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Life Update: I’M ENGAGED! (& Other News)

Sunday, March 31, 2019

On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, my best effing friend on earth + life partner got down on one knee and popped the question!  Even though Nico and I had spent the last 7 years together, I would be lying if I said I saw this coming — I was in shock beyond belief. Our journey together has forever felt like ‘new love’. I still get butterflies knowing he’ll be home by the time I get home from work, or whenever his name pops up on my phone. He calls me the second he leaves work at night, and we don’t hang up until he parks his car and says “I’ll see you in a minute” – every single day. & it NEVER. GETS. OLD.

I'll save you from the sappiness, but I must admit one of my favorite parts about our relationship (which, I promise has been confirmed by plenty of sources): that “third wheel” vibes don’t exist. Nico and I have a ton of mutual friends since we are college sweethearts... and nothing is more comforting than knowing our friends never feel awkward “tagging along the way" with us. And that is exactly how February 2nd went down.

9 Compact Humidifiers for Winter Air + Skin

Monday, January 7, 2019

It's officially the second winter in our Long Beach, NY apartment and I'm reminded about how badly my skin reacted after moving out of my parents' house. Being that I moved from New Jersey, only 2 hours away, this didn't make sense to me. If I didn't moisturize immediately after showering, my skin actually hurt from feeling so stiff; I had a few eczema flare-ups for the first time since high school, my scalp began to flake, and most recently, I'm suffering from that awful dry cough/tickle in my throat at bedtime. After much research (and I can't say I haven't heard this before... hi, denial) these side effects have to do with the heat inside your home. Indoor heat = dry heat, which explains my dry skin, dry scalp, dry cough, dry bank account, etc.

DIY Tassel Christmas Tree Garland

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


December 25th is creeping up and I'm still trying to get into the holiday spirit around the apartment. I had been keeping a mental note of all the Christmas DIYs I wanted to create this year, but seeing the abundance of xmas decor at every single store has me SO tempted to just buy, buy, buy! Guess that's exactly what they meant when they said, "'tis the season to be broke".

Guide to Christmas Tree Collars

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Call me a newbie, but I'm totally digging Christmas tree collars as an alternative to tree skirts. We purchased our very first tree from Michael's on Black Friday ― the 7ft. Pre-lit Full Willow Pine w/ clear lights. We would've loved to start a tradition & pick out a real tree, but we will be traveling in December and it would be absolutely awful to come home to a dead tree right before Christmas.

How to Grow New Succulents from Leaf Cuttings

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Without a doubt, succulents are millennials' favorite household plant. They're compact, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly — they don't require much attention. What's there NOT to love about succulents?! In fact, I fell even more in love with them once I found out that you can grow brand new succulents by simply clipping off a healthy leaf from the plant. This process is dubbed as Propagation: the breeding of specimens of a plant by natural processes from the parent stock, and I promise you, it's addicting AF. And free!