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    Lifestyle,  Personal

    Top 6 Office Supplies to Keep in Your Desk at Work

    An unfortunate fact of life is that you probably spend more waking hours at work than you do in your own home. On average, Americans work over 9 hours per day, which means, you should probably keep a few creature comforts at your desk. Personally, I keep a lot of random things at my desk like a tube of concealer in case I pick at any pimples that pop up, a blanket because I’m always cold (don’t worry, I get made fun of regularly when I wrap myself in it in the office, but I don’t care because I’m cozy), and a plastic straw for my water bottle to name…

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    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Villains in Novels

    There’s nothing better than a good bad character, otherwise known a villains. In my head, the word “villain” is a little too strong — I immediately think of wicked witches and murders rather than characters in books, so this post took me a little out of my comfort zone. Needless to say, there are some villains I love to hate in the books I’ve read. I thought October would be perfect to talk about these bad to the bone characters we just can’t get enough of. Let’s get started! Image from Amazon 1. Amy Dunne; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Gone Girl is one of my favorite thrillers, and that’s all because of…

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    Crafts,  Lifestyle

    Fun Fall DIY Crafts

    Everyone in Nashville wants it to feel like fall is in the air, but truthfully, it’s still a little bit too hot here to really feel in the fall mood. Regardless of the weather, I’m determined to make the most of this wonderful season, and of course, that starts with making a few crafts for my home. This time last year I was moving to Nashville (Happy 1 year to me!) and starting a new job, so I didn’t really have the time to appreciate the fall breeze. This year, I have my bucket list and my fall crafts to get me in the mood. I made three fall DIY…

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    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Horror Novels

    October is the perfect month to break out those creepy, chill-inducing books you have tucked away on your shelves, so I’m here this week to bring you a list of five horror novel recommendations. I hate horror movies, but for some reason, I can read horror novels and not get too freaked out. I haven’t read too many in my time, but I’ve added quit a few horror and true crime books to my list lately, so I figured I’d share some books I had read and some I hadn’t that are perfect for the spooky season. Let’s get started! Image from Barnes and Noble 1. The Shining by Stephen King The Shining was the…

  • Books,  Wrap Ups

    September Reading Wrap Up

    September was not my best reading month unfortunately. Between traveling, seeing friends, and starting a new job, reading definitely took a back seat to everything else going on in my life. One of my goals in October is to make reading more of a priority, and I’m happy to say I’ve already started off well on that note. I think a huge reason I didn’t read as much as I wanted to in September had to do with what I was reading — I wasn’t in love with the last two books I read this month, and I think that made it hard to feel motivated to pick up my…

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    Favorites,  Lifestyle

    September Favorites

    September has been a fantastic month for me full of friendship and new adventures. During the beginning of the month, I took a quick trip to North Carolina to visit a friend in Raleigh and a friend in Charlotte. Then, when I got back to Nashville, one of my best friends came to visit that I hadn’t seen in almost a year. It was so great to see all these old friends before jumping into a new job later in the month. I don’t want to say too much about it, but so far, I am really loving the transition and learning a lot! I haven’t done a favorites post…

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    Books,  TBRs

    October TBR List

    Another month has come and gone, and yet again, I didn’t get nearly as much reading done as I wanted to, but such is life. I started a new job last week, and it has taken up all of my time getting adjusted to that, so it’s okay if reading fell a little bit to the way side. I’m going to switch it up in October and try to read some of the lighter books that have been on my list for awhile. Let’s get started!

  • Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Fiction National Book Award Nominees

    I’ve recently gotten very into checking out book award nominees to add some more depth to my reading list. The National Book Award Longlist came out on September 13, and I immediately added seven books to my list. The National Book Award was established in 1936, but was abandoned during WWII. The first award was given in 1950, and eligible nominees are books written and published in the US. It’s a highly sought after award with a whole lot of history, so I know when I add a book to my list from these nominations, it’s going to be good. I focused my top 5 national book award nominees on the…

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    Lifestyle

    Fall 2018 Bucket List

    Arguably, the best season of the year is just around the corner. Personally, as I discussed last week, spring is my favorite season, but fall is a close second. There’s something about these transitional seasons that brings hope and excitement into everyone’s hearts. I’m not a huge PSL girl, but there are few fall traditions that I can’t wait to partake in, so I created a fall bucket list to make sure I cross everything off the list. Let’s get started! 1. Have a farm adventure. One of my favorite memories from my first fall in Nashville was going on a farm adventure with my brother and Tori. We ventured…

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    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 7 Books to Read This Fall

    After living in Southwest Florida until I was 18-years-old, experiencing my first fall was earth-shattering. It might have only lasted a few weeks, but feeling that crisp air and being able to wear boots comfortably was a magical experience. Spring is still my favorite season because I love the idea of new possibilities, but fall is definitely a close second. There’s nothing like breaking out your sweaters after a long summer or cracking open a good book near a fire. I’ve got a list of seven books to read this fall. Let’s get started!