Festive Friday: Old Town Alexandria Boat Parade

Happy Friday Everyone!

I am so excited to kick off my Festive Fridays with this amazing recap of the Alexandria, VA Boat parade that is held in Old Town. My roommates and I scheduled a fun afternoon exploring shops and eating great local food as we waited for the annual boat parade. This was the perfect way to start the Holiday Season and I can’t wait for you all to see what else I have in store for you this whole month.

I would highly encourage you to check out your own local festivities in your surrounding areas.

Have a great Friday!

-M

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New Chapter: Moving + Unpacking

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Happy Monday Everyone!

The last two months have been consumed with packing, moving, quitting my second job and finding a balance with my life. I decided to take a step away from my blog and focus on actually living my life.

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As always I try and document the major shifts in my life and this is one that I feel like I had to take a little bit longer to share. I finally started to put my room together and through I would share some snapshots of that process.

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This marks my return to my blog and I feel excited for the new more mature content. I hope you all stick around and enjoy the this new chapter of my life and of my blog.

What are some new life changes you are currently experiencing? 

Have a great day!

-M

Heart Felt Wool Dryer Balls Review

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I bring you a different kind of review. Today I am reviewing these Felt wool dryer balls made from pure New Zealand wool. I have been trying to make a effort at taking better care of my clothes. I was reading online and stumbled upon these reusable wool balls that can replace your dryer sheets which can only be used once. I was sold when I read that these dryer balls are reusable and would practically pay for themselves before I have to think about replacing them.

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Now you may be asking well how do you get your clothes to smell as nice as the dryer sheets? All of the reviews I read said to apply two to three drops of my favorite essential oil and viola! you have amazing smelling clothes.

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I’ve used them a few times now, and I can honestly say that these dryer balls do cut down on my clothes dry time. I also love that I can control what scent my clothes smell like without taking away the softness.

Have you ever tried felt wool dryer balls? Any other tips or tricks you use on your laundry? 

Have a great day!

-M

How I unwind at the end of the day

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you all how I unwind at the end of a stressful day. I have adapted a routine that truly works at helping me lower my stress and my anxiety and I owe it to these simple steps.

One.  Diffuse Lavender about two hours prior to falling asleep.

Two. Brew a cup of my favorite tea.

Three. Apply Valor Essential oil on the bottom of my feet as I am jumping into bed.

Four. Apply Panaway essential oil to my knees and sore muscles.

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I have been loving adding these essential oils to my daily evening routine. Even just the simple routine of making a cup of tea has been such a relaxing experience. Even if you aren’t into essential oils taking time for you is such a important of your self-care. I am a firm believer of taking time for yourself.

What is your evening routine? How do you unwind after a stressful day? 

Have a great Friday! I will see you on Monday.

-M

Thru My Eyes #5

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you another through my eyes. You can check out my previous post here if you are curious. In summary these are pictures that didn’t really fit all of my old blog post or are pictures I have captured just because they catch my eye. I hope you enjoy them.

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I hope you enjoy this random post of my extra pictures. I need to remember to do these post more often so my pictures don’t go to waste.

Have a great Day! See you all on Friday. 

-M

Get To Know Me

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun tag I found on the inter webs. You can find the original post here. Many of you are new followers so why not take a moment and get to know me a little bit better with 30 questions and answers.

  1. Are you named after anyone?   Yes, my mom use to babysit a girl named Michelle and the little girl made my mom promise that if she ever had a daughter that she had to name her Michelle 
  2. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday night, watching This is Us – The Season Finally
  3. Do you have kids? Nope. 
  4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Probably, depends on my new personality. 
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Do I use it? I can’t stop it from flowing out of me.
  6. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their facial features.
  7. What is your eye color? Brown. 
  8. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy endings. 
  9. Favorite smells? Lilly and Jasmine 
  10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? I was in Nepal and India.
  11. Do you have any special talents? Not really. 
  12. Where were you born? Los Angeles, California. 
  13. What are your hobbies? Photography, Dancing, Eating and Baking .
  14. Do you have any pets? Nope.
  15. Do you have any siblings? Yes, a younger brother.
  16. What do you want to be when you grow up? A therapist or maybe a travel guide. 
  17. Who was your first best friend? Oh umm…. I don’t remember her name, whoops!
  18. How tall are you? 5’0, I’m short. 
  19. Funniest moment throughout School? I took my bottle to Kindergarten. 
  20. How many countries have you visited? 9 and counting. 
  21. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School? Science and English. 
  22. What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume? Lemonade, Giraffe, Juicy Couture.
  23. What would you (or have you) name your children? Elizabeth aka Liz and Christopher. 
  24. What Sports do you play/Have you played? I ran track in High School. 
  25. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?  Kalyn Nicholson, Rachhloves, Desi Perkins, Allegra Shaw, The Sorry Girls.
  26. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had? 2 boyfriends.
  27. Favorite memory from childhood? Traveling to El Salvador and visiting my grandparents for two weeks. 
  28. How would you describe your fashion sense? Chic, but casual. 
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?) iPhone. 
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits! I procrastinate all the time. 

I hope you all enjoyed this get to know me post. If you feel inclined please comment your answer to your favorite questions down below in the comments section.

Have a great day and I will see you on Wednesday!

-M

 

Exploring D.C. – Calabash Tea Bar and Cafe

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you all an exciting new coffee shop that my friend and I ended up going to a few Friday nights ago. This café shop is located close to the Shaw-Howard metro station. It’s called Calabash Tea Bar & Cafe.

My friend and I decided to have their chai tea which was amazing. They also have a vegan menu of pastries and snacks. I tried their apple zucchini bread which again was amazing.

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This Cafe is such a awesome place and it’s a must see if you are in the area. Definitely a new favorite place that I will be going back to.

Have a great day!

-M