What I Got For Christmas 2018

December 29, 2018

Wishing all of those who celebrate a very merry belated Christmas! I hope you were able to spend time laughing with family and friends and indulging in all sorts of delicious, festive foods. I am incredibly grateful that I was able to be with my loved ones on this special holiday. Celebrating my mom's birthday on Christmas Eve, waking up late the next morning and eating a yummy breakfast in fuzzy pajamas, getting dressed up in festive colors to reunite with family, and eating a delicious Italian Christmas dinner all make this holiday so enjoyable. 

Reflecting on 2018 Goals & Setting 2019 Goals

December 28, 2018

As I pondered the goals I wished to set for this upcoming year and reflected on my resolutions for 2018 that I created around this time last year, I thought it might be interesting to evaluate my 2018 goals and analyze which techniques worked and which did not in hopes of creating more achievable resolutions for 2019. The image below is of my new year's resolutions for 2018.

My Blog | Reflecting on 2018 & Goals for 2019

December 26, 2018

After perusing through my old blog posts that I created around this time of year to get some inspiration for future posts surrounding the theme of the new year, I came across the post I created last year in which I reflected upon my blog and shared with you all my goals for the upcoming year. Seeing that a lot can change over a year with regards to my blog, I thought it would be enjoyable to re-create the post and reflect on my blog in 2018 and share my blogging goals for 2019.

Best Memories of 2018

click HERE to see my best memories of 2017

Books I Read in 2018 (for pleasure)

December 24, 2018

1. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

I absolutely loved The Boys in the Boat. The story alone is absolutely incredible, and the author does a beautiful job capturing the story and delivering it to the reader in a truly meaningful way. 

2. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

This novel I actually finished in a single day, partly because it was a fairly easy read but also because it was incredibly engaging.

3. Ape House, by Sarah Gruen

Read my review HERE.

4. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

Read my review HERE.

5. The Diary of Anne Frank

I have always wanted to read the dairy of Anne Frank and finally got around to it this summer. It is fascinating to learn about what life was like for Anne, a young Jewish girl, living in secret at the time of World War II. While it is an absolutely incredible read not only because you learn so much about what the war was actually like from a perspective of a young Jewish girl but also because Anne has such a strong personality and her love for writing truly shows in her diary, it is somewhat difficult to read, especially toward the end, because we know of her eventual capture and terrible death.

6. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sanchez

This novel is very similar to one mentioned below, The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. A young adult novel, it explores themes of self-identity and what it means to grow up as a Mexican-American.

7. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is one of my all time favorite authors. I highly recommend reading this novel as well as his others, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

8. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin was another incredible read. Set in New York City in 1974, McCann's novel is multi-narrative that beautifully weaves together stories from disparate characters and captures both the beauty and ugliness of NYC life in the 1970's.

9. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is a must read young adult novel focused on a teenage girl split between two separate worlds. Grappling with the death of her friend who was killed from police brutality, Thomas meaningfully paints a powerful narrative that delves into systemic racism and promotes youth activism. 

10. Shattered Secrets, by Karen Harper

I actually picked this book up at a flea market for only a couple of dollars. While it was not one of my favorites, it was an easy, enjoyable read. 

time for a health kick.

December 21, 2018

it's time for a health kick. 
As a teenage girl attending a boarding school, it can be very difficult at times to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With an intense homework load, often unhealthy dining hall choices, and breakfasts that are often microwaved, it can be a challenge to make healthy choices. The past couple of weeks, I've struggled to maintain my usually healthy eating habits and have started to feel sluggish as a result. 

Thankfully, I am officially on winter break as of yesterday afternoon and cannot wait to start eating healthy during my time home. Though I am generally a healthy eater at home anyways because I love to cook my own food and have unlimited access to healthy options unlike in the dining hall, I am very excited to get back on track and start eating healthier.

Black Friday Haul 2018

November 24, 2018

I can assuredly say that this Black Friday has been the best yet regarding clothing finds. In years past I have always found great pieces too, but this season I purchased items for deals far better than ever before, and all of the clothing I bought I truly love and feel good in. 

New York City, Fall 2018

November 18, 2018 New York, NY, USA

For the first three days of Thanksgiving break, my mom and I took the train up to New York City to see my cousins who were visiting the city from London. As always, we had a wonderful time dining at unique and authentic restaurants, drooling over all of the beautiful clothing at Saks on Fifth Avenue and obsessing over all of the Christmas decorations in Lord and Taylor, and admiring the stunning artwork in New York City's famous museums. This trip was especially special not only because it was spent with family, but also because it snowed during our stay in the city. I had never experienced a snowfall in the New York, so it was very exciting for me to see the beauty of the city as the snowflakes fell from the white skies.

Designer Dress Shop Volume I: Ted Baker

November 17, 2018

Welcome to the Designer Dress Shop, a new series in which I will be sharing with you a couple of my favorite new dresses from designer brands. I am currently writing this from New York City, and was inspired to create this series after exploring the many floors of Saks on Fifth Avenue with my mom and visiting a few of the designer stores along the street to escape from the brutal cold. While most of us probably are not going to go out and purchase a dress from a designer brand unless for a very special occasion, I thought that this series would simply be a fun way to appreciate the beauty of these dresses as to share with you all some of the new styles or trends that I have been loving. 

Currently: End of Exams, Thanksgiving Break, & NYC

November 16, 2018

Exams are over, time for break!

It has been quite a long time since I have sat down to write a blog post. I have been extremely busy at school not only with a very difficult course load this fall, but also because since I attend a boarding school, it can be very difficult to find time to write since I often feel pressure to constantly work on my academics. I am beyond excited, though, that I have officially finished exams and am now on Thanksgiving break! I have been waiting so long for break so I can simply relax, spend time with my family, and pursue some of the hobbies that I am not able to at school. I have really missed blogging, and cannot wait to write lots of blog post over my break.

MoMA, New York City

August 21, 2018 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Currently: Fahrenheit 451, College Drop-off, Adopted Foster Dog

August 14, 2018

As always, I have been eating tons of smoothie bowls. I was questioning whether or not to include this section because I have been eating smoothie bowls all summer long (and honestly for the past two years), but I thought that if I used the picture above as the cover of this post I would have to explain it at least a little bit. The smoothie bowls pictured above are from Jamba Juice, but I almost always make my own. I always get Jamba Juice's acai smoothie bowl, and my mom prefers to switch things up, so she tried their nutty almond butter bowl.

Back To School Wishlist 2018

August 6, 2018

Lululemon Leggings

Lululemon leggings are quite the investment but are totally worth it (so I've heard). I have been thinking about purchasing a pair of leggings from Lululemon for several years now but have put it off due to their priciness. I am hoping to finally get a pair before school starts this year. I am very particular about the leggings I choose to wear based on how they fit my body type, so purchasing a pair of great quality leggings that fit well, I feel confident in, and will be able to wear for a long time seems like a good reason to purchase them to me!

Banyan Tree, Mayakoba | Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

August 1, 2018 Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juárez KM 298 Riviera Maya, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

I think I can safely say that the Banyan Tree Resort and Spa in Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, is the nicest and most memorable resort I have ever visited. The stunning architecture, artwork, and design of Banyan Tree combined with the phenomenal service comprised of kind, hardworking people truly makes this resort one of a kind. From the lush and green, water-encompassed, lantern decorated tree that greets you as you enter the resort to the small, perfect pyramid of oil-infused hand towels in the lavatories, Banyan Tree has everything covered. 

Today I am going to be sharing with you some of the many hundreds of photos I took during my stay at Banyan Tree, from pictures of the hotel itself to the food, the beach, and some of the wildlife we encountered while boating down the richly vegetated river.

5th Avenue, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

July 31, 2018 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Exploring Fifth Avenue in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, was such an exciting experience. I have never before visited a place so vibrant and colorful than this incredible area. Lined with small shops selling sunglasses, handbags, dresses, swimsuits, and tourist trinkets of bright pinks, blues, yellows, oranges, and greens, it was utterly impossible for this avenue's liveliness to go unnoticed. Not only were these merchandise goods a big part of the vibrancy of this area, but the immense number of murals as well as the stunning artwork presented in the local art galleries truly made Fifth Avenue feel alive.

Today I am going to be sharing some of the many photos I took while visiting downtown Playa Del Carmen, including the lovely hotel we stayed at for one night, our favorite restaurant we dined at, the beautiful artwork featured in the galleries, and a few miscellaneous pictures I thought captured some of the beauty of Fifth Avenue. 

Currently: Olympic Field Hockey Players & A Trip to Mexico

July 20, 2018

Though I only just published a Currently post, I thought it was necessary to create yet another one simply because the past week I have been completely absent from posting mostly due to technical difficulties with my computer. I have also had quite a busy week and thought it might be nice to sit down and reflect on the past few days' activities. 

Caring Too Much About What Others Think of You

July 13, 2018

I was debating between two different possible titles for this post - "Self-Confidence," or "Caring Too Much About What Others Think of You." The latter, as you can plainly see, arose as the champion. I chose to veer away from the "self-confidence" title due to the fact that it is such a broad and somewhat ambiguous term. Self-confidence, I believe, is comprised of so many smaller ideas and topics that trying to unravel all of its strings in a semi-short blog post seems a little unfitting. I simply chose one of the many various elements that makes up one's self-confidence that I've been dealing with lately - caring about what other people think of you. 

Currently: Khaled Hosseini, Consignment Shopping, & Picking Peaches

July 12, 2018

I've seen several other bloggers create these types of posts in which they share what they have been up to, their current favorites, and more, so today I thought it might be fun to give it a try. I had a little bit of trouble trying to create a unique title for this post which hopefully may become a series on my blog, but I eventually decided on Currently. Though it may not be terribly creative, I feel that it accurately sums up the main idea of this post and all it encompasses.

My Favorite Netflix Documentaries

July 10, 2018

I have always loved watching documentaries. Not only are you able to enjoy the luxuries that come with watching movies, including lounging under the warm covers in bed at night with a hot cup of tea in hand, but you are also able to learn whilst enjoying these indulgences.

I am aware that this post is a bit ironic considering one of my recent posts, entitled Read This When You've Been Sitting In Bed Watching Netflix All Day, advises you to quit your binge watching and to get up and get active, but, as I stated in that post, I believe that there is no harm in winding down at the end of the day and watching a good movie or show, especially if it is a documentary. It is just when it gets excessive that it might become a problem. Anyways, I hope you enjoy seeing a few of my favorite documentaries and that you give a couple a watch.

Consignment Store Haul: Summer 2018

July 5, 2018

If you read my previous consignment store haul, you are probably aware of my love of consignment store shopping. Not only are you saving money buying gently used clothing, but you are also able to more easily obtain clothes from designer brands that you otherwise would not purchase pieces from. Shopping from consignment and thrift stores is also very beneficial to the environment, as the clothes in these shops, which are still in perfect condition, are being re-used rather than tossed away. Also, you are helping to limit the clothes that are wasted and therefore the growing amount of trash in landfills by decreasing your participation in fast-fashion.

I hope you enjoy seeing all of these great finds! 
All of these pieces were purchased from Buffalo Exchange.

Embroidered Everything

July 3, 2018

Today's outfit post features one of my favorite fashion trends: embroidery. Embroidery has become such a popular trend recently, and a wide variety of brands  from very affordable shops aiming towards teens who wish to step up their style game or experiment with new trends, to designer brands such as Kate Spade  are incorporating this fun trend into their clothing and accessories.

I chose to pair my bright red and embroidered off the shoulder dress (another one of my favorite trends) from Altar'd State with these adorable embroidered white sneakers by Kate Spade. Though I am usually not one for sneakers, because I loved the floral embroidery, am obsessed with Kate Spade, have very few other closed toes shoes, and because there was a great deal taking place at the store I bought these from, I decided to purchase these sneakers.

How To Travel At Home

July 1, 2018

As a lover of travel, it can be a bit difficult during the summertime to push aside one's longing for adventure of foreign places during a time in which certain circumstances, whether they be relating to financial, health, or personal issues, are prohibiting you from fulfilling your strong desire to see the world.  

Maybe you won't be able to go backpacking across Europe like you dreamed of for your summer 2018 or to the Bahamas with your best friend, but you can still take advantage of the liberties of the summertime to explore new places (they'll just have to be a little closer than Europe) and take part in various adventures.

Here are a few things you can do.

Read This When You've Been Sitting in Bed Watching Netflix All Day

June 25, 2018

So, you've been sitting in bed watching Netflix all day.
Or maybe you've been watching an endless number of youtube videos.
Or you've been sitting for hours on your phone scrolling aimlessly through Instagram.

No matter what platform you may be so willingly granting your time and undivided attention to,

and ask yourself...

Fun Sophistication: Gingham Shorts & Navy Blouse

June 20, 2018

If you are a fellow shopper and lover of fashion, I have no doubt that you've noticed the major increase in popularity in gingham this past year or so. Whereas gingham was previously sold somewhat strictly in stores such as J Crew and Vineyard Vines, gingham dresses, tops, skirts, and shorts can now be found in shops including Urban Outfitters and Zara. I have always been fond of gingham, yet I had never purchased a single piece with this pattern. I recently picked up these adorable gingham shorts from Zara, and I absolutely love their peplum bottoms and loose, comfy fit. 

I chose to pair these shorts with this elegant navy blouse (which I borrowed from my mom) to create a fun, sophisticated look perfect for almost any occasion.

A Book Review: Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

June 17, 2018

Though I only just posted a book review about a week ago, I couldn't help but post yet another one to share with you all the magnificent book I just recently finished, Water for Elephants. This novel was written by the same author of the novel I appraised in my latest book review, entitled Ape House, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to have a go at Water for Elephants.

I can undoubtedly say that Water for Elephants will go down as one of my favorite reads of all time. This was one of those rare reads that had me glued to each page and caused me to lose track of all time when I delved into its glorious story.

Fostering 101: My Experience & How It Helps

Those who know me personally know that I am an animal lover. While I did share on my blog the petition I recently created to make licenses required for dog breeders in South Carolina, I realized that I have not used my platform much to help spread awareness about animal cruelty and mistreatment, an issue I care deeply about. I wanted to share my experience fostering dogs and shed light on the powerful impact it makes not only in the lives of the dogs you temporarily take care of, but for hundreds of other homeless animals.

Why is fostering important? How does it help?

Many rescue organizations receive dozens of calls and emails a day from shelters and people begging them to save dogs in imminent danger of being euthanized. These rescue organizations, many of which do not have a shelter of their own, rely on foster parents to take in these dogs that need saving from being put down. Taking in these dogs not only are saves them from being killed by shelters, but also creates room for more dogs at the shelter and therefore reduces the number of other dogs at risk of being put down due to lack of space.

A Book Review: Ape House, by Sara Gruen

June 10, 2018

Today I am sharing my thoughts and opinions on my latest read: Ape House, by Sara Gruen. If you read my first book review where I expressed my thoughts on Elizabeth Gilbert's novel Big Magic, you would known that I am not one for summaries when writing these sorts of reviews. While I greatly value summaries, I believe that the text on the backs of the books will provide a better synopsis than I ever could deliver via blog post, so instead I stick solely to sharing my personal views on my recent reads.

A Letter to Summer 2018

June 7, 2018

Dear Summer 2018,

It is the night before the first day of your sunny break,
and I am beyond excited for all you have to bring:

Summer Bucket List Ideas 2018

June 2, 2018

It is officially June which means summer is just around the corner, or maybe for some of you, is already here. For the past several years I have created a giant poster board filled with ideas for fun summer activities as well as goals I hope to accomplish. Personally, I am not someone who enjoys lounging around all summer long and sleeping in until 11:00 in the morning. Of course I do have those lazy days where I just want to stay at home curled up in bed watching Harry Potter, but for the most part I like to stay pretty active throughout my summer vacation. 

As someone who has scrolled aimlessly through the depths of Pinterest in attempts to discover new bucket list ideas to fill my massive poster board, I thought it might be helpful to create a blog post full of the ideas I have gathered and included in my own summer bucket list.

7 Tips to Finish the School Year Strong

May 13, 2018

1. Study outdoors.

Because it is now mid-may and the temperatures (at least where I live) are mostly in the eighties, the trees and flowers have all bloomed, the birds are constantly chirping, and overall the outdoors just feels more vibrant and full of life, it can become increasingly difficult to maintain motivation to study when it is so beautiful outside. I know that at least for me, when it is a nice day outside and I'm sitting inside studying, it's easy to feel kind of gross and dull, and as though the day is being wasted. To counter this feeling, I highly recommend studying outside! I've only recently started doing this and I can assure you that it has had such a positive influence on my ability to focus and my overall mood.

Books on My Reading List: Summer 2018

May 3, 2018

The Elizas, by Sara Shepard.

I recently was perusing through the New York Times when I came across an article introducing Sara Shepard's new book, The Eliza's. For those of you who do not know, Sara Shepard is the author of the Pretty Little Liars series. Though I never actually read the Pretty Little Liars books, I was absolutely obsessed with the TV show, so I decided to add this to my reading list.

We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

I recently watched a Ted Talk for my storytelling class by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about the power of the single story. She was a beautiful speaker and was so inspiring, and I can't wait to read her book.

The Final Stretch to June

It has been a little over a month since I have posted on my blog. If you read my post where I discussed my resolutions for 2018, you may recall that one of my goals was to publish six posts every month. Obviously, I was unable to meet that goal because I did not post at all in April. Rather than becoming upset because I did not meet this intention, though, I am going to accept it because I have had a crazy busy spring with regards to my school life. Since I am participating in lacrosse this season which has very late and long practice hours, am very involved in my academic work and have had a tough set of classes this past module (my school uses a modular system rather than using semesters or trimesters), and I commute forty-five minutes to an hour to school, I have had limited time for non-school related activities.

Petition to Make Licenses Required For Dog Breeders in South Carolina

March 25, 2018

I recently started a petition to make licenses required for dog breeders in South Carolina. I have copied my mission statement as well as a link to the petition below so you can hopefully sign it after you have read what it is about. To sign the petition, click here.

I’m Alexa Marsh, a 16 year old girl with a deep love for animals. I have two dogs, a black lab named Brooke and a yorkie mix named Murray, whom my family and I adopted after he was rescued from a puppy mill a few years ago. After learning about what he as well as the other dogs at the puppy mill suffered through, I was absolutely horrified, and even more so when I discovered that in some states there are not any regulations for breeders. 

Cumberland Island, Georgia

March 23, 2018 Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA

Yesterday my mom and I took a short forty-five minute drive from Aemilia Island, Florida, to the small town of St. Mary's, Georgia, where we were to board a ferry and embark on our journey to Cumberland Island. Having lived in southern Georgia as a girl, my mom had always dreamed of visiting this beautiful island, but had never had the chance to go. Now, many years later, she finally was able to fulfill her wish. 

Cumberland Island is known for it's big and beautiful protected beaches and dunes, Dungeness ruins which are the remains of a grand and exquisite mansion built by Thomas Carnegie, and its wide variety of wildlife. The natural beauty of this island was so pure and inspiring, and my mom and I feel certain that this will not be our last visit to Cumberland.

A Mini Consignment Store Haul: Winter 2018

March 11, 2018

Who doesn't love a good trip to a consignment shop where you can search through racks full of clothes from various designer brands for less than half of their original price? I know I do! Not only are you able to save money purchasing high quality and fashionable pieces shopping at consignment stores, but it is also very beneficial the environment. Anyways, yesterday my mom and I took a trip to a small consignment shop nearby, and I purchased two items that I wanted to share with you. I hope this gives you some style inspiration and shows you how you can still be fashionable on a budget.

February Favorites 2018

March 4, 2018

As we enter March and leave February behind, I thought it would be fun to reflect on the things I both loved and used very frequently this past month. Rather than choosing 20 or so items that I liked this month, I decided to narrow it down to five things that I really loved. I hope you enjoy seeing my favorites of this month and please let me know if you would like to see more of these posts in the future. 

1. Boys in the Boat.

Though I have yet to finish this book (I'm only on page 150 or so), I can definitely say that this is one you've got to pick up. As someone who is not too great at summaries, I'm going to leave it up to you to do a little more research about this novel. If you enjoyed reading Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, I guarantee you will enjoy this book as well, and if you have not read Unbroken, now you have another book to put on your reading list!

February Goals 2018

February 11, 2018

Today I am sharing with you all my goals for February. Though ten of the twenty-eight days have already passed, I still wanted to publish this post as a way to inspire both of us to have a great month take small steps towards achieving our bigger goals and resolutions from the beginning of the year. I hope you enjoy these monthly goals posts, and let me know if you would like to see one for the upcoming month.

Vegan Grocery List

February 9, 2018

Today I am sharing a vegan grocery list filled with the various foods I frequently purchase at the grocery store, ranging from fruits and vegetables to grains and drinks. Though I am actually only a vegetarian, I try to eat plant-based and avoid dairy products as much as I can, both for health and environmental reasons. I hope this is helpful to you if you are hoping to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, and let me know if you would like to see more food or health related posts, as I am very passionate about both topics.

Social Media

February 8, 2018

Recently I have been thinking a lot about social media and the effects it has on our self-esteem, positivity, and productivity. Thinking back to fifth grade when I started using Instagram, I can only remember loving the app. Then, as I still do now, I loved photography, so Instagram was the perfect way for me to share my photos as well as my love for gymnastics - I was always posting pictures of myself doing handsprings, the splits, aerials, and cartwheels. Now, though I still love sharing my photographs, Instagram has become more of a source of stress and negativity for me.

Of course, I love being able to see pictures of my friends and my family who live far away from me. Every time I see a picture of my baby cousins while scrolling through Instagram, it always brightens my day. But not all of the pictures I have to scroll through make me feel this way. Having to constantly be reminded of other people and the trips they are on, the friends are with, and the fun times they are having can cause us to compare ourselves and our lives, and make us ungrateful for what we already have. We begin to question the way we look, the clothes we wear, the friends we have, and overall just start to feel bad about ourselves. In reality, though, the posts we see are just the best moments from peoples' lives, but despite being able to recognize this, it is still difficult to stop these posts from affecting us. I do not mean to sound as if I am not guilty of posting these kinds of photos, because I most definitely am. Although I post lots of travel photos and pictures with my friends, I posts my photographs because I think of my Instagram as a type of art page.

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

February 6, 2018

If you know me personally, follow me on Instagram, or have seen my other blog posts, you probably know that I absolutely love photography. To me, photographs are such a beautiful way to capture memories. They are artifacts of the past, never changing and always accessible. And, as the title clearly expresses, I truly believe that a picture is worth a thousand words, as so much emotion and meaning can be shared through photos. For the past five weeks while taking a narrative photography class, I have really started to view photography not just as a way to capture candid shots, but to share important messages and tell stories. I hope you enjoying seeing the photographs I took while in my class.

Project 1: Inspired By
For this project, we selected a photographer and captured a photo inspired by their work. I selected photographer Brandon Stanton, in specific, his project entitled Humans of New York.

New York City, Winter 2018

January 19, 2018 New York, NY, USA

The towering skyscrapers, bright lights, colorful graffiti, and authentic restaurants are all only a part of what makes New York City such an incredible city. In this post I am going to be sharing a few of my favorite photos from the four day trip my mom and I took to the city. 

Petite Lou Lou Crepe Shop

January 9, 2018

The past snow day, my mom and I stopped in at this super cute cafe to enjoy a nice brunch. Not only was the food to die for, but the decor and theme of this restaurant was so adorable and chic that I just had to share my photographs with you. 

My Favorites: lexaschicboutique

January 2, 2018

If you do not know me personally or you have not read the post that I wrote back in May, you probably did not know that I have my own online jewelry shop, lexaschicboutique. I'm not going to get too into the details of my shop seeing that I covered almost everything in my previous blog post, but if you would like to learn more about my store, than definitely check out that post here and ask me any questions you have in the comment section - I'd be more than happy to answer them! Anyways, today I am sharing with you my favorite pieces from my shop.

My Blog: Reflecting on 2017 & Goals for 2018

Once again another post centered around the new year (and this isn't the last of them)! I love reflecting and setting goals every time the new year rolls around. In this post, rather than sharing my personal reflections (I shared my goals for 2018 here), I decided focus on this blog. Though I only began in May of 2017, I still thought it might be fun and helpful to see my aspirations for the upcoming year.

My New Year's Resolutions for 2018

Happy second day of the new year! Today I am going to be sharing with you my resolutions for the new year. I realize now that I probably should have published this prior to the blog post I did yesterday entitled how to achieve your new year's resolutions, but despite even so, I still wanted to share my goals for 2018. I am a lover of lists and a huge advocate for writing down your goals, so as you might suspect, I love this time of year! Anyways, I really hope you enjoy seeing my goals for the new year, and I hope they can inspire and motivate you to be your best self in 2018. 

How To Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

January 1, 2018

Happy new year! I hope that 2018 is full of love, peace, and many laughs for everyone. I am beyond excited for this year and for all of the opportunities it holds in store. Today I am sharing with you how to achieve your new year's resolutions. I hope these tips help you, and comment any blog requests you have for the new year!