Friday Finds || Week 3

It’s been a rainy few days in Chicago so this photo only seemed fitting. I snapped it on my iPhone quite a few years ago from the back of a taxi on a drizzly day in NYC. Oh, the memories!

Blame it on Monday being a holiday, but this week absolutely FLEW by. I can’t believe it’s already Friday! As much as I’m ready for the weekend, I wish I had a few more days to get things done, you know? This week was a whirlwind in a lot of ways… I feel like I had a few days were the ideas would not stop coming, which I definitely cannot complain about! I scribbled through countless pages in my notebook with thoughts, future plans to put in place, posts to write about and things to shoot for the blog, etc. Great news! But on the flip side, I felt so scattered every day that I didn’t actually complete that much. Lots of fun things in motion, though.

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15 Goals and Resolutions for 2017

I effing love this time of year. You hear about the January blues and all of that, but since I’ve always been so passionate about personal improvement (Self-help book junkie, this girl right here.), this time of year is really inspiring when you see everyone working on being their best selves. I mentioned this in the post about my goals for the coming year, but I know a lot of people hate the whole resolution thing. As I said before, setting achievable goals is never a bad thing!

If you’re still thinking on what you want to change this coming year, here are 15 different goals that can improve your health, happiness, and more!

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Hair Tutorial: How I Get My Loose Curls

IT’S FINALLY HERE! My everyday hair tutorial has been the most requested post topic (by a landslide) for the last few years. I’m working on finding a videographer to film and edit a video version for you, but I recently snapped a bunch of photos for an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide in the mean time! Product and tool recommendations, too. Let’s get started…

I keep it pretty simple, honestly! When I first get out of the shower, I drench my strands with Unite 7 Seconds Leave-In Conditioner and comb it through with a plastic wide tooth comb. Then, I apply my styling cream of choice before blowing it out! Lately, I’ve been loving R + Co Park Avenue Blowout Balm and Jackpot Styling Creme. Most days, I try to let my hair air dry as much as possible to minimize heat damage.

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Friday Finds || Week 2

This week was kind of a struggle for me! I kicked off the year on such a strong note last week, but I just felt off this week. I couldn’t concentrate to save my life, I’ve been sleeping poorly, and I just felt unmotivated overall. Ugh, not a good feeling! I’ve slowly been working my way out of it though with some of my tried and true get-out-of-a-rut tips… Let me know if you want me to share them here on the blog!

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