Gift Guide: Gifts Under $25

Back at it again with another gift guide – this time a gift guide under $25! I have a Secret Santa gift exchange coming up in my office and it got me thinking about good gifts under $25. These can be surprisingly hard to find! As I was researching for this one though, I realized that a lot of good, inexpensive gifts fall into a few categories. Gift…

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How to Plan a Weekend Trip Alone

Lately I’ve spent a lot of weekends outside Philadelphia. Travel to some conferences and meetings has taken me to Colorado and Texas and personal travel has had me all over the state of Pennsylvania, Virginia and now to New York for several upcoming weekends. While I’ve had travel companions for most of these trips, there have been some where I’ve been essentially all alone. Here’s how I make…

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Weekend Update

Happy weekend! It is insane to me how quickly December is flying by. It’s been a crazy month already and it’s not going to slow down at all between now and January. This weekend, I had dinner with my boyfriend’s parents Friday night and for the rest of the weekend I have two blog events, two holiday parties, and a friend’s birthday brunch to attend. Next week is…

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Gift Guide: Coffee Table Books

I have recently decided that coffee table books might be my favorite things to buy for myself and for others. There are so many good options out there, you can find coffee table books that fit a wide array of interests, and they can serve as decor without throwing off a room’s style. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite coffee table books that I own…

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What’s on My iPhone: Most Frequently Used iPhone Apps

I love when people do “what’s on my phone” or “what’s in my bag” posts because (a) I’m super nosy and (b) I think it gives an interesting view into the person’s life. There are a ton of iPhone apps I find myself using daily. Not just Instagram, Spotify, and Facebook, but other potentially lesser known apps that I open up alllllll the time. Audible // I go through…

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New York Saturday Recap

If you follow me on Instagram, there is no way you weren’t aware that I was in NYC over the weekend. This was probably the first time I’ve had a ton of time alone in New York to just explore and do whatever I wanted. I had a great time, walked a LOT, and highly recommend booking a solo trip to New York for a weekend to do…

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Weekend Update

I feel like everyone does Friday link roundups, so I’m shifting mine to Saturdays or Sundays for a weekend update. I’m always tweaking the format of these posts, so bear with me until I figure it out. This weekend, I’m taking a trip up to New York to see at St. Vincent show with my cousin! I’ll spend some time in both Manhattan and Brooklyn and I’m excited to…

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Blue Ridge Mountains Weekend

When I was planning my trip home to Virginia for Thanksgiving, I knew I had to take advantage of the long weekend by tacking on a weekend excursion to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The section of the Appalachians that runs through Virginia is full of amazing views, great hiking, and a TON of breweries, cideries, and distilleries. My only regret is that there weren’t more hours in the…

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Gift Guide: Things You Might Actually Want

Every year, the internet is flooded gift guides. Every year, I’m disappointed by a lot of these gift guides that I see on blogs because I don’t see much that I would actually want to either purchase or receive as holiday gifts. A lot of these things are items I already own and love and the others are all things I would totally buy for myself or a…

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My Go-To Spots for Live Music in Philly

One of my favorite things about living in Philadelphia is the abundance of great live music – both really big names and smaller local bands. There are a ton of venues in the city at a variety of capacities and Philly is on a lot of band tour schedules because of its location on the East Coast between other major cities. I’ve wanted to write this post for a…

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