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    Catching My Eye | 1.18.19

    And just like that, another week has come and gone. This week was a busy one for me, and it was fully self-imposed. I was feeling really down earlier in the week, and all I wanted to do on Monday night was go home after work, curl up on my couch, and watch The Bachelor by myself. But, instead of shrinking into myself and sitting in my sadness, I decided to go to a friends house to watch the show with a group. I instantly felt better after spending a few hours with friends, and it reminded me that I need to do that more often — surround myself with…

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    Catching My Eye | 1.11.19

    Anyone else feel like this week flew by? I thought it would be a rough one since last week was so short with New Year’s Day, but it truly went by in the blink of an eye. I got a ton of “deep work” done at my day job that I’m really happy about, and I’ve been consistent with blogging and posting on social media for A Spoonful of Honi (follow me on Instagram for daily highlights), so I’m feeling like I had a mega productive week, and there’s nothing better than that. I’ve also had such a good time this week with friends. Last Friday, I had some friends…

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    2019 Goals

    Wow, finally, a 2019 post! I know you’ve probably been waiting for this one for a while (and by “a while,” I mean a week and a half). A lot of crazy, personal stuff happened at the end of 2018, and because of that, I’m truly trying to focus on being my best self in 2019. Doing things because I want to do them, whether that means I do it alone or with a friend. Doing things that better me as a person. Doing things that help me get to where I want to be professionally and personally. I am so excited for this year, and I am ready to…

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    18 Things I Loved in 2018

    We are seven days into the new year, but I’m still not over 2018. I feel like I still have so much to say about those 365 days. This is (probably) my last post about 2018, and moving forward I am all about 2019, the new year, new goals, and everything in between. Check back on Wednesday for a look into my goals for the next 12 months. Before officially moving on, I wanted to do a little wrap up of all the products, habits, books, and random things I was loving in 2018, so let’s get started!

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    Catching My Eye | 1.4.19

    New year, new blog series! I’m excited to announce that one of my goals of 2019 is to post three days a week! THREE! My new posting schedule is going to be Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8 a.m. central time with every Friday post being a weekly wrap up with updates on my life as well as things that have caught my eye on the internet (or in life) during the last five days. Obviously, this week has been a weird one with the new year falling on a Tuesday, but I’ve already enjoyed 2019 more than anything. I rang in the new year with close friends and family at…


    Top 5 Lessons of 2018

    Happy two-thousand and nineteen! Who was more than ready to say goodbye to 2018? Who hasn’t quite gotten over their New Year’s Eve hangover yet? Hang in there, I think 2019 is going to be better than expected. I like to reflect every December/January on the big lessons I learned in each year. Whether the year was good, bad, or just plain Jane, I know I learned important lessons throughout the 365 days. 2018 was a good but weird year for me. It was my first full year post-grad. I changed jobs multiple times due to some unforeseen situations. I traveled to new and different places. I made new friends,…

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    Merry Christmas to You!

    Merry Christmas! I want to keep this post short and sweet, but I wanted to send a Merry Christmas to all my readers that celebrate this happy holiday. This year has been a little different for my family, but despite everything life is throwing at us right now, we have all come together to be stronger than ever. I am so thankful this year for the support of my loved ones, whether by blood or by choice, and I couldn’t think of better people to spend this holiday season with.


    Top 5 Tips on Giving Thoughtful Gifts

    This year, as I’m trying to focus on quality in my own life, I’m trying to focus on quality in the gifts I give for Christmas. In past years, I would tend to over buy on Christmas wanting someone to know how much I loved them through the quantity of gifts I gave them. This year, I want to get someone one thing, but something that really means something to them. Something that shows how much I thought about the gift and how much I care about them. It’s been hard to reign myself in when it comes to a few people, but I’m sticking to one truly thoughtful gift…

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    24 Lessons Learned Before Turning 24

    It’s official. I’m 24. Does this mean I can start calling myself old now and it’s acceptable? No? Okay. Jokes aside, I’m actually really excited for what this year brings! I know 24 is kind of a throw away year (as was 23), but that doesn’t mean I can’t make it a great year for myself. I feel like we always wait for big moments (whether that means a new birthday, a new start to the calendar year, or the new start to a week) to make the changes we want to see in our lives, but I’m not waiting any longer. 24 is the year I make things happen,…