Mom-isms: Advice from My Mother

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Even though there’s only one day technically dedicated to these rock stars, we really should be acknowledging them every damn minute of every day. None of us would be who we are without our moms. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to have a strong […]

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Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. Sure, that’s a line from a 2000’s emo-pop song. But it’s also the truth. I’m 26 years old, but sometimes I feel like I’m 100. I am perpetually exhausted. Not your run-of-the-mill, I-work-a-full-time-job tired. We’re talking hit-by-a-bus, end-of-a-month-long-bender tired. The kind where your body feels like […]

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Simple Garlic Shrimp

I’ve loved shrimp since I was a little kid. I actually had the most ridiculously expensive taste. My favorite meal? An appetizer of shrimp cocktail and steamed clams followed by an entrée of either lazy man’s lobster or prime rib, medium rare. You would think I had been raised in a palace with a full […]

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Book Review: Small Admissions

I read Amy Poeppel’s novel Small Admissions in less than two days. It felt like I was reading about my friend group. Well, more like I was hearing about the drama surrounding a friend of a friend over cocktails, in the sense that you can’t help but be interested because it’s juicy but doesn’t affect your own […]

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Kissing Frogs

Yesterday, I treated myself to a massage. Well, that’s a stretch…it was free at my gym because I referred a new client. But, let’s pretend that’s something I could afford to do on a whim. Anyway, it was amazing. I have decided that insurance companies should cover massages like they do a psychiatrist visit. Not […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

I’ve been trying to stay on track in terms of diet and exercise, but my sweet tooth never lets up. You know those people that say if you give up sweets for 21 days you never crave them again? I beg to differ. Luckily, when you put a vegetable inside a cookie, it becomes healthy. […]

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Buffalo Boats

I posted these Buffalo Turkey Zucchini Boats to my Instagram story the other day. I was bummed because I was too eager to eat that I didn’t take any appetizing photos. But apparently they looked good to you guys anyway…because a bunch of you messaged me for the recipe! You could cover pretty much anything […]

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#CurrentMood {2.14}

It’s Valentine’s Day! And, while I’ve never had a “real” Valentine, the holiday celebrates a few things I’m fond of: pink, chocolate, and love! This year, I’m more about self-love than ever. Don’t forget to show yourself some appreciation—today and every day! Colorfully Yours, Haley   All images via Pinterest.

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Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be

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Think Netflix show 13 Reasons Why meets book-turned-movie Gone Girl. That’s how I’d describe Mindy Mejia’s novel, Everything You Want Me to Be.  While the novel focuses on a high-schooler, it’s anything but light. We learn right off the bat that the protagonist, Hattie, has been brutally murdered. What we don’t know is who did it—or why. The story is […]

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