Last Minute Study Abroad Supplies

    Last Minute Study Abroad Supplies: Four items you never thought you needed for studying abroad

    *Zazzle was kind enough to send me these items for free, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I only suggest brands that I know and love!

    I leave for Scotland in about four days and omg I have so much to do. There are so many little things that go into traveling abroad, let alone studying abroad, so I’ve been hella stressed. Thankfully, Zazzle was sweet enough to send me a few items to make prepping for my semester so much easier.

    I’ve been using Zazzle for years to make customized gifts for my friends (and myself) so I was so excited when they reached out to me. So thank you to them! Now let’s get into these last-minute study abroad supplies! Read more…

    Chunky Black Scarf – Knoxville with Abigail

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    Hey guys!! Today I’m sharing this super monochrome (duh it’s me) outfit that I wore to downtown Knoxville while I was visiting Abigail! Because yes, that finally freaking happened!! More on that soon so keep reading!!

    When putting this outfit together all I knew was that I wanted to wear my favorite lipstick, my black skirt, and my brand new chunky scarf. I considered wearing my favorite gray sweater but opted for this lace-up long sleeve instead because it looked better with the skirt.

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    Instagrammers to Follow if You Want to Start Lifting

    Instagrammers to Follow if You Want to Start Lifting: Four girls you need to follow to learn all about weight lifting

    I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts since October so I thought it was about time I pulled it out and actually got it posted for y’all. Plus, it goes right along with a lot of people’s “new year new me” making now the perfect time as any right?

    My Weight Room Backstory

    Before I get into this I want to get into a little backstory about my journey in the weight room. I lifted weights for the first time with my basketball team freshman year of high school back when I was a twiggy little thing. And I fell in love right away. After that, I never really hit the weight room much unless it was for P.E. and even then it was very minimal. Well until I signed up for a pure weightlifting class my senior year and was the only girl for the first half of the class.

    Being around a bunch of guys who knew exactly what they were doing was intimidating when I was just learning proper form and what the heck a deadlift and clean where. But luckily, I had two amazingly sweet partners who cheered me on and made me feel welcome. By the end of the semester, I actually could squat more than one of my partners could. HOLLA.

    Since taking that class I’ve always been in love with weights. Especially the heavier ones. There’s nothing more empowering than knowing I can lift things heavier than me.

    Whether this is your goal too, or you just want to gain some more muscle or confidence you should follow some of these girls on Instagram. I follow all of these amazing women and they never fail to inspire me to never give up on myself or the gym. Read more…