Weekend Links.

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Happy almost-Monday, friends! How was your weekend? I moved into the new apartment last week (yay!) and spent this weekend organizing and Ikea-shopping. I start a new job tomorrow, so it’s a busy time, for sure. Of course I’ve still seen some fun links around. Have a great week!



How to ride a bike in a skirt. Genius!

CANNOT wait to see this movie!

7 things you need to stop doing to be more productive (backed by science). If only it was that easy.

5 ingredient salted caramel peanut butter truffles with raw. salted. vegan. caramel. Yes please.

What’s the font of the future?

How to peel a mango. Again, genius.

If you haven’t seen this, “what I Instagrammed vs. what was really happening,” please do. It’s hilarious and all too real.

Peach and blackberry teagaritas sound great.

Gold tattoos!

Surprisingly sweet greeting cards.

Buying Twitter followers is a thing? Please don’t… Interesting read, though (spoiler: it can actually lead to real followers).

8 fantastic entertaining tips.


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

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Let me start by giving a huge thank you to Rachel from Rachel Things, Meghan from Fresh Faced, and Jacqueline from A Vibrant Day for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I so enjoy these ladies’ blogs and appreciate their nominations.

Blogger awards like these are so great for finding new blogs and learning some new things about the ones you already follow. Here’s how The Very Inspiring Blogger Award goes:

Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.

List the rules and display the award.

Share seven facts about yourself.

Nominate other amazing blogs and remember to comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them (provide a link to your post).

This rule is optional – you can proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog (e.g. on your sidebar) and also follow the blogger that nominated you.

Facts about me:

I drink coffee (at least one cup) pretty much every morning.


I graduated college with a degree in marketing in May.

I have always wanted to travel a lot. I went to India in high school and it really initiated the travel bug. I set a goal when I graduated high school that I wanted to visit 10 countries in the next 10 years. I am currently at 7.


Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to move to New York and open a boutique.

I kinda sorta love avocado. I eat it plain with salt and pepper at home all the time and if something on a menu has it, there’s a pretty good chance I’ll order that.


I am a type 1 diabetic and was diagnosed at the age of nine.

I have a nose ring. It was my first-week-of-college rebellious act (cliche much?). You can’t see it in every picture, but in this one, you can.

Nose Ring

My nominations:

Confessions of a Twenties Girl

Exploring Happiness

You’re in Brookelynn

It’s Emma Elise

Wanderlust Notes

Touch of Belle

Andrea’s Lens

The Feminine Files

Sarah Loves Makeup

Bell and Smokey



Recipe: Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallow S’more Pops.

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I did something bad. Well, I did something good. Okay, I did something bad for our waistlines, but good for our taste buds. Enter, s’more pops.

Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallow S'more Pops.

I don’t know about you, but the combination of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker shouts summer to me. Does anyone else have a problem with getting this song stuck in their head this summer?

Homemade marshmallow s’more pops are a great way to give the classic flavors a little bit of a gourmet twist (Can we pretend that isn’t really as pretentious of a statement as it sounds? Thanks. Haha.) Really, any food on a stick is just fun, and this way, you don’t have to build a fire or dealing with gooey marshmallow all over.

Smore pop bite

First, make marshmallows using this recipe (Thanks Martha Stewart!). Don’t be intimidated – homemade marshmallows are surprisingly simple. I guess you could use store-bought marshmallows instead, but it’s just not the same.

Marshmallow wisking

While the marshmallows set, melt a cup of dark chocolate (or milk chocolate if that is more your jam), and crunch a sleeve of graham crackers in a food processor or plastic baggie. Once you have cut the marshmallows, insert a wooden skewer into each marshmallow, dipping the skewer in a little bit of white chocolate first (optional) to really make it stick.

??????????????????????????????? Smore pop in progress

Dip each marshmallow into the melted chocolate, and then graham crackers, coating each side, and then place on parchment-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes. Yep, it is that easy.

Smore pop trio

What do you think of s’mores? Would you try this twist on a classic?



Smore pop close up

Terrifying and Amazing.

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Hi darlings,

I plan to be back later today to share photos from Budapest, Hungary (trying to keep myself accountable, ya’ll!) but ran across this quote on Pinterest (of course) and wanted to share. It definitely strikes home and I kinda really love it.

Terrifying and Amazing

Hope you’re having a fantastic Tuesday!



Weekend links.

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I hope you are too busy laying on a beach somewhere to be reading blogs, but just in case you are exploring the internet a little bit today, here are some cool things I have seen around lately.

Of all the videos of fireworks from Friday (and there are a lot!), in my opinion, this one is the absolute coolest! Fireworks filmed with a drone.

Cocktail snow cones. Mmmm.

The reality of Instagram vs. non-Instagram life. Hah.

Describing color is tricky.

Floral office chairs are so pretty.

I have home decor on the mind, and am loving these minimal bohemian living rooms.

This guide to swimming holes in the U.S. and Canada could be very useful.

Rhubarb strawberry margaritas are on my to do list.

The 20-something nursery rhyme is funny and motivating. Thanks for sharing it Sarah!

Lovely nails.

Anatomy of a dance hit.



Weekend Links (Early on a Monday Morning).

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Hi guys! Honestly, I have so much fun rounding up links I’ve seen weekly, and usually, if I skip too many weeks, the list gets unbearably long. So this week, early in the hours of Monday morning, you’re getting a few “Weekend Links,” if your interested. You know, for like if you’re really not feeling the work you should be doing. Bad, I know. Anyways, I hope you had a FANTASTIC weekend and have an even better week coming up! I’ll be sharing a bit of my Saturday later today but tell me, what did you do fun this weekend?

Beer companies always seem to have some of the best advertising, don’t they? I laughed so hard at this commercial. If Great Britain won the Revolutionary War.

These are definitely some places on earth that I would love to visit!

Ramadan coinciding with the World Cup sounds intense.

My life long fashion motto.

Affirmations for 20-somethings.

OHMYGAH. Alexa Chung nail polish.

Please let me work at Buzzfeed (because of this).

Laughing over this print.

I don’t even like bloody marys, but this one is on a whole other level. (Does everyone else say “whole ‘nother” level? Spelling out “whole other” felt weirrrrd)

Difficult dance moves in slow motion. Beautiful.

HAHAH. Oh Iceland.


Weekend Links.

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Happy weekend, but more importantly, happy summer (or winter, depending on where you may be)! It has felt like summer for a while around here, but it’s still is nice to know it’s officially summer, you know? I’m currently loving blooming flowers (see above), sunshine, quality family time, and planning the big move to Phoenix.

Here are some links from around the internet, just in case you’re doing a little blog reading today. There is some great stuff out there, guys, and I just want to share.

Have a great day!



A STUNNING floral chandelier.

I love every single one of Rifle Paper Co.’s wallpapers. Which is your favorite?

Anthony Bourdain has excellent travel tips.

And, how millennials are changing travel

“Freedom to go commando.” That’s a product I can get behind.

Exclamation marks are unstoppable.

How much does it cost to hire your favorite band? These are the kinds of things you need to know!

These The Notebook inspired engagement photos are pretty perfect, right?

Can you guess what they call pie charts in France? Is this real?

Pictures of students before and after their first year of college. Amazing how much a person can change in a year, and yet, not change at all.

Not that I would spend $165 on a tank top, but I’m a little sad that this one is sold out. (DIY maybe?) Here are more great shirts, though.

Priceless Tinder conversations.

This sums up home perfectly.

Anna Wintour’s career advice is a gem.

A summer bruschetta bar party? Yum!