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Closet Clean Out 101

June 15, 2017

So if you know me then you absolutely know that my closet is my happy place. I step inside and all is right in the world. With that being said, I organize my closet meticulously every season. I also feel like having a neat and tidy closet is a quality of life thing (to me, at least) because it makes mornings easier by taking less time to pick out an outfit as well as the closet just being pleasingly aesthetic in general. Over time, I’ve gathered a lot of tips and tricks that I swear by whenever I start cleaning my closet out and through doing all of this it has made me become more organized as well as a better shopper because I’ve said goodbye to frivolous purchases and now only shop for what I truly need.

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Ritual Vitamin Review

April 11, 2017

Vitamins and supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry within the U.S. which comes as no surprise seeing as we are so much more health conscious today than we were twenty years ago. I try to take my vitamins daily and normally keep my biotin pills, fish oil pills, and multi-vitamins in stock. For all my runner friends, I was also an avid user of glucosamine pills when I was training for my marathon and yes, I noticed a huge difference in how my joints felt after my long runs. I first heard about these magical little vitamins in an online Vogue article and started to research them more. Ritual was founded by Kat Schneider who, at the time, was pregnant and turned her house upside down searching for vitamins/supplements that were completely free of dyes, flavorings, and other questionable ingredients so she decided to take it upon herself to make her very own. The vitamins include 9 ingredients (Vitamin K2, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Boron, Iron, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Folate, and Omega-3) that most women lack because they can’t get it out of their diet alone. I also learned that most women can do without certain vitamins such as Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and B Vitamins because almost nobody has any deficiency in these because we are able to get them from our daily diet. They also have a doctor on their team to back all of their claims up! On their website it includes where they source their ingredients, what each ingredient does, and studies done by doctors which support each and every ingredient.

So I’m now on my second month of taking them and I think the biggest difference I’ve noticed is my skin and energy level. My breakouts are now few and far between and if I ever do have a problem spot on my skin it now heals much quicker. I know most everyone can get into that afternoon slump during the work week but I started noticing after about two weeks of taking them that I wasn’t as tired or groggy in the afternoons. Which says a lot considering my wake-up time is 5:20 a.m. to make it to my usual 6 a.m. barre class. I normally have a tendency to reach for sugar-y snacks in the late afternoon but as of recently I haven’t felt the need to do that. It’s super convenient because instead of taking 3 or 4 vitamins per day like I used to – I can now just pop in two of these after breakfast and I’m good to go! I also feel like nowadays it’s so difficult to find a company that’s truthful about what they put in their products which is why I love Ritual and how transparent they are about what’s really inside their product. If you are wanting to find out more info or are interested in purchasing you can get them here.

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Valentine’s Gifts 101

January 30, 2017

Whether you’ve just started dating or have been married for 10 years, Valentine’s Day is always fun to celebrate. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t have a significant other – celebrate how much you love yourself because you is kind, you is smart, & you is important. One of my love languages is actually receiving gifts (WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT). So put down those cliche red roses & that heart shaped box filled with mystery chocolates because I have some better ideas in store for you. read more