I have about a month to go until I get into the third trimester, and I wanted to get this post written so that I could share some of the clothing items that I’ve found to be helpful during the second. I’m in a good spot where I can still wear a lot of my regular tops, and it wasn’t until a couple weeks ago that I realized that I really did have to do something about things like pants and bras. My style may be slightly atypical since I basically wear activewear 24/7 given my job outside the house… View Post

Since it was Donut’s second birthday last week, I decided that I wanted to make her a little something special. This recipe makes a ton of treats and literally involves less than 10 min of work! I’ve been trying to get a lot of use out of my new mini-cup silicone tray since I bought it for this recipe. It’s SO convenient, dishwasher-safe, and whatever I make in it takes basically no time at all (my favorite). I’ve had dog treats on my recipe list for awhile and decided that Donut’s birthday was a good enough reason as any to… View Post

Happy Friday friends! It’s been a good week and will be an even better one next week because we are spending half of it in LA visiting some family. Since the temperatures decided to drop here in Chicago, I will gladly take 60 degrees. I’ve also been battling a bit of a head cold over here, so I’m hoping the sunshine will heal me. 🙂 Here’s a look at some of the things that I’ve been loving this week! *some affiliate links included below 1. Brown Sugar Bear I knew about these little bears before, but I would always forget… View Post

I recently read an article that tied together working out and mental heath, which was an enlightening thing to see. I’ve already written about how exercise won’t make you happy, but I found it encouraging that there was an actual scientific study to support it. Much of the study and the analysis of its findings revolved around the fact that those people who exercised reported fewer poor mental health days per month than those who didn’t. What caught my eye, however, and I was glad that they discussed, was that there’s actually too much of a good thing. If the… View Post

There’s been a big movement within the self-care revolution that emphasizes “giving yourself grace” and “taking it easy.” I can entirely get behind that sentiment, I understand it, and I’ve preached it numerous times in blog posts concerning depression and my own tips for self-care. Despite the fact that I think we need to stop being so hard on ourselves and indeed take a break from time to time, I’ve always felt something off about it as well. There’s something about the concept that makes me wonder how much “taking it easy” is too much and in a society that… View Post