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The Health Benefits of Owning a Dog


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


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…


Staying Organized with Erin Condren


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…


A Dog Lover’s Dream


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…


23 Things I’m Grateful For


Twenty-two was an interesting year. This past year, I’ve been thrust into adulthood and somehow have managed to stay afloat. In fact, better than afloat. I have also grown in my career, made awesome friends, and had a number of spectacular opportunities. Twenty-two was my selfish year. I’d worked hard my whole life and deserved to put myself first. I am proud of all I’ve…


Not Your Average Kibble


I love my dog, Kona, and I always want what’s best for her. I take her on multiple walks a day, brush her teeth once a week, and visit the vet often to make sure she’s in good shape! We care about our pets and their health. So why aren’t we more concerned about what dog food we’re giving them? And what ingredients are going into…


Tips for Traveling With Your Pooch


I love bringing my dog, Kona, along with whether it’s to the beach, shopping, or a hike at Umstead. It’s more fun with your four-legged best friend by your side!However, sometimes our dogs don’t know their limits and we have to keep an eye on them. One thing is for sure, we want to keep our pets healthy and safe.Both the extreme weather of…


I Tried Lula Roe So You Don’t Have To!


Some people love LulaRoe… Some people hate it… (Going as far as calling it a ‘scam’). LulaRoe seemed to pop up out of nowhere and then, took the world by storm. I got bit by the LulaRoe bug and want to share some of my favorites (and not so favorite) things about the brand. And guess what? No affiliate links, sponsorships, or gimmicks. I simply want to help my readers…


5 Things You Need In Every Blog Post


Every time you hit publish, you should be confident in the post you are sending out into the world. While it’s unlikely EVERY article of yours goes viral, there are steps you can take to produce a post people will want to read!! Your post should be visually pleasing, easy to read, and SEO-friendly for the highest quality.Blogging isn’t simple. Most posts I write go through…