Why do we hear so much about people’s morning routine?!
What is it exactly about what we do between the time we wake up and the time we step outside that is so significant and meaningful?
Well, based on science — A LOT.
While these last few weeks have flown by, I’ve felt a little discombobulated to be honest.
Settling into new routines has always proven to be a challenge for this type-A lady, who thrives on a regimented schedule. While I’ve been slowly making the shift to a less-structured “Summer-time Stella,” I’ve also been making mental notes (and i-phone notes — thank goodness for that app!) about products, brands and styles that have been catching my eye. On their own, they might not be meaty enough for a dedicated post, but when combined you can easily see why they’re worthy of discussion.
This most recent edition of “On My Radar” is all about summer time fun!
Today is rather a significant, landmark day for our country.
This is the first year (that I can remember in my 30+ years) that American citizens are gathering together en-masse to recognize International Women’s Day. A day commemorating the global struggle for equal rights and the important contributions that women are making to society.
Ladies (and a few gents), in case you were wondering — women do a whole f*cking lot!
January is a month of mixed emotions.
We’re all excited for what the future holds and all of those resolutions we’re trying to hold ourselves accountable for (step away from the cookies!), yet anxious for the same reasons. We’re happy that the chaos of the holidays is behind us, yet bummed that we’ve returned to the regular grind. Worst of all, if you live in my part of the country it’s freezing, overcast and wet. Like everyday. Really. Kiss those beautiful SATIN ANKLE WRAP FLATS goodbye for the next 3 months.
If you’re anything like me, Black Friday is simply a day you wear black (it’s most slimming to conceal your Thanksgiving meal sins!), sit in front of the TV/iPad and totally veg out with little to no interaction with the “outside.”
Fighting aggressive crowds in overheated stores and packed parking lots is not exactly my idea of fun. But that’s just me… Personally, I prefer spending a few quality hours in front of my laptop with a coffee in hand on Cyber Monday and totally rocking my holiday shopping list.
Did you guys sleep at all last night!?
I’ll be honest, I couldn’t handle the election result anxiety and fell asleep around 10:30am, only to wake up at 2 am to the news of a new President Elect.
With the 2016 Election results official, (for better-or-worse) this country is headed for major change. Based on the voter turnout and the months-long hostility brewing between constituents, clearly people felt moved enough about the current state of the country to make their voices heard and exercise their right as citizens.
So with new leadership being positioned to take over in 2017, now is the ideal time for us all to consider what all this change means for us and the things we want to see happen for ourselves, our friends and family and our country in 2017. Change is a complicated thing — before anything changes, we need to ultimately figure out exactly what we want.
As promised, I’m back with the second installment of 20 Questions!
I was so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this little exercise LAST TIME AROUND! This week, I’m digging in and answering a few of the tougher questions I’ve had sent over. Although I post 5x a week, I still have a hard time sharing personal details about myself, so this has been a great opportunity to open up a bit more so that you guys can get to know me a little better. So much happens behind the scenes of THD and my life in general — it’s nice to finally share those details with you!
Hope you enjoy!
Did you ever play that game, 20 Questions?
I remember always being surprised by people’s unexpected answers. As silly as it sounds, that game was one of the best ways of really getting to know someone and their intricacies. I thought it could be interesting to share and answer some of the most commonly asked questions about me, about THD and about life in general… maybe not 20, though? That could be overkill.
Instead, let’s start this exercise with 5 really good ones…