Pack Like a Pro

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Traveling is by far one of my favorite things to do. There are so many wonderful places, cultures, and people in the world and it is so inspiring to explore it all. However with travel comes packing, and I hate packing. It always takes me so long to get my bag together and then I end up shoving way ...

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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It's officially Fall! Here in North Carolina that means the State Fair, the leaves turning shades of red and orange, sweater weather, and pumpkin everything. It's one of the most beautiful seasons in NC and my favorite time of the year. So first thing's first, making your own pumpkin spice. Yes you can just go to ...

How to Make Your Eyes Pop

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Hey ladies! Had a long night? Not trying to hear "you look tired" all day long? Your eyes can't hide the truth, so try this trick to make those eyes pop and fool them all. Apply a light-colored, shimmery eyeshadow on your bottom lash line or just in the inner crease to make your eyes sparkle and ...

Camp Brettski

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If you didn't already know, North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful mountains. So naturally for my husband's 30th birthday that is where he wanted to spend the weekend camping. After a lot of planning through a massive group text we dubbed the weekend after his nickname, Brettski, and chose the Pisgah ...

Hanging Light Bulb Vase

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  If there is one thing that never fails to cheer me up, it is flowers. I could be in the worst mood but if given a flower there is no way a smile doesn't appear. I mean how could you not love them? The vibrant colors, the lovely fragrance; simply beautiful. Thankfully the home we bought has a backyard full ...

Sky High Style

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  Summer evenings are one of my absolute favorite times in Raleigh. That summer warmth under the night sky makes me feel so alive. As the sun sets the city starts to light up and the breeze sets in for a night filled with excitement. With weather so ideal it's impossible not to go out on the town. Especially ...

Printed Pants Take on the Town

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  Beautiful NC weather means a numerous amount of outdoor activities around town. Downtown Raleigh has bloomed so much over the years and now has an event or festival almost every weekend that continues to flood the streets with artists, musicians, vendors, curious pedestrians, and more. Wandering these occasions means a lot of walking and a ...

Puerto Rico Part II: Rich Port City

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The second half of our ten day vacation was underway and I was more than ready. Relaxed, tan, and officially on island time we were headed for San Juan to experience the notorious night life and luxury. After a day of scuba diving and a lengthy car ride I was sure that I would be too ...

Blueberry Smash Cocktail

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The best time of the year is when the weather starts to get hot and the days long; when you get to relax by sipping a scrumptious cocktail out on a sunny patio. I do love going out and grabbing drinks with friends but sometimes you just want something quick, simple, and in the comfort ...