At least once a week, I find myself needing girly time.
Especially with these long days. Often, the moment I get home, nothing sounds better than a glass of wine (or a few) with the girls. Sometimes I’m able to convince one of my best friends from school (who just so happens to live almost directly above me) to come down for a glass of wine. Or several.
But frequently, I’m forced to leave my house to meet up with the babes… Which – lets be real – I really loathe doing because that means I have to wait even longer to be horizontal and in pajamas.
So, in the event you’re like me and need something to get you excited so you can motivate yourself to get off of the couch, I’ve created my own comprehensive guide on what to wear for a girls’ night out. Because I don’t know about y’all… But if looking fly AF can’t motivate me to get my tuchus out the door, nothing will.
This summer, I’m focusing on my health and fitness. I’ve been waking up at 6AM every day to workout before work. Eating at least relatively healthy. Drinking a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water per day.
To help further matters (also because I can’t be trusted around french fries), I’ve teamed up with my friend Kami of The Kalon Life. Kami’s been helping me with everything from meal planning to working out (she’s an amazing personal trainer here in Dallas!).
And since I’m now going through a lot more workout clothes per week, shopping has been on the mind as of late. So I thought I’d round up some of my favorite summery workout clothes… And team up with Kami to bring y’all some of her favorite summer workout tips for getting and staying healthy!
In this day and age, the word “feminist” has a negative connotation. It conjures images of women bra-burning in the streets or angrily yelling “smash the patriarchy”.
Well, this isn’t one of those posts. Partially because that’s not what feminism means to me and partially because I would never burn my bras. I need those puppies too much on a daily basis.
To me, being a feminist is simply having your actions strive towards the goal of gender equality. More than just equal wages. In my opinion, the goal of feminism is to have a day when we don’t even need to worry about equal pay. A day when the thought doesn’t even cross our minds. When women don’t get threatened for attempting to rise above their station or take what was historically a “man’s job”.
It has been months since I tried my hand at a new dish (seriously this was the last dish I made)… so I’m pretty proud of myself for pulling it together for a night and making this delicious roasted lemon asparagus recipe. It takes next to no time to make and its the perfect dish to serve all summer long!
In case you didn’t know, I’m an avid reader. And I always have been. I’ve probably averaged around 2 books a month since I was like 7 years old. Doing the math, that’s 480 books in my lifetime.
And that’s my conservative estimate.
Sure, I’ll have the odd book that takes me an entire month (or two)… but then I’ll encounter a book like the one I’m reading right now. One that makes me stay up till 3AM reading, averaging 200 pages a night, because it is just that engrossing.
As it is summer and everybody is on the lookout for the next great beach read, I thought I’d share my current reading list – all of the fiction dramas to read this summer (including the one I’m reading right now!) in case one of them catches your eye!