. It’s been a difficult few months for our nation and the world, and I won’t say that it hasn’t affected my mental health. My June favorites are short and sweet but really, really special! My new car!! I’ve been saving up for a car since January, and when this like-new 2015 Chevy Impala became available from a family friend, I knew it was the one! I have been fortunate to have a car throughout high school and college from my parents, but it was time to retire the old girl. Buying your own car may not be…

  • Monthly Series,  My Playlists

    My Summer Playlist: Creative Covers

    I love acapella groups and cover/mashup bands. For my summer playlist for June, I wanted fun “jam” songs but with a twist! I only put a few of my favorite artists known for their covers. If you know of some more awesome cover artists, please tell me in the comments!! What’s your favorite song from this summer playlist? I think mine is “The Sound of Silence” by Pentatonix! Click here to listen to the rest of my monthly playlists.