Stepping Back is NOT Quitting!

Society has taught us to fear quitting. We associate stopping anything with failure. We think that giving up means we are not good enough. Quitting isn’t an option. We should always keep working. We should always persevere, no matter what. I think there are good intentions behind perpetuating this idea. I’m a huge believer in perseverance. Fight for what you want and what you deserve. Don’t give up on things you’re passionate about. If you want to reach a goal, don’t throw in the towel when things get difficult. That being said, I’ve learned over time that there is a line. It’s not…

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Fully-Loaded Cheesy Pesto Cauliflower Pizza! (GF)

Happy Father’s Day! I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday and showin’ your dad all the love he deserves! In celebration, I’m back with another recipe! A recipe that I am truly madly deeply 100% in love with. Growing up, my dad and I had a tradition we called Pizza Fridays. Basically, we made a pizza for dinner every Friday. I was OBSESSED with Costco pizzas – the frozen ones that you just pop in the oven. (I wasn’t much of an actual cook back then – things have definitely changed.) I’m not sure what made them so delicious, but…

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Foodie Heaven: The Butcher’s Daughter, Venice

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT! It’s time for me to hop back into restaurant reviewing after a loooooong hiatus. I love love love to hunt for the most DELISH restaurants in town (and take food pics, obviously), but I paused on writing reviews for awhile. I couldn’t eat out for a few months while I was on a very annoying diet for my stomach, per my doctor’s orders, and continuing to write restaurant reviews during that time was too torturous. Thankfully, that diet is now DONE and I’m back to chowin’ down on whatever yummy food my heart desires. I want to kick things off with one of my…

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Affordable, Must-Have Makeup Brushes

It has recently come to my attention that a lot of my friends are very overwhelmed with makeup brushes. They don’t know what brush to use for what, they don’t know what to buy, they don’t know where to buy it…the list goes on. There are SO many makeup brushes on the market that it can feel impossible to choose just a few to invest in if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Having good brushes is a total game-changer. It’s pointless to spend your money on great products if you don’t invest in high-quality tools to apply those products properly. Luckily, some…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

ALERT: FATHER’S DAY IS NEXT WEEKEND! Y’all know I take presents very seriously. If you’re on the struggle bus and you’re having a hard time coming up with something creative to give Daddy-O this year, I gotchu. I’m getting this gift guide up NOW because I always see gift guides popping up the day before the big event, whatever it may be, which seems pretty useless to me. You have a week from now to get ready, and Amazon Prime exists. YOU CAN DO IT. Here’s a list of some of my top gift picks, and most of these are things I have actually given…

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