December 25, 2019

A TPOL BLOGMAS | Day 25: Merry Christmas! + Life Update

Let me start off by saying MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I'm so happy it's finally here. Time definitely was NOT in a hurry. I mean, really. The week leading up to today felt like years. Kidding. But you get the point.

HERE WE ARE THOUGH. The best part about today is the joy it brings & the family you're surrounded by. Truly priceless moments. I hope you're creating them!

December 6, 2019

A TPOL Blogmas | Day 6: Stress-Free Christmas Shopping Tips

Let’s face it. 

At this point in December, everything can be stressful.

While holidays are all of the fun, they can become SERIOUSLY overwhelming. Things can get chaotic & have you screaming for a moment to breathe & recollect. I’ve been there. Totally get it. But, with the right tips & tricks, the entire process can be smooth sailing.

December 5, 2019

A TPOL Blogmas | Day 5: Current Reads

Hi, hello, what's up.

It's Thursday. Cheers to the weekend approaching.

Quick question. 

Have I ever expressed how much I LOVE reading? 

Honestly guys, a good book & I will never have a problem. Ever. When I was a child, I used to always have one with me, no matter where I went. Reading was my absolute favorite thing to do.

December 4, 2019

A TPOL Blogmas | Day 4: The Ultimate Nordstrom Gift Guide for Her

Hi loves! Happy Wednesday.

Time is slowly moving fast this month, & I'm honestly loving it. Not going by in the blink of an eye, but not taking forever to get on with it, either. Just enough to really take in December & all of its magic. I'm here for it.

December 3, 2019

A TPOL Blogmas | Day 3: All the Songs You Need on Your Holiday Playlist

What is Christmas without a good playlist?

Ever since I can remember, a holiday playlist has always been a staple around this time of year. So, of course things wouldn't feel right without it. The music just gives all of the festive, cozy, Christmasy feels. SO necessary.

December 2, 2019

A TPOL Blogmas | Day 2: iPhone Wallpapers

Hi loves.

With Christmas being one of my absolute FAVORITE holidays, & today being the second day of December,  it's only natural that I made some more wallpapers to brighten up your devices.

December 1, 2019

A TPOL Blogmas | Day 1

*cue Christmas music*

Hellooooo December!

& hi to all of you guys! Happy you’re here.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m SO excited that this festive time has finally arrived. Christmas just gives us all of the warm, cozy feels. Am I right?

It’s been a minute, & a lot has happened, & there’s even more to come. But, we will get to that as we make our way through this lovely month. 

October 9, 2019

Blogtober 9th: My Favorite Blogs to Follow

I've always loved following blogs, not only because I have a thing for reading, but also because I truly enjoy the content that is created & shared. & now that I'm a blogger myself, I'm almost always finding time to check out blogs from the community. Whether it be someone new to the industry or someone who's been blogging for years, it's always so fun to see others' thoughts & opinions.

So, I'm sharing with you blogs that I read regularly before I started blogging. I've been following them for so long, it almost feels like I know them personally. Special, right?

October 8, 2019

Blogtober 8th: October Goals

First thing's first.

I'm SO happy that I've made it through the initial week of Blogtober. It's been an amazing experience so far, & I've coasted through it with no obstacles. I'm seriously looking forward to the rest of this month.

October 7, 2019

Blogtober 7th: Basic Blogging Essentials

Blogging is such a bliss, but it can be super challenging. Don't get me wrong, it's not rocket science, either; it's just that I've learned being organized & staying consistent gets you the best results.

Before I launched TPOL, I spent an entire year jotting down ideas & doing in-depth research. I wanted to make sure I did it right this time, because with my prior blog, I jumped straight into launch mode without having nearly as much information as I acquired with this one.

October 6, 2019

Blogtober 6th: "October's Very Own" | I'm a Halloween Child

Hey hey! What’s up??

How are ya? Good I hope. 

I’m currently bouncing around because October is my birth month, & as you can tell by the title, I was born on All Hallows' Eve. 

October 5, 2019

Blogtober 5th: Halloween Film Favs

Halloween just isn’t Halloween without the spooky movies. 

Every year, I look forward to watching ALL of the classics that are aired on my favorite channels  my most preferred being Freeform. Especially since they've switched up their annual broadcast. Instead of doing their previous 13 Nights of Halloween, they now do 31 Nights of Halloween. Clearly, 13 just wasn't enough. I'm loving it though, because I can come home to an excitingly spooky movie every night this month.

October 4, 2019

Blogtober 4th: Halloween decor? Yes, please.

Hello beautiful people.

Today we're talking about Halloween decor for your home.

Let's discuss.

I know that there are many who don't really care to decorate their humble abodes for All Hallow's Eve. Some candy corn & a good horror film is enough to satisfy them. & that's totally okay. But, for those of you who do, I'm here to sprinkle you with a little decor inspiration. 

October 3, 2019

Blogtober 3rd: All the Reasons to Love Fall

Fall. It's a sweet time of the year.

There's nothing like it.

& it never gets old. Every year I excitedly anticipate this beautiful change. Once it arrives, the atmosphere feels so familiar, but there's an unforgettable newness about it  something that stands out from the falls passed. I'm so in love with it, & I just have to spread that love, so I'm sharing with you all the reasons to love fall. 

October 2, 2019

Blogtober 2nd: Free October Blog Planner Printable


Okay, guys. I really took my time with this one & I'm so happy to share it with you.

October 1, 2019

Hello, Blogtober

"The end of summer is not the end of the world. Here's to October." - A. A. Milne

Okay, this could not be any more true. 

Don't get me wrong, summer is great & all, but I LOVE a good fall situation. Especially in October. It seriously is one of my favorite months for so many magical reasons -- the change of the colors outside, the sweater weather, the festivals & Halloween activities. Just all of the things. I honestly can't wait to dive in.

September 2, 2019

Free September Blog Planner? Yes Please.

Helloooo everyone!

Happy Labor Day! 

September has finally arrived. This is when all of the excitement starts to slowly surface. Summer is coming to an end & my absolute favorite season is making its way to the scene. School's back in sesh, & the holidays are lined up, just waiting to be celebrated.

July 28, 2019

How to Have the Most Productive Week

Sunday Scaries.

The uninvited anxiety of the upcoming week of never ending to-do's.

Ew. No thanks.

No one needs this ever because it can upset the healthy balance. You know. The getting things done at work & taking care of life at home balance. SS is already interrupting the time for yourself, because you're stressed about work on a Sunday when you should be taking that last day to just relax. & if that isn't enough, when it's not properly dealt with, SS can cause you to go into work stressed & reduce your productivity MAJORLY. This is not a way to live guys.

May 17, 2019

Story Time + A Little Self Care Rant

So, I've been pondering the past few days about what my next post should be. 

I literally had no idea...until yesterday.

Okay, story time.

The moment 2019 arrived, I was ready for my best year ever. I was in a new place, good things were happening. I was ready to keep moving forward.

Or, so I thought. 

May 10, 2019

Another Twitter Friends Tag | May 2019 Edition

Hello, hello.

So, as you know, my go-to social platform is Twitter. 

I'm not knocking the other platforms, but I mean, what's not to love? People really speak their minds & you just can connect on a much deeper level than when you're anywhere else. 

Speaking of connections, I know you've heard me talk about my Twitter fam before. They're a group bloggers from all over the world who share the same passion for writing. It's truly a beautiful thing to be a part of such an uplifting community.

April 19, 2019

Why Eu Natural's Vitality is the Best Way to Keep You Energized

Hellooooo, how are you? Are you taking care of yourself?

I hope so, but there's always room for improvement, so let's have a quick chat. 

Do you ever find yourself out of energy & just tired before your day has really gotten started?

I know I can't be the only one. 

Normally in these situations, a large coffee or a nap is ideal. But, those aren't always options, especially if you work &/or go to school all day. It can be really hard to find a way to make time to rest up & get the energy you need to function. Of course, I love discovering & trying new things, so when I came across Eu Natural's Vitality Vitamins, I couldn't resist testing them out.

April 11, 2019

A Weekend in Miami

When I created my vision board, one of my goals was to travel more.

Well, I'm happy to say that this past weekend was the beginning of many vacays this year.

Sweet, sweet Miami. I've always wanted to go. I've been to Florida too many times to count, but Miami just was never on the agenda. That changed when my cousin & I were invited on a trip just to get away. Of course, we said yes & immediately started planning. 

April 4, 2019

Hello Spring + Ways to Stay Motivated

Spring has arrived & made its presence known.

I'm here for it, honestly.

The days of having to walk outside into the literal FREEZING weather with endless layers on are almost over. However, this doesn't mean that we're completely off the hook. With spring comes seasonal allergies & all of the things related, so make sure you are taking care of yourself. You can start with this air purifier

February 6, 2019

Facelogic: My First Facial & Microderm Experience

Okay, so let's talk skin. 

These days, I’m really big on mine being clear & hydrated. The hydration part has always been a task, because my skin stays dry. Finding a product that works WITHOUT clogging my pores with oil was a hit or miss until recently. Seriously, guys. It was a struggle. I'll be sharing those deets in a later post. 

Anyway, I've been blessed, because I've always had clear skin, effortlessly. Acne & breakouts haven't been a problem for me to this day, even back when I wasn't giving my face the attention & care that it deserved. I used all of the hypoallergenic things because of sensitivity, but I didn't take the time to go beyond that. 

February 4, 2019

TPOL iPhone Wallpapers: February Edition

Sweet, sweet February. ♥

It's the month that love is beautifully emphasized, & it's absolutely amazing. But let me be clear, don't let it be the only month you think to go the extra mile to show how you feel — whether it's to your significant other, your friends, your family, or even yourself. Love is worth expressing every minute of everyday. It's just that great.

January 29, 2019

Prepare for Vacay Season with ILYMIX Sunnies

Hiii guys!

First, let me just say Happy (late) New Year to all of you! I hope you had just the best transition into the newness this year brings. I honestly can’t believe we’re already through most of January 2019. I mean, really. Everything is moving so fast, we can barely enjoy our days. 

Time, slow down for a sec, please. K, thanks.  


Vacation season will be here in the blink of an eye, & I don't know about you, but when I travel, the sun is ALWAYS present & accounted for. So, of course, this means we need a proper sunglasses situation. They are great fashion accessories — I love finding a pair that matches the color scheme I'm going for. & more importantly, they're the best way to protect your eyes from those harmful UV rays when you're taking a stroll on the beach. 
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