6 Changes You Should Make to Maintain a Healthier Work/Life Balance

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Are you often left feeling drained or stressed at the end of the work day? You’re not alone.By the time I get home at six o’ clock, I’m too tired to cook a proper meal for myself, clean the apartment, or take Kona to the dog park. I lay awake at night and think about all the tasks I have to complete tomorrow. However, this isn’t…

Spring Cleaning Essentials

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The following post is a guest post from the talented, Diane Ruff, blogger at Little Lady in The Big World. Check out Diane on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more awesome articles! It is that time of year again – Spring! So, it is time to dust the appliances off and clean out that closet. You may look around and think that this is nearly impossible, but if you have the…

10 Binge-Worthy Netflix Originals

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When Netflix first came out, it took a little while for me to hop on board. Mostly because I was a broke college kid who didn’t want to pay eight dollars a month for a streaming company I was unsure of. Now, I actually have Netflix instead of cable. I barely watch television anymore because all my favorite shows can be streamed at the click of a button.I…

Meet The First Transgender Bride featured On Say Yes To The Dress

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I was watching TLC’s ‘Say Yes to The Dress’ and was excited to see that TLC made a leap in the right direction by featuring their first transgender bride! A total win for the LGBTQ+ community. I was even more excited when I realized that I recognized the bride! Gabriella is my old high school boyfriend’s cousin and I had spent a lot of time with her when…

How Adopting a Dog Will Change Your Life

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since adopting Kona but It’s harder to believe I almost let her go. I couldn’t imagine life without my four-legged, wet-nosed best friend now. Kona’s StoryI decided to foster for Second Chance pet adoptions in the early summer of 2016. The day before I picked up Kona from the shelter, I selfishly…

Are You a Wanderer of the World?

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When I lived in New Jersey, I always wanted to get out. Others had been so content about living in our small town and could never understand my longing for more. When I finally moved to North Carolina at eighteen, I was ecstatic over a whole-nother world to explore. I traveled up and down the state, from mountains to the shore, until I had nowhere left to go. Six…

The Beginners Guide to Writing a Book

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The following post is a guest post from the talented, Manik Ghawri, the co-founder of Vowelor. Vowelor is a global online platform to share Books, showcase your stories, discuss live on books, meet fellow writers & readers and much more.  Being a writer is not an easy thing. You have to satisfy the expectations of your readers and feed them with the best story, and if you fail…

The 5 Best Wines from Trader Joes

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Since moving to North Carolina, I recently discovered Trader Joes and instantly fell in love. Trader Joes has great food at great prices (plus it’s only five minutes from my work). You probably already know how awesome TJ’s is but did you know they have some of the best deals on wine?I bought a plethora of Trader Joe wines and had my own little wine-tasting on…

9 Must Reads in Your Twenties

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One of my goals for 2017 is to read seventeen books. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I have always loved reading. Unfortunately, with growing up and trying to balance a full-time job with numerous other responsibilities, it’s hard to find time to curl up with a good book anymore. Over the last couple of years, I’ve read numerous publications that really resonated with me and brought insight…

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