BBG 1.0 Review

Whew. Guys, I’m finally FINALLY done with BBG 1.0. If you’re unfamiliar, BBG stands for “bikini body guide” and it’s Kayla Itsines’ workout plan. I originally downloaded the PDF program three years ago. I’d do the workouts here and there, but didn’t commit to the full program. This summer, I started doing a few of the…


Thanksgiving Game Night with J. Crew

My family’s Thanksgivings are usually very low-key. We’re a small family and usually have a few extra family members and friends join us for dinner, but nothing over the top. I like how casual it is because everyone can truly relax. No need to worry about what fork to use. There’s no stressing in the…

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Adulting Gifts

I know this seems like such a boring gift guide… but I know a lot of you are in the same boat that I am. My sister, who turns 27 (how?!?!) next month, and I were just talking about how we’re officially old because our idea of perfect gifts are useful things like vacuum cleaners….


Plaid and Ruffles

This outfit is from about five weeks ago. No idea what took me so long to post… I’m afraid the days of bare legs are behind us (until next spring, at least) here in the NYC area. But, I know I’ll be able to bring out my skirts and dresses sans tights when I go…


5 Ways You’re Being Your Own Biggest Obstacle

One of the little mantras I repeat to myself frequently is that I can’t control everything, but I can control myself. When something is going wrong that I have no control over, I can control what attitude I have. When someone does something to me, I can control how I react. Sometimes when I feel…

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1 Girl, 5 Outfits: Haley Ashcom

Back today with another 1 Girl, 5 Outfits post. This one has a little bit of a different twist and I think you’re going to love it! Hi everyone! My name is Haley Ashcom and I currently live and work in Washington, D.C as a full-time government employee and part-time travel enthusiast/blogger. Almost two years…

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My Christmas Wishlist

To be totally honest and transparent, I have banned my friends and family from buying me anything. If you saw the state of my office, you’d understand why. I have my dream job (i.e. blogging), that allows me to buy pretty much anything I could ever want AND it comes with this job perk of being sent…


On My Radar

I mostly spent gearing up for the holiday season. This is always the busiest time of year for me work-wise. I know this to be the case, but every year it still seems to sneak up on me. Please know that while this does mean there will be more sponsored content throughout the coming weeks,…