• Graduate,  Undergraduate,  Young Professional

    Apple Watch: A $428.15 Investment

    I have finally decided to invest in an Apple Watch. When making big purchases I try not to be impulsive: after I decide I want something, I’ll wait a while (maybe a month or longer) and see if I still want it later. Doing so has helped me save money by not buying things I don’t really need nor really want. With that being said, I have wanted an Apple Watch for awhile now…probably for more than over a year. However it never felt like the right time financially, until now. Here are five reasons I decided to get an Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS and Cellular It’s Water…

  • Young Professional

    Staple Professional Clothing That Won’t Make You Look Old

    One of the most difficult things is dressing for the new job you just got. Sure, you’re going to get paid a great paycheck in two weeks…but until then how do you look professional without sacrificing dinner? The key to looking professional, without breaking the bank, is to build a solid foundation with basic pieces. I have a pair of black slacks that I bought for a freshman year presentation that I still wear. Staple pieces do not go out of style. A white blouse can be worn multiple ways for a variety of occasions. Add some jewelry that you’ve accumulated over the years and you’re good to go. So…

  • Realness,  Uncategorized

    Blogs that I religiously check

    What are some of my favorite blogs? Well you’re about to find out. I have to admit I’ve been slacking on keeping up with all the blogs I follow. With classes, homework, work (I’m sure you all get it) there’s just very little time for me to sit down on my computer and blog binge like I do in the summer. Social media can be extremely helpful in this aspect, as I follow a lot of my favorite bloggers on Instagram as well. So when they have a new post out I can click the quick link on their bio and read. But you know, sometimes it’s not the same…

  • Realness

    Easy and Cheap Chicken Parmesan

    I made this myself! Cost to feed 4: $15.44 ($3.86 per person) Chicken Tenderloins ($4.75 for package of 8 at Walmart) Prego ($2.73 at Walmart) Noodles ($1.80 at Walmart) Mozzarella ($2.58 for a package at Walmart) Italian Panko ($1.98 at Walmart) Basil ($1.60 at Walmart) Ingredients 1 C flour 2 eggs Italian Panko 6-8 chicken tenderloins I jar pasta sauce (I used Prego) I C shredded mozzarella Basil (can add oregano if desired) any kind of pasta noodle Prep Time: 20 minutes thaw chicken tenderloins preheat oven to 425 put Italian Panko in bowl crack two eggs and place in separate bowl put 1 C flour in gallon bag After…

  • Realness,  Uncategorized

    New Favorite Cookbook

    Chrissy Teigen never fails to wow me. You may have seen her on Lip Sync Battle, in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or at John Legend’s side. But now you can see her cooking! Yes, she’s a model. Yes, she eats fried chicken. And yes, she even eats McDonald’s. Chrissy remains my favorite celebrity because of her realness and relate-ability. Her recipes also appeal to every kind of pallet. Throughout the directions, funny and sarcastic personality shines. If you’re an avid follower of her Instagram, you will notice that she has been posting some of her recipes over the years. Chrissy often equates eating with love, another thing we have in…

  • Realness

    ThinkDirty app that makes you think clean

    The other day I was required to find an app for a high school health class…Physical Education assignments can sometimes be strange. After a hour searching the internet (aka Pinterest) for the perfect app, I almost gave up. Yes, really. No one should spend a hour looking for an app now a days. However, before I took the lose on a 30 point assignment I finally found the app I wanted. It’s called ThinkDirty. Catchy. So ThinkDirty basically has all your personal hygiene items and gets to tell you that what you’re putting on and in your body isn’t good for you. Out of all the items I searched of…

  • Undergraduate

    The Perfect Bedtime for College Students

    I lied- I don’t really believe there’s a perfect time for college students to go to bed. Every person is different in what time they need to sleep. Some people needs nap, some {crazy} people don’t. I go to bed usually before 9:30 every night. And by bed, I mean I’m asleep by 9:30. It seem crazy for some of you, right? But hear me out. I’ve always been a morning person. Maybe not entirely morning (cause 6AM is just a tad too early), but I’m definitely not a night owl. So whenever I fall asleep after 11PM or so, the next morning I feel like absolute shit. And to…

  • Undergraduate

    Barnes and Noble is the perfect place to study

    The other day i found myself sitting at Barnes and Noble doing homework and catching up on my favorite blogs (more to come about my favorites soon). Some people like studying at libraries, others at coffee shops and some at home. Is it weird (#GirlCode anyone?) that I find myself most productive at Barnes and Nobles? I do well at coffee shops too, but with all the books and such around me at a book store it really provides productive breaks. I’m able to focus and get shit done for 20 minutes or so, then get up and stretch my legs for 5 minutes. You can say that you can…

  • Undergraduate

    I moved back home for my senior year of college

    From the title you probably get what this post is going to be about. But before I get to how living back at home is, I want to give you all some quick background information. I decided to live on campus my freshman year because I really wanted that college experience. My dad never had a problem with it, even pushed me to live on campus. The dorms weren’t bad and I roomed with another softball player. I stayed on campus my sophomore year in student apartments with three other girls. We each had our own bedroom, two bathrooms, a kitchen and small living space. Overall it was a great…

  • Fashion

    My Experience at the DryBar

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I hate doing my hair. Like with a passion. My hair isn’t always unruly, but I’d say a good 90% the Virginia humidity makes me want to have a Britney moment. So when I need my hair to cooperate I set up an appointment at the DryBar. The DryBar is something I discovered on The Skinny Confidential. I mean, if Lauren says it’s amazing than I trust her opinion. So my first try I drove over to Tyson’s Corner at 5pm and the place was packed. They told me I would have to wait a hour to be seen. So I said nope…