All natural & organic beauty products


One of my favorite finds on our St. Augustine trip was a tiny lil all-natural & organic bath and body shop called Hickory Ridge Organics. All of the products are vegan, and homemade locally in St. Augustine. We found the shop sandwiched in between a bunch of tacky tourist shops in the middle of downtown. The sweet smell of eucalyptus and jasmine flower immediately drew me into the store! I could have easily dropped an entire paycheck in this shop. The shelves were lined with homemade … [Read more...]

Burlesque show


Thank you all for your sweet comments on my In a funk post. I appreciate it more than you know. Sometimes all it takes is a few encouraging words! Unfortunately I have been super sick all week so I haven't been able to do much fitness-wise, but overall my attitude has definitely changed, and I think that is what is most important. Not only do I have an amazing family, friends and boyfriend to encourage me along the way, but I also have all my virtual blog friends! Heh. If somebody would have … [Read more...]

A Birthday Road Trip!


I had a truly fabulous birthday celebration last weekend! It just so happened that my birthday fell smack dap in the middle of my spring break, and my sweetheart of a man had some time off as well, so we took a mini vacay! We headed over to Florida's east coast to visit St. Augustine, one of the oldest continually occupied European settlements in North America. It's a quaint little town full of character. Downtown historic St. Augustine has winding cobblestone streets dotted with old victorian … [Read more...]

A bit of a funk


I have had a rough few weeks. You know what they say, when it rains, it pours. Oyyy! My stress load has been a combination of financial issues, frustrations with my job, cramming in studying for exams and trying to get my physical fitness back in gear after my surgery recovery. It's been quite a load to handle. In addition to everything going on in my life I've had some horrible body image issues lately. I just haven't been feeling that good about myself. You know the feeling, when you … [Read more...]