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    Top 10 Halloween Movies to Watch That Aren’t Scary

    I’m the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween. I hate being scared — and I am very easily scared. But, because the pandemic is allowing me to really enjoy the small moments in life, I’m trying to embrace this season for all that it has to offer — pumpkin carving, salted-caramel treats, apple picking, and yes, even Halloween movies. If I’m going to watch Halloween-themed movies, I’m going to watch them on my terms, which means they aren’t scary. Let’s get started! one | Hocus Pocus My roommate and I just watched Hocus Pocus this weekend for the first time, and it’s one of my new favorite…

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    Catching My Eye | 10.09.20

    Happy Friday! This week was all about implementing little things to make each day feel like the best day. I started having five-minute dance parties after lunch. I treat myself to coffee two to three times a week. I watch the sunrise or set from my bedroom window. Just little things to make every day a little bit special. Do you have any practices like that? I’d love to know what they are. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | this breakdown on misconceptions about the enneagram… If you didn’t know, I love the enneagram. I think it’s such a fascinating way to understand the…

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    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 10.02.20

    TGIF. This has been one heck of a week, let me tell you. Between the pandemic and the election, I feel like I just can’t catch a break this year. I’m trying to remind myself to just take one step and then another, but sometimes that’s harder than you think. Anyways, nothing is really “new” with me per say, so let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week. one | this work hack to keep your day running smoothly… I am looking for anything and everything that will help me cope with my workday. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still loving working from home, I’m just in need…

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    Catching My Eye | 09.25.20

    What a week! My mood went from the lowest-of-low to the highest-of-high over the last 14-ish days. I don’t know what’s in the water (probably a pandemic), but I am truly feeling better than ever. I know this is probably going to be short-lived because life is just a series of ups-and-downs, but I’m trying to enjoy it while I can. Something I think that’s really helped this mood is doing a quick 15-minute clean-up routine at the end of the night. I’ve started cleaning the kitchen (washing the dishes and wiping down the counters) and tidying my room (putting away clothes and shoes, for the most part) right before…

  • 9.10.20 Catching My Eye
    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 09.10.20

    No, no, no, you haven’t lost your mind. It’s Thursday. But tomorrow is 9/11, and that day is best spent remembering the lives we tragically lost 19 years ago — not reading about the fun things I’ve found on the internet in the last seven days. This week has been a weird one. I was in such a mood on Monday & Tuesday for no real reason, but then, I seemed back to “normal” on Wednesday. I’m going to chalk it up to Pandemic Burnout, which needs to be a real term if it isn’t already. Anyways, I’m excited for a quiet weekend spent reading and getting ice cream with…

  • Best Amazon Purchases
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    My Favorite Amazon Purchases

    Truth be told, I’m not the biggest Amazon shopper in the world. I love the ease of Amazon, but usually, I try to buy locally or in-person at somewhere like Target to avoid the environmental hazards of shipping purchases. But, if you love Amazon, good for you! You can find all of my favorite purchases on Amazon at the links below, but I’ll let you know if I actually got it somewhere else if you’re interested in picking it up in person. From fashion to cat toys, Amazon’s got it all! Let’s get started! one | charcoal detox bags My brother’s fiancé told me about these when I was over…

  • Catching My Eye 9.04.20
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    Catching My Eye | 09.04.20

    Long weekend alert! I am so ready for three days off of work. It’s not that life has been any crazier than normal (some would argue it’s been slower with the pandemic) but it’s still nice to get three days off to do whatever I want to do. I picture this weekend being full of books, learning how to crochet, and cuddling with Maggie. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week… one | this crochet kit… So, I’ve decided to become even more of a grandma and pick up crocheting! I am actually really excited about this new hobby. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for forever, but…

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    Catching My Eye | 08.28.20

    I am in a fall state-of-mind. When COVID hit, it was still cold in Nashville, and I am ready to get back to those cozy vibes. Fuzzy socks, pumpkin-flavored treats, and twinkly lights are the only things I want to enjoy over the next two-three months. It’s nowhere near fall weather here yet, but that will not prevent me from making the best of this “season.” My week was strangely long but it also went by so fast? I was struggling with getting stuff done early in the week and then hit the ground running once Wednesday hit. I’m hoping for a quiet, productive weekend to set me up well…

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    Catching My Eye | 08.21.20

    Whew! We made it! I don’t know about you, but this week was a crazy one for me. I had COVID-safe plans on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week, so it made it feel like a weekend right in the middle of the week even though I worked every day. It definitely made for a weird feeling week, so I’m ready to knock a lot of productive tasks off the list today in preparation for a fun-filled weekend. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week… one | these really unique bookshelves to spruce up any space… I’ve been on a book-buying spree (oops), and I also plan…

  • How to Love Yourself
    Advice,  Personal

    How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Feel Like It

    Sometimes, I am not my favorite person in the world. Sometimes, I hate who I am. Sometimes, I can’t stand being in my own mind. And, that’s okay. We all feel this way sometimes. Self-love is hard, but it’s worth practicing because we are the only us in this whole entire world. We are the only person who loves the way we love, who thinks the way we think, and who can change the world in our own unique way. Each and every person on this Earth is different, and if we aren’t going to love ourselves, who will? I’ve been struggling a lot lately with self-love. I’ll admit, it’s a lot…