• Catching My Eye 02.05.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 02.05.21

    Happy Friday, friends! This week has been a tough one for sure. For reasons I don’t want or need to get into, I’ve been under a lot of stress, and I would not be exaggerating if I said I haven’t truly stopped crying since Wednesday. I’m excited to get into this weekend and, hopefully, take a little break from my emotions. Maybe dive into a good book? Let’s get started with what’s been catching my eye this week! one | storygraph I finally started a Storygraph account! Storygraph is an alternative reading platform to Goodreads. The review process is more than just writing a paragraph, it recommends books based on…

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    February Goals | 2021

    One month down, eleven more to go! We got this. How was everyone’s January? Personally, I thought mine went relatively well. Aside from a few distractions (namely, a coup), I remained focused on my goals and implemented new strategies and tactics to achieve those goals. Having yearly goals & intentions is all well and good, but if I don’t set monthly goals, there’s no way I’m going to achieve them. Let’s get into what I plan to tackle in February! one | develop a newsletter to send to my subscribers monthly I used to send a weekly newsletter with a wrap up of my blog posts, but I’m planning to…

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    Week of Outfits | 1.24.21 — 01.30.21

    Another day, another weekly outfit wrap up. The days are blurring together as my routine is usually the same — wake up, workout, get ready, work, work, work, make dinner, read, go to bed. I love quiet days, but I’ll be happy when its warm again, and we can all gather safely outdoors for activities/catch-ups. Let’s get started! Sunday, January 24 Sweatshirt – Boyfriend’s (similar) Leggings Monday, January 25 Cardigan (similar) Tank Top (similar) Leggings Tuesday, January 26 Top (similar) Belt (similar) Jeans Boots Wednesday, January 27 Cardigan (similar) Tank Top (similar) Leggings Thursday, January 28 Flannel Shirt Leggings Friday, January 29 Glasses Sweater Leggings Happy adventuring, Kimberly

  • Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 01.29.21

    And with that, January is basically done! We survived the first month of 2021, and maybe I’m just being obnoxiously positive, but I didn’t think it was all that bad. Right guys? The first ten days were a little hit-or-miss, but once we made it over the hump, I think we hit our stride. Here’s hoping the rest of 2021 is just as forgiving. My week, as most, was pretty quiet. I’m just keeping my nose down, getting work done, and reading books. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | how to brighten someone’s day (pandemic or not) Almost a year later, and living in…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal

    Things I Have For My Cat That Just Make Sense

    I’m bringing you a little bit of a different post today. I wanted to talk about all the things I have for Maggie, my cat, that make life just a little bit easier. If you don’t know, I have a cat. She’s about 2 years old, and I’ve had her for a little over a year. She’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me, and I love her with my whole heart. For starters, my cat loves to play fetch, so even though I waste all my money on toys for her, her favorite toy is hair ties she steals from my bathroom counter. I also have two…

  • How to Read More
    Books,  Lifestyle

    10 Tips on How to Read More

    Almost every new year I hear from my friends that they want to read more. I love that for them! I think reading is one of the most joyful experiences, and as long as you’re reading things you love, I am all for reading more! Here are some of my tips on how I read so many books in a year. Let’s get started! one | set intentional time It’s really hard to get things done if you don’t have time set aside to actually do it. I specifically set aside time in the morning because I never know what my nights are going to look like. If I can…

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    Catching My Eye | 01.22.21

    We did it! This week was full of happy tears as we inaugurated President Biden and Vice President Harris. We have our first female Vice President. This is truly so amazing. This is especially exciting for me because VP Kamala Harris is half-Jamaican, and my parents are Jamaican. It’s a huge step forward in so many ways, and I am so excited to see what this new legislation brings. In more personal news, my boyfriend and I are celebrating our one-year anniversary this weekend. It’s inspiring to see how much we’ve grown independently and as a couple over this last year. I’m excited to unwind together this weekend, go on…

  • Meal Kit Delivery Update
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    An Update on Meal Kit Deliveries

    If you know anything about me, you know I don’t cook. Well…that’s changed in the last three months! I bit the bullet and invested in Blue Apron, a meal kit delivery service, back in November, and it changed my life. (This is not sponsored. I wish it was. I really do. But I mean everything I am saying in this post.) I started off with Blue Apron because all my research showed it was more affordable and the meals were more diverse, but I always knew I was going to try both. I’m here to breakdown how I feel about them. Let’s get started! General Feelings on Meal Kits Clearly,…

  • Lifestyle,  Weekly Outfits

    Week of Outfits | 1.10.21 — 01.16.21

    This was another quiet week (aren’t they all in COVID). I had a few small girl’s nights with my quarenteam. I’m so bad at getting dressed in the winter — especially when I’m working from home — but I’ll keep trying. Let’s get started! Sunday, January 10 Today my boyfriend and I set quarterly benchmarks for our goals, set up a check-in system, and watched football. (I read while football was on in the same room, so that’s kind of the same thing, right?) Sweatshirt – Gift from my company, but it’s Comfort Colors Leggings Slip-Ons Monday, January 11 On Monday, I decided to get all dressed up with no…

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    Catching My Eye | 01.15.21

    TGIF! I don’t know about you, but this week felt like it was a million years long. I had an overwhelmingly productive beginning to my week, and all of a sudden, I crashed yesterday. I couldn’t focus on any of my tasks, and all I wanted to do was take a nap. Believe it or not, I think all the events of the previous week had finally hit me. Sometimes I can take longer to process upsetting incidents (this has happened before with loved ones’ deaths, family drama, and news items). I’ll be completely fine when it’s happening, and then a week, maybe weeks, later, I’m a mess. It’s definitely…