Life Lessons I Learned In College


It's hard to believe over a month has passed since I graduated from UCF. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of changes- becoming a college graduate, securing and starting my first "big girl" job, moving into a new apartment in downtown Orlando...the list goes on. All these changes have been incredibly exciting, but now that I'm settled into my new life, I find myself reminiscing on the past five years, in awe of how much I've changed

Drinks "Around the World" at Disney's Epcot


When my sister and I were kids, our parents took us to Disney World more times than I can recall.  I think that’s why I have such a sweet spot for everything Disney- it brings back years of wonderful memories.  I remember the almost unbearable excitement I’d feel when my parents would wake me up on a random Saturday morning and tell me we were going to Disney World for the long weekend.  I loved

Spring Florals, Spring Baby


Nollie high neck tank from PacSun, Murrieta floral maxi skirt from Francesca's, Kelli metallic straw clutch from Francesca's, dreamcatcher necklace & gold cuff from Downtown Divas Orlando.
I made a trip home to South Florida this past weekend to meet the newest addition to our family- my baby cousin, Carly.  She was born just a week ago, and although my parents tried to convince me to wait until after finals were over to make a trip down from Orlando (I'm a senior at The University of Central Florida), I couldn't wait another day to meet her.  I recently purchased this light, floor-length floral skirt

When an April Fools' Day Prank Goes Wrong


Growing up, holidays- even the insignificant ones, like April Fools' Day- were always a big deal to me.  My family was already amazing at Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and St. Patrick’s Day, but we all struggled to make a memorable April Fools' Day.  For years I tried my best to execute a great prank

The Best Homemade Vegetable Soup


I try my best to maintain as healthy a diet as possible, but during spring break, it’s safe to say I dismiss the notion of healthy eating almost entirely.  I was on a cruise a couple weeks ago celebrating my last spring break with a bunch of friends, which meant consuming a lot of alcohol and carbs.  Needless to say, as soon as I got home, I was desperate for a nutritious meal.  This homemade vegetable soup

Mom's Famous Bean Dip


My mom doesn’t give herself enough credit in the kitchen.  This dip alone is a small yet perfect example of how great she is. Before every holiday party or casual gathering, family members and friends will call her to make sure she is bringing “THE DIP”.  She received a similar recipe