Meal Prep Monday: One-Day Juice Cleanse.

Hey y’all!

I’m here to tell you about a time (specifically last Friday) when I decided to do a juice cleanse in an attempt to apologize to my body for the inordinate amount of cupcakes I consumed the evening prior. You see, we had a party…for a county political party. A party’s party, so to speak. Obviously, I had to bring something to share, so I settled on Funfetti cupcakes, of which I promised myself to have only one. One thing turned into another, and by the end of the night I had consumed at least half a dozen cupcakes and a LOT of cheese. When in Wisconsin, right?

Anyways, I haven’t been as loyal to my healthy eating as I’ve wanted to, so I tried to double-down by going on a one-day juice cleanse. You might recall that my friend Danielle and I attempted a juice cleanse a while back, and barely made it through three days. I figured a one-day cleanse with store-bought juices would be a little easier, and set off to the nearest grocery store to find the healthiest juices out there.

A few label inspections later and these are the three I narrowed it down to. My goal was to drink these juices and a LOT of water and call it a day. Continue reading “Meal Prep Monday: One-Day Juice Cleanse.”

The Friday Five.

It’s Friday morning, and I want s’mores.

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 2.26.44 PMDid anybody else just realize that summer is over in like, two weeks? The weather might not seem like it, but when that calendar hits September 1, my mind just gears itself for school, and organization…wait, I’m not going back to school. Weird.

Let’s just try to get through the rest of this list like normal, okay? Okay. Continue reading “The Friday Five.”

What I’ve Learned Wednesday: Building A Hire-Worthy Resume

Hey everybody!

Hope you’ve been having a stellar week. Since graduating, I’ve emerged into the struggle that millions of twenty-somethings like myself are going through: finding a job. More importantly, making yourself seem cool/smart/funny/amazing enough to get said job. We live in a world where we are judged in milliseconds, and when it comes to building a professional career, every impression matters.

Fortunately, I’ve had guidance from several good mentors, professors, and other life coaches in helping me tell my story in the best ways possible, even when it comes to something as seemingly unglamourous as a resume. Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite tips to all of you fellow and future job-seekers out there!WHAT I'VE LEARNED (2)

Continue reading “What I’ve Learned Wednesday: Building A Hire-Worthy Resume”

Meal Prep Monday: Easy Summer Chicken Salad

Hey friends!

Do you ever have a tendency to over-complicate things? It seems these days I can make anything from to-do lists to free time much more involved than it needs to be. I mean, it’s summer. The only thing we need to be stressing about is making sure our ice cream cones don’t melt all over our hands or get eaten by our dogs (not like I’m speaking from experience or anything…)

Today I’m bringing you a simple summer recipe. Nothing complicated. Just a few fresh, good-for-you ingredients that make a wholesome lunch or dinner. Let’s make salad! Continue reading “Meal Prep Monday: Easy Summer Chicken Salad”

The Friday Five.

Good morning, everyone!

Maybe I’m weird, but I love rainy mornings in the summer. It’s such a nice break from all the heat, and an excuse to curl up into bed for just a few minutes longer, to take a little extra time making breakfast, to really come to a pause. I wish mornings like these went on forever. But we’ve got the weekend and exciting things at hand! Let’s Continue reading “The Friday Five.”

What I’ve Learned Wednesday: How To Be a Master at Time Management

Happy Hump Day, y’all!

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? In college, I especially found this to be true. From chapter meetings to classes and everything in between, it was hard to find a spare spot of time on my agenda. Even in the “grown up” world, it’s hard to balance work, play, and sleep (???) with the ease that seems to be expected.

I’ve been really lucky to have lived such a full life at 21 years old. I love trying new things and growing, but without learning to manage my time, it just wouldn’t be possible. I’ve always told people that if I could come back as a college grad and teach a class to new students, it would be in time management. But since I haven’t found myself at a lectern this Wednesday, I’ll be sharing my top five tips with you! ;)WHAT I'VE LEARNED (1)Rule #1: Set your priorities. We all do so many things, without taking enough time to think about why we do them.

Why are we at our job? Why are we binge-watching House of Cards? Why are we up at 1 AM scrolling through Facebook?

This may require some real thinking and soul-searching, but really take a moment to figure out who you are and what you’re about. That should be the end-all-be-all of most of your activities. Each day, I set my top three priorities, whether they be personal or professional, and think back to how they tie into my main mantra, so to speak. Continue reading “What I’ve Learned Wednesday: How To Be a Master at Time Management”

Meal Prep Monday: Make-Amends Smoothie. 

Good morning, friends!

Sometimes we make choices. Choices like going out and consuming three baskets of chips and salsa, or an unconquerable cookie craving that can only be satiated by consuming warm break-and-bakes straight out of the oven. Some people might call these “mistakes”…but I’m sticking with choices. We make ’em! We live with ’em.

The morning after some of those choices is not super fun. Since I’ve eliminated a large amount of gluten, dairy, and sugar from my life, overloading on those things can cause some MAJOR issues. I’m talking tummy-hangover issues. No bueno. One thing that never fails to help me come around again is a good, green smoothie. It’s good for the tummy and the mind, and is the perfect way to reboot your digestive system. Continue reading “Meal Prep Monday: Make-Amends Smoothie. “