The Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

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I have had Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety for years now and I have never felt better than I do since adopting my dog, Kona. I’ve mentioned in past articles that Kona has been God’s gift for my life. There are TONS of benefits to owning a dog, but did you know it actually is good for your health too? Just in case you need a few…

The Pros and Cons of Greek Life

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I never thought I would be the sorority girl “type”. Before college, all I really knew about sororities was the image movies portrayed of them —tons of parties, dumb blondes, hazing. I wasn’t really interested in Greek life.Then, my sophomore year of college all the girls in my dorm signed up for recruitment. I still didn’t expect much but I wrote my name down as a pledge…

Why You Need to See NCMA’s Newest Exhibit

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The North Carolina Museum of Art is one of my favorite places to visit in Raleigh! I can spend hours exploring NCMA’s grounds and various buildings. The Museum offers a unique experience, carrying numerous forms of art -contemporary, African, northern European, etc. Their collection is always expanding and changing.When I was invited to a preview of their newest exhibit, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, I…

Staying Organized with Erin Condren

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I love all things organization and productivity! For Christmas, I used to ask Santa to bring me school supplies —pens, notebooks, and folders got me hyped! I’ve kept a planner since I was a freshman in high school and I largely credit them for helping me keep my shit together. Now that I’m in the workforce I’ve decided to step up my organization game. Besides blogging, I…

Are You Ready for Sweater Weather?

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Growing up in New Jersey, I became immune to frosty falls and white Winters. I loved bundling up in scarves and peacoats during the colder months and taking the train into the city to go Christmas shopping. Winter has always been my favorite time of the year. The temperature is finally lowering in North Carolina! This past weekend, I turned off the AC and opened the windows. As well as…

The Best Tour of St. Lucia: Joe Knows

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A couple of my sister’s friends have been to St. Lucia before and recommended the Joe Knows tour to us. St. Lucia was our favorite destination during our Caribbean trip and the Joe Knows crew made it a blast. St. Lucia’s sea and land is beautiful. From the abundant flora to its volcanic views, it’s no wonder why St. Lucia is travel-worthy.The crew picked us…

Weekend Adventures: Baby Goat Festival

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I had been looking forward to this adventure for MONTHS. All I wanted for my 23rd birthday was to attend the baby goat festival! Nothing sounded better than a day filled with 168 adorable kids ?Prodigal Farms in Durham County, North Carolina loves to open their gates for visitors! They host baby goat festivals often –while the weather is nice and the goats are still young.The baby goat festival…

A Dog Lover’s Dream

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It’s no secret I love dogs. Just call me the crazy dog lady.I’ve always dreamed of having a career where I can be surrounded by pups all day. (Doesn’t everyone?) But I’m not interested in being a vet, dog-walker, or groomer… so what?The Collective Designs is my happy medium! It combines my three favorite things: clothes, creativity, and dogs.I started sketching and…

Are Eyelash Extensions Worth it?

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I’m always up for trying new things and eyelash extensions intrigued me! I work in television and the idea of having beautiful lashes without wearing falsies for shoots sounded wonderful. Perhaps… too good to be true. I live close to Amazing Lash Studio so I booked an appointment for Saturday morning. I met with my ‘lash stylist’, picked the perfect length and thickness for me, and laid still for…

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