Monday, March 19, 2018


Spring is here (tomorrow) and I am really excited. Winter was pure chaos for me, in the best way possible, but I am hoping for a more chill spring.

Here is my bucket list for spring:

1. Attend a baseball game.
2. Go to a concert.
3. Go to a winery.
4. Lots of beach time.
5. Weekend getaway
6. Go to the Farmer's Market
7. More hikes
8. Play tennis
9. Pick berries
10. Lose 10 pounds

What are you looking forward to doing this spring?

Friday, March 16, 2018


St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow! I have some fun stuff going on tomorrow with friends and family :) And I am REALLY looking forward to sharing about it with you all in the coming weeks! In the mean time, here are some adorable St. Patrick's day outfits for you, regardless of the occasion.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Honey Stinger offers delicious treats to keep athletes energized while on the move. Their organic waffles, energy chews, and bars, are just some of the delicious treats that they offer. The organic energy chews are my favorite product from Honey Stinger, to keep me energized throughout my busy days. Sweetened with honey and tapioca, the Honey Stinger products provide energy naturally.

Visit Honey Stinger to purchase your own pure energy snacks!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Spring is here and for students and teachers everywhere that means spring break. I am excited for a week off to relax, but I definitely wish I was spending it on the beach with a drink in my hand. Here are ten of my favorite songs for spring break:
1. Vacation by Thomas Rhett
2. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
3. Finesse by Bruno Mars & Cardi B
4. Bad at Love by Halsey
5. She Likes Control by Camila Cabello
6. Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato
7. Congratulations by Post Malone
8. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
9. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
10. Wannabe by Spice Girls
What songs are on your spring break playlist?

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Spring is a difficult time to determine what to wear because it's 35 degrees in the morning then 72 by lunch. However, layering pieces is the best way to make sure you are dressed for the weather, while still looking great. This outfit worn by Alessandra Ambrosio is a spring favorite of mine! Recreate this look for just over $100!

Total: $108.45

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Recently I have been on a quest to drop some weight before some upcoming events. I have been trying to replace some of my favorite snacks with healthier options, which is where Kodiak Cakes comes in. Kodiak Cakes makes great breakfast options with high protein. They taste just as good as pancakes, but add a healthier alternative to a stack full of sugar and carbs. 
I was exposed to Kodiak Cakes awhile back and am grateful for them to send me some goodies to motivate me on my weight loss journey. Their flapjack and waffle mix are made with 100% whole grains, 8 grams of protein, natural honey, and NO artificial junk! These are delicious and easy to make. But my favorite thing from Kodiak Cakes is their Flap Jack on the Go. The cinnamon and maple flapjack cup makes it easy to eat on the go.
Because the response was so high on my Kodiak Cakes Instagram post, the DMS were POPPIN, I would love to give away a box of Kodiak Cakes! If you would like to win a box, be sure to follow me on Instagram & comment below on why you deserve Kodiak Cakes! Giveaway opens today, and will close on 3/14/18 at 2pm PST. Winner will be announced on Instagram!
FTC Disclosure: Kodiak Cakes sent me product in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and my own.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


I have been watching The Bachelor franchise since Trista was Bachelorette. Yup, since ten years old I have watched hundreds of people vie for the final rose. In the past four years I have interviewed dozens of Bachelor contestants, been on Bachelor related podcasts, and have developed incredible friendships because of this silly show.

However, after last night, I will never watch any franchise related shows again. After my final Bachelor interview I have already done, with someone from this season, I will never discuss the show on my blog again.

What ABC did to Becca last night is disgusting, immoral, and inexcusable. I still can't shake the feeling of what this beautiful woman went through in front of all America. I understand that she signed up for The Bachelor, but she did not sign up to get dumped in front of all of America on what she thought was a Happy Couple visit. Happy Couple visits are NEVER recorded. While producers are around for them, they are NEVER recorded. The fact that cameras were there to watch Arie break Becca's heart and then aired it all "unedited" on television is disgusting. The fact that Arie agreed to do this on television, instead of in private, says everything about the character of these people and the production.

Bachelor Nation, thank you for years of entertainment, quality blog posts, and new friends. I will miss my Monday night viewing parties, but I can drink my wine in other ways.

Monday, March 5, 2018


A couple weeks ago I was invited to an invite with Bloggers Who Brunch LA & Bumble. It was held at The Grove in Los Angeles and gave me an opportunity to have fun and network with other bloggers. One of the boss babes I met, Larissa, is a YouTuber who I loved connecting with. 

Larissa is an LA transplant, originally from Missouri. She started YouTube ten years ago, but put it on hold in high school out of fear of what others would think. Once Larissa headed to London to study abroad in college, she started posting on YouTube again with travel vlogs. While she is no longer traveling, she continues with her channel focusing on vlogs and lifestyle videos.
Larissa hopes to provide others with hope and to inspire young people to chase their dreams regardless of any insecurities they face. “I am so proud of myself for sticking with it and allowing myself to have it as a creative outlet,” said Larissa. 
Outside of YouTube, Larissa enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is pursuing a career in acting, but also is a dog walker with the app Wag! It gives her a chance to get some puppy love in, while also getting paid for it! Although not much of a shopper, Larissa updates her wardrobe at Express, Forever 21, and Fashion Nova. Her go to beauty products include Benefit Roller Lash mascara, Benefit Hello Flawless powder foundation, and the 100% argan oil and facial moisturizer by Josie Maran.
For more of Larissa, check her out at:
YouTube: Larissa Zellmer
Instagram: Larissa_Zellmer
Twitter: Larissa_Zellmer
Snapchat: @Larissa_Z

Friday, March 2, 2018


Today is Read Across America Day. This day, which also happens to be Dr. Seuss' birthday, promotes a love for reading in children across our nation. As an educator, I heavily promote this day, but as adults, I believe we put reading on the back burner.

We scroll through emails, news feeds, and text messages, but when was the last time you sat down and enjoyed a good book? We instill the importance of literacy in our youth without being examples of readers ourselves.

Some benefits of reading as adults include: mental stimulation, increased knowledge, improved focus, stress reduction, and free entertainment. Lately I have been enjoying audio books on my morning commute, which although not technically reading, still allows me to get creatively lost in someone else's words and often leaves me inspired. 

What I'm Reading:
Faith Forward Future by Chad Veach

What's on Deck:
Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman