Minimal Christmas Decor: Apartment

This year was the first year that I wasn’t home with all of my moms Christmas decor and I have to say, it was pretty hard for me!

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Back to Basics this V-Day

Happy Sunday all!!

I’ve been MIA on the blog lately…….

I write when I am inspired, I write when I have time and I write because I want to. Sadly and unfortunately, I haven’t had any of that recently. However, instead of being upset about it (I was for like, 2 mins), I’m just going to accept it and move on.

That’s why, I am writing to you TODAY! It’s a Sunday and I have nothing to do, so I am going to write…about Valentine’s Day of all things! I know last year I put out two gift guides, and that was awesome and you all really liked it. However, when I think about what I just wrote about inspiration, I did not feel inspired to write a gift guide this year and here’s why…

Valentine’s Day is awesome and for the most part, I really enjoy it. Mostly because I am in a relationship and have a reason to celebrate love, but also because a day devoted to love and commitment is really nice and chivalrous in a way, which we don’t see much of anymore.

However, I wanted to just go back to the basics this Valentine’s Day and instead of promote my favorite things and the best gifts, just talk about ways to share an evening with the person you love.

I get home from work really late every night so I don’t get to see my significant other as much as I would like. That’s why this Valentine’s Day, if he dropped by with some roses and a hug and asked me to hangout and watch one of our Netflix shows, I would be more than happy with that idea of a V-Day. Come the weekend, if we wanted to grab a bite to eat and share a glass of wine together, I would love that too. It seems like this year more than any year, the holidays, my birthday and Valentine’s Day all seem really close together. The last thing I need is another gift — if I am being completely honest. (I’ll regret saying that when it’s the middle of July and I’ve gone gift-less for five months and still have another 6 gift-less months ahead of me). I guess it’s because the fact that I am working full time now, time just seems to fly by. The bottom line is, what I want most this Valentine’s Day is to spend time with my guy, enjoy a glass of wine and relax. I’d like to reflect on love, and that’s how I am taking it back to the basics this year.

No gift guide, no favorite things — just plain ol’ blogging and loving.

Xx, Rae

My Galentine

Every year it seems my circle of friends gets smaller and smaller and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m not being cynical or closed off, I’m simply growing up, and I love watching it take it’s course.

If you don’t have a Valentine this year, that’s okay…I think it’s an important time to also reflect and appreciate the close friendships you have in your life. A little bit about me and my galentine (we both have Valentine’s, too, but can always be each other’s galentine’s). Taylor and I met back in 2012 (? WOW !) when we were in HIGH SCHOOL! We were both on the field hockey team and kind of hated every minute of it, so we bonded. We got closer and closer over the years and it’s one of those friendships that has truly never fizzled out. We make time for one another, we don’t have to do anything to have a good time, and enjoy one another’s families. Our boyfriends have gotten to be good friends as well, so it’s really fun!!

Over the past couple years, the word Galentine has been thrown around a lot and honestly, I love it. Long are the days where only people in relationships can celebrate on a certain day — let’s all celebrate. If you have a Galentine or are celebrating anti-Valentine’s in any sort of way, tell me about it!! I think it’s such a fun time of year to celebrate all love.

Xx, Rae

Take a look at some of our oldest photos together!!!

Field Hockey!!!

A Few of my Fave Things

Happy Wednesday everyone!! As I am preparing to turn 23 tomorrow, I wanted to come on here and share a few of my favorite things of 2019 so far!! I got a ton of stuff for Christmas that I am loving and found some old gems that I’ve found a new appreciation for. Let’s get started!!!!

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Get my fall eyes look!

Heyyyyy there everyone! Happy rainy Thursday to you all, I hope it’s treating you well.

I have this afternoon off, so I thought I’d pop on to write a post all about my fall makeup look and what I’ve been doing every day with my eyes! Tomorrow looks like it’s going to be the first chilly day (and stay that way) so what a better time than now?

Let’s get started.

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A Very Glowy Spring

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Ahh, I can almost picture it—it’s about 60 degrees out, there’s moisture in the air and it’s replenishing your old winter dry skin by the second. So long, winter skin—hello moisturized, glowing skin.

All winter long my face was dry and flaky—no matter what I did to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize, nothing seemed to work. My dry skin was not budging, even though my skin care routine stayed consistent. Thank goodness spring is almost here because it seems as though once the spring air hits, my dry skin is gone—along with the last frigid day.

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What to Wear: Holiday Edition

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to…have a really good outfit! …I hope you all just enjoyed my ‘Elf’ reference with a little bit of my own spin! In all seriousness though, it’s a couple days until the Christmas festivities begin (if they haven’t already) and a good holiday outfit never goes unnoticed!

I compiled three outfits to feature for you all today in hopes of sparking some holiday outfit inspo so that you’re sure to be looking good when you see a bunch of people you don’t normally run into! Let’s get started!!

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My #GiftCrush

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Hey everyone! Are you all getting ready for the holidays? I wish I could say that I am too — however, I am stuck at school wrapping up finals week! I should be heading home tomorrow (weather permitting) and then I can really crack down on my holiday shopping.

It’s sad that I don’t even feel like I’m in the holiday spirit but I guess that’s because I’m not at home, cuddled up with a blanket next to my Christmas tree…soon!

Today I am going to be chatting about my #GiftCrush! This is a campaign through Influenster and I think it’s so cute! I am going to be featuring products below that I would give as a gift, or love to receive! This post could also act as a ‘favorites’ post, because these are all my favorite products right now!

Let’s get started:

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