8 Things I Have Learned Through Blogging

8 Things I Have Learned Through Blogging

When I first started my blog, I had a certain image in my mind. The short version is that if I started writing, viewers would come. That I would hit submit on my most recent posts, and it would magically be found in the world that is Google. The reality of building a successful blog isn’t quite that simple. In fact, it isn’t simple at all.  Here are some of the things I have learned through blogging along the way, and am still learning as I go. You have to research…a lot I had no idea how much research would...

5 Reasons Why a Trip to the Salon is Simply the Best

5 Reasons Why a Trip to the Salon is Simply the Best

There’s no denying that nothing quite beats an hour at the salon. You can go in feeling drab and walk out feeling like a whole new person. A fresh cut or some color/highlights can do wonders for overall confidence. From the all-encompassing relaxation to the limitless possibilities, treating yourself to the salon is something that shouldn’t be skipped. Whether it is every 4 weeks, or once every few months, these little hours of bliss will make you want to pamper yourself more often. Here are 5 reasons why a trip to the salon is simply the best: The Head Massage...

Butterfinger Blondies

Butterfinger Blondies

It’s a rainy Saturday here in Ohio. Over the next few days, we’re expected to get up to 6 inches of rain. Seriously, it hasn’t stopped in about 18 hours, and it’s not supposed to stop for 2 more days. With no motivation to actually leave the house, it’s been the perfect excuse to stay in and be lazy for a change. It has also left plenty of time for baking and testing out my latest recipe…Butterfinger Blondies. Butterfinger has always been one of those sweets that I’ve enjoyed, but don’t always think of. However, when I was trying to...

5 Things to Know Going to Your First Football Game

5 Things to Know Going to Your First Football Game

*Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. This weekend, hubby and I got the unexpected opportunity to see our home college team, The Ohio State Buckeyes, play Oregon State in the season opener. Since neither one of us have ever been to a game, we took advantage of the opportunity to experience our first football game live. Not knowing quite what to expect in a stadium that holds just about 100,000 people, we went with an open...

Bullying in Schools: When Will Enough Be Enough?

Bullying in Schools: When Will Enough Be Enough?

*Warning: The content of this post may contain triggers.  There was an article in the newspaper the other day. Another child committed suicide due to bullying at school. He was nine years old. Nine. Years. Old. Let that sink in for a moment. It seems that more and more lately, kids are resorting to ending their lives because of what goes on in the one place that they should feel safest. Fellow classmates taunt, tease, harass, and bully to the point that these kids can’t take it any longer. They feel like there is no other way out of the...