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Mother’s Day Gifting with JORD (Giveaway details enclosed)

If you’re anything like me you may struggle coming up with a unique, practical, fun gift for a loved one especially when it comes to mom. What do you get for the woman who has given you so much?

With Mother’s Day around the corner it’s time to start putting more thought into this!

One thing is for sure, you can never go wrong with a classic piece of jewelry that they can wear with anything, so what better than a wood watch?

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Wellness

Questioning who you are is the new black

“Is it just a product of being a young twenty something to constantly question who you are…or is it just a me thing?”

That’s the loaded question I asked my therapist at 9:30am on a Thursday.

And, of course, like any good therapist does, she responded with a question instead of an answer

“What do you think?” which requires me to determine the answer for myself.

Frustratingly enlightening (if that’s even a thing).

So I sat in her chair, silent, looking anywhere but her pondering eyes. Did I mention I was also sweating profusely …being vulnerable really requires the appropriate dress code of no sleeves, deodorant, and constantly asking is it as hot as hell in here or am I just like actually in hell?
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DC & NoVA Local

Brunch at 801 Restaurant & Bar – Shaw, DC

I recently had the pleasure of celebrating another birthday… I don’t know how to feel about turning a year older because this year was a fantastic one, but the optimist inside of me is hoping this next year is even better!

Anyway, every year I hate planning my birthday. I always want something lowkey that I know my friends will have fun doing, so the best option ends up being… BRUNCH, duh!

For this year’s brunch I wanted something that was cost effective, had bottomless mimosas, good instagram opps, and somewhere we could stay for most of the day. 801 Restaurant & Bar on U Street checked allllll the boxes.

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Realness

I’m single, and as of now, not ready to mingle

Recently I came to the realization that I am pretty. freaking. single.

I can name about 10 of my closest girl friends who are in committed, some even long term, relationships. As you could probs guess, I end up third wheeling quite frequently. Most times its not that bad!!

Typically, the couples feel bad and let me watch my favorite TV show if I stay in with them on a sat night or I’ll get a few drinks bought for me if we do all go to the bar. I’ve even been lucky enough to have a few bring home extra goodies on romantic holidays so I feel less bad about only getting flowers from my dad.

I’ve also been able to eat their leftover dinners they romantically cook together. Once in a while they will come pick me up from the bar because they’ve stayed in to simply enjoy each others company (*gag*). There was also that time where I was drunk off red wine and couldn’t stop crying over some mundane thing and one of the boyfriends told me I was pretty in attempt to cheer me up …though my friend did whisper to say it …regardless I count it as a plus.

Andddddd if were being honest, a few times I have benefited from meeting the boyfriends, hot single guy friends …..

BUT there is one thing that really, freakin sucks about being so super single in a group of friends who are constantly in relationships: being the super single friend in a group of girls who are constantly in relationships.

HOWEVER I’m not exactly at a point in my life where I’m ready to give up my token single friend title… but perhaps I am ready to change the way I choose to embrace it

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Beauty

OUCH! At-Home Microneedling?

A couple years back my mom was watching Dr. Oz and he introduced at-home micro-needle rollers to his viewers. So what did my mom do? She bought 5. Jk jk she bought 2, one for me and one for her. I was so excited to try this micro-needling thing but I still had active cystic acne. Therefore, I could not use the roller on my face because it would spread the bacteria around.

Fast forward a couple years later, I am now acne free and able to put this roller to use.

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