• Successful Vacation
    Tips and Tricks

    Tips and Tricks for A Successful Vacation

    Hi loves❤️ It is officially vacation season. We are so excited to be leaving for our beach vacation in just a few short days. This is our first vacation in THREE years. We are so excited to spend our days and nights poolside in Florida. In celebration of our vacation – I wanted to share a few Road Trip Hacks. We will be driving about 13 hours straight to our destination. Luckily, we will be leaving in the wee hours of the morning so most of the trip – I will be snoozing. To make these tips a little easier to navigate, I have decided to divide them into a…

  • Mid Year Check-In
    Personal Growth

    Mid Year Check-In

    Hi loves❤️ We have officially approached the middle of 2019. It is crazy to think that we are halfway through the year && halfway done with the summer months. This month I wanted to look back on a few of the goals I have achieved this year – and identify a few areas I can put in a little more work. This month we will be going on vacation and we are super excited. I have spent the past few weeks trying to get everything ready to go – and haven’t been focusing on any goals. The first half of July will be spent just enjoying life and preparing for…

  • Healthy Snacks
    Health and Fitness

    Quick and Simple Healthy Snacks

    Hi loves❤️ I am guilty of NEEDING to eat every two to three hours. With this, I tend to snack pretty frequently during the day. One of the biggest changes I have made in my diet this year is implementing more healthy snacks and trying to stay away from junk food. Sometimes my cravings for junk food wins – and I do enjoy a serving of chips or cookies – hey life is all about balance, right? My favorite platform to get more healthy eating inspirations is Pinterest. There are so many ideas from around the world. Check out Kate’s Life on Pinterest to see my Healthy Eating and Meal…

  • Drinking
    Health and Fitness

    Are You Drinking Enough Water?!

    Hi loves❤️ One essential nutrient that our body needs is H2O. The problem is, in 2018, it was found that 4 out of 5 individuals do NOT drink enough water daily. There are many bodily functions that can benefit with the correct intake of water. “Proper hydration is key not only to making sure we stay alert and energized, but also to keeping everything function in our bodies,” says Jaclyn London, MS,RD,CDN. Water can help hydrate your skin, aid in headaches, and keep your digestion in check. So my question to you….. Are You Drinking Enough Water?! A good rule of thumb is to take your weight and divide it…

  • birthday freebies
    Tips and Tricks

    Birthday Freebies!!

    Hi loves❤️ Today I am celebrating my 25th birthday! Where has time gone?!?! One of the things I look forward to the most on my birthday is my free drink I can get from Starbucks. I have honestly been thinking about it since the moment I woke up this morning. With Starbucks you can order whatever drink, whatever size, with whatever additions you want. FOR FREE. Only if you are an rewards member. This sparked an idea today to do a little research and find what freebies you can receive from other companies. Everyone wants to celebrate YOU on the day you were brought into this beautiful world. Free Items…

  • sunshine blogger award
    Personal Growth

    The Sunshine Blogger Award

    Hi loves❤️ I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award from my fellow blogger, Suzanne at Fibromomblog. I wanted to take a moment to thank Suzanne for this award. She has been a big support of me and my blog through our community of bloggers and on social media. I am so gracious for the support community that surrounds me. This award is to recognize bloggers who are positive influencers to the community around them. This award is given by fellow bloggers and circulates throughout the world. In order to accept the award, you must answer a few questions that are provided to you by your nominator. Here are…

  • 3 Ingredient DIY Laundry Soap
    DIY's

    3 Ingredient DIY Laundry Soap

    Hi loves❤️ One of my favorite things Jordan’s Mom taught me, was how to make my own laundry soap. I am incredibly thankful for this because it has saved us an astronomical amount of money. When I first started making my own laundry soap, Jordan and I had just moved out on our own, and were both in college. I started by only making a single batch because we did not have much space to store a double batch at the time. This DIY is for a double batch of laundry soap. This can typically last me 6 to 9 months. Our household is just two of us, with the…

  • Banana Bread Recipe
    Recipes

    The Best Banana Bread

    Hi loves❤️ One of my favorite baked goods when growing up was a warm piece of Banana Bread with a bit of butter smeared on top. I have been trying out different recipes throughout my adulthood to get the perfect piece of banana bread. Well – I come to you guys with my FAVORITE recipe I have discovered thus far. I use Pinterest to find all of my new recipes, and love the variety of recipes are available at my fingertips. This recipe is pretty simple – and can be jazzed up with a few walnuts or chocolate chips. This particular recipe originally came from the wonderful blog, Simply Recipes.…