Monday, May 15, 2017

Chocolate Filled Funfetti Cupcakes

My roommate's birthday was a couple weeks ago and I did a lot of baking. Her actual birthday was on a Sunday when most of our friends were out of town, so I baked a smores brookie for her, but when we celebrated the following week, I made these cupcakes. Funfetti is one of my favorite cake flavors because it's so pretty and is so festive for a birthday! The base of this recipe is boxed cake mix, but doesn't taste like boxed cake because of some substitutions I made! This recipe will make around 18 cupcakes. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

What I'm Reading May 2017

Last month was so busy for me with school work, so I didn't have a chance to read as much as I would have liked to. This month I have school and finals during the first couple weeks of the month, but am home for summer vacation during the last week of May. If you haven't seen the list of 17 books I want to read in 2017, you can read it here. For the most part these are the books I've been pulling from with a few exceptions. If you've missed any previous month's what I'm reading post, you can click here to see them all! 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

How To: Use Social Media Mindfully

Mindfulness has been so trendy lately and for a good reason. It helps focus your life by helping you decide what is truly important and how you want to spend your time. With that being said, social media might seem like the antithesis of mindfulness because it takes you out of the present moment. Here are a few tips to help you use social media mindfully. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

5 Wellness Experts You Should Know

I have been getting very into wellness lately and have been doing a lot of research. Through watching interviews and talks and reading articles, I have learned about a lot of individuals within the movement that are totally inspiring. Here are five of my favorite wellness experts and people you should know about. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Athleisure is probably one of the best trends ever! It is amazing how socially acceptable it is to wear leggings, running shoes, and sporty tanks out in public! Little personal aside here, I do a lot of lab work with chemicals, and wearing leggings is SO much better than wearing jeans when it's hot out! I thought that it would be fun to share some of the athleisure items I'm lusting after right now! This blog post is shopable, so if you see a piece you like, click on the image for more product information!