Q & A

Hi, friend! Welcome to the very first Q&A session on my blog. I asked my Instagram followers to ask me some questions. Here's me giving my best shot on answering them. How did you become one of the sweetest/most hilarious people I know? Wow, this is such a sweet thing to say and I really... Continue Reading →

3-Ingredient Snacks

I want to kick off today with one simple question: who’s hungry? Having been given an informative speech assignment, I juggled several topics in my head, wondering what can I talk about that would apply to -- and interest -- a room full of college students of different ages? It didn't take me long to think... Continue Reading →

Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?

I had a fleeting thought today about weight, and how I've heard or learned in the past that genetics can affect a person's chance of becoming obese, or make it more difficult for a person to avoid obesity or to gain or lose weight. I decided to do a little reading on this topic, and... Continue Reading →

Burnt Out

It's been one of those weeks. I'm exhausted. My average sleep at night has been 2 hours less than ideal. My workout schedule is greatly decreased. (Okay, I'll admit... it is nonexistent this week.) My eyes burn and droop many times throughout the day and I constantly feel like I'm not going to make it... Continue Reading →


I. Hate. Clutter. What do you mean, Chara? You leave clean laundry on the chair in your room for up to a week sometimes. Your kitchen table doesn't ever stay clear for over three hours. You never take your backpack off of the living room floor. Sounds to me like you shouldn't even complain about... Continue Reading →

Outrunning Anxiety

Hello, my most lovely friend. Today I open up before you with a decidedly sensitive subject. It's taken a lot for me to get up the nerve to share this publicly, but I want to be real, raw, and relatable to my readers, so I'm willing to do something scary for the sake of my... Continue Reading →

Spring Fitness Inspiration

The topic of health and fitness is so hard for me to delve into because while I'm so passionate about it [it fascinates me; I spend so much of my time looking into the benefits/downfalls of certain foods or products, or the shoulds/shouldn'ts of health]... I feel like I'm the last person who should talk... Continue Reading →

Summer ABCs

  A simple post Last summer, as I relaxed on the couch with my sunburnt shoulders, dirt under my nails from the garden, my pomegranate lemonade sweating all over the end table, and the fan whirring lazily above me, I couldn't help but think of all of the things I love about summer time. Now, going... Continue Reading →

Do Unto Others

Thereby some have entertained angels unawares. If you follow me on Instagram, you may recognize this quote from a past photo I posted. Why were these words echoing in my head for days, pushing me to write this post? A while ago, my husband and I, having received a 20% off coupon for a restaurant,... Continue Reading →

How I Make a Meal From Almost Nothing

We've all been there: it's 6:30. You got home late from work, it's been 3 weeks since you bought groceries, and you have absolutely no idea what to make for supper. I admittedly suffer a similar issue probably once a week, or at least every other week. Assisted by my weirdly "creative" cooking mind, I can usually pull it off.... Continue Reading →

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