It’s almost the end of the last month of 2016! I can’t believe how fast time flies. I am back with another favorites post to end the year and like last month, I will be grouping them into categories. I hope you enjoy : ) Champagne Toast by Bath and Body Works – I heard about this candle from a friend who visited me in NYC and went to buy it right after she left. I like candles that don’t have a super strong sweet scent, and this is perfect. It’s sweet but not too sweet, it’s toasty, and the… View Post

2016 was a very crucial year in my life – I graduated from college, moved to a new city, and started work. I also learned a lot during this journey and I’m going to share them with you today. It is a mixture of fun and serious things : ) This is a collab with Jen – you can see her poem about what she learned this year here. Alone time I never understood how much I needed alone time until I started working. After a long day of work, all I want to do is relax and do my… View Post

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you had an amazing weekend : ) Today I will be sharing some festive things to do in New York City. I previously did a Thanksgiving in New York post, so check it out! Window displays on Fifth Avenue are always beautiful. Stores like Saks, Henri Bendel, Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman have super festive window displays and they seriously go all out. Saks even has light shows at night : ) The famous Rockefeller tree is right across the street from Saks, and the gigantic Christmas tree is definitely worth fighting through the crowd for.… View Post

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is sweet memories like Christmas baking. Whether you’re baking with family or friends, it’s quality time you get to spend with them. After not seeing my friend Sandy for over four months, we reunited for some holiday cheer and festive treats. We spent the afternoon catching up and decorating these adorable brownies. Treasure this time with your friends and family <3 The inspiration behind these brownies is this video, but we used brownies for both designs to keep it simple. They turned out super cute and delicious! Definitely difficult… View Post

There are so many things I am grateful for in 2016, but I wanted to pick five very special moments to feature in my year in review. Through this post, I hope to also share a bit more about my life with you! I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in May – it was sunny, rainy, and snowy on graduation day (very typical Pittsburgh). After four years of hard work, I did it! Thank you to my family and friends who supported me through my journey and I am proud to be a Tartan. My parents and I welcomed the… View Post