Healthy Living, Reviews, Shopping

Review: Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box August 2015

August 28, 2015
august yogi surprise jewelry box review

So although I definitely don’t need more jewelry, I will never ever turn it down. The Yogi Surprise Jewelry Box is probably the best kind of jewelry subscription because everything means something and stands for something more. August brought two gorgeous pieces, one of which I have had no trouble incorporating into my every day wardrobe. I love letting accessories do the heavy lifting. Continue Reading…

Anti-tourist NY, Life in general, Lifestyle, NY

The Greatest Weekend Getaway: Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks

August 24, 2015

Friday was Mike’s birthday, and we have been talking about renting a house with a bunch of our friends for a weekend getaway since forever. In June I decided to just take the reigns and get a house in the Adirondacks. Mike saw something about The Wild Walk, so I did a little research and rented a small cabin on Tupper Lake, about 6 hours north of NYC.  Best decision ever. Continue Reading…


August Birchbox: Initial Reactions

August 20, 2015
Birchbox August 2015 unboxing

First of all, I can’t believe it’s nearing the end of August and that I am writing about an august box right now. Seriously, where did the time go? Summer? Can you please stay?

I’m not going to do a full box review this time around simply because I have not had enough time to use all of these products. The jury is still out on a few of them, but I figured I would share my initial reactions with you anyway. Birchbox is great but sometimes I’m like… what do I do with all this stuff?!

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Healthy Living, Life in general, Lifestyle

With Intention

August 18, 2015
be light accept what is be brave intention tattoo jess lively

Living life with purpose and intention is a concept that seems so second nature to me now. After all, when you’re coasting through life you’re going downhill. Having a path and a purpose is an idea that is not exactly new, but when you remind yourself of it post grad it usually has a different meaning. School has a specific purpose: get good grades, get into good classes, develop good relationships, excel at everything you can. Growing up in a dance and theater environment also gave me specific, tangible goals and deadlines. Learn the choreography, know it by heart, excel at that and everything you do on stage.

But when you “grow up” it can all feel a little bit different. You know how to succeed, but you have to start finding what you want to succeed at. Sometimes I’m bad at that. And sometimes I am so focused on my deadlines and my goals that I forget how to be purposeful about anything else.

Stop. Breathe. We Got This. Continue Reading…