My 2016 Year End Review


For the last few days everyone’s been bitching and complaining about how terrible 2016 has been, but I’ve gotta be honest with you peeps – 2016 was pretty awesome if you ask me.

Maybe it was a bad year for SOME people. Or maybe they’re just choosing to focus on the bad. But I think that if we all look hard enough, there’s gotta be something positive that came out of this past year.

Learning, growth, discovery…something.

Even if your year was full of nothing but epic failures, then dude- you had some serious learning experiences that will prove to be super valuable moving forward.

So here are some of the highlights of this past year- my 2016 year end review.

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Our New Thanksgiving Traditions As A Married Couple

A huge thank you to Cascade for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own. 


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I do love me some Christmas, but Thanksgiving  is my all-time fave.

For Joe and I, this was our second Thanksgiving as a married couple, and one of the things that I love most about married life is that we’re starting to establish our own holiday traditions.

So I thought it’d be fun to recap our Thanksgiving this year, and let you in on what some of those new traditions are.

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DIY Catnip Toys

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #PAWsomeGifts #ClausAndPaws #CollectiveBias


Thanksgiving is ONE WEEK AWAY, and I’m super happy about it because it’s my favorite holiday!

Who’s with me?!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, but at the top of that list is my crazy kitty Graham that I’m absolutely  obsessed with. Graham’s been my BFF for 6 or 7 years now (I’ve lost track), and he’s the coolest cat I’ve ever known.

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10 Gorgeous (and Free) Fall Printables


Let me start off by saying that I’ve had fall decor in my home since August 1st. I walked into Kirklands, saw all the GORGEOUS Halloween and fall decorations, and that’s it! It’s been fall in my home ever since!

Sure, I live in Miami where we hardly ever seen any fall weather and the leaves definitely don’t change colors, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying my favorite season! I created a fall Pinterest board, set a goal of making at least 3 of those fall recipes over the next couple of months, and I have about 35 fall candles all over the place (this one’s my FAVORITE).

I’ve also become OBSESSED with fall printables, so these were the best of the best that I found online. PS, they’re all FREE! So check them out, print out a couple, and start making your home feel nice and cozy and ready for the fall. Let me know which one’s your favorite!

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Prioritizing Me-Time With Some Help From Groupon

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I’m the worst when it comes to self-care.

I mean, I’m a serious hot mess these days because I’m so ridiculously busy.

I’m legit asking myself questions like, “Okay, am I going to shower today or get to that blog post that’s due?”

That’s how bad it is right now.

It’s super embarrassing to admit it, but I’m totally neglecting myself lately. I’m focusing on meeting my business goals which is great, but if I’m physically and mentally exhausted all the time, how can I possibly produce quality work?

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Dorm Room Essentials

dorm room essentials

1. Shatter Proof Wine Glasses // 2. NutriBullet // 3. Keurig // 4. Lunch Container // 5. Coffee Mug // 6. Filtered Water Pitcher // 7. Glass Tupperware // 8. Slow Cooker

Can you guys believe that school’s already back in session? What the heck?! Where did this summer go? Oh well, guess there’s no point in complaining about it.  Back to reality!

Now I know that going back to school isn’t always fun, but you know what KIND OF is?! Getting your dorm room all set up! So today I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of dorm room essentials and I want to tell you a little bit about Amazon Prime Student.

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Birthday Post: 26 Things You Don’t Know About Me

things you don't know about me

Um, so today’s my birthday, guys! WOOOHOO! 26!

Really excited to see what this year has to offer!

No pressure, but I really don’t know how this year can possibly top year 25 given that this past year I:

LOL 26 has a whole lot to live up to!

But anyway, I thought it’d be fun to share 26 things that you probably don’t know about me. I’ll try to make this as non-awkward as possible!

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