• Five Feet Apart Book Review: Book laying on a fluffy backdrop
    Books

    Honest Book Review: Five Feet Apart

    You guys, this book made me laugh. It made me cry. Most of all, it made me feel things and experience the highs and lows of the story in the most vivid way. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis tells the story of two teenagers diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a hereditary disease that can dramatically affect the lungs and digestive system. I really loved the book and wanted to share a little bit about why. Also, the movie is out in theaters now so be sure to check that out, too! Disclaimer: I do not have Cystic Fibrosis, and I 100% understand that there…

  • Christmas tree during holiday shopping at small businesses
    Holiday

    Best Small Businesses to Shop This Holiday Season

    When you support small businesses, you support passion. The people running small businesses are passionate about what they do and the quality of the products they make. When you’re doing your holiday shopping this year, think about shopping small. From unique gifts to quality takes on classic gift picks, these small businesses have got you covered this holiday season. Here’s a list of small businesses I’ll be shopping this holiday season. I’m also updating this post with all of the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals as they become available. What are your favorite small businesses to support? Candles, Hand Lettered Goods & Skincare Candelles Beautifully designed,…

  • Winter face masks add moisture to skin.
    Skincare

    Product Swaps: Spice Up Your Winter Skincare Routine

    Fall and winter’s colder months bring with them lots of fun things, from corn mazes and pumpkins to holiday nail colors and days filled with joy. However, seasonal changes also bring drastic changes for your skin, particularly major drying effects. When transitioning to a winter skincare routine for the colder months ahead, you should incorporate natural, hydrating ingredients. Using natural moisturizers that work with your skin to fight dryness helps keep irritation low. Shea butter, cocoa butter, almond milk, oatmeal, bananas, and more can help supplement your winter skincare routine. Your skin will thank you if you plan ahead and add these details and products to your winter skincare routine. …

  • Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere
    Books

    Summer 2018 Reading List: All the Books I Read

    Hi friends! Summer breezed by way too quickly, but I did get to enjoy tons of beach time with my family and catch up on some reading. This past summer, I made my way through quite a few books on my 2018 reading list. I got to meet the authors of two of my favorite books of summer, and I branched out into more adult fiction instead of just young adult. I’m sharing all the books I read in summer 2018. Want to see a full review of any of these? Let me know down below! To keep up with my current reads, feel free to follow along on Goodreads.…

  • The Curious Lemon September 2018 Goals
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    September Goals 2018: Accepting Change

    Every time I start planning out my monthly goals, I can’t believe how quickly another month has flown by. September is here, and while it’s still been crazy hot this week where I live, fall is quickly approaching. I love creating goals specific to the month to help keep myself on track with my overall goals for the year. My September goals are focused around becoming more consistent and making good habits for myself personally and professionally. Goal #1: Write and publish at least three blog posts per week. I’ve recently gotten re-inspired in writing my blog, and want to continue to grow and develop as a blogger. I recently updated…