Where to Shop for Workout Clothes

posted on: March 30, 2016

Yoga Outlet-2

The gym has become a part of my (almost) everyday routine. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d say… But it has, and I actually love the time I get to spend working out. It goes without saying, the more often I work out, the more workout gear I need. I’ve recently been getting some questions about where to shop for workout clothes- without spending a small fortune. Continue reading for where to get the goods!

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Reasons to Smile, vol. 1

posted on: March 14, 2016

September 15-2

I’ve given a lot of thought as to what I wanted this column to be. In the end, I decided that it would be a peek into my life and what has made me smile over the course of the week. I was also considering renaming it to something a little less cheerful, but everyone could use a little cheer in his or her life. I’m also a firm believer that even during the worst days, there’s always some happiness. You just need to know where to look.

So without further ado, here are a few reasons I smiled this week.

One. My best friend, Kelly, who was so supportive and loving this past week. I couldn’t have made it without her. She’s the Leslie Knope to my Ann Perkins.

Two. I saw some progress pictures, which reminded me how far along I’ve come in my fitness journey. I also (sort of) started Olympic weightlifting, and it. Is. Hard. I’m sore in places I didn’t think could be sore. Eating enough junk food and take out to feed all the rats in the New York sewers probably didn’t help matters…

Three. This book is everything. It spoke to my soul, wrecked me, and then helped me back up again. Do yourself a favor, and go read it now.

Four. NARS is killing it with their new Velvet Matte Skin Tint.

Five. My new gallery wall is starting to come together, and I’m loving it so far. I can’t wait to add more paintings.

Big/Little Craft Ideas

posted on: March 10, 2016

Alpha Xi Delta quill box painted sorority campus painted sorority campus Big Little Crafts 4 painted sorority letters

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what I do for Big/Little Week. I prefer to make most of my littles’ gifts; it feels more personal that way. We were also pressed for time this semester, so I didn’t have time to order anything. I also didn’t want to pay outrageous extra shipping costs. Usually, I plan for about two canvases, a picture frame, a personalized jar, letters, a quill box, and other assorted gifts (like nail polishes and candy). I’ve had two littles (not including my adopted one), and that’s been my basis both times. Still, I change some of the items and themes to fit each of their personalities.

For Meghan, I did a mostly Parks & Rec themed week, but I also threw in a Grey’s Anatomy quote. One of my favorite projects for the week was the Ron Swanson inspired granola I made her (I’ll be posting a recipe for it later). Her gifts came with Leslie Knope compliment cards that had hints as to who I was, which drove her insane since she still had no idea. (Yes, Meg, I was the creepy big who watched you pick up your presents most days!)

What are some of your favorite crafts? They don’t have to be sorority specific!

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