Quote of the Day 3.6.18

“Spend money. Change your hairstyle. Sell your old clothes and pursue your new style with the money you get from it. Be strong. Be patient. Buy a chocolate bar every week when your favorite TV show is on. Take hot baths. Wake up early. Start jogging. Write. Find a friend who will listen to you…

15 Songs to Instantly Boost Your Mood (Part 2)

These songs never fail to put a smile on my face. They are great for workouts or simply when you need something to list your mood. Similarly mentioned in my last post, I like to remember this quote when I am feeling down. Don’t be afraid to call someone if you’re upset and, of course,…

New Trends I Love in 2018

It’s hard to believe it’s already March—February seemed to fly by. Each day we come sooner to the end of winter, and the countdown to spring break has recently begun. March Madness brackets are pulled out, too, and already am I making plans for St. Patrick’s Day! For me, this year in March each weekend…

Miami, Florida: Culture, Places, and Restaurants

This February, I had the opportunity to travel to Miami, FL to celebrate my birthday, which fell on a Friday this year. Chicago weather lived up to its expectations that week, and there was a snow storm on Thursday night. (Ironically, it was similar weather to the date that I was born, which was also…

Quote of the Day 2.22.18

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson…

Recipe: Almond Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips (GF)

These cookies are ridiculously rich, gooey, and—of course—delicious. You’d never guess these are free of dairy & gluten (no dairy or flour) as well as packed with nutritious nuts & oats. This recipe was created & executed as a result of a classic post-dinner dessert craving, which is absolutely wonderful when you have the time &…

Quote of the Day 1.30.17

“There are a few things in life so beautiful they hurt—swimming in the ocean while it rains, reading alone in empty libraries, the sea of cars that appear when you’re miles away from the neon lights of the city, bars after 2AM, walking in the wilderness, all the phases of the moon, the things we…

Dealing with January Blues

Quite honestly, I always think of January as being a dull month, one that entails gray skies, starting school once again, and a whole semester & year ahead of us. I understand how January could be exciting, entering upon new memories & experiences of the new calendar year, but January seems more like a mid-point…

Lorelai Gilmore: Characteristics & Quotes to Make You Smile

Lorelai Gilmore spends the majority of her time in Gilmore Girls chatting, providing us with thousands of quotes for us to enjoy. Whether it is coffee, life advice, or relationships, Lorelai always knows just how to make us laugh. Her are a few of her characteristics & quotes that will be sure to put a smile on…

Quote of the Day 1.26.18

“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful…