3 Quirky (Valentine’s) Date Ideas

I have never been much of a Valentine’s day kind of person. For one, up until about four years ago, I had always been single on and around the month of February. I celebrated Single’s Awareness day, doing things for myself and hanging out with my other single girlfriends. So maybe I celebrated a little. […]

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Juada Garden Villa Review

Seminyak, Bali One of the most amazing reasons to visit Bali (and to me there are many) is that you can ball out on a budget. As a 2/3 world country, by American standards, many things in Bali are extremely reasonable. I think there is no other way to stay in Bali, then finding a […]

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How I survive flying Spirit Airlines

I fly Spirit Airlines a lot. Like, A LOT. There is something very seductive about getting a non-stop flight to LA or home to Orlando for under $100, especially when you’re on a paltry Ph.D. student living. But a budget has not stopped me from traveling. Unlike many people, I am not bothered by flying […]

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Snap 151 Review

It started with an Instagram post from one of my fellow Texas bloggers, Kandiewanderlust, who mentioned the opening of a pop up studio in Fort Worth. It was super cute looking and totally set my photographer heart into excited palpitations.   Snap 151 is running through the month of January and located in the Westbend […]

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But Does it Travel? Nomatic Bag Review

Hey there family! We are squarely situated in 2019 and in the spirit of what I do around here I wanted to bring you my first bag review of the year! I have yet to find THE bag, so I guess I am a little bit of a bag accumulator. But here is the thing, […]

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Goals for 2019

Happy New Year family! I do hope that you enjoyed your NYE and you’re feeling good about the possibilities that 2019 are offering. I’m not a big fan of resolutions but I do always think about the things that I would like to accomplish in a year.  When I think about 2019, my theme is […]

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What 2018 Taught Me

2018. My, my, my. There is a lot that I can say of this year. It has been difficult but also very full of good things. If you have been rocking with me for the last year, you know that 2017 was extremely difficult for me. With the loss of my grandmother and taking my […]

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The Art of the Staycation

Houston, TX. Sometimes I think people get caught up in traveling being “away” in the sense that you have to travel state lines, get in a vehicle of some sort, or stamp your passport. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things. There is no greater feeling to me than putting distance between […]

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Resetting at the Harbor

College Park, MD Fun Fact: I lived in Virginia some years ago and spent a healthy amount of time in the DC/DMV area visiting friends that were PharmD students at Howard while I was in seminary. I have not been back to DC since I left Richmond over five years ago. Luckily I was able […]

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Surviving HBCU Homecoming

Prarie View, TX. Let me start by saying that I have not attended an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) at any point in my collegiate career. I’m on my fourth degree from a predominantly white institution (PWI). However, I have been attending HBCU homecomings for years because I am in a historically black sorority. […]

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