How to Actually Enjoy Summer

May is here, temperatures are soaring (seriously, it’s pretty much permanently in the 80s and 90s here now), and students and teachers alike can feel the pull of summer. Passing by my apartment pool that isn’t opened yet has been so tempting lately, and I’m looking for all the stretchy shorts to live in when I’m not at work.

I did this post last year on getting your body “summer ready” where I tried to remind you, readers, that however you choose to embrace summer is completely up to you and totally valid – even if it means hiding inside your air-conditioned home and pretending seasons don’t exists until fall comes.

But what if you want to actually embrace summer this year? You’ve decided you want to wear shorts and have summer parties and swim and eat popsicles and try to just enjoy life because three months is a long time to be miserable? Continue reading “How to Actually Enjoy Summer”

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April Favorites

Now that April is over, it only makes sense that I do my April favorites post now. That’s how this works, in case you haven’t figured that out. 😉 Anyway, as is usually the case for me, I combined some things that are completely new to me this month, and things that I may have had or used for a while but didn’t really start using more frequently until this past month.

Here they are, in no particular order. Continue reading “April Favorites”

What’s in My Overnight Bag

I mentioned in this post that my best friend and I have pretty regular sleepovers. We try to have them at least once every two months for our sanity, and have been since high school (with the exception of the years she was off at college in Arkansas, but even then, I still came to visit for weekends at a time).
I’ve gotten pretty good at throwing together an overnight bag with the essentials and I thought I’d share my tips that I’ve learned over the years.

Continue reading “What’s in My Overnight Bag”