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    Catching My Eye | 8.16.19

    What a long week this has been! I didn’t start off on the best foot since I went to bed kind of late on Sunday, but by Wednesday I had kind of given up on waking up for my workouts this week anyways, so I embraced the later nights and “sleeping in” without giving myself too hard of a time. I’ll pick back up next week! I think this type of kindness toward ourselves is so important — we can’t always hit the workouts or complete the self-care exercises, all we can do is our best. That’s what I did this week — my absolute best. I’ve been pouring a…

    Advice,  Lifestyle

    Top 5 Tips to Help You Save Money

    One of my goals of 2019 was to become an expert on my personal finances. A lot of that has had to do with finding a budget that works for me, and sticking with it. I’ve read a lot of personal finance books so far this year, but the best one I’ve read so far is I Will Teach You to be Rich. It’s basically a game plan of how to start saving money from paying off any debt you may have to investing in a Roth IRA. If you’re a money beginner like me, I highly recommend giving it a read. Money is one of our biggest stressors in life,…

    Books,  Recommendations

    Favorite Book Quotes

    I’ve always loved a good quote. I feel like if I’m going through something, whether it’s good or bad, I can always find a quote that perfectly encapsulates how I’m feeling. I’ve gotten into the habit of adding to my notes in my phone every time I come across a quote in a book I like, so I thought I would share a few. Each quote means something different to me and reminds me to make the most of what I have. Let’s get started! 1. “I’m under absolutely no obligation to make sense to you.” — Evelyn Hugo, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 2. “Happiness can be found, even…

    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 8.9.19

    Another week in the books! This week was especially fantastic because I got a cat! I’ve been talking about getting a cat for so long that some of my good friends already thought I had a cat. I brought home the precious nugget below on Saturday, and she’s just the cutest little cuddle bug already. I love being a cat mom, and I’m so glad I have her in my life even if she tries to sleep on my face. Her name is Maggie courtesy of my roommate (who I’m slowly turning into a cat person). Other than having a snuggle butt sharing my bed now, I caught up with some friends…

    Favorites,  Lifestyle

    Summer Favorites 2019

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think summer might be almost over. It stays hot in Nashville until mid-late October, but I’m already craving leggings and oversized sweaters. That being said, I’ve really fallen into love with a few things over the past couple of months, so I thought I would share my thoughts on my summer favorites. Let’s get started! 1. Winnie-the-Pooh Mug I have been absolutely loving this mug. My brother and his girlfriend brought it back for me from their trip to Disney a few months ago, and it’s quickly become my favorite mug in my ever-growing collection. I use it every night when I…

    Books,  Recommendations

    Top 5 Booker Prize Longlist Nominees

    The Booker Prize Longlist was announced two weeks ago, and I’m here to give my top five picks from the lot. The Booker Prize is an award given to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. It’s a life-changing award that’s been given out for over 50 years. I try to read at least one winner every year, but there are seriously so many amazing novels from these lists that it’s hard to get to all of them. Here are my top five Booker Prize nominees from the 2019 longlist. Let’s get started. Image from Amazon 1. My Sister, the Serial…

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    Catching My Eye | 7.19.19

    I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to sleep this weekend! This week ended up being surprising busy, and I didn’t get nearly enough shut-eye — even with skipping a few workouts. The most exciting part of my week was probably mounting my TV. My friend came over to do it for me — my handy skills do not include the use of power tools — and we had all sorts of problems finding the studs and situating the TV at the right height. All in all, it took about four hours with a little dinner break, but now my TV is nice and sturdy (cross my fingers) on…

  • Books,  Reviews

    Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win: A Book Review

    Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win. It’s a book title and a powerful statement in one. Charlotte Walsh is on the ride of her life. She’s running for a Senate seat in her home state of Pennslyvania, and she’s running against an old, white, incumbent, male. Nothing about this race is going to be easy for her, but she wants to fix what she believes to be past mistakes. I can relate a lot to Charlotte, and I think a lot of other women can as well. She’s responsible for taking care of everything — her career, her employees, her kids, her spouse, and herself when she has the time. She’s got…

    Lifestyle,  Playlists

    Summer 2019 Playlist

    It’s that time of the season! I’ve got a 2019 summer playlist all cued up for you. These playlists include music I’ve been listening to regularly, concerts I’ve gone to, or specific songs that remind me of specific moments. It’s super personal to me, but everyone can enjoy it. Some of my favorite songs on this playlist are War Paint by Fletcher, Love Somebody by Taylor Henderson, and Never Really Over by Katy Perry.   Happy listening, Kimberly

    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 7.12.19

    Lately, I’ve been feeling like every week is the same. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday drag by with me checking the hour every hour, and then Thursday and Friday are gone in the blink of an eye. I’ve been really busy lately with moving, but things are slowly coming together. I got my bedspread last night, and despite finding two spiders crawling around in it (EW!), I absolutely love it. This weekend, I’m tackling more organization and decoration in my room and throughout the apartment. If you’ve got any tips, please send them my way! But for now, let’s get into what’s been catching my eye… 1. This insight into Alexandria…